LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Render Media's flagship news brand, Opposing Views, has been honored for Best Use of Facebook Video in the Social: News & Information category of the 20th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet.
Render Media is the parent company to news brands Opposing Views and America News, and food content brand Cooking Panda. This past January, Render Media achieved 250 million video views thanks to an in-house video production team led by producers Kate Staben and Cory McConnell.
"Honorees like Render Media are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,000 entries we received this year."
Render Media was also recently awarded two Bronze Telly Awards for original animated videos in the Online Video - Politics, News and Information and the Online Video - Animation categories. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor the finest commercials, videos and films.
"We're making a big push for video in 2016, which includes strategic new hires to our editorial and production teams. We are so happy that The Webby Awards and The Telly Awards have recognized our commitment to original creative content," said Vic Belonogoff, Render Media CEO.
About Render Media
Render Media is one of the fastest-growing publishers built for the digital age. Agile and data-driven, Render produces socially engaging content for three emerging brands: Opposing Views, America News and Cooking Panda. Founded by Eytan Elbaz and Vic Belonogoff, Render Media reaches 30 million monthly unique visitors and an audience of over 15 million people on social media, and gets 440 million monthly total content views.
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