OU Daily’s ‘HEI6MAN EVOLUTION’ project named Online Journalism Awards finalist

Joe Buettner

A project reported and written by Joe Buettner that ran on OUDaily.com last fall was named a finalist today for the Online Journalism Awards in the student pro-am category.

It is the first time The Daily has placed in the contest that is the “only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world.”

HEI6MAN EVOLUTION was an eight-part project that rolled out weekly from midseason through the Heisman Trophy award presentation last fall. Buettner wrote it as a student in an independent study class and the work was presented by The OU Daily, where he previously worked, with teamwork from editors, designers, videographers, photographers, copy editors, etc.

Buettner’s project or parts of it have previously been honored as:

Buettner, a December 2017 graduate, who wrote for DieHards.com, is now a digital content producer at Fox 25 in Oklahoma City.

Winners will be announced at the Online News Association conference on Sept. 15 in Austin.