Editor & Publisher Announces the 2015 EPPY Award Finalists

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After several weeks of in-depth and thorough judging, the E&P team, along with a prestigious panel of 81 judges, has voted and selected the 2015 EPPY Award finalists. This year’s EPPY Awards saw more than 400 entries competing in 31 diverse categories.

Now in its 20th year, this international contest honors the best media-affiliated websites. The awards also recognize excellence in college and university journalism in three different categories. New categories this year include Best Digital Magazine, Best Online Media Kit, and Best Business Reporting on a Website.

Each EPPY entry is judged on its own merits within a particular category. Finalists must receive a score in the top one-third of the average score across all categories within their division (1 million and over unique monthly visitors and under 1 million unique monthly visitors). As a result, there may be no winner in categories not reaching this threshold.

EPPY Award winners will be announced live on editorandpublisher.com, Oct. 28, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. EST.

Below is the complete list of EPPY Award finalists.

Best News Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Al Jazeera America Digital – Al Jazeera America
BostonGlobe.com – The Boston Globe
GlobeandMail.com –The Globe and Mail
qz.com – Quartz
TIME.com – Time Inc.

Best News Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Arkansas Online – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
KPCC.org – Southern California Public Radio
NWHerald.com – Shaw Media
Philadelphia Neighborhoods – Temple University
Six-Six.com – Six-Six Pte. Ltd.

Best Daily Newspaper Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over

GlobeandMail.com –The Globe and Mail
MercuryNews.com – San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group
TribLive.com – Trib Total Media

Best Daily Newspaper Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
CJOnline.com – The Topeka Capital-Journal
NewsandObserver.com – The News and Observer
PressDemocrat.com – Santa Rosa Press Democrat
TimesRecordNews.com – Journal Media Group

Best Weekly or Non-Daily Newspaper Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors

Bluebag Media – Brothers Publishing
Independent.com – Santa Barbara Independent
Las Vegas Weekly – Greenspun Media Group
VineyardGazette.com – Vineyard Gazette
Wauwatosa Now – Journal Community Publishing Group

Best Business/Finance Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
CNN Money – CNN
qz.com – Quartz
TheStreet.com – The Street
The Wall Street Journal – Dow Jones and Co.

Best Business/Finance Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
BusinessinSavannah.com – Savannah Morning News
GrowthSpotter – Orlando Sentinel Media Group
VEGAS INC. – Greenspun Media Group

Best Sports Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Boston Globe Sports – The Boston Globe
ESPN.com –ESPN Digital & Print Media
ESPNW.com – ESPN

Best Sports Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
ChicagoFootball.com – Shaw Media
holmescountyticket.com – AloNovus Corp.
MSGVarsity.com – MSG Varsity

Best Spanish-Language Newspaper Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
CNET en Español – CBS Interactive
CNNEspanol.com – CNN
LA NACION (Argentina) – LA NACION
#ReevoluciónTN – Artear SA

Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
A Game of Chicken – Oregonian Media Group
American Coyotes – Trib Total Media
Jim Crow Returns – Al Jazeera America
Katrina 10 Years Later – ESPN Digital & Print Media
Medicare Unmasked – Dow Jones and Co.
Split Image – ESPN Digital & Print Media
The Death of Eddie Snowshoe – The Globe and Mail
The Poor Kids of Silicon Valley – CNN
Undue Force – The Baltimore Sun

Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Breaking Faith – The Brandon Sun
Educating Georgia – Athens Banner-Herald
Environmental Justice, Denied – The Center for Public Integrity
LAUSD’s iPads – Southern California Public Radio
Sam Brownback’s brother Jim Brownback accused of terrorizing rural neighbors – The Topeka Capital-Journal
Where Are the Women? – Nieman Reports

Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Bad Dream – The Globe and Mail
BOOM: North America’s Explosive Oil-by-Rail Problem – The Weather Channel, InsideClimateNews and the Investigative Fund
Drugging Our Kids – San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group
Katrina 10 – The New Levees: Just Good Enough | Gold Standard or Old Standard – The Weather Channel and The Lens

Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting with under 1 million unique monthly visitors

Swiss Leaks & Luxembourg Leaks – The Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Best News or Event Feature with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
A Deep Divide – Al Jazeera America
Baltimore Riots and the Freddie Gray case – The Baltimore Sun
Emanuel AME Church Shooting – The Post and Courier
Feeding America’s Most Vulnerable Children – CNN Money
Katrina 10 – The Weather Channel
Special Olympics World Games – ESPN Digital & Print Media
The 13th Juror – CNN

