2008 EPpy Award
Independent.com Wins the EPpy
Independent.com Named Best Weekly Newspaper Website in the Country
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Independent.com - which re-launched in April 2007 and publishes numerous daily stories that aren’t ever printed in the weekly, ink-stained version of The Santa Barbara Independent - beat out two other finalists: The Brooklyn Paper, from New York City; and Wicked Local Somerville, which serves the Boston neighborhood of Somerville.
Campbell, who traveled alone to Las Vegas to pick up the award, called the office excited on Thursday around 1:30 p.m. He was presented the award on-stage, and thanked his staff for their hard work in taking the website from a skeleton to a fully operational daily source of news for the Santa Barbara community.
“There are no secrets to publishing, either online or in print, so I’m thrilled the hard work and commitment of our web team has been recognized on a national level,” said Campbell back in April, when he caught word that the website was nominated. “It’s an exciting time for newspapers. I believe the structure of our site and our company’s vision and talent are well-suited to take advantage of emerging opportunities and challenges.”
Tune into Independent.com for more of Campbell’s thoughts later this week.