Winnipeg Free Press and UBC earn 2018 EPPY Awards in 23rd annual digital media competition

E&P (Editor & Publisher) has announced the winners of its 23rd annual EPPY Awards at www.editorandpublisher.com. This year’s competition received more than 300 entries. Winners were selected from an international list of nominations that honour the best digital media websites across 30 diverse categories, in addition to categories for excellence in college and university journalism. Each category was separated into websites with more than 1 million monthly unique visitors, and those that receive less than 1 million unique monthly visitors. Winners must receive a score in the top one-third of the average score across all categories within their division. As a result, there may be no winner in categories not reaching this threshold. The EPPY panel of judges was made up of media leaders with backgrounds in website design, marketing & advertising, editorial, technology, education and management.

Special congratulations to the Winnipeg Free Press which won EPPY Awards in three categories – Best Daily Newspaper Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors, Best Sports Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors, and Best Digital Magazine with under 1 million unique monthly visitors. Congratulations also to the University of British Columbia (UBC) that won in the Best College/University News or Event Feature category.

The 2018 EPPY Award winners are:

  • Best News Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – CNN
  • Best News Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – The Marshall Project
  • Best Daily Newspaper Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – The Boston Globe
  • Best Daily Newspaper Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Winnipeg Free Press
  • Best Weekly or Non-Daily Newspaper with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Community Impact Newspaper
  • Best Weekly or Non-Daily Newspaper Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Gambit, bestofneworleans.com
  • Best Business/Finance Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – The Balance, Dotdash
  • Best Business/Finance Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Debtwire
  • Best Sports Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – ESPN.com
  • Best Entertainment/Cultural News with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over Eltrecetv.com, Artear SA
  • Best Entertainment/Cultural News Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – OnMilwaukee
  • Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – You just gotta get out of here: Heroic rescues, harrowing escapes in Wine Country fires, Mercury News/East Bay Times
  • Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – A Century of Domination: As America’s Carbon Wars Rage, Oil and Gas Industry Influence Grows, The Center for Public Integrity
  • Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Feature with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – (TIE) Paradise Papers: Secrets of the Global Elite. International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Süddeutsche Zeitung, The New York Times, The Guardian and more than 90 other media partners. And, United States of Climate Change, The Weather Channel Digital
  • Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Feature with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Taking Cover, Better Government Association/WBEZ
  • Best News or Event Feature with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – (TIE) US-funded police linked to illegal executions in El Salvador, CNN. And, The Rohingya humanitarian crisis, Singapore Press.
  • Best News or Event Feature with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – The Last Wild Place, Honolulu Civil Beat
  • Best Business Reporting with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – (TIE) How to Rebuild Puerto Rico, Bloomberg, and (TIE) Matt Egan covers the downfall of mighty GE, CNNMoney
  • Best Business Reporting with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Wireless Wars: The Fight Over 5G, The Center for Public Integrity
  • Best Digital Magazine with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Above the Fold, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Best Innovation Project with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – The Wall, USA TODAY Network
  • Best Innovation Project with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – California Voter Guide: An election? We prefer to call it a job interview, CALmatters
  • Best Use of Data/Infographics with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Russia Investigation, CNN
  • Best Use of Data/Infographics with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – One War. Two Races. Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • Best Community Service with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – (TIE) Boston. Racism. Image. Reality., The Boston Globe and Why so secret, Kansas?, Kansas City Star
  • Best Community Service with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Power Struggle, Better Government Association
  • Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – #FreePress, The Boston Globe
  • Best Mobile News App with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – USA TODAY
  • Best News or Event Feature Video with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Women Who March: The Movement, CNN
  • Best News or Event Feature Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Hawaii’s Lava Hunter, Beme News
  • Best Sports Video with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Duglegur: The World Cup & Football in Iceland, CNN International
  • Best Sports Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Party on, Winnipeg: Jets fans revel in Game 7 playoff victory, Winnipeg Free Press
  • Best Investigative/Enterprise Video with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Beneath the Skin, CNN
  • Best Podcast with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – The Pay Check, Bloomberg
  • Best Podcast with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – Offshore Podcast: The Blood Calls, Honolulu Civil Beat
  • Best Photojournalism with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Invictus Team Romania, Bunchie Young, FARC Football, Damon Allen Jr., ESPN
  • Best Photojournalism with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – 1217, Temple University Department of Journalism
  • Best Overall Website Design with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – NBC News, NBC News Digital
  • Best Overall Website Design with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – 1217, Temple University Department of Journalism
  • Best Redesign/Relaunch with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – 3 brand and multiplatform redesign, NBC News Digital
  • Best Editorial/Political Cartoon with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – The best of Walt Handelsman, Capital City Press
  • Best Promotional/Marketing Campaign with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Newsday Feed Me TV, Newsday Media Group
  • Best Promotional/Marketing Campaign with under 1 million unique monthly visitors – The Oklahoman’s Former Subscriber Campaign, The Oklahoman Media Company
  • Best Business/Finance Blog with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Justin Fox, Bloomberg
  • Best News/Political Blog with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over – Michael Daly, The Daily Beast
  • Best News/Political Blog – Swamp Watch, The Center for Public Integrity
  • Best College/University Newspaper Website – NYCity News Service, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
  • Best College/University News or Event Feature – Stuck, The International Reporting Program, University of British Columbia
  • Best University Investigative or Documentary Feature – News21: Hate in America, Carnegie-Knight News21
  • The Spotlight Award – Tracing a neighbourhood, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. (The Spotlight EPPY is a special award presented by EPPY judges recognizing outstanding achievement for undertaking an ambitious project that enriched a community).

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.