Sun Journal Awarded Best Newspaper Website at New England Newspaper and Press Association Convention

By: Press Release

Boston, MA (February 12, 2011) SunJournal.com powered by Celsius Technology Group’s Publisher suite of services, has been awarded first place for best overall newspaper website for the daily newspapers in its class at the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s (NENPA) 2010 Better Newspaper Contest on February 12, 2011. Sun Journal was selected out of nearly 3,000 entries for their ability to expand their service to readers on the Internet with easy navigation and the use of robust graphics, photos and links to other sites.

The Sun Journal began using the Celsius Publisher suite of services in June of 2009. The creation and development of the Celsius publishing system was in response to The Sun Journal’s search for a system that could bridge the gap between the paper and online publishing businesses without significant investment or retooling. “We needed a system that could work in both environments so that once the story elements were in the system (text, audio, video and polls) they could be distributed via multiple channels,” said Rex Rhoades, executive editor of Sun Journal.

According to Sun Journal Web Editor Pattie Reaves, “The Celsius publishing platform has transformed our newsroom from a reactive environment to one that is proactive.” She continued, “Now we can efficiently write, edit and build stories online as they happen with no additional work to create the print edition for the next day. This has given our reporters and editors the freedom to do more with our website because they are not tied to a print production schedule.”

About Celsius Technology Group

Celsius Technology Group, LLC is a technology development company dedicated to providing an effective, cost efficient universal content platform for the creation, management and distribution of content via web-based and print-based environments. Customers that are using the Celsius solution include newspapers, magazines, local governments, for profit businesses and non-profit organizations.

Founded in April 2007, the company is a privately held limited liability corporation with principal offices in Falmouth, Maine. Celsius Technology Group is backed by Sun Media Group, the parent organization of the Sun Journal in Lewiston, Maine and eleven other weekly newspapers in southern, central and western Maine.

The Celsius Technology Group suite of services includes “Publisher, Story and Pipeline” modules which provide a total publishing and distribution solution for organizations looking to expand their reaches beyond traditional print mediums and enable new interactivity and advertising revenue via the Web. To find out more please visit www.celsiustechnologygroup.com.

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