Best News or Event Feature with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
50 Years of IPFW – The News-Sentinel
Immigration – CQ Roll Call
Live coverage of Chattanooga military attacks – Chattanooga Times Free-Press
NY Times Never Called Me! – iMediaEthics
Saving the Cape’s Turtles – Cape Cod Times
TU South Africa: Ngoziba; “I Will Be.” Perspectives on HIV/AIDS in South Africa – Temple University
Victory Day – RT

Best Business Reporting on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Abdication of the “Bond King” – Dow Jones and Co.
China and the U.S. Energy Market – Al Jazeera America
GM Blamed for Death – CNN
No Safe Use – The Globe and Mail
Open Sesame: Peering Inside Alibaba – Dow Jones and Co.

Best Business Reporting on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors

Hotel in limbo while owner sits in Brazilian prison – Orlando Sentinel Media Group
Selling Hope – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Best Digital Magazine on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Nieman Reports – Nieman Reports/Nieman Foundation
OnMilwaukee.com – OnMilwaukee

Best Innovation Project with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over

Chasing Bayla – The Boston Globe
Kowloon Walled City – Dow Jones and Co.
Saving Cyla – The Globe and Mail
Terms of Service – Al Jazeera America
The Great Analytics Rankings – ESPN Digital & Print Media
The 45-minute mystery of Freddie Gray’s death – The Baltimore Sun

Best Innovation Project with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Amendment 1 and Chattanooga’s ongoing struggle with abortion – Chattanooga Times Free Press
Check 2016 – Newsy
Fatal Extraction – The Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Other Side of Nowhere – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Our Fight: Erie in World War II – Times Publishing Co.

Best Use of Data/Infographics with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Battling Infectious Disease in the 20th Century – Dow Jones and Co.
Canada’s Top Companies Visualized – The Globe and Mail
The Logistics of Being Homeless – Al Jazeera America
TIME Labs – Time Inc.
Tracking Downtown Kansas City’s revival- Kansas City Star

Best Use of Data/Infographics with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
CSU President Travel Costs – Long Beach Press-Telegram
1-95: Deadly, overcrowded – The Day
Who’s Trying to Influence Your Vote?: Tracking TV Ad Wars in the 2014 Election – The Center for Public Integrity

Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Global Citizen Festival – MSNBC.com
Thalidomide – The Globe and Mail
The Trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – The Boston Globe
Wishbook – San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group

Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Burbank Leader election coverage – Times Community News
Criminalizing Kids – The Center for Public Integrity with Reveal Radio
#MakeAlCare – Southern California Public Radio

Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
A Visual Look at Life After Michael Brown and Freddie Gray – Al Jazeera America
#GermanwingsQs – CNN
#msnbcVote, #ShiftTheDebate – MSNBC.com
Split Image – ESPN Digital & Print Media
Social Storm – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing with under 1 million unique monthly visitors

Chattanooga Strong: A city mourns, a city heals – Chattanooga Times Free Press
Fixing York – York Daily Record/Sunday News
Holiday Hills shooting, manhunt – Shaw Media
KUsports.com live game blogs – The World Company

Best Mobile App with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
New Mobile Experience for TN – Artear SA
The Globe and Mail iOS app – The Globe and Mail

Best Mobile App with 1 million under unique monthly visitors
J5-Customizeable app – Le Journal de Montréal
KPCC for iPhone – Southern California Public Radio
RT News App – RT

Best News or Event Feature Video with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Does the long shadow of slavery linger in Charleston? – Al Jazeera America
Saving Cyla – The Globe and Mail
The Climate 25 – The Weather Channel
The policing of black bodies – Fusion
Who’s really running Washington? – Al Jazeera America

Best News or Event Feature Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Domestic Abuse: Why he did it – York Daily Record/Sunday News
Philadelphia’s Glass Making Culture – Philadelphia Glass Land – Temple University
TU South Africa- Buskaid: Bringing Music to the Township – Temple University

Best Sports Video on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Cricket: The Game of The People – EPSPN Digital & Print Media
Everything Matters: Adams City – The Denver Post
The 5154b dive – The Globe and Mail
The Madness of Descent – Dow Jones and Co.
What Makes Us – ESPN

Best Sports Video on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors

Chicago Football Playback – Shaw Media
For Waterford’s Marissa Walker, matchup with Stonington is more than a game – The Day Publishing Co.

