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EW.com, WSJ.com Take Top Prizes At EPpy Awards

eppy.pngEditor & Publisher and Mediaweek presented their 14th consecutive EPpy Awards today in at the Interactive Newspaper Conference and Trade Show in New Orleans, honoring “the best Web sites in the media world.”

The beleaguered Boston Globe, The Las Vegas Sun, CNN and ESPN all took home two awards each. The Globe, which was a finalist for five awards, was awarded Best Sports Blog, for sportswriter Tony Massarotti‘s blog “Mazz,” and two Boston.com sites, Boston.com/ThingsToDo and and Boston.com/ae (Arts & Entertainment) tied for Best Entertainment Web site (with more than one million unique monthly visitors).

The Sun won in the Best Newspaper-Affiliated Web site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors and Best Web Special Feature — News or Event with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors categories.

But the big prize for Best Newspaper-Affiliated Web site with more than one million unique monthly visitors went to The Wall Street Journal‘s site, WSJ.com. And another New York-based pub, Entertainment Weekly, nabbed the award for Best National Magazine-Affiliated Web site.

A full list of winners after the jump


The 2009 EPpy Awards mark the 14th consecutive year of the program, which honors the best Web sites in the media world, including newspapers, TV/cable, radio and magazines. Nearly 400 entries were submitted for this year’s competition, which were evaluated by nearly 50 judges.

The 2009 EPpy Award Winners:

Best Business Blog
Today in the Sky, USA TODAY

Best Business Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
ChicagoBusiness.com

Best Business Web Site with more than one million unique monthly visitors
BusinessWeek.com

Best Classified Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
USA4SALE Networks, Inc.

Best Community Service Application in a Media-Affiliated Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
Jacksonville.com

Best Community Service Application in a Media-Affiliated Web Site with more than one million unique monthly visitors
Parkersburg tornado map, DesMoinesRegister.com

Best Consumer Technology Blog
Engadget.com

Best Design of a Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
PrepZone, naplesnews.com

Best Design of a Web Site with more than one million unique monthly visitors
About.com

Best Entertainment Blog
BiteClub, The Press Democrat

Best Entertainment Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
Las Vegas Weekly, Greenspun Interactive

Best Entertainment Web Site with over one million unique monthly visitors (TIE)
Boston.com Things To Do
Boston.com Arts & Entertainment

Best Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site
Tv3.cat

Best Network TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site
ESPN.com

Best National Magazine-Affiliated Web Site
Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com

Best Radio-Affiliated Web Site
American RadioWorks from American Public Media, americanradioworks.org

Best News/Politics Blog
The CNN Political Ticker, CNN.com

Best News Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
Arizona Daily Star, azstarnet.com

Best News Web Site with more than one million unique monthly visitors
CNN.com

Best College Newspaper Web Site
The Temple News

Best Weekly Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site
Baltimore City Paper, Citypaper.com

Best Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
Las Vegas Sun, Greenspun Interactive

Best Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with more than one million unique monthly visitors
The Wall Street Journal Online, WSJ.com

Best Sports Blog
“Mazz” (Tony Massarotti’s sports blog), Boston Globe

Best Sports Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
mchenrycountysports.com

Best Sports Web Site with more than one million unique monthly visitors
ESPN.com

Best Use of Video in a Media-Affiliated Web Site with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
Hurricane Gustav Weather Chat, wwltv.com

Best Use of Video in a Media-Affiliated Web Site with more than one million unique monthly visitors
Mercury News Video Stories, mercurynews.com

Best Web Special Feature — Enterprise, with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
The Promise Audit, NationalJournal.com

Best Web Special Feature — Enterprise, with more than million unique monthly visitors
NYTimes.com, “Kremlin Rules”

Best Web Special Feature — News or Event, with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors
Las Vegas Sun — History of Las Vegas, Greenspun Interactive

Best Web Special Feature — News or Event, with more than million unique monthly visitors
Talking to the Taliban, globeandmail.com

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