Digital Edge Award Finalists

This year brought a record number of entries to the Digital Edge Awards (“The Edgies”). The finalists are…


Most Innovative Multimedia Storytelling

Circ. less than 75,000

24 Hours in Lawrence ( Lawrence Journal-World)

FGCU Interactive ( Daily News)

John Couey Trial Coverage ( Ocala Star-Banner)


Circ. 75,000 – 250,000

Broken Trust (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

Clearing the Air ( Oklahoman)

Cold Case ( Oklahoman)

Oklahoma – A Century in the Making ( Oklahoman)

Virginia Tech Multimedia Coverage ( Roanoke Times)


Circ. more than 250,000

A People Torn ( Star Tribune)

Dodging Doomsday ( Interactive)

The Crossing ( Mountain News)

Walter Reed and Beyond and OnBeing (


Most Innovative Use of Interactive Media

Circ. less than 75,000

CapeCast (Cape Cod Online/Cape Cod Media Group) (The Telegraph) (Amarillo Globe-News)

Studio55 ( Daily News)


Circ. 75,000 – 250,000

CrimeTracker (The Commercial Appeal)

Space Interactives ( Today)

Ultimate Local Band Site and Text Voting Contest (tbt*/Tampa Bay Times)


Circ. more than 250,000

Brett Favre Touchdown Database ( Journal Sentinel)

CinciNavigator and the Data Center ( Cincinnati Enquirer)

The Issues Tracker and HD Video Podcasts (


Most Innovative Visitor Participation

Circ. less than 75,000

Creating a Two-Way Conversation with Our Community ( Morning News)

Local Information Network (The Victoria Advocate) ( Gainesville Sun)


Circ. 75,000 – 250,000 School Matters ( News Sentinel)

Oklahoma World War II Stories ( Oklahoman) (The Lakeland Ledger)

Tampa Bay Area Artists’ Database (


Circ. more than 250,000 (The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Chicago Tribune Video Chats ( Interactive)

Mile High Mamas (The Denver Post)


Best Local Guide or Entertainment Site

Circ. less than 75,000 (Scripps Newspaper Group – Florida) (The World Co.) (South Coast Media Group/Ottoway Newspapers)

Circ. 75,000 – 250,000 (The Austin American-Statesman)

AZNightBuzz (Arizona Daily Star) (The Spokesman-Review)


Circ. more than 250,000 Entertainment Channel (The Arizona Republic) (The Star Tribune)

Best Local Shopping and Directory Strategy*


Best Digital Advertising Program*

Circ. 75,000 – 250,000

Online Carousel Ad (The Dayton Daily News)

Oklahoma Red Hawks ( Oklahoman)


Circ. more than 250,000 Expansion and Redesign (The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Homepage Experience Campaign (The Star Tribune)


Best Digital Classified Innovation*

Circ. 75,000 – 250,000

Increase Renewals with Automated E-mails (The Palm Beach Post)
North Jersey Homes (North Jersey Media Group, Trulia)


Best Design and Site Architecture

Circ. less than 75,000 (The Stockton Record) (Corpus Christi Caller-Times) (The Topeka Capital-Journal) (The Lawrence Journal-World/The World Co.)

Prepzone ( Daily News) (Savannah Morning News)


Circ. 75,000 – 250,000 (Dayton Daily News) (Knoxville News Sentinel) (The Dallas Morning News Co.)

Varsity845 (Times Herald-Record)


Circ. more than 250,000

MetroMix New York (Tribune Co.) (


Best Overall News Site

Circ. less than 75,000 (The Lawrence Journal-World/The World Co.) (Naples Daily News/Scripps Newspaper Group) (The Telegraph)


Circ. 75,000 – 250,000 (The Commercial Appeal) (The Fresno Bee) (Knoxville News Sentinel) (The Austin American-Statesman)


Circ. more than 250,000 (St. Petersburg Times/Congressional Quarterly) (The Star Tribune) (Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive)