The websites for the Penn Law School and FactCheck.org, an Annenberg Public Policy Center project, won Webby Awards on Monday.
Penn Law’s website won its second consecutive People’s Voice Award, chosen by public voters. FactCheck.org, which verifies the accuracy of politicians’ statements during major elections, won both the People’s Voice Award for the seventh time since 2007 and the judge’s award, following wins in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The websites were nominated for Webby Awards, an internet award The New York Times called “the Internet’s highest honor,” in their respective categories of Law and Politics.
Penn Law’s website features an interactive homepage with news from on-campus and worldwide and uses hashtags to help users search the page. “We’re excited to be honored again. There are so many leading-edge websites out there and we’re proud that our site stands out among them,” Penn Law Director of Web Services Christine Droesser said in an emailed statement.
Associate Dean for Communications Steven Barnes values the website’s community-based accessibility. “The site is a reflection of the vibrancy of the people and programs at Penn Law,” Barnes said in an email.
FactCheck.org redesigned its website last year to be faster and more responsive. “We’re thrilled and honored to have won both the judge’s Webby award and the People’s Voice award,” Managing Editor Lori Robertson said in an email. “We owe the latter to our devoted readers and their votes on the Webby Award site, and we’re very grateful for their support.”Comments powered by Disqus
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