Honored for Best Design of a Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site; Slate Wins 2005 EPpy Awards for Best Internet News Service and Best Internet Entertainment Service
washingtonpost.com was a winner today at the 2005 EPpy Awards for the online media.
The site was honored for Best Design of a Newspaper-affiliated Internet Service with more than 1 million monthly visitors. The award was accepted by Howard Parnell, editor of washingtonpost.com, at the Editor & Publisher/Mediaweek Interactive Media Conference in New Orleans.
The site also was a runner-up for the Best Overall Newspaper-affiliated Internet Service, along with Boston.com. NYTimes.com won in the category.
"We're very honored to receive the award for best design, especially because it comes from our peers," said Jim Brady, executive editor of washingtonpost.com. "We work very hard on our design and it's a work in progress. Although we didn't win the best overall award, it's always an honor to be nominated along with two other great sites."
Last year, washingtonpost.com won two EPpys -- for Best News Service and Best Entertainment Service on the Internet among newspaper-affiliated sites with more than 1 million monthly visitors. The site also has won three of the past seven annual awards for best news service.
Slate.com, a Washington Post Newsweek Interactive company, also won awards in the two categories where it was nominated. Slate was honored as the Best Internet News Service and the Best Internet Entertainment Service with more than 1 million monthly visitors.
"We're honored and we're delighted to have the outstanding quality of Slate recognized in this way," said Cliff Sloan, publisher of Slate. "Slate has a unique take on news and entertainment, and we're pleased to be recognized in both areas."
The EPpy Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek magazines, honor Internet sites affiliated with the media industry, especially newspapers, television networks and affiliates, radio networks, syndicated shows and local radio stations.