BuzzFeed, STAT, CNBC win 2021 EPPY Awards
The following winners have been named winners in the annual EPPY Awards for digital media:
Best business reporting (1 million or more unique visitors):
BuzzFeed News, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 media partners for “The FinCEN Files”
Judges’ comments: Very good interactive elements
Finalists: Fortune for “Fortune: Crypto at a Turning Point” AND CNET for “Why your iPhone may never be made in America”
Best business reporting (fewer than 1 million unique visitors):
STAT for: “Groundbreaking Coverage of Momentous Alzheimer’s Drug Approval”
Judges’ comments: Very thorough breakdown of a complex business and its relationship with the government.
Finalists: THE CITY for “New York in Job Hunt as City Seeks Economic Comeback from COVID” AND STAT for “Epic’s AI Algorithms, Shielded from Scrutiny”
Best business/finance blog (fewer than 1 million unique visitors):
InvestmentNews for “Mary Beth Franklin On Retirement”
Judges’ comments: Well-written description of the contents of a report of an online study of how attitudes about retirement have been affected by the pandemic.
Finalist: STAT for “Ed Silverman’s enormously popular Pharmalot blog”
Best Business/finance website (1 million or more unique visitors)
CNBC for CNBC.com
Judges’ comments: CNBC provides multiple positive ways to engage with its brand through newsletter sign-ups, videos, special sections, and integration of trending topics.
Finalist: CNN for CNN Business
Best business/finance website (fewer than 1 million unique visitors):
GrowthSpotter for GrowthSpotter.com
Judges’ comments: The categorization and tagging of articles provide a simple yet effective way for consumers to find the content most relevant to them.
Best podcast (fewer than 1 million unique visitors):
Bloomberg Industry Group for “Black Lawyers Speak: Stories of the Past”
Judges’ comments: Great combination of information you didn’t know (which others try to do as well), but this is combined with great storytelling, production value and pace.
Finalists: The Heist Podcast Team, Center for Public Integrity for “The Heist” AND The (Rock Hill) Herald for “Return Man”