National Public Radio led all media outlets by winning seven Webby awards, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday. The awards competition, now in its 13th year, honors excellence on the Web.
NPR won Webbys for best radio site, best music site, best news site in the mobile division for its iPhone site, and best music entry in the online film and video division for Project Song, an online video documentary series.
NPR also won People's Voice Webby awards, chosen by the public via online ballot, for best radio site, best music site and best podcasts.
The New York Times' online unit and NBC.com both received six awards. Comedian Jimmy Fallon was named Person of the Year, and musician Trent Reznor was the winner of a special achievement award.
"Obviously, we're proud of the talented team that put us on the top of the list of Webby awards. We're not the biggest or flashiest outfit on the Web, so we see these honors as a vote for quality, craftsmanship and creativity," said Dick Meyer, NPR's editorial director of digital media.
PBS won four Webbys, including best news and politics series for "Frontline/World iWitness." Other multiple winners included the BBC, Sundance Channel, YouTube Live, Next New Networks and Wired.com.
The awards will be presented June 8 in New York. Acceptance speeches — in keeping with Webby tradition — are limited to five words.