WASHINGTONPOST.com WINS 5 EPPY AWARDS

By: Staff Reports

Online News Sites Are Honored In Dallas


Washingtonpost.com walked away with five EPpy Awards Friday night in a ceremony at Editor & Publisher’s 12th Annual Interactive Newspapers Conference & Trade Show in Dallas.

The Washington Post’s Web site was named best overall U.S. newspaper online service (circulation over 250,000). The site also won awards for its news section, classified section, design, and use of interactivity.

Nearly 400 entries were submitted to the contest this year. The finalists and winners in each category are listed below, with the winners marked with asterisks.

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service, circ. under 50,000
Fredericksburg.com (Fredericksburg, Va.)
*staugustine.com (St. Augustine, Fla.)
Charlotte Sun Herald (Port Charlotte, Fla.)

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service, circ. 50,000-99,000
Naples Daily News (Naples, Fla.)
*csmonitor.com (Boston)
Staten Island Live (Staten Island, N.Y.)

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service, circ. 100,000-250,000
Syracuse Online (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Jacksonville.com (Jacksonville, Fla.)
*newsobserver.com (Raleigh, N.C.)

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service, circ. over 250,000
Boston.com
*Washingtonpost.com
WSJ.com (The Wall Street Journal)

Best Overall U.S. Newspaper Online Service – Weekly, Community, Alternative & Free
*Villagevoice.com
vietmercury.com (San Jose Mercury News)
Edweek.com (Education Week on the Web)

Best Overall Non-U.S. Newspaper Online Service
Jerusalempost.com (The Jerusalem Post, Israel)
SCMP.com (South China Morning Post, Hong Kong)
*FT.com (Financial Times, London)

Best Overall Non-Newspaper Online Service
CBS MarketWatch
*MSNBC.com
CNET News.com

Best College Newspaper Online Service
The Daily Tar Heel (U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
*NewsNet (Brigham Young University)
The Daily Illini Online (U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Best Promotion of a Newspaper Online Service
washingtonpost.com
*globeandmail.com (Toronto)
azcentral.com (The Arizona Republic, Phoenix)

Best News Section in a Newspaper Online Service
Jacksonville.com (Jacksonville, Fla.)
NYTimes.com
*washingtonpost.com

Best Sports Section in a Newspaper Online Service
*Jacksonville.com (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Boston.com
USAToday.com

Best Business Section in a Newspaper Online Service
WSJ.com (The Wall Street Journal, Front Section)
*FT.com (Financial Times, London)
USAToday.com

Best Entertainment Section in a Newspaper Online Service
NYTimes.com
*azcentral.com (The Arizona Republic, Phoenix)
washingtonpost.com

Best Special Section in a Newspaper Online Service
washingtonpost.com’s Camera Works
DallasNews.com: Hidden Wars
*DallasNews.com: Toxic Traps, http://www.dallasnews.com/toxic/1003index.html

Best Classified Section in a Newspaper Online Service
nwautospace.com (The Seattle Times)
chronicle.com (The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Career Network)
*WashingtonJobs.com (at washingtonpost.com)

Best Community Publishing Effort of a Newspaper Online Service
Community Link (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Celebrate Community (Santa Barbara News-Press, Calif.)
*New Jersey Online (Newark Star-Ledger),
http://www.nj.com
http://www.nj.com/cc/
http://www.nj.com/varsity/ledger/index.ssf?/varsity/varsitysportsconnection.html
http://njo.dev.advance.net/cc/eshop/help.ssf

Best Directory Application in a Newspaper Online Service
*seattletimes.com School Guide
What’s Happening (Metrotimes)
startribune.com/wordofmouth

Best Design of a Newspaper Online Service
Iht.com (International Herald Tribune)
*washingtonpost.com
projo.com (The Providence Journal, R.I.)

Best Use of Interactivity in a Newspaper Online Service
HamptonRoads.com and PilotOnline.com (The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.)
projo.com Scrapbook – Your Garden Shots (The Providence Journal, R.I.)
*washingtonpost.com, http://www.washingtonpost.com/liveonline
http://washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/liveonline/food/odonnel.htm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/talk/talk.htm

Best Shopping Application in a Newspaper Online Service
*USAToday.com
washingtonpost.com
travel.lasvegas.com (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Best Use of Rich Media
BayArea.comTheater and Dance Guide (Mercury NewsContra Costa Times, San Jose)
washingtonpost.com
*NYTimes.com, http://www.nytimes.com/library/dining/cooking/
http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/race/magnolia/
http://www.nytimes.com/books/specials/audio.html



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