FishbowlNY reports from the Digital Magazine Conference, “Magazines 24/7,” in New York:
Accepting Magazine Publishers of America digital award for best entertainment/celebrity website, EW.com managing editor Jay Woodruff wanted to prove he hadn’t had anything prepped. He had emailed his staff, he said, and gotten an answer from Jason Adams on what to say.
“‘I’m pleasantly surprised but not shocked,” Woodruff said, reading from Adams’ missive on a handheld device, “as this award shows you are f’ing awesome.”
The only thing more prevalent at the first-ever MPA digital awards [full list here and below] than the funky pseudo-pop played between announcements,was the number of runners up. Four, count ‘em, four tied for second place in the “Web Only Tool” category (kind of describes our personal lives, that one), and five for “Magazine Blog of the Year,” won by PCMag.com’s Gearlog.
More on the conference in a bit.