The Pasadena Sun website, www.pasadenasun.com, won an EPPY award for the best weekly news website with fewer than 1 million unique visitors per month.
The announcement marks the 17th year that Editor & Publisher has hosted the awards, honoring news organizations from around the world for their work online, with social media and in other digital formats.
The Pasadena Sun and its website launched in August 2011. They are part of Times Community News, a Los Angeles Times-owned chain of seven newspapers and their affiliated websites, including three publications in Orange County.
The website and newspaper focus on the cities of Pasadena, South Pasadena and San Marino, covering local government and public safety issues, prep sports, arts and culture.
Dan Evans, editor of the Pasadena Sun and other news outlets in Times Community News North, said the award is a “tremendous honor” that illustrates the organization’s emphasis on delivering the news in the formats preferred by readers.
“It is really a tribute to the work of the Pasadena Sun and the entire Times Community News organization,” Evans said. “We’re remaking ourselves, not as a newspaper organization, but as a news organization, with the website and the print product being two ways of getting the news out.
This is a testament that our peers in the industry think we are doing the job well.”
Scott Pompe, senior vice president for advertising and targeted media at the Los Angeles Times, said that “with the Sun just entering the Pasadena market this year, this is truly a credit to [Times Community News’] editorial staff and our commitment to local coverage in Pasadena.”
Other Eppy winners included Southern California’s Public Radio’s kppc.org and Digital First Media, which operates several newspapers and websites in Southern California.
For a complete list of EPPY award winners, visit www.editorandpublisher.com/EPPY2012.
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