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CNET wins first place for breaking news in the inaugural Online Journalism Awards and places as a finalist in two other categories.

NEW YORK--CNET on Friday won first place for breaking news in the inaugural Online Journalism Awards and was a finalist in two other categories.

The award marks the third time in less than two months that has been honored for excellence in journalism.

The Online Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Online News Association (ONA), drew more than 600 entries from 200 media outlets around the world.

In the breaking-news category, won first place for "Aftershocks from the Microsoft breakup." According to the judges, offered its readers "comprehensive treatment of the year's biggest trial, using a limitless news hole to combine straightforward reporting with in-depth legal documents and an explanation of a complicated case."

The judges continued: "If you were researching the subject and needed to know everything relevant in one place, you couldn't do much better than to use this single site. The report was exhaustive and of high quality. Especially compelling were the interactive graphics describing what's next in the legal path and full details of the various documents involved in the case." was a finalist in two other categories: "general excellence in online journalism" for "fulfilling its editorial mission," and "enterprise journalism" for the special report "Napster Wildfire," which examined the impact of file-sharing technologies.

"One of ONA's major goals is to recognize and honor journalistic excellence, and it's truly gratifying to see just how much tremendous work is being done online," said Rich Jaroslovsky, president of ONA, co-chair of the judges, and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online.

Added Tom Goldstein, dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism: "This marks the first time that such an ambitious contest has been held for Web journalism."

Other winners in the annual contest included The New York Times on the Web, the Associated Press, and Salon. Finalists included Business Week Online,, and

In October, CNET was named "Best News Web Site" by Wired magazine. The award, which came as a result of Wired's annual readers' choice poll, recognized for "consistently high-quality levels of technology news reporting and analysis by a online media company."

In November, won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter. SPJ is the United States' largest and most broad-based journalism organization.