The awards are given for "excellence on the internet", and are organised into main categories, such as web, online film and video, mobile and apps, and social. Each category is then broken-down into sub-categories, which feature a Webby Winner, decided by a panel of judges, and a People's Voice winner, based on an online public vote.
The Daily Beast was named the Webby Winner in the web category for news for the second year running. The Daily Beast is part of Newsweek which announced a move to digital-only at the end of last year. The Huffington Post won the People's Voice in the same category.
Other winners include Pitchfork in the web category for best visual design and function in recognition for its cover stories, such as this feature on Bat For Lashes.
BBC Olympics took away the People's Voice award in the web category for best use of moving image or video.
The New Yorker won the Webby Award in the web category of best writing (editorial), while the Verge picked up the People's Voice in the same category.
Forbes Media was the Webby Award winner in the web category for magazines, with Wired named at the People's Voice. Mashable was named both Webby Winner and the People's Voice in the web category for business blogs, while Nate Silver's New York Times blog FiveThirtyEight won the Webby Award in the web category for political blogs.
In the online film and video category HuffPost Live was the Webby winner for best news and information channel. Journalism.co.uk spoke to president and co-creator of HuffPost Live Roy Sekoff just last month, six months after the launch of the live video discussion platform.
Also in the online film and video category Vice was named both Webby Winner and People's Voice for both news and politics (individual episode), in recognition for its Mexican Morman War video and the news and politics (series) category for Vice News.
In the mobile and apps category, CNNMoney's mobile web won the Webby Award for news (handheld devices), while TechCrunch took the Webby Award in the news (tablet and other devices) category.
Al Jazeera English's new iPad magazine, which launched in September last year, took the People's Voice award in the news (tablet and other devices) category.
In the social category the New York Times received both the Webby Award and the People's Voice award. Last year Journalism.co.uk reported on the different ways the New York Times uses social media to engage with its online community.
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