EXPLORE 25 YEARS of EPPYs

2020 EPPY Award Winners

Best Daily Newspaper Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
BostonGlobe.com | The Boston Globe 
Finalists: ReviewJournal.com | Las Vegas Review-Journal AND SFChronicle.com | San Francisco Chronicle

Best Weekly or Non-Daily Newspaper Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
vineyardgazette.com |Vineyard Gazette 
Finalists: Las Vegas Weekly for LasVegasWeekly.com AND People Newspapers |for PeopleNewspapers.com

 Best Online News Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
CNN Digital | CNN
Finalist: Block Club Chicago for BlockClubChicago.com 

 Best Online-Only News Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
STAT | STAT
Finalists: Temple University: Department of Journalism for PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com AND ReligionUnplugged.com

 Best Local TV News Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
WSLS.com | Graham Digital

 Best Business/Finance Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
CNN Business | CNN

Best Business/Finance Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
STAT: A Must Read in Business | STAT
Finalists: GrowthSpotter.com AND AdamLevin.com

Best News/Political Blog a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
Back to the Battleground” | BostonGlobe.com
Finalists:  Bloomberg Green for “Net Zero” AND Business Insider for “Power and Persuasion in Election”

Best News/Political Blog on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
Coronavirus and Inequality” | Staff of the Center for Public Integrity

 Best Sports News Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
CNN Sports

 Best Entertainment/Cultural News Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
OnMilwaukee | OnMilwaukee.com

 Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
Careless” | IndyStar.com
Finalist: Consumer Reports for “While They Were Sleeping”

Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
Two Winners:
Give- and Taken” | Sarah Kleiner and Chris Zubak-Skees, Center for Public Integrity
Lethal Force” | Greenville (SC) News
Finalists: STAT for “On the Covid-19 Front Lines” AND, THE CITY for “Who’s Policing You?" AND, THE CITY for “Flirting with Disaster: Flood Zones in New York City”

 Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
Luanda Leaks | International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, FRONTLINE, Expresso, The New York Times and 33 other media partners
Finalists: The Center for Public Integrity, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, High Country News, Ohio Valley ReSource, and StateImpact Oklahoma for “One Disaster Away AND 70-Million Podcast

  Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting on a Website less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
The Riviera Maya Gang: How a Crew of Romanian Criminals Conquered The World of ATM Skimming” | Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Quinto Elemento Lab, Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad, and RISE Project
Finalists: The Kaiser Health News & The Guardian for “Lost on the Frontline” AND, THE CITY for “Chalkbeat and THE CITY”

 Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Video on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
Go There - Fear and Anxiety in Epicenter of Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak” | CNN Go There: Wuhan
Finalists: Trib Total Media for “Tragedy at Brighton” AND  CNN for “No Olvidado: Death and Dignity on the US Border”

 Best Investigative/Enterprise Video on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
The Riviera Maya Gang: How a Crew of Romanian Criminals Conquered The World of ATM Skimming” | Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Quinto Elemento Lab, Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad, and RISE Project
Finalists: ReligionUnplugged.com for “God And Guns: Why American Churchgoers Are Packing Heat” 

 Best News or Event Feature on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
Visual Coverage of Protests Following George Floyd's Death” | USA TODAY Graphics
Finalists: BostonGlobe.com for “Back to the Battleground” AND Bloomberg News for “Hong Kong on the Edge” ANDThe Tennessean for “The Nashville Tornado”

 Best News or Event Feature on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
Coronavirus in New York” | THE CITY
Finalists: U.S. Chamber of Commerce for “Small Business Resources on COVID-19” AND Honolulu Civil Beat for “Fighting to Save This Rare Maui Bird from Extinction”

 Best Business Reporting on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
The Pandemic: An Historic Business Story” | STAT
Finalists: ReligionUnplugged.com for “Whistleblower Alleges $100 Billion Secret Stockpile by LDS Church” AND  ReligionUnplugged.com for “God And Guns: Why American Churchgoers Are Packing Heat”

 Best Innovation Project on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
"NFL Off-Season Dominoes” | ESPN
Finalists: USA TODAY for “Visual Investigation of Violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin” AND Bloomberg Graphics FOR “Tesla Model 3 Survey”

 Best Innovation Project on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
Detained” | Emily Kassie, The Marshall Project in partnership with The Guardian
Finalists: THE CITY for “Missing Them” AND STAT for “Promise and Peril: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Health Care”

 Best Use of Data/Infographics on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
A Looming Plague” | CNN
Finalists: BostonGlobe.com for “The Boston Globe Data and Infographics” AND ESPN for “Lebron's Journey to Passing Kobe”

 Best Use of Data/Infographics on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
The STAT Covid-19 Tracker | STAT & Applied XL
Finalists: San Francisco Chronicle (SFChronicle.com) AND The CITY for “Coronavirus Tracker”

Best Community Service on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
Throwaway Kids” | The Kansas City Star
Finalists: BostonGlobe.com for “Seeing Red” AND BostonGlobe.com for “At the Edge of a Warming World”

