NPR, SoCal Public Radio websites win multiple EPPY awards

By Andrew Lapin

In a further sign of public media’s embrace of the digital front, NPR and Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles won multiple EPPY Awards for their websites.

Presented by Editor & Publisher magazine, the annual honors, announced Oct. 30, recognize the best in media-related websites. Each of the 31 categories are divided into two separate awards: sites with fewer than, or more than, 1 million monthly unique visitors. SCPR falls into the former category, and NPR the latter.

NPR received three awards, for best home page, best community service on a media-affiliated website (StateImpact, a reporting initiative focusing on state-specific issues) and best use of photography (“Russia by Rail,” a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad). KPCC’s two awards came for best news website and best relaunch – the new SCPR.org replaced KPCC.org in May.

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC News won its own award as well, for best news video for “bullyPROOF.” For the project, the newsroom set up a “bully booth” confessional space for teenagers at a Quebec high school.

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