For immediate release
May 9, 2006

NPR Wins Five “Webby” Awards

NPR Tops All Broadcasters with Its Highest-Ever Honors in Prestigious Competition Including Best Radio, Podcasts and Music; “This I Believe” and “StoryCorps” Also Win

Washington, DC; May 9, 2006 – NPR has been honored with five “Webby Awards,” the most received by any broadcaster and the most NPR has ever won.

The prestigious new media competition, now in its 10th year and conducted by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, chose NPR as the winner in two categories voted on by its membership; additionally, NPR won three categories in voting done by the general public.

NPR’s awards from the IADAS membership are:

  • » NPR.org for “Best Radio”
  • » NPR.org’s “This I Believe” series section for “Best Religion and Spirituality Website”

Additionally, the “People’s Voice” awards, voted by the public, awarded NPR three prizes:

  • » NPR Music for “Best Music”
  • » NPR Podcasts for “Best Podcasts”
  • » NPR.org’s section on the StoryCorps national oral history project for “Best Events”

Winners will be at a presentation in New York City on June 12.

Hailed as the “online Oscars” by Time Magazine, the Webbys received more than 5500 entries this year from all 50 states and more than 40 countries. Its public competition attracted more than 300,000 votes from around the world. NPR previously won two Webbys.

More information about NPR.org, NPR Podcasts, NPR Music, This I Believe and StoryCorps can be found at www.NPR.org

Press Contact: NPR, Chad Campbell, 202.513.2304, ccampbell@npr.org .