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MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2015 – PRI announced today that its website, PRI.org, has been selected as an Official Honoree in the 19th Annual Webby Awards in the Websites: Radio and Podcasts category. This designation represents PRI’s qualification in the top 20% of the nearly 13,000 entries received by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners. David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards, noted it was “an incredible achievement” to receive this distinction.
The new PRI.org was launched in late October of 2013 to offer global news and engagement on a responsively designed platform, allowing it to be easily consumed on both desktop and mobile technologies. Since its launch in October, 2013, traffic has quadrupled, with significant consumption occurring on mobile and through social. The site also attracts a younger demographic to its content on-line, with 56% of visitors under the age of 40. “We are thrilled with how consumers are responding to our content through our new site. Making our content available/engagement on multiple platforms is essential as PRI helps build a stronger global community. To be recognized as an Official Honoree by the Webby Awards is confirmation of our belief that content which connects us to ideas and to each other is valued,” said Alisa Miller, President and CEO of PRI.
Public Radio International is creating a more informed, empathetic and connected world by sharing powerful stories, encouraging exploration, and connecting people and cultures. By building a deeper awareness and understanding of the world's peoples, conditions, issues and events, we help others form their own opinions, share their knowledge and creativity, and take informed actions on issues that matter to them.
Partnering with public media's most talented producers and hosts, we offer distinctly global voices on “PRI's The World®" and CBC shows like "As it Happens" and "Q.” We cultivate conversations representing diverse viewpoints on “The Takeaway,” “To the Point,” and "The Tavis Smiley Show," as well as on PRI.org and through our collection of podcasts, SoundWorks from PRI. We present voices of culture, contemporary life and artistry on "Studio 360®” from PRI and WNYC and "WireTap." PRI’s content is available on almost 900 public radio stations nationwide, at www.pri.org, and through podcasts and digital platforms.
About The Webby:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Grey Goose, Vitamin T, Shocase, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, Advertising Age, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.