Mashable, The Daily Beast and Factcheck.org were amongst the websites recognised for delivering outstanding content at yesterday’s Webby awards.
In the announcements for what are arguably the internet’s most prestigious awards, social media website Mashable took the award for best blog, whilst The Daily Beast was commended as the internet’s best news website.
It is likely that the quality of the news articles on display were a key factor for both of these websites.
Factcheck.org won the award for best political website, whilst Pinterest won the social media award. The Onion, which produces daily satirical news, won the humour award.
American comic Louis C.K won the prestigious ‘Person of the Year’ award following the digital-only release of his newest comedy sketch. Bjork was also honoured for her ’Biophilia’ album, which was widely dubbed as the world’s first ‘app album’.
According to webbyawards.com, Facebook also received a new award titled the People’s Special Achievement for Social Change.
Judges for this year’s awards included Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Arianna Huffington and the inventor of the mobile phone Martin Cooper. They will be honoured at an official ceremony in New York on May 21st.
Commenting on the results, The Webby Awards’ executive director, David-Michel Davies, told The Press Association: “This year’s winners represent an amazing cross-section of the new and continuing trends we’ve seen across the internet this year.”