The halls at NPR are decked with extra holiday cheer this week, thanks to a generous helping of recognition for outstanding digital and social media in 2011. Make sure these are on your list (...and check it twice):
- With thousands to chose from, iTunes set its ears on Fresh Air this year, hailing it the "Best Audio Podcast" in its year-end list. NPR's Planet Money and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! also made the list of must-hear podcasts, along with public radio shows Selected Shorts and The Moth.
- NPR's Tumblr — which just reached 100,000 followers — was named Best Professional Tumblr by The Village Voice. Follow along!
- Facebook announced its "Fastest Growing Pages" for 2011, with NPR's Facebook page coming in at number three among news outlets worldwide.
And in case you missed it, NPR took home four EPPY awards last week for media-affiliated websites including the honors for Best Journalism Website, Best Animation on a Media-Affiliated Website, Best Enterprise/Investigative Video and Best Entertainment Blog.
Congratulations to all!