The EPPY™ Awards
honor the best in digital news publishing across 
more than 30 diverse categories,
including excellence in college/university
digital journalism.

Now in its 26th year,

In conjunction with

Congratulations to this year's EPPY Award winners and runner-ups.

For 2022, we seleted only 1st place winners and runner-ups.
(Note if a category is not shown then there is no winner this year)



Here is the complete list. 

Website/ APP Categories

Best daily newspaper website
(1 million or more unique visitors)

BostonGlobe.com
The Boston Globe

Comment(s) from the judges:
“BostonGlobe.com reflects the diverse, exciting and intense nature of its home, providing a great resource to their community.”
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Best weekly or non-daily newspaper website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

Lasvegasweekly.com
Las Vegas Weekly

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Very comprehensive and complete view of what's happening in and what there is to do in Last Vegas. Not light on content and certainly not a directory.”

Runner up:
LaNoticia.com, La Noticia
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Best Black newspaper website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

Defender Network Website
Defender Network

Runner up:
AFRO American Newspapers afro.com, The AFRO
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Best Hispanic newspaper website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

LaNoticia.com
La Noticia
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Best magazine website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute”
The George W. Bush Institute

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Clear organization of themes brings the best of magazine packaging online. Unique design, smart writing, enough details to maintain interest.”

Runner up:
“LOCAL Life,” Local Life Magazine
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Best sports news website
(1 million or more unique visitors)

ESPN Digital Media

Runner up:
CNN Sport
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Best online-only news website
(1 million or more unique visitors)

CalMatters

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Love the interactive features that immerse the reader into a deeper experience. Great content that's specific to a defined audience.”

 

Runner up:
“War Crimes Watch Ukraine,” The Associated Press & FRONTLINE (PBS)
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Best online-only news website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

The San Francisco Standard

Runner up:
Honolulu Civil Beat
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Best Local TV news website
(1 million or more unique visitors)

ClickOrlando.com
WKMG-TV/ ClickOrlando.com
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Best Local TV news website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

WSLS.com
WSLS.com / Graham Media Group
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Best business/ finance website
(1 million or more unique visitors)

CNBC.com
CNBC

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Great static way to drive viewership to the live stream that stays sticky through scrolling.”

Runner up:
McKinsey Global Publishing
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Best business/ finance website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

CO— by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guides New Businesses Through the Startup Boom
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Great static way to drive viewership to the live stream that stays sticky through scrolling.”

Runner up:
“Extraordinary coverage of the business of health and medicine,” STAT
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Best entertainment / cultural news website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

OnMilwaukee.com

Runner up:
ReligionUnplugged.com, Religion Unplugged
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Best mobile news app
(1 million or more unique visitors)

ESPN Digital Media
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College / University Categories

Best college/university campus website

Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Temple University: Department of Journalism

Comment(s) from the judges:
“A great look at Philadelphia neighborhoods. Wish the campus was represented more on this website.”

Runner up:
NYCity News Service, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
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Best college/university-produced community or niche website

Legal Roadblocks to Police Accountability
Gateway Journalism Review/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Incredibly in-depth 18-month report digs deep into the legal roadblocks to Police Accountability.”

Runner up:
“NY City Lens,” Newsroom - Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
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Best collaborative college/university & professional website

“Legal Roadblocks to Police Accountability”
Gateway Journalism Review/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Runner up:
El Deadline, El Deadline and Univision (NYCity News Service)
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Best news story on a college/university website

“Housing: Even with Empty Lots and Homes, Philadelphia’s Struggling to Make Housing Affordable”
PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, Temple University: Department of Journalism

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Very informative piece. Well written and a nice balance of fact/opinion/anecdote. Would have like to have seen some suggestions for steps the community members can take to help address the concerns raised in the piece.”

Runner up:
“One Flood Too Many,” NYCity News Service
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Best feature story on a college/university website

“The Housing Crunch”
NYCity News Service Staff

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Great, in-depth piece on the housing crisis in NY, with good use of data and charts.”

