2002 EPpy Award Winners Announced

By: E&P Staff

The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal‘s CJOnline.com and USAToday.com each picked up two awards at the 2002 EPpy Awards presentation held here Friday night at the E&P 13th Annual Interactive Newspapers Conference & Trade Show. The awards honor outstanding achievements in new media by newspapers.

USAToday.com won awards for Best Design and Best Business Section of a newspaper online service. The Topeka paper won awards for Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (circulation 50,000 – 99,999) and Best Special Section (News or Event).

Rich Jaroslovsky of The Wall Street Journal was given the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award in recognition of his work at WSJ.com and as founder of the Online News Association.

The winner for best overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service in the national or daily circulation over 250,000 category was the Los Angeles Times‘ latimes.com. The other best overall U.S. Newspaper Online Services were:

* Daily circulation 100,000 – 250,000
PittsburghLIVE.com, Tribune-Review of Greensburg, Pa.

* Daily circulation 50,000 – 99,999
CJOnline.com, The Topeka Capital-Journal

* Daily circulation under 50,000
Online Athens, Athen (Ga.) Banner-Herald

In a surprise, the two papers with the most finalist spots went home empty handed. Washingtonpost.com and nytimes.com had garnered eight and seven finalist slots, respectively, but neither was a winner this year.

In the battle of the newspaper chains, Morris Communications Corp. of Augusta, Ga. came out on top with six EPpy Awards. Tribune Co. of Chicago went home with four awards while Gannett Co. Inc. of McLean, Va., won two — both for USAToday.com.

In their seventh year, the EPpy Awards are sponsored by Editor & Publisher magazine. Nearly 300 entries were submitted for this year’s contest, and over 30 independent judges from around the world chose the finalists and winners.

The complete list of finalists and winners is below, with the winner in each category listed first and marked in bold:

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (daily circ. under 50,000)

OnlineAthens.comhttp://www.onlineathens.com
IslandPacket.com
Hannibal.net

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (daily circ. 50,000-99,999)

CJOnline.comhttp://www.cjonline.com
ALASKA.com
SavannahNOW.com

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (daily circ. 100,000-250,000)

PittsburghLIVE.comhttp://www.pittsburghlive.com
projo.com
newsobserver.com

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (national or daily circ. over 250,000)

latimes.comhttp://www.latimes.com
washingtonpost.com
nytimes.com

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (Weekly, Community, Alternative & Free)

EdWeek.com, Education Week on the Web http://www.edweek.com/
Chronicle.com
elSentinel.com

Best Overall Non-Newspaper Online News Service

ABCNews.comhttp://www.abcnews.com
CNET News.com
CTVNEWS.com

Best College Newspaper Online Service

star.niu.edu (Northern Illinois University), The Northern Star Online http://star.niu.edu/
newsnet.byu.edu (Brigham Young University)
IDSnews.com (Indiana University)

Best Promotion of a Newspaper Online Service

boston.com’s @bat Insider, The Boston Globehttps://secure.boston.com/insider/signup.html
washingtonpost.com
nytimes.com

Best News Section in a Newspaper Online Service

Newsday.comhttp://www.newsday.com/
washingtonpost.com
nytimes.com

Best Sports Section in a Newspaper Online Service

RedRaiders.com, The Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journalhttp://www.redraiders.com/
CJOnline.com
ChicagoSports.com

Best Business Section in a Newspaper Online Service

USAToday.comhttp://www.usatoday.com/money
nytimes.com
washingtonpost.com

Best Entertainment Section in a Newspaper Online Service

Metromix.com Tribune Co. http://www.metromix.com
washingtonpost.com
azcentral.com

Best Special Section in a Newspaper Online Service (News or Event)

CJOnline.comhttp://cjonline.com/legislature/wrapup_2001/
Boston.com
nytimes.com

Best Special Section in a Newspaper Online Service (Enterprise)

Sun-Sentinel.com, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, for “Witness to an Epidemic: Aids in the Caribbean” (only available through paid archives)
DallasNews.com
seattletimes.com

Best Classified Section in a Newspaper Online Service

Chronicle.com’s Career Network, The Chronicle of Higher Educationhttp://chronicle.com/jobs/
washingtonpost.com
USAToday.com

Best Directory Application in a Newspaper Online Service

lasvegas.com, Stephens Media Group http://www.lasvegas.com/
nytimes.com
DallasNews.com

Best Community Publishing Effort of a Newspaper Online Service

timesunion.com, Times Union, Albany, N.Y. http://timesunion.memlink.com/Default.asp
Augusta.com
Jacksonville.com’s First Coast Community

Best Design of a Newspaper Online Service

USAToday.comhttp://www.usatoday.com
nytimes.com
washingtonpost.com

Best Shopping Application in a Newspaper Online Service

AugustaArchives.com, The Augusta (Ga.) Chroniclehttp://www.augustaarchives.com
USAToday.com
DallasNews.com

Best Use of Rich Media

Hannibal.net, The Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Posthttp://www.hannibal.net/twain/
washingtonpost.com
CJOnline.com




For listings of previous years’ winners, please visit http://www.editorandpublisher.com/editorandpublisher/eppys/index.jsp.

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