2007 Online Awards

The Suburban Newspapers of America's 2007 Local Community Website Contest was loaded with top community news Web sites from across North America. The judges made their decisions and ThisWeek was able to win four awards making ThisWeekNews.com your award winning source for local news.

 

BEST LOCAL COMMUNITY WEBSITE: Honorable Mention
www.thisweeknews.com
Judge’s Comments: At www.thisweeknews.com, users are treated to vodcasts and an easy-to-use tab design. The Photo of the Day and online contests allow some great reader-interaction efforts.
 
BEST SITE ARCHITECTURE AND OVERALL DESIGN: 2nd Place
www.thisweeknews.com
Judge’s Comments: Packed full of information, yet accessible. Use of tabbed primary feature area packs more into the page while keeping it organized and well-designed. Other navigation devices are well thought out.
 
BEST LOCAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVE CLASSES: 3rd Place
http://www.thisweeknews.com/?story=dispatchinteractive/ contests/worst_turf/worst_turf_1.html
Judge’s Comments: Innovative, interactive, and good coordination with advertising and marketing.
 
BEST OVERALL LOCAL NEWS SITE: 3rd Place
www.thisweeknews.com
Judge’s Comments: The site is not cluttered, with enough white space so as not to overwhelm the user. The use of YouTube and Pictopia better layer the site to give it more depth, and more reason to visit. The commitment to a full-time online editor looks to be a very good decision. The uses of unique elements on the site helps move it above the norm.