The EPPY Awards are a premier accolade for media-affiliated websites, presented by Editor & Publisher magazine.[1] Designed in 1996 to honor newspaper companies that did an "outstanding job in creating online services", the awards were originally given in partnership between Mediaweek and Editor & Publisher named the "Best Online Newspaper Services Competition,"[2] and presented at the end of the Interactive Newspaper Conference.[3]

The EPPY Awards
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EPPY Awards logo
Presented byEditor & Publisher
First awarded1996
Websitehttp://www.eppyawards.com/

In 1998, the awards were renamed "The EPPY Awards."[3][4] and in 2003 the awards were expanded to recognise websites associated to other media outlets, as well as newspapers.[5] Since 2003, Mediaweek have co-sponsored the Interactive Newspaper Conference and Trade Show, and the both awards and conference were moved from a February to May. The 14th EPPY Awards were at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans on May 7, 2009.[6]

As of 2014, the EPPY Awards are awarded across 31 diverse media-related categories, with two tiers based on readership size.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EPPY Awards". Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Editor & Publisher and The Kelsey Group Present 1996's Best Online Newspaper Services". Editor & Publisher. February 1996. Retrieved August 13, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Washingtonpost.com Leads All Newspapers With Seven Entries Among 1999 EPpy Finalists". Editor & Publisher. January 18, 1999. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009.
  4. ^ Levins, Hoag (February 6, 1998). "CHICAGO TRIBUNE WINS 3 TOP HONORS IN WORLD'S BEST ONLINE NEWSPAPER AWARDS 14 Winners Announced at Seattle Ceremony". Editor & Publisher. Retrieved August 13, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "EPPY Awards". Editor & Publisher. Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "Nielsen Conference and Events". Nielsen Company. Archived from the original on July 24, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009.