Archive for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Journal-World wins two prestigious first-place awards from Editor & Publisher for online excellence

October 30, 2012, 1:45 p.m. Updated October 30, 2012, 1:45 p.m.


The Lawrence Journal-World on Tuesday won two top awards for online excellence.

The international EPpy Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, honor the best media-affiliated websites.

The Journal-World’s website,, won the EPpy for the Best Daily Newspaper Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors. Other news organizations nominated in the category included the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune, the Glendale (Ariz.) News-Press and the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel.

Multimedia work by Journal-World photojournalists — Richard Gwin, Nick Krug and Mike Yoder — was honored for a second year in a row, winning in the Best News Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors category. Other nominees included Wired magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News and Naples Daily News.

The Journal-World was a finalist in four other categories:

• for Best Sports Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors.

• Wellcommons, which focuses on northeast Kansas health issues, for Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors. Wellcommons was a winner last year.

• A package of stories, photos and videos about Joe Jones, who was the first Kansan exonerated for a rape through DNA evidence. The work was by reporter Shaun Hittle and photojournalists Nick Krug and Kevin Anderson.

• Town Talk, reporter Chad Lawhorn’s blog, for Best Business Blog with under 1 million unique monthly visitors.

Now in their 17th year, the EPpy Awards were established by Editor & Publisher to recognize the best work in online journalism. Last year, the Journal-World won three awards in categories for small media organizations, including best community service website and best sports video.


skinny 5 years, 7 months ago

Not my eyes. I know what the LJWorld reports and what it doesn't report. Not good!

gutenberg 5 years, 7 months ago

I'm pleased for the Journal-World's award for online excellence. The layout and navigation are pleasing to the eye and easy to browse.

I suggest technical attention be given to the search feature. I often have difficulty locating articles which were recently published.

Google does a better job of indexing the Journal-Workd than the integrated search feature.

Thank you for your consideration.

bearded_gnome 5 years, 7 months ago

Town Talk deserves the notice for sure.

free the reader blogs. restore them to the front page.

free the blogs

Lawrence Morgan 5 years, 7 months ago

The Journal-World is an outstanding newspaper.

But where are the readers' blogs???? They should be on the front page. As it is, no one can find them.

They also add a lot to the paper.

Readers blogs? YES! And on the front page!

Who has changed this, and for what reason? Please tell us what is going on with this, IN DETAIL.

Congratulations for the outstanding photography, and Shawn Hittle and Nick Krug and Kevin Anderson, and to Chad Lawhorn.

But the readers blog issue is a big one. Almost every other newspaper - and I have checked many of the Journal-World's size throughout this country - has blogs on the FRONT page!


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