Shaw Media's website redesign earned international acclaim this week.
Editor & Publisher announced that Shaw Media won Best Redesign/Relaunch for its redesigned news websites in the 2017 EPPY contest.
Shaw Media completely overhauled its news sites earlier this year, with an emphasis on a more user-friendly experience, including faster load times and a de-cluttered design.
The EPPY contest, now in its 22nd year, is an international contest that honors the best in digital media. Shaw Media's news sites were one of three finalists for Best Redesign/Relaunch with under 1 million unique monthly visitors. Winners needed to receive a score in the top one-third of the average score across all categories within their division.
"We're thrilled that Editor & Publisher has recognized us with this award," Managing Editor for Digital Content John Sahly said. "We started this overhaul with a simple goal in mind make it easy for people to read local news. Our Senior Web Developer Ryan Glab did a spectacular job designing a friendly website for people to find local news they trust.
"This was a great collaboration by our staff, digital audience team, and with plenty of great reader feedback, we've got a great place for people to get their news."