NPR, SoCal Public Radio websites win multiple EPPY awards


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 replaced 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.