EPpy Awards Finalists Named — See You in Vegas!

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By: E&P Staff

Finalists for the 2008 EPpy Awards, one of the nation’s most prized and long-running honors for online content, were named today. Winners will be announced at a luncheon on May 15 at the Editor & Publisher/Mediaweek Interactive Media Conference and Trade Show at the Rio in Las Vegas.

This is the 13th year for the contest. Entries to the competition are reviewed and rated by a team of distinguished judges from the media industry chosen by the management of Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek.

Included are blogs as well as entries from newspaper, radio, and TV-related sites.

Named as five finalists in the Best Overall Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors were APP.com, Asbury Park Press; GazetteXtra.com; Knoxnews.com; Las Vegas Sun; and NWHerald.com

For Best Overall Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors the five finalists are Newsday.com; NYTimes.co; The Wall Street Journal Online; USA TODAY; and washingtonpost.com.

Here are all the 2008 EPpy Finalists. The full list and more can be found at www.eppyawards.com.
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Best Business Blog

* MarketBeat (WSJ.com)
* NYTimes.com/DealBook
* USA Today

Best Business Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* arkansasbusiness.com
* Euromoney Institutional Investor Online Network
* Kiplinger.com: The Business Resource Center

Best Business Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* BNET
* BusinessWeek.com
* The Wall Street Journal Online

Best Classified Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* The Boston Globe
* NWautos.com
* NWjobs.com
* HeraldNet.com

Best Classified Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* Cars.com
* Newsday.com
* NYTimes.com/RealEstate
* post-gazette.com

Best College Newspaper Web Site

* ASU Web Devil
* idsnews.com
* The Daily Reveille at www.lsureveille.com

Best Community Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* The Enquirer & Cincinnati.Com
* The Denver Post
* The Press-Enterprise/PE.com
* The Enquirer & NKY.com

Best Community Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* Beliefnet Community
* msnbc.com
* TV Guide Online

Best Entertainment Blog

* Copious Notes, a blog of Kentucky.com and LexGo.com
* HandStamp, chron.com/Houston Chronicle
* Kristin2Go, chron.com/Houston Chronicle
* Pop Candy, USATODAY.com
* Stuck in the ’80s, tampabay.com

Best Entertainment Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* Indy.com, Indianapolis Star Media Group
* LexGo.com
* Metromix.com
* OnMilwaukee.com, Milwaukee’s daily magazine
* vita.mn

Best Entertainment Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* azcentral.com and The Arizona Republic
* EW.com
* PEOPLE.com

Best Local Radio-Affiliated Web Site

* iCat fm, icatfm.cat, Catalunya Radio
* SignOnRadio.com
* MyNorthwest.Com
* mpr.org

Best National Magazine-Affiliated Web Site

* Kiplinger.com
* Newsweek.com
* The New Yorker – NewYorker.com
* SI.com
* thisoldhouse.com

Best Network or Syndicated Radio-Affiliated Web Site

* American RadioWorks from American Public Media
* CBCNews.ca, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Best News Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* 3cat24.cat
* HeraldTribune.com
* Las Vegas Sun
* LJWorld.com
* naplesnews.com

Best News Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* BBC News website
* CBCNews.ca, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
* msnbc.com
* NYTimes.com
* Slate Magazine

Best News/Politics Blog

* Adam Radwanski, globeandmail.com
* CNN Political Ticker, cnnpolitics.com
* PoliticsWest.com, www.politicswest.com
* Stumper, Newsweek.com
* The Swamp, www.chicagotribune.com

Best Overall Design of a Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* The Enquirer & Cincinnati.Com
* KnoxNews.com
* Las Vegas Sun
* Metromix.com
* Observer.com

Best Overall Design of a Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* detnews.com
* PlayhouseDisney.com
* thisoldhouse.com
* Washingtonpost.com

Best Overall Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site

* Fox News Chicago
* KING5.com
* wibw.com
* WRAL.com

Best Overall Network TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site

* CBSNews.com
* CNN.com
* Discovery.com
* ESPN.com

Best Overall Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* APP.com, Asbury Park Press
* GazetteXtra.com
* Knoxnews.com
* Las Vegas Sun
* NWHerald.com

Best Overall Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* Newsday.com
* NYTimes.com
* The Wall Street Journal Online
* USA TODAY
* washingtonpost.com

Best Regional Magazine-Affiliated Web Site

* 7x7SF.com
* Steamboat Pilot & Today
* VisionMonday.com

Best Spanish Language Newspaper – Affiliated Web Site

* aldiatx.com, El Portal de Noticias del Norte de Texas
* elcomercio.com.pe, El Comercio Per?
* ELPA?S.com

Best Special Feature in a Web Site – Enterprise, with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* Coincidence or Cluster: The McCullom Lake Brain Cancer Lawsuits, The Northwest Herald
* Diabetes: The Invisible Epidemic, PalmBeachPost.com
* HeraldTribune.com Broken Trust, HeraldTribune.com
* Indy 911 Calls, Indianapolis Star Media Group
* Teachers and Sex, www.eastvalleytribune.com

Best Special Feature in a Web Site – Enterprise, with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* “Exonerated, Freed, and What Happened Then?, NYTimes.com
* Discovery Earth Live, Discovery.com
* E-Ticket: Ray of Hope, ESPN.com
* Katrina Recovery Coverage, The Associated Press
* Voices of the Fallen, Newsweek.com

Best Special Feature in a Web Site – News or Event, with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* Arizona Daily Star’s iWait
* CaptureCincinnati.com, The Enquirer & Cincinnati.Com
* Oklahoma Centennial, NewsOK.com

Best Special Feature in a Web Site – News or Event, with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* 13 Seconds in August, StarTribune.com
* Prison Suicide Crisis, Boston.com
* Virginia Tech Shootings Coverage, The Associated Press

Best Sports Blog

* Brewers Blog, JSOnline.com
* ChicagoSports, The Rosenblog
* The FanHouse, AOL Sports
* The Memphis Edge, Commercialappeal.com

Best Sports Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* arkansassports360.com
* CommunitySportsDesk,kenoshanews.com
* GoVolsXtra
* varsity845.com, Hudson Valley Media Group

Best Sports Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* BOSTON.COM: SPORTS
* CBSSports.com
* ESPN.com
* detnews.com
* USATODAY.com

Best Use of Video in a Web Site with fewer than 1 million unique monthly visitors

* Cape Cod Online/Cape Cod Times
* CBC Digital Archives Website – Les archives de Radio-Canada
* Northwest Herald
* Studio 55 ? naplesnews.com
* TV3minuts

Best Use of Video in a Web Site with over 1 million unique monthly visitors

* Newsday.com
* Slate V
* The Boy in the Moon, globeandmail.com
* TV Guide Online

Best Weekly Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site

* The Brooklyn Paper, brooklynpaper.com
* The Santa Barbara Independent, independent.com
* Wicked Local Somerville, GateHouse Media New England

Knight News Innovation Award

* CNN.com
* Coincidence or Cluster: The McCullom Lake Brain Cancer Lawsuits, The Northwest Herald
* The Match, Newsday.com
* PolitiFact.com from St. Petersburg Times/CQ

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