CHICAGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TribLocal.com has received a Best of Digital News Design award from the Society for News Design. Re-launched in October of 2010, TribLocal.com is a leading hyperlocal source for news and events in the Chicago suburbs. Produced by the Chicago Tribune, TribLocal.com was selected for best website redesign by the Society for News Design, an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators.
The Best of Digital Design competition launched earlier this year with 20 industry leaders reviewing more than 500 entries from around the world. Categories were judged based on average monthly page views and a total of 60 awards were given. The winning entries achieved the best balance among aesthetic design, user interface, news value and storytelling.
"We are extremely pleased and honored to be selected to receive this prestigious award from the Society for News Design," said Jane Jansen, general manager of TribLocal. "A tremendous amount of effort went into the planning and development of the website to help us connect consumers, community groups and businesses in a new way."
"I'm very proud of the development team and all the people responsible for creating such a well received product. We look forward to the continued enhancement of our websites along with our full color weekly newspaper that is home delivered on top of the Chicago Tribune."
A product of Chicago Tribune Media Group, TribLocal is the go-to source of real-time relevant news and happenings in over 100 suburban Chicagoland communities that helps readers make informed decisions. TribLocal's websites and newspapers are a compilation of suburban stories, photos and events written by staff reporters, community producers and citizen contributors, along with news gathered from other media outlets, to offer the most comprehensive information in one spot. Launched in 2007, TribLocal provides a unique mix of professional and user-generated content online along with a weekly digest of local news printed in a Thursday newspaper. For more information, visit www.triblocal.com.
About Chicago Tribune Media Group
Chicago Tribune Media Group is a media and business services company that publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune. CTMG also produces related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland like RedEye, Hoy, Chicago Magazine, TribLocal, TheMash, chicagotribune.com, chicagonow.com and metromix.com. Reaching 4.8 million adults each week in the greater Chicago area, CTMG is the leading news and information destination in Chicagoland.
SOURCE Chicago Tribune Media Group