Philipstown.info has been honored with the 2014 New Media Award in the “Local [digital] Newspaper” category, with the designation of “Best In Industry.”
The New Media Institute (NMI), based in Manhattan, describe themselves as a “research and fact finding organization whose mission is to improve public understanding of issues surrounding the Internet and other forms of new media communications.” The NMI holds conferences on topics related to digital media throughout the year, and NMI works directly with the news media, researchers, academics, government and industry professionals and serves as a primary resource of facts, statistics and analysis.
There are three primary categories of entry for the NMI Awards: websites, mobile apps and online videos. NMI notes that finalists are not selected based solely on design, but on how well they are using this technology to serve and communicate to their audience. Other 2014 winners include CVS Pharmacy’s iPad app, recognized in the e-commerce category and RadioMD.com, which took the honors in the Health News and Information Category. Previous winners include Survey Monkey, Scholastic and Pandora’s mobile app.