By: Staff reports
Online Honors Handed Out Last Night
NEW ORLEANS – The Internet services of the Chicago Tribune and The
Washington Post captured three categories each to lead the field in
the Fifth Annual EPpy Awards competition for interactive newspapers.
The awards were presented last night at the Editor & Publisher 11th
Annual Interactive Newspapers Conference and Trade Show in New Orleans.
The EPpy for Outstanding Individual Achievement was awarded to Steve
Outing, the new-media writer and columnist. (Editor’s note: Outing
writes a weekly column for E&P Online, but is not an employee of E&P.
An independent panel of judges chooses the outstanding individual
The EPpy Awards are presented each year to the best of class in
newspaper-sponsored and news-oriented Internet services worldwide.
Nearly 400 entries were submitted in the 2000 EPpy Awards competition.
Chicagotribune.com won its awards for the Best U.S. Newspaper Online
Service (Circulation Over 100,000), Best Promotion of a Newspaper
Online Service, and Best Classified Section in a Newspaper Online
Washingtonpost.com was honored for the Best News Section, Best Shopping
Application, and Best Use of Interactivity in a Newspaper Online
A three-year streak by Cnet as the Best Non-Newspaper Online News
Service was broken by MSNBC.
The Internet service of the Financial Times of London, ft.com, won
honors for the Best Non-U.S. Newspaper Online Service and the Best
Business Section in a Newspaper Online Service. That site was scheduled
to re-launch this weekend.
Both chicagotribune.com and washingtonpost.com enjoyed repeat wins in
2000 – and they were not alone. Chicagotribune.com won in the Best
Promotion category for the second year in a row, and washingtonpost.com
repeated in the Best News category.
The other repeat winner in the 2000 EPpy Awards was Brigham Young
University for Best College Newspaper Online Service.
Outing was honored for nearly a decade of work as a leading thinker and
writer about the newspaper industry’s opportunities in new media.
Twenty-four judges, all industry experts, evaluated the nearly 400
entries in 18 categories to determine the winners of the 2000 EPpy
Awards. The judging occurred during the final two months of 1999. All
judging occurred online.
The EPpy Awards are managed by Len Muscarella, managing director of
Parsippany, N.J.-based Interactive Media Associates Inc., a Web
planning and marketing firm.
(c) Copyright 2000, Editor & Publisher