DENVER, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Examiner.com, the fastest growing local content network in the nation, today was recognized with a Standard of Excellence Award from the New Media Institute, in the 'Community' category. Winners were selected based on best practices regarding use of new media to service and communicate with target audiences.
"We are happy to be receiving recognition for our efforts to produce high-quality, community driven, locally-relevant content," said Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com. "In just two years, we've witnessed incredible growth, adding our 60,000th Examiner and seeing more than 35% growth in UVMs for 2010. It is gratifying to receive the Community award, as Examiner.com is built on its focus on community and commitment from the local communities we serve, with information only local insiders can share with each other. The award also recognizes the advances we have made in the site, to truly enable a local online community, where people can go to find information they are passionate about. We have a winning formula, and we look forward to expanding our reach and continuing to find new and innovative ways to engage all of our communities."
The Standard of Excellence distinction in the 'Community' category is awarded to sites that excel in both creating and engaging with an online community, and the New Media Awards program seeks to highlight all web sites and blogs that utilize various new media strategies and tactics to communicate with audiences and provide rich content and information.
"The New Media Institute is proud to recognize Examiner.com with a Standard of Excellence Award for demonstrating their superior use of new media communications in creating an online community," said Barbara Eber-Schmid, EVP of the New Media Institute. "Examiner.com serves its audience well with an easy to navigate, content rich web site that provides an excellent overall user experience."
For 2010, 24 sites were honored for their work in creating unique online sites. A complete list of New Media Awards winners is available via the New Media Awards web site: http://www.newmediaawards.org/websiteawards/2010/website_awards_winners.html.
Launched in April 2008, Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/) serves 240 markets across North America and is the insider source for local. Examiner.com feeds the passion the local community has for its favorite interests, activities and establishments by connecting them with credible and informed contributors who write and share information with the passion and insights only a local insider can provide. Examiner.com is a division of the Clarity Digital Group, LLC, wholly owned by The Anschutz Company, a Denver-based investment company with a broad array of assets in print and digital media, live sports and entertainment, hospitality, film production and exhibition and wind energy development.