Monday, October 28, 2013

New Website Makes a Splash in New Orleans

The Orion's new website took second place in the best-of-show competition in its circulation category this weekend at the CMA/ACP national convention in New Orleans. That's two places better than it did last spring at the midwinter convention in San Francisco.

It's hard to know what contest judges considered, but I'd guess the hard news effort of is what pushed it near the top of its category. I didn't see another site in any category that presented the quantity and quality of news The Orion does.

First place went to The Weal of SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary. Just guessing, of course, but I'd have to say the The Weal's photography is what helped it claim the top spot. The images on the site are just outstanding, and the editors clearly play to that strength by devoting the top of their home page to photos.

Here's a list of the other website winners (with links) from the convention:

Website Enrollment Level 1
Bells, Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Waco, Texas

Website Enrollment Level 2
The Banner, California Baptist Univ., Riverside, Calif.

Website Enrollment Level 4
1. The Mace & Crown, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, Va.

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