2016 Digital Media Contest Winners Announced

by Cara Neil, Communications Director | Mar 29, 2016

HARRISBURG, PA, March 29, 2016 – The 2016 Digital Media Contest, held in conjunction with the America East Media Business & Technology Conference, has announced this year’s winners.The America East Digital Media Contest is designed to provide feedback to entrants and recognize best-in-class digital platforms.

The winners were selected by a team of digital media representatives who evaluated the websites based on varying criteria for each category, across multiple divisions.

The winning websites in each category are listed below. Winners will be honored at America East on Monday, April 4, at 3:45 p.m. at the exhibit floor theater. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Category 1: Best Overall Digital Experience:

Division II & III
Third Place: www.crimewatchpa.com – CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Carlisle, Pa.
Second Place: www.cumberlink.comThe Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.
First Place: www.LititzDailyNews.com – Lititz, Pa. 

Division I
Third Place: www.themorningcall.comThe Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.
Second Place: www.observer-reporter.comObserver-Reporter, Washington, Pa.
First Place: www.lancasteronline.com – LNP, Lancaster, Pa. 

Category 2: Best Use of Video:

Division II & III
Third: www.cumberlink.comThe Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.
Second: www.indianagazette.comThe Indiana Gazette, Indiana, Pa.
First: www.LititzDailyNews.com – Lititz, Pa.      

Division I
Third Place: www.timesonline.comBeaver County Times, Beaver, Pa.
Second Place: www.buckscountycouriertimes.comBucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pa.
First Place: www.theintell.comThe Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pa. 

Category 3: Best Use of Technology on the Web:

Division II & III
Third: www.thelegalintelligencer.comThe Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, Pa.
Second: www.cumberlink.comThe Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.
First: www.crimewatchpa.com – CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Carlisle, Pa. 

Division I
Third Place: www.lancasteronline.com – LNP, Lancaster, Pa.
Second Place: www.buckscountycouriertimes.comBucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pa.
First Place: www.theintell.comThe Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pa.

Category 4: Best Interaction with Readers:

Division II & III
Winner: www.indianagazette.comThe Indiana Gazette, Indiana Pa.        

Division I
Third Place: www.lancasteronline.com – LNP, Lancaster, Pa.
Second Place: www.themorningcall.comThe Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.
First Place: www.pennlive.comPennLive/The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

Category 5: Best Overall Use of Social Media:

Division II & III
Third Place: www.crimewatchpa.com – CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Carlisle, Pa.
Second Place: www.indianagazette.comThe Indiana Gazette, Pa.
First Place: www.LititzDailyNews.com – Lititz, Pa.

Division I
Third Place: www.observer-reporter.comObserver-Reporter, Washington, Pa.
Second Place: www.lancasteronline.com – LNP, Lancaster, Pa.
First Place: www.pennlive.comPennLive/The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

Category 6: Best Use of Multimedia:

Division II & III
Third Place: www.thelegalintelligencer.comThe Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, Pa.
Second Place: www.dailyamerican.comDaily American, Somerset, Pa.
First Place: www.LititzDailyNews.com – Lititz, Pa. 

Division I
Third Place: www.buckscountycouriertimes.comBucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pa.
Second Place: www.lancasteronline.com – LNP, Lancaster, Pa.
First Place:  www.pennlive.comPennLive/The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

Category 7: Best Revenue Generation Initiative:

Division II & III
Winner:  www.indianagazette.comThe Indiana Gazette, Indiana, Pa.

Category 8: Best Search Presence:

Division II & III
Third Place: www.indianagazette.comThe Indiana Gazette, Indiana, Pa. 
Second Place: www.dailyamerican.comDaily American, Somerset, Pa.
First Place: www.cumberlink.comThe Sentinel, Carlisle, Pa.

Division I
Third Place: www.themorningcall.comThe Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.
Second Place: www.buckscountycouriertimes.comBucks County Courier Times, Levittown, Pa.
First Place: www.theintell.comThe Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pa.   

Category 9: Best Overall Mobile Experience:

Division II & III
Third Place: www.thelegalintelligencer.com The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, Pa.
Second Place: www.dailyamerican.comDaily American, Somerset, Pa.
First Place: www.crimewatchpa.com – CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Carlisle, Pa.

Division I
Third Place: www.thetimes-tribune.comThe Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
Second Place: www.timesonline.comBeaver County Times, Beaver, Pa.
First Place: www.themorningcall.comThe Morning Call, Allentown, Pa.

About America East:

America East is administered by the PNA and 14 co-sponsoring state press associations and media partners. The 2016 conference will feature sessions on sales, podcasting, video, big data, native advertising, virtual reality, disaster recovery and more. With its convenient, central location in Hershey, America East is the largest regional conference for the newspaper industry on the East Coast.

About PNA:

The PNA, founded in 1925, is the nonprofit trade association for print and digital media in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to advance the business interests of Pennsylvania news media organizations and to promote a free and independent press. It has more than 300 newspaper and media-related members, including daily, weekly, and college newspapers and online-only publications.