Projo.com named “Best Overall Site” in New England for two years running
Providence, RI — April 29, 2004 For the second year in a row, projo.com, the Web site affiliated with The Providence Journal, was named “Best Overall Site” in New England for Web sites affiliated with newspapers with daily circulation over 40,000 by the New England Associated Press News Executive Association (NEAPNEA.)
In addition to being named “Best Overall Site,” projo.com received first place awards in three other categories, including “Engagement,” “Best Public Service” and “Best Entertainment Section.”
The “Engagement” honors went to projo.com for its special section, Tribute to Our Troops, www.projo.com/extra/terror/tribute/, which was created to facilitate interaction between projo.com readers and their loved ones stationed abroad in Iraq and beyond.
In the category of “Best Public Service,” http://www.projo.com/extra/2003/stationfire/, which honored the delivery of information that improves the quality of the users’ lives, projo.com won for its breaking and ongoing news updates on the fatal fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.
Projo.com’s Your Life section, http://www.projo.com/yourlife/, won “Best Entertainment Section” for its continuing presentation of information on a variety of topics that included food, health, entertainment, arts, music and movies.
“Projo.com is proud to continue The Providence Journal’s history of high-quality editorial content and community service through its combination of stories and photos, breaking-news reports, interactive features and extensive online-only resources and content,” said Sean Polay, manager of news and operations for projo.com. “The variety in awards further cements projo.com as the premier online resource for news and information in the southeastern New England area.”
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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.