News site named for excellence has won an award in the 2012 New Media Web Competition. It earned the award in the category of local news in the prestigious international competition, hosted by the New Media Institute (NMI).

As stated on the website,, the Web Awards are based not only on design but also on “how well they are using this technology to serve and communicate to their audience.”

According to New Media Institute’s Vice President Barbara Eber-Schmid, winners of New Media Awards are chosen by a panel of judges with “expert eyes in new media,” based on several criteria, such as user-friendliness, message clarity, and ease of navigation. They are in their eighth year of giving out the Web Awards, which have become more competitive each year. Eber-Schmid pointed out that was in good company; other winners this year include the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Calgary’s government website, and NBC’s digital classroom resource, NBC Learn K-12.

The New Media Institute is a research and fact-finding organization that aims to improve public understanding of issues about the Internet and other forms of new-media communications. For more information, visit their website,

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2 replies on “ Wins New Media Award”

  1. Congratulations! I’m so proud of our little community’s big-time paper. We are lucky to have you.

  2. Congratulations to all at for a well-deserved award. I thoroughly enjoy reading every posting.

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