Runner up:
“Gaslit,” Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism
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Best video on a college/ university website

Gaslit
Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Ambitious, important reporting--well done!”

Runner up:
“I’m Not a Criminal,” NYCity News Service
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Best photojournalism on a college/university website

“Southwest: A Day at John Bartram High School’s Football Homecoming”
PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, Temple University: Department of Journalism

Runner up:
“Grit & Glory,” S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
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Best college/ university investigative/ documentary

Gaslit
Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Great investigative reporting on flaring and venting and its impact on the environment. There were hints of the disparities on certain communities. This could have been explored a bit more. Love the interactive maps and alarming data on what was tracked by satellite vs. reported. What's the margin of error for the higher satellite numbers? Perhaps this could have been explained/included.”

Runner up:
“When Home is School,” NYCity News Service
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Best college/university sports section/ website

“Basketball Preview 2021”
The Tample News
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Content Categories

Best investigative/enterprise feature
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“Under the wheel”
The Boston Globe

Comment(s) from the judges:
“An unusual storytelling format for this category makes for intense understanding of generational trauma and its impact on violence.”

Runner up:
“House of Cards,” Miami Herald/McClatchy
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Best investigative/enterprise feature
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“A deep dive into how private equity is short-changing kids with autism”
STAT

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Very well-researched with multiple providers interviewed, statistics cited, families included. The reporter offers the theory that private equity ownership is contributing to a problem but offers other opinions, as well!”

Runner up:
“You want a job?” The Podcast Team, MIT Technology Review
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Best collaborative investigative/enterprise reporting
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“The Methane Menace”
Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Green

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Lots of research with riveting rewards of information in interests of public concern. Video was great added benefit.”

Runner up:
“ War Crimes Watch Ukraine,” Associated Press & Frontline PBS
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Best collaborative investigative/enterprise reporting
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“A novel experiment in investigative reporting”
STAT/ MIT

Comment(s) from the judges:
“This collaborative data project produced groundbreaking findings showing that AI tools in medical diagnosis and treatment can provide misleading and possibly fatality-causing information if not kept up to date. This was truly an innovative investigation with life-saving consequences.”

Runner up:
“Ukraine War Rattles the Orthodox Church Around the World,” Religion Unplugged
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Best news or event feature
(1 million or more unique visitors)

Under the Wheel
The Boston Globe

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Powerful narrative!”

“Stunning, from story to design. This one stays with you. Small interactive at the end is a nice touch. This team worked with restraint to great effect. My top choice in this category.”

Runner up:
“6 months of war in Europe,” CNN
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Best news or event feature
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“‘Getting Harder By the Day’: SF School District Looks to Staff Up as Droves of Teachers Depart”
The San Francisco Standard

Runner up:
The Week Junior
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Best business reporting
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“The ESG Mirage”

Bloomberg
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 Best business reporting
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

How a major health care system is operating like a Wall Street firm
STAT

Runner up:
“Nobel Prize winners: Immigrants do not take jobs from local workers,” La Noticia
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Best business/ finance blog
(1 million or more unique visitors)

Term Sheet Newsletter
Fortune

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Now this is wit and wisdom. Impressive body of work.”

Runner up:
“Pandora Papers,” International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
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Best business/ finance blog
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

CO— by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guides New Businesses Through the Startup Boom
US Chamber of Commerce

Runner up:
“Mary Beth Franklin's "On Retirement,” Investment News
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Best news/ political blog
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“How I Left the Far Right”
Raw Story

Runner up:
“Politics Insider,” Insider
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Best news/ political blog
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“Mark Schoeff Jr’s “D.C. Insider”
InvestmentNews

Runner up:
The Brazilian Report
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Best use of data/infographics
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“Supply chains, interrupted: Why a bicycle takes 40 days to reach Singapore”
The Straits Times

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Loved everything about this. The ships in the beginning set the tone for the data ahead. The consistency is design and the presentation overall. I was on the journey with that bicycle! Excellent work, incredibly informative - Bravo!”

