Editor & Publisher Announces Partnership with Local Media Consortium on 2020 EPPY Awards


Editor & Publisher Magazine (E&P) announced today that it has partnered with the Local Media Consortium (LMC) to manage the 25th Annual EPPY Awards, one of the most prestigious honors in digital journalism in the United States.

Now in its 25th year, the EPPY Awards are open to all print, digital and broadcast media outlets, who are invited to submit entries in 38 diverse categories. This year, the EPPY Awards has broadened its scope with new categories for college journalism and investigative reporting. Publications can also submit nominations for career achievement.

“We’re very excited to partner with the LMC for this year’s EPPY Awards competition,” said Mike Blinder, E&P’s Publisher. “With a membership that includes more than 4,000 media outlets, the LMC has extensive experience managing events and effectively communicating with a vast number of local publishers.”

The EPPY Awards were established in 1995 during the “gold rush” era of the Internet to recognize digital leaders and innovation among newspaper publishers. Since then, competition categories have expanded to include radio, television, and digital-only news publishers.

“We are honored to be a part of the EPPY Awards, one of the biggest events for recognizing quality digital journalism, including journalism that is local,” said Christian Hendricks, President of the LMC. “With the explosive growth of digital media over the last decade or so, and as journalists this year face an enormous crisis in our country, it is an especially important time to laud our hard-working journalists and their achievements.”

All entries to the EPPY Awards must be submitted online no later than Monday, August 31, 2020, at 11:59:59 p.m. Judging will take place September 14 through October 2. Winners will be announced at noon on Wednesday, October 21. For more information, visit https://www.eppyawards.com/. To enter your publication, visit https://enter.eppyawards.com/

About the Local Media Consortium
The Local Media Consortium delivers economic value through strategic partnerships on behalf of nearly 90 local media companies in top markets across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and includes more than 4,000 outlets. The LMC delivers over $50M in annual financial benefit to its members by harnessing their combined volume and scale to reduce costs and increase revenue with technology and service providers like Google, Facebook, Monster and others. According to ComScore, the aggregated LMC audience footprint spans 212 million monthly unique visitors and reaches 80% of the U.S. online audience. More information is available at http://www.localmediaconsortium.com/.

About Editor & Publisher
Editor and Publisher’s (E&P) roots began in 1884 as a publication dedicated to serving the U.S. newspaper industry. Today, E&P influences more than 190,000 news publishing executives through its legacy print magazine, website at EditorandPublisher.com and daily email updates. E&P’s focus is to provide an independent voice to those who craft news content, strive to grow an audience for that content and then monetize it.


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