Best Community Service on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
UVA Lawsuits” | Kaiser Health News
Finalists: Greenville News for “Lethal ForceAND Institute for Nonprofit News and Partners for “Lens on Lightfoot”

Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
Coronavirus Q&A” | CNN Social
Finalists: KHN.org, NPR.org & CBS This Morning for “The Bill of the Month” AND CNN Social for “We Remember”

Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
Chalkbeat and THE CITY” | THE CITY
Finalists: The CITY for “The City’s Staff” AND Portland Press Herald for “Press Herald on Twitter”

Best Mobile News App on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
CNN Digital | CNN Digital

 Best Mobile News App on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and PressReader

 Best News or Event Feature Video on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
The Burning Bed” | Retro Report and The New Yorker
Finalists: CNN for “Syrians Are in a Desperate Race to Outrun a Brutal Regime Offensive” AND  The Weather Channel Digital for “When Memory Fails”

 Best News or Event Feature Video on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors|
God And Guns: Why American Churchgoers Are Packing Heat” | ReligionUnplugged.com
Finalists: Religionunplugged.com for “George Floyd, Race & Religion in 2020” AND  STAT for “On the Covid-19 Front Lines”

 Best Podcast on a Website with more than 1 million unique viewers  
Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction” | CNN
Finalists: The Arizona Republic for “Rediscovering Don Bolles, a Murdered Journalist” AND, The Tennessean for “Country Mile”

 Best Podcast on a Website with less than 1 million unique visitors
Offshore Podcast: Far From Home” | Honolulu Civil Beat
Finalists: Loud Tree Media for “Bookable” AND 70 Million Podcast

Best Photojournalism on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
“For one Maine family, the long, hard road from ‘nowhere’ to home” | Boston Globe
Finalists: CNN for “CNN Photo” AND Singapore Press Holdings for “Journalism in Pandemic”

Best Photojournalism on a Website less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
Coronavirus in NYC” | THE CITY
Finalists: THE CITY for “Seeking Justice in New York” AND ReligionUnplugged.com for “God And Guns: Why American Churchgoers Are Packing Heat”

Best Overall Website Design of a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
CNN Style | CNN
Finalists: Singapore Press Holdings for “70 Years of Waiting” AND  Treehugger for Treehugger.com

Best Redesign/Relaunch of a Website with more than 1 million unique monthly visitors
ClickOnDetroit | Graham Media Group
Finalist: SFGate.com

Best Promotional/Marketing Campaign on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
“Forecast: Change” | The Weather Channel, an IBM Business/TWC Branded Team, IBM Originals, The Garden Creative
Finalists: Las Vegas Review-Journal for “2020 Academic Excellence Awards Go Virtual” AND The Dallas Morning News for “The Dallas Morning News: Behind the Story”

 Best Promotional/Marketing Campaign on a Website with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors
Stimulus Package to Help Small Businesses” | El Clasificado
Finalists: Portland Press Herald for “Portland Press Herald COVID-19 Support Campaign“ AND Shaw Media Illinois for “Friday Night Drive”

 Best Business Reporting on a Website with more than 1 million unique visitors
NBC News Reporting Series: The Paycheck Protection Program” | NBC News Business, Tech, and Media Unit
Finalists: Bloomberg Businessweek for “Tainted Pills, Broken Trust” AND Bloomberg News for “Fisher’s Expensive Sexist Joke”

Best College Campus Website
Baylorlariat.com Baylor University
Finalists: UIC for The Redline Project AND Temple University for The Temple News Website

 Best College Produced Community or Niche Website
South Florida Media Network | FIU Journalism + Media
Finalists: Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY for NYCity News Service, Temple University: Department of Journalism for PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com

 Best News Story on a College Website
COVID's Invisible Victims” | Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University
Finalists: Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University for “Operation Agent Touch” AND PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, Temple University: Department of Journalism for “People Without Government-Issued IDs Pay a Steep Price to Own Their Identity

Best Feature Story on a College Website
Deported U.S. veterans find aid, comfort in a Tijuana ‘bunker” | Madeline Ackley, Cronkite News at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Finalists: Temple University’s The Temple News for “I'm Still Here: Housing Insecurity Creates Daily Obstacles and Few Solutions” AND  NYCity News Service, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY for “The South Bronx Acts”

Best Photojournalism on a College Website
Thomas Hengge Pavement Pieces | New York University
Finalists: Benjamin Chambers, NYCity News Service for “61 Days of Solitude, Life and Love“ AND Temple University’s The Temple News for “Inside Temple University's Makeshift Surge Hospital”

Best Video on a College Website
Coping With Covid-19” | Staff of 219 West, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Finalists: Florida International University for “Mother And Son Offer Autism Training to First Responders” AND  Temple University: Department of Journalism, Media and American Politics for “Voter Security in 2020”

Best College/University Investigative Documentary on a Website
Homeland Secrets” | Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University
Finalists: News Staff, Carnegie-Knight News21, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University for “Kids Imprisoned” AND City Newsroom | NY City Lens at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism for “Things Fall Apart: What Happened to New York City When the Coronavirus Came Calling”