Runner up:
The USA TODAY/AP/Northeastern University mass killing database, USA TODAY, The Associated Press, and Northeastern University
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Best use of data/infographics
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

The ‘five pandemics’ driving 1 million U.S. Covid death
STAT
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Best use of social media/crowd sourcing
(1 million or more unique visitors)

Voicemail Series
CNN

Comment(s) from the judges:
“This series is an incredible way to leverage viewers voices, literally, in a raw and also balanced way. Compelling imagery coupled with differing points of view told in such a personal way makes for powerful storytelling. The topics were relevant and timely, and the emotion in the voices is moving.”

Runner up:
“The Lobster Trap,” The Boston Globe
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Best use of social media/crowd sourcing
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“Pastors Question Whether To Unplug From Online Services When The Pandemic Ends”
Religion Unplugged

Runner up:
Ryan Neal's Social Media Feature, InvestmentNews
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Best innovation project on a website
(1 million or more unique visitors)

Climate code red: Saving Singapore’s shores
The Strait Times

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Important and first-rate reporting and visuals that show what will happen to Singapore if climate change is not adequately addressed.”

Runner up:
“Conflicted Congress,” Insider
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Best innovation project on a website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“Olivos, la estación de la muerte (Olivos, the terminal of death)”
Mexicanos contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Comic graphics take the storytelling to the next level. Reader scrolling reveals quotes and content to create a sense of "what's coming next" which is highly engaging.”

Runner up:
“WhatsApp, Lebanon?” The New Humanitarian
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Best community service project/reporting
(1 million or more unique visitors)

The USA TODAY/AP/Northeastern University mass killing database
USA TODAY, The Associated Press, and Northeastern University 

Comment(s) from the judges:
“This partnership between USAToday, AP and Northeastern University demonstrate just how powerful collaboration among news gathering agencies can be! ... This is a powerful project that demonstrates in very tangible, visually accessible ways the epidemic of gun violence in America. This is the sort of news gathering project that should be required reading in our high schools and higher learning institutions. And it should be held up as an example to all of the journalism and mass communication students across the country as example of how the media can shape the country.”
“Clear, clean exposition of mass killing with useful and easy to read charts. doesn't focus much on solutions but provides a striking perspective on mass shootings over the years.”

Runner up:
“Maternal Mental Health,” CNN Digital
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Best community service project/reporting
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

The Dinner Table: Journalism over food in India that fosters civility & conversation
ReligionUnplugged.com & Newsreel Asia

Comment(s) from the judges:
“I absolutely loved this - both videos. Incredibly well done. It was just a conversation over dinner that opened my eyes to something I knew nothing about. My empathy for these families grew with each passing moment. I loved the incorporation of the local headlines to tell the story through words. Bravo, excellent work!

Runner up:
“Ukraine War Rattles the Orthodox Church Around the World.” Religion Unplugged
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Best news or event feature video
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“Remember Their Names”
KSAT.com/ KSAT 12
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Best news or event feature video
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“Mardi Gras for All Y'all 2022”
The Times Picayune | NOLA.com

Runner up:
“Massacre in El Salvador,” Retro Report, Frontline PBS and ProPublica
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Best investigative/ enterprise video
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“A Beautiful Resistance”
A Beautiful Resistance /Boston Globe

Comment(s) from the judges:
"Brilliant series."

Runner up:
“Close up Series,” The Strait Times
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Best investigative/ enterprise video
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“Coach cheats high school football team”
WSLS.com / Graham Media Group

Runner up:
“The Dinner Table: Journalism over food in India that fosters civility & conversation,” Religion Unplugged
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Best sports video
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“Uvalde All-Stars: How a grieving Texas community came together following tragedy”
ESPN.com

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Touching story about the reverberations of what sports mean to us. Good production quality. The lead of the story is buried too deep in the video though, and it feels to the viewer that it takes the digital story that accompanies the video to tell the story.”

