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Inland Press honors the Herald's Web site
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The First Place General Excellence award for the Inland Press Association's New Frontiers Contest is shown.

General Excellence
20,000 and under circulation:
‰ 1. Statesboro Herald – statesboroherald.com
‰ 2. Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg, Va. – nvdaily.com
‰ 3. The Batavian, Batavia, N.Y. – thebatavian.com

20,000 circulation and over:

‰ 1. The News-Gazette, Champaign, Ill. – illinihq.com
‰ 2. KnoxvilleNews-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tenn. – knoxnews,com
‰ 3. Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah – standard.net

Online Innovation

‰ 1. Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Ill. – planitnorthwest.com
‰ 2. Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah – standard.net
‰ 3. Daily Journal, Franklin, Ind. – indysouthcoupons.com

Creative use of Multimedia Storytelling

‰ 1. The Republic, Columbus, Ind. –
therepublic.com
‰ 2. Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio – sanduskyregister.com
‰ 3. Rome News Tribune, Rome, Ga. –
prepcentralonline.com

    The Inland Press Association honored the Statesboro Herald’s Web site – statesboroherald.com – with a first place in the General Excellence in Online News Service category of the Association’s Third Annual New Frontier Awards.
    “Thanks to Inland for recognizing the hard work, and smart work, of our team here at the Statesboro Herald,” said Randy Morton, publisher of the Herald. “We take pride in looking for new ways to reach our audience and deliver a true multimedia experience. We’re excited about doing even more in the future.”
    The contest honors the best newspaper online initiatives. It consists of three categories that recognize  newspapers’ achievement in producing and disseminating news content using online and new media platforms.
    Entries were judged in two circulation categories: newspapers with more than 20,000 in circulation and less than 20,000 in circulation. The Herald competed in the latter division.
    The contest was open to all Web sites run by U.S. newspapers and online-only community news sites. Entries were judged on creativity, and results, along with category specific areas.
    The New Frontier Awards competition was coordinated by Janice Castro, senior director of graduate education and teaching excellence at Northwestern University. The contest was judged by seven experts in the industry.
    About the General Excellence first place, judges said about the Herald site:
    “An iPhone application, community submitted blogs, creative multimedia stories and excellent editorial content put this site at the top of its category. The site has great information and seems to be challenging itself to match some of the larger online publications in its use of online storytelling.”
    Founded in 1885, Inland Press Association is a not-for-profit newspaper association and foundation. Inland is dedicated to advancing the welfare of its 1,100 members newspapers across all 50 states, Canada and Bermuda. For more information, visitinlandpress.org.
    The Herald received the award at the Inland Press Association Awards Banquet on March 2 in Captiva Island, Fla.