Home Category 1 – Best Community Website

Category 1 – Best Community Website

Winners by Company | Winners by Category

Class A: Monthly unique visitors less than 100,000

1st Place

Publishing Company Name: Shaw Media

Newspaper Name: Kane County Chronicle

Winning Site/URL: www.KCChronicle.com

Judges Comments: Good use of cross screen, images. Excellent preps. Nice focus on local. Well organized.

2nd Place

Publishing Company Name: Bliss Communications, Inc.

Newspaper Name: The Janesville Gazette / Local Matters Digital

Winning Site/URL: www.gazettextra.com

Judges Comments: Attractive site. Nicely laid out; good graphics; Good Video, live traffic cameras, staff blogs.

3rd Place

Publishing Company Name: Black Press

Newspaper Name: Abbotsford News

Winning Site/URL: www.abbynews.com

Judges Comments: Good site with strong news coverage.

Class B: Monthly unique visitors 100,001-500,000

1st Place

Publishing Company Name: The World Company

Newspaper Name: The Lawrence Journal-World

Winning Site/URL: www.ljworld.com

Judges Comments: Very good community coverage, with special features (old home town, “town talk”) really connecting the town with news and community feedback. Very good news coverage overall, integrating nicely with “local” features.

2nd Place

Publishing Company Name: Post Community Media LLC

Newspaper Name: The Gazette

Winning Site/URL: www.gazette.net

Judges Comments: Attractive site, nicely laid out; excellent features; up to date.

3rd Place

Publishing Company Name: Truth Publishing Company

Newspaper Name: The Elkhart Truth | elkharttruth.com

Winning Site/URL: www.elkharttruth.com

Judges Comments: Good discussion boards with a lot of participation.

Honorable Mention

Publishing Company Name: Post Community Media LLC

Newspaper Name: The Gazette

Winning Site/URL: www.somdnews.com

Judges Comments: Strong local business section.

 

Class C: Monthly unique visitors more than 500,001

1st Place

Publishing Company Name: Sonoma Media Investments

Newspaper Name: The Press Democrat

Winning Site/URL: www.pressdemocrat.com

Judges Comments: Good layout, very well written content, excellent blogs and features.

2nd Place

Publishing Company Name: Calkins Media, Greater Philadelphia Media

Newspaper Name: Bucks County Courier Times, Burlington County Times, The Intelligencer

Winning Site/URL: www.buckscountycouriertimes.com; www.theintell.com; www.burlingtoncountytimes.com

Judges Comments: Nice use of video and special subjects (saving bucks, garden minute).

3rd Place

Publishing Company Name: Lee Enterprises

Newspaper Name: Sioux City Journal

Winning Site/URL: www.siouxcityjournal.com

Judges Comments: Nice local features; good use of databases.

Honorable Mention

Publishing Company Name: Halifax Media Group

Newspaper Name: StarNews Media

Winning Site/URL: www.myreporter.com

Judges Comments: Innovative local contribution to Q&A; well organized; easy to use.