From Staff Reports Modified: April 16, 2009 at 1:04 am •  Published: April 16, 2009

/> According to the academy’s Web site,, The New York Times has called the award the "Internet’s highest honor,” and The Wall Street Journal has said the awards "celebrate sites that pave important paths to the Internet’s next phase.”

The 13th Annual Webby Awards will be presented June 8 in New York.

"Winning an international award of this caliber is a tribute to the journalists, programmers, developers, designers, video, sales and marketing professionals who are all part of our rapidly expanding digital innovation team,” said Chris Reen, executive vice president of OPUBCO Communications Group.

Reen said the honor validates the "risks we have taken” as a company to redesign and expand "beyond a traditional local media site.”

He pointed to NewsOK’s extensive coverage of recent tornado and wildfire disasters utilizing Twitter, live streaming and chats as examples of how "OPUBCO Communications is leading the way.”

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