The Digital Desk


Another list of awards from another strong list of contenders

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm •  Published: October 26, 2010

My boss was at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association conference in Austin, Texas, last week.

She was presenting to the group of newspaper executives, explaining how we organized ourselves over the past few years in building two fully functional video studios and trained our journalists to be multimedia pioneers in feeding our extensive video operation.

It’s one of the things that makes NewsOK (and our publishing company) truly unique.

Another thing that set us apart? The honors and awards that we often receive.

While she was there, she picked up a handful of awards from the SNPA contest.

And here’s something of note: In judging the “Best Website” category, the SNPA made a point to focus on the site organization and the journalism involved.

Judges didn’t consider how many hits a website attracts. Instead, they looked at the overall Internet experience that a reader coming to the page should expect to have. Honors were awarded based on ease of navigation, search capabilities, attractive design, a promotional avenue for the print product, plus any extras offered by the site.

The competition includes a large number of newspapers, ranging from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to The Oregonian to The Tennessean to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

It was another good showing in another prestigious competition.

As I’ve said before, we don’t do our work for the awards and accolades. But it is good to know that we rank highly among our peers in the industry.

by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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