Editor & Publisher has released its annual list of Eppy award finalists. The Eppy honors the best of the Web and it’s always interesting to see which local TV news sites make the list of nominees.
This year, as in the past, the list is short — only a very small percentage of nominees come from local TV. Even in the category of “Best Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site,” just two traditional stations make the list:
TV, in general, is not well represented either — CNN and CBS MoneyWatch received several nominations, but these awards are clearly dominated by the print folks once again.
I hope this is a case of TV newsrooms simply not entering the competition, and maybe we’ll get ‘em next year.
[Editor's note from Deborah Potter: We should add that NPR.org and ABCNews.com also have multiple nominations. And that Msnbc.com is in the running along with CNN and ABC for best network/cable affiliated site. But what's most disheartening is the list of nominees for best use of video, which includes only one TV site, CBS MoneyWatch. Surely, TV should do better in that category! The Eppy awards will be presented later this month.]