Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.


digital edge nominations

The Arizona Republic / azcentral.com (my former employer) is a finalist in three categories in the 2003 Digital Edge Awards, sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America.

Most Innovative Use of Digital Media: News Event Coverage - azcentral.com’s special report on the Rodeo-Chediski wildfire (Summer 2002) was recognized in this category. Kudos to the online news crew. This project is a good example of convergence, combining the resources / strengths of the Republic print staff, the azcentral.com online staff, and the Channel 12 broadcast staff. My participation in the project included building an animated map showing the daily progress of the fire and repurposing several print graphics for use online.

Best Sports Site - sports.azcentral.com was recognized. Kudos to the online sports producers. I worked on a ton of projects with them.

Best Advertising Program - November 2002 political advertising on azcentral.com

A list of finalists is available here. Winners will be announced later this month at the NAA Connections conference.