Runner up:
“Loh Kean Yew: Badminton Bromance parts 1 and 2,” The Strait Times
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Best podcast
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“It’s All Good”
Block Club Chicago

Comment(s) from the judges:
“LOVED this podcast! The yarn store owner's story was super inspiring and feel good - and well told! I love that all the podcasts in this series had background music integrated into the experience, it made me really feel at home while listening. During the Bulls Hair Cutter story, I literally clapped my hands and yelled "awesome!" when hearing about him cutting Scottie Pippin's hair on the stage on the basketball court. This whole series was great story telling - great set up, loved the hosts, loved the stories. Bravo!”

Runner up:
“Collapse: Disaster in Surfside,” Miami Herald/Treefort Media/McClatchy
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Best podcast
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

Religion Unplugged Podcast: “Conversations about Religion”
Religion Unplugged

Comment(s) from the judges:
“I absolutely loved this - both videos. Incredibly well done. It was just a conversation over dinner that opened my eyes to something I knew nothing about. My empathy for these families grew with each passing moment. I loved the incorporation of the local headlines to tell the story through words. Bravo, excellent work!

Runner up:
Stat’s “Color Code,” STAT
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Best photojournalism on a website
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“Over the moon”
The Strait TimeS

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Being in the right place and right time to catch a photo is one thing. But that's often not enough to tell the story behind the image. The jets in an intricate dance, the energy of the diver off the helicopter, and the city celebration - these photos make the viewer feel like they were present. Of course, life often has its own ideas as the landing parachutist discovered.”

Runner up:
“Cover Story - Auston Matthews,” ESPN
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Best photojournalism on a website
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“DISTANCED: Pandemic stories of Black life in the rural South”
STAT

Comment(s) from the judges:
“This entry makes use of personal photos and videos to introduce and accompany the compelling storytelling, while also providing historical perspective to give the reader a true sense of the area and its people. This entry uses photographs in a meaningful way to capture the essence of the story.”

Runner up:
“Ukraine War Rattles the Orthodox Church Around the World,” Religion Unplugged
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Best editorial/ political cartoon
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“JI arrests, 20 years on: How they joined the Jemaah Islamiah regional terror group”
The Strait Times

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Great use of images to tell a story. The comic-like style and captions are engaging and effective in narrating this interesting story.”

Runner up:
Michael Ramirez Political Cartoons, Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Best editorial/ political cartoon
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

The Brazilian Report
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Best incorporation of sponsored/branded content
(1 million or more unique visitors)

American Identity Series
NBC News Custom Productions

Runner up:
“I Believe,” A video series on minority religions in Singapore
Lianhe Zaobao / SPH Media LTD
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Best incorporation of sponsored/branded content
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“The Rex Organization 150th Anniversary Documentary Series”
The Times Picayune | NOLA.com

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Creative used of episodic video as a storytelling platform that's informative, engaging and ‘brand’ affirming.”

Runner up:
Defender Network Branded Content, Defender Network
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Best overall website design
(1 million or more unique visitors)

Block Club Chicago

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Well done!”

Runner up:
KSAT.com, KSAT/ Graham Media Group
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Best overall website design
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

The Brazilian Report

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Clean, easy to navigate.”
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Best home page design
(1 million or more unique visitors)

TTN: a redesigned homepage for news and video coverage from Argentina and the World
Artear - TN

Runner up:
Book Club Chicago
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Best home page design
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

Religionunplugged.com
Religion Unplugged

Runner up: Brazilian.Report, The Brazilian Report
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Best redesign/ relaunch
(1 million or more unique visitors)

Block Club Chicago

Comment(s) from the judges:
“Love the measures taken to make the site more accessible including, easy navigation and newsletters that are compatible with screen readers. Like the mini-sites which compartmentalizes special interest stories. Organized and reader focused design.”
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Best website navigation design
(Fewer than 1 million unique visitors)

“Orthodox Alaska: The evolution of traditional faith in America's northernmost state”
Religion Unplugged

Runner up:
WSLS.com, WSLS.com / Graham Media Group
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Best cause marketing/corporate social responsibility campaign
(1 million or more unique visitors)

“Newsday Watchdog: Policing on Long Island”
Newsday
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Best promotional/ marketing campaign
(1 million or more unique visitors)

The Boston Globe: Serving Our Community for 150 Years
The Boston Globe
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