MILWAUKEE – After several weeks of in-depth and thorough judging, Editor & Publisher Magazine, along with a prestigious panel of 81 judges, has selected OnMilwaukee as a finalist in two categories for the 2015 EPPY Awards.
OnMilwaukee is a finalist in the category of Best Digital Magazine on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors alongside Nieman Reports, as well as in the category of Best Online Media Kit with under 1 million unique monthly visitors along with ShawMediaDigital.com.
This is the fifth time the EPPYs selected OnMilwaukee as a finalist in its annual awards. The Milwaukee-based digital media company and publisher was previously nominated in 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2014, winning Best Entertainment Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors in 2012 and Best Classified Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors last year for its ShopLocal product, a partnership with Okanjo.
"Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Awards recognize media outlets that are leading the way in digital," said OnMilwaukee president and co-founder Jeff Sherman. "We’ve pioneered digital, social and mobile in Wisconsin since 1998 and always have embraced our unique position in the marketplace. This is another true honor and a great achievement for our talented and experienced team."
"This is a testament to our digital expertise. Look at the list of finalists in all categories. From ESPN to The Huffington Post to CNN and others, this is the best of the best. We're thankful and excited about new innovations, features and services that we're rolling out in the near future," added Andy Tarnoff, publisher and co-founder.
This year’s EPPY Awards saw more than 400 entries competing in 31 diverse categories. A complete list of all nominees can be found here. The winners will be announced live on Editor & Publisher on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 12:30 p.m. CST.
Now in its 20th year, the EPPYs honor the best media-affiliated websites, as well as three categories for college and university journalism. New categories this year include honors for Best Digital Magazine, Best Online Media Kit and Best Business Reporting on a Website. Each entry to the EPPYS is judged on its own merits within a particular category. In order to be a finalist, entries must receive a score in the top one-third of the average score across all categories within their division (1 million and over unique monthly visitors, and under 1 million unique monthly visitors).
OnMilwaukee is a digital media company and strategic hub for digital solutions that publishes Milwaukee's daily online magazine and several niche sites. Its mission is simple: create amazing media and move Milwaukee forward. To learn more, visit OnMilwaukee's corporate website.