May 18, 2004
Belo Interactive's KGW.com receives 2004 EPpy Award for 'Best Overall Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Internet Service'
Dallas, TX -- Belo Interactive announced that its KGW.com Web site in Portland, Oregon, was honored as the nation's best local television station Internet service at the 2004 EPpy Award competition, sponsored by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek at their annual Interactive Media Conference in Atlanta earlier this week.
The award, for "Best Overall Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Internet Service," was accepted by James Parker, News & Operations Manager at KGW.com.
The EPpy Awards honors the best new media work by media companies. Formerly a competition for the interactive newspaper industry only, the EPpy Awards, now in its ninth year, acknowledges that all media sites compete for users and revenues in the maturing Internet business.
"This award recognizes KGW.com's sharp focus on quality journalism and the commitment of both the Web site and television newsroom staffs to produce the best breaking-news and information service for their community, " said John Granatino, Vice President of News and Operations at Belo Interactive. "Everyone in Belo Interactive already knew what an outstanding news site that staff produces, and now so does the rest of the media industry."
Belo Interactive had two other finalists in the EPpy Award competition: CowboysPlus.com, a site devoted to coverage of the Dallas Cowboys and produced by the Web site staff of The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-TV and Texas Cable News, was a finalist in the category for "Best Internet Sports Service (under 1 million monthly visitors)".
Projo.com, the site of The Providence Journal, was a finalist for "Best Internet Special Feature (under 1 million monthly visitors)" for its coverage of the worst fire in Rhode Island's history.
This is the third EPpy award bestowed on a Belo Interactive web site. DallasNews.com won the award for the nation's "Best Internet News Service (over 1 million unique visitors)" in 2003, and received an award for "Best Special Section in a Newspaper Online Service" in 2001.
About Belo Interactive
Belo Interactive is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information, contact Linda Fisk, Vice President/Audience Development and Management, at 214-977-4017.