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Seattle, August 16, 2011 - The Asian American Journalists Association and the Gannett Foundation have honored The Seattle Times staff reporter Sanjay Bhatt with the Gannett Award for Digital Innovation in Watchdog Journalism.
Bhatt’s story and accompanying Tableau Public visualization documented the ineffectiveness of the Treasury's loan-modification program and how the government failed to hold large mortgage servicers accountable for flouting the program's rules.
Gannett’s digital watchdog award recognizes groundbreaking work by a journalist that creatively uses digital tools in the role of being a community’s watchdog. Criteria for evaluating innovation include interactivity, creation of new tools, innovative adaptation of existing tools and creative use of any digital medium.
“We’re incredibly happy for Sanjay,” said Elissa Fink, Tableau Software’s Chief Marketing Officer. “He has done amazing work and is consistently ahead of the curve in digital reporting. We’re very proud that he uses Tableau Public to tell his stories.”
Bhatt received the award at this weekend’s Gala Scholarship and Awards Banquet during the 2011 Asian American Journalists Association convention in Detroit, Michigan.
Tableau Software is the leading provider of fast analytics and data visualization software. Ranked by Gartner in 2011 as the world’s fastest growing business intelligence company, Tableau makes its award-winning business intelligence applications available for download at http://www.tableau.com/trial. They enable anyone to easily create and share interactive data visualizations, dashboards and analytics, and can scale to organizations of any size or reach. For more information, please visit http://www.tableau.com.