(Arlington VA) June 9, 2005 -- Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI), a leader in online news and information and subsidiary of The Washington post Company, announced today that two of its news sites, washingtonpost.com and SLATE magazine were awarded 2005 EPpy Awards at the Editor& Publisher/MediaWeek Interactive Media Conference in New Orleans.
Washingtonpost.com was recognized for Best Design of an Internet Service with over one million monthly visitors per month. Runners-up for the award included the Seattle Times and azcentral.com.
"We're very honored to receive the award for best design, especially when it comes from our peers, " said Jim Brady, executive editor of washingtonpost.com.
Slate, the online-only news magazine, was cited for two Eppys –Best Internet News Service and Best Internet Entertainment Service with over 1 million monthly visitors.
Cliff Sloan, publisher of Slate, said "We're honored and we're delighted to have the outstanding quality of Slate recognized in this way. Slate has a unique take on news and entertainment, and we're pleased to be recognized in both areas."
Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive is the online publishing subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO). Its mission is to develop the company's editorial products and businesses on the Internet and across all electronic content delivery platforms. WPNI's flagship products include washingtonpost.com, Slate, Newsweek.com and BudgetTravelOnline.com. The company is headquartered in Arlington, VA.