NPR was among the top winners yesterday, at the Editor & Publisher's annual EPPY Awards for media-affiliated websites. The EPPY Awards, now in their 16th year, recognize the best media websites internationally among newspapers, TV-cable, radio and magazines.
In total, NPR received four of the prestigious awards:
- NPR.org received an outstanding honor as it was selected as the Best Journalism Website among large-audience journalism websites.
- "Wanna Live Forever? Become A Noun," from the Krulwich Wonders blog, took home the award for Best Animation on a Media-Affiliated Website. The video chronicles the history of eponyms through a catchy little tune.
- "Brain Wars: How The Military Is Failing Its Wounded," NPR's joint investigation with ProPublica which uncovered the military's failure to diagnose, treat and document brain injuries, was recognized as the Best Enterprise/Investigative Video.
-The Monkey See pop culture blog, hosted by Linda Holmes, won for the Best Entertainment Blog with 250,000 to 1 million unique monthly visitors.
The NPR Music website; The Picture Show blog; " 'Suicide By Cop' Leads Soldier On Chase Of His Life" from the Brain Wars investigative series; David Gilkey, Quil Lawrence, Becky Lettenberger, Keith Jenkins' Bravo Company reports from Afghanistan; and NPR's political blogs and 2010 campaign coverage were also among the finalists in six additional categories, all deserving credit for incredible work.
The full list of EPPY winners includes Minnesota Public Radio, which also received high honors, winning Best Local Radio-Affiliated Website in the category for sites with 250,000-1 million monthly visitors.
Congratulations to all, as these honors reflect the collaborative effort and work of every department at NPR!