Best Investigative/Enterprise Video with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over

Breaking the Cycle: The Globe and Mail
Cartel Kids – CNN
Desperate Journey: CBD in Colorado – The Denver Post
The Double Mastectomy Rebellion – Dow Jones and Co.
Drugging Our Kids – San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group
Hunting ISIL with the PKK – Al Jazeera America
Revenge Porn – CNN

Best Webcast with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over

CBSNews.com: Breaking News Coverage – CBS Interactive
HuffPost Live – The Huffington Post

Best Webcast with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Election Night – CQ Roll Call
Newsy Live Stream – Newsy
Saving the Migration – Newsy

Best Photojournalism of a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over

After the Seven Summits – EPSN Digital & Print Media
Geography of Poverty – MSNBC.com
Hands Across the Water: Sea-Watch Tries to Save the Migrants Europe Ignores – Al Jazeera America
Katrina 10 – A Forgotten Town | Then and Now | Unsinkable New Orleans – The Weather Channel
Picture This: New Orleans – CNN
Selling the Blues: To draw tourists, the Mississippi Delta plays on its musical heritage – Al Jazeera America
Trying to Live, Trying to Learn – The Denver Post

Best Photojournalism of a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors

Hyper-Local: One Photojournalist Publishes Entire News Site – Lititz Media Group, LCC
The Cruelest Equation – Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Random Allure of Boulder Highway: A story in photos – Greenspun Media Group
The Visual Journal – The State Journal-Register

Best Overall Website Design with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
CNN Money – CNN
ESPN.com – ESPN Digital & Print Media
GlobeandMail.com – The Globe and Mail

Best Overall Website Design with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
TheDay.com – The Day
iMediaEthics – iMediaEthics
RTDoc – RT
Six-Six.com – Six-Six Pte. Ltd.

Best Redesign/Relaunch with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over

ESPN.com – ESPN Digital & Print Media
Le Journal de Montreal and Le Journal de Québec websites Redesign – Le Journal de Montréal
Redesigning the Wall Street Journal – Dow Jones and Co.

Best Redesign/Relaunch with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
The Chronicle of Philanthropy – The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.
Cronkite News – Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
TheDay.com – The Day
Nieman Reports – Nieman Reports/Nieman Foundation

Best User Experience with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
CNN Go – CNN
ESPN.com – ESPN Digital & Print Media

Best Online Media Kit with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Fusion Media Kit – Fusion

Best Online Media Kit with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
ShawMediaDigital.com – Shaw Media
OnMilwaukee  – OnMilwaukee

Best Online Advertising/Marketing Campaign with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Miami Herald Media – Miami Herald Media Company
Quartz/GE – World in Motion – Quartz

Best Online Advertising/Marketing Campaign with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
The Oklahoman Brand Campaign – The Oklahoman Media Company
The Oklahoman Sports Campaign – The Oklahoman Media Company
Townline Square Passport Contest – Record-Journal

Best Business Blog with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Adam Feuerstein’s Biotech Blog – TheStreet
Inside the Market – The Globe and Mail
Michael Babad’s Business Briefing – The Globe and Mail

Best Business Blog with under 1 million unique monthly visitors

Atomic City Underground – Knoxville News Sentinel
Town Talk with Chad Lawhorn – The World Company
Videomind by Ooyala – Ooyala

Best News/Political Blog with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over

Ground Game – The Boston Globe

Best News/Political Blog with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
David Moore – iMediaEthics
Humphrey on the Hill – Knoxville News Sentinel

Best College/University Newspaper Website

Cronkite News – Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
Grand Central Magazine – Central Michigan University
NYCityLens – Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
NYCity News Service – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com – Temple University
The Baylor Lariat – Baylor University
The Daily Orange – Syracuse University
The Temple News – Temple University
TU South Africa – Temple University

Best College/University News or Event Feature

Black United Students protest Ferguson decision – Kent State University
Lost Arts – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Nicaragua: Channeling the Future – Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
The Red Line Project: Election 2014 – DePaul University College of Communication
TU South Africa: Rainbow Nation – Temple University
TU South Africa: The Lost Generation – Temple University
Turning Point – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Without a Badge – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Worlds Apart: How Rome’s wealth and income are geographically linked – Berry College

Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Feature

Counterfeit Ed – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Hooked: Heroin’s Hold on Arizona – Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
News21: America’s Weed Rush – News21, Arizona State University
Stop the Mold – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
The End of Trash – Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
The Missing – CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Published: October 21, 2015

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