TheStreet.com

(TSCM)

was named a finalist for three Online Journalism Awards, part of the third annual contest by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the Online News Association.

Among independent Web sites with more than 200,000 unique visitors a month,

TheStreet.com

is a finalist in three categories: general excellence in online journalism, breaking news for its coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, and enterprise journalism for Adam Feuerstein's coverage of

ImClone Systems

(IMCL)

.

The award categories are divided between independent and affiliated Web sites. Independent sites aren't owned by or affiliated with non-Web-based media organizations. The general excellence category is for sites that "successfully fulfill

their editorial mission, effectively serve

their audience, maximizes the unique abilities of the Web and represent the highest journalistic standards."

The other general-excellence finalists among independent Web sites with more than 200,000 unique visitors were

CNET News.com

,

Salon

and

Slate

. Among sites affiliated with other media organizations, general-excellence finalists were

ESPN.com

,

MSNBC.com

,

NYTimes.com

,

WashingtonPost.com

, and

USAToday.com

.

Other independent finalists in the breaking news category were

BeniciaNews.com

,

CNET News.com

HealthScoutNews

and

Rockland Village Soup

. The other independent finalists in the enterprise category were

CamasMagazine.com

,

CNET News.com

and

Salon

.

"We are very honored by the Online News Association's recognition," said David Morrow, editor in chief for

TheStreet.com

.

The third annual Online Journalism Awards received 728 English-language entries from 200 Web sites and individuals in 10 countries and 31 U.S. states. Winners will be announced Oct. 18.