Biz journalism finalists for Online Journalism Awards

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At least four online business journalism ventures in the past year are finalists for the Online Journalism Awards, which are given out by the Online News Association and the USC Annenberg School for Communication.

Al LewisDenver Post business columnist Al Lewis is a finalist in the Online Commentary category for medium-sized publications for his blog “Talk Back to Al.” Lewis won a SABEW Best in Business Award earlier this year for his column.

Consumer Reports investigation into the nursing home industry is a finalist in the service journalism category for large web sites.

CNET News is a finalist in the beat reporting category for large web sites for its special report coverage of Microsoft and its Vista software.

And the Miami Herald’s “House of Lies” series on the problems with developers and local housing for the poor is a finalist for the Knight Foundation Award for Public Service.

The complete list of finalists can be found here. If I have missed a business-related story, please let me know.