Finalists for 2007 EPpy Awards Announced

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By: Greg Mitchell

Washingtonpost.com has earned five finalist nods in the 2007 EPpy Awards, which are sponsored by Editor & Publisher and MediaWeek magazines. The finalists were announced today.

EPpy winners will be revealed at the Interactive Newspaper Conference and Trade Show in Miami on May 24. The prestigious awards are now in their 12th year.

Washingtonpost.com was named a finalist by the EPpy judges for large Web sites (more than 1 million monthly visitors) in the categories of Best Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site, Best Design of a Web Site, Best Classified Web Site, and Best Use of Video in a Web Site. It is also a finalist in the Best Media-Affiliated News Blog competition.

The Web sites of The New York Times and the Houston Chronicle are finalists in two categories.

In all, 108 finalists were named in 33 categories, including two new categories: The Knight News Award for Innovation and the first EPpy Award for a Spanish-language media-affiliated Web site.

The 2007 EPpy Awards honor the best Web sites in the media world, including newspapers, TV-Cable, and magazines. You can read more about the EPpy Awards at www.eppyawards.com.

The EPpy Awards will be presented at an awards luncheon at the Interactive Media Conference and Trade Show at the Radisson Hotel Miami on May 24, 2007. The conference and trade show is sponsored by E & P and MediaWeek. Signup information can be found at their Web sites.

More than 450 entries were submitted for this year’s EPpy Awards. Forty-five judges have been evaluating them since early March.

Best National Magazine-Affiliated Web Site finalists are: FastCompany.com, Inc.com, Newsweek.com.

Finalists for Best Media-Affiliated News Blog are: The Buzz (tampabay.com), The Fix (washingtonpost.com), and The Swamp (chicagotribune.com).

The complete list of 2007 EPpy Award finalists follows.

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

NYTimes.com
washingtonpost.com
USATODAY.com


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

BoomerGirl.com (The World Company)
HeraldTribune.com
PilotOnline.com and HamptonRoads.com


Best Weekly Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site

OrlandoWeekly.com
VillageSoup.com
WickedLocalPlymouth.com


Best Spanish-Language Newspaper Web Site

AlDiaTx.com
ElNuevoHerald.com
ELPAIS.com


Best Network TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site

ESPN.com
MSNBC on the Internet
Sundance Channel


Best Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site

CBC.ca/bc
TV3 – Televisi? de Catalunya
WRAL.com (Raleigh, NC)


Best National Magazine-Affiliated Web Site

FastCompany.com
Inc.com
Newsweek.com


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

BBC News
Bloomberg.com
The Wall Street Journal Online


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

Arizona Daily Star’s StarNet
asap (The Associated Press)
HeraldTribune.com
PilotOnline.com


Best Media-Affiliated News Blog

The Buzz (tampabay.com)
The Fix (washingtonpost.com)
The Swamp (chicagotribune.com)


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

CBS SportsLine
ESPN.com
SI.com


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

Kusports.com (The Lawrence Journal-World)
LoHud’s Varsity Central (LoHud.com)
McHenryCountySports.com (NorthWest News Group of Greater Chicago)
TideSports.com (The Tuscaloosa News)


Best Media-Affiliated Sports Blog

Seahawks Insider (The Tacoma News Tribune)
SportsJustice (chron.com)
The LoHud Yankees Blog (LoHud.com)


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

MarketWatch.com (Dow Jones)
The Detroit News Auto Insider
The Wall Street Journal Online


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

BNET, the go-to place for management
ChicagoBusiness.com
Dolan Media Management (smartrecruit.com)


Best Media-Affiliated Business Blog

Brand New Day (BusinessWeek.com)
FT Alphaville
Hot Property (BusinessWeek.com)


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

azcentral.com’s Entertainment Guide
Life Section, usatoday.com
ShowBuzz.com (CBS)


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

EP3.es (Madrid)
Explore LI (Newsday Interactive)
Vita.mn (The Star Tribune Company)


Best Media-Affiliated Entertainment Blog

HandStamp (chron.com)
Kentucky.com: It’s All About blog
Spokane7.com: Taste of the Town (The Spokesman-Review)
Stuck in the ’80s (TampaBay.com)


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

A People Torn (StarTribune.com)
Everest: Beyond the Limit (Discovery Channel Online)
House of Lies (MiamiHerald.com)
The Fall of Enron (chron.com)


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

Kyrgyzstan Revolution Revisited (EurasiaNet)
Gators Championship Coverage (Gatorsports.com)
Indianapolis 500 (IndyStar.com, The Indianapolis Star)
Train jumping: A desperate journey (PalmBeachPost.com)


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

GenTech on CBSNews.com
MSNBC: Inside Gitmo
The Weight (sacbee.com, The Sacramento Bee)


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

Habitat vs. Development (PE.com, the web site of The Press-Enterprise)
Jordan’s War (Roanoke.com/The Roanoke Times)
Unrighteous Traffick: Rhode Island’s slave history (projo.com, The Providence Journal)


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

Riding Talk (CBC.ca, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.)
HorseCity.com
The Deadly Gap (Newsday.com, Newsday Interactive)


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

IndyMoms.com (The Indianapolis Star)
MyNewsOK (NewsOK.com, The Oklahoman)
Ohioelects.com (Dispatch Digital)


Best Design of a Media-Affiliated Web Site with more than 1 million unique monthly visitors

ELPAIS.com
NYTimes.com
Slate.com
washingtonpost.com


Best Design of a Media-Affiliated Web Site with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors

BNET, the go-to place for management
IndyMoms.com
Commercialappeal.com


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

CNN.com
NYTimes.com Video
PGA.com Pipeline
washingtonpost.com


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

AppealTV.com (The Commercial Appeal)
HGTV KitchenDesign
The Frederick News-Post
Studio 55 (naplesnews.com, Naples Daily News)


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

Boston.com Real Estate
DallasNews.com
washingtonpost.com Jobs


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

BostonWorks.com
Nwjobs.com
PalmBeachPost.com Classifieds


Best College Newspaper Internet Service

ASU Web Devil
Indiana Daily Student at idsnews.com
Horizonlines.org (Minnesota State University Moorhead)


The Inaugural Knight News Innovation Award

Crowd-sourcing: Helping Citizens be investigative reporters (The News-Press, Fort Myers, FL)
Data Universe (Asbury Park Press)
Poverty in the Northwest Suburbs, Harvard’s South Trailer Park (Northwest News Group of Greater Chicago)
Public Insight Journalism (Center for Innovation in Journalism @` American Public Media)

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