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)
Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (daily circ. 50,000-99,999)
Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (daily circ. 100,000-250,000)
Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (national or daily circ. over 250,000)
Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service (Weekly, Community, Alternative & Free)
EdWeek.com, Education Week on the Web http://www.edweek.com/
Best Overall Non-Newspaper Online News Service
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
Best News Section in a Newspaper Online Service
Best Sports Section in a Newspaper Online Service
RedRaiders.com, The Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journalhttp://www.redraiders.com/
Best Business Section in a Newspaper Online Service
Best Entertainment Section in a Newspaper Online Service
Metromix.com Tribune Co. http://www.metromix.com
Best Special Section in a Newspaper Online Service (News or Event)
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)
Best Classified Section in a Newspaper Online Service
Chronicle.com’s Career Network, The Chronicle of Higher Educationhttp://chronicle.com/jobs/
Best Directory Application in a Newspaper Online Service
lasvegas.com, Stephens Media Group http://www.lasvegas.com/
Best Community Publishing Effort of a Newspaper Online Service
timesunion.com, Times Union, Albany, N.Y. http://timesunion.memlink.com/Default.asp
Jacksonville.com’s First Coast Community
Best Design of a Newspaper Online Service
Best Shopping Application in a Newspaper Online Service
AugustaArchives.com, The Augusta (Ga.) Chroniclehttp://www.augustaarchives.com
Best Use of Rich Media
Hannibal.net, The Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Posthttp://www.hannibal.net/twain/
For listings of previous years’ winners, please visit http://www.editorandpublisher.com/editorandpublisher/eppys/index.jsp.