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2004 Editors’ Awards for Online Excellence

The web is an awfully tangled place, but there are jewels in the strands. Presenting The Morning News 2004 Editors’ Awards for Online Excellence, where advanced technology, top-notch prose, and pictures of cats are equally admired.

In doing our daily headlines and scouring the web for great writers, we run across lots of websites and many of them are excellent, for lots of reasons—political opinions, strange art, interesting histories we might not have learned about otherwise. We have been online long enough to appreciate people’s pictures of their cats, and we celebrate all forms of online publishing, be they blog, portfolio, merchandise, or widget.

And though we’d love to include our own writers and staff in the list (Fireland, Hoopla, Sarah Hepola, Defective Yeti, Ftrain, MightyGirl, Dannygregory, WhyGodWhy, Identity Theory, McSweeney’s, Coudal, Whalelane, The MoOM, Gawker, Geoffbadner.com, Choiresicha.com, Hivelogic, Cultureplex, the Journal), we thought you’d enjoy more a list of sites you didn’t already know were excellent. (And thanks to Jim at Coudal/Jewelboxing for the graphic.)

 

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The 2004 TMN Editors Awards for Online Excellence


Favorite Use of Web-based Capabilities, Newspaper

The New York Times
(specifically, video and audio features, e.g., Kristof’s multimedia op-eds)



Favorite Use of Web-based Capabilities, Magazine

The Economist
(specifically, backgrounders)



Favorite Use of Web-based Capabilities, Indie

Sharpeworld



Favorite Use of Web-based Capabilities, Foodie

À La Carte



Favorite Use of Web-based Capabilities, Creepy

They Rule



Favorite Independent Sustained Coverage of a Single Topic

Thescoop.org



Favorite Dedication to Seemingly-limited Concept

The Dullest Blog in the World



Favorite Message Board

eGullet.com



Favorite Columnist: Relevance

Andrew Sullivan



Favorite Columnist: Consistency

Eric Umansky



Favorite Link Pools of Things Otherwise Ungrouped, English edition

Things Magazine



Favorite Link Pools of Things Otherwise Ungrouped, Japanese edition

gmtPlus9



Favorite Concept for a Politics Weblog

Watchblog.com



Favorite Fire Worth All The Smoke

Belle De Jour



First Favorite Magazine With Least Favorite Website

The New Yorker



Second Favorite Magazine With First Favorite Website

The Atlantic Monthly



Favorite Library of the Classics

Read Print



Favorite Guide to New York

Manhattan User’s Guide



Favorite Guide to New Jersey

WFMU



Favorite MP3 Blog: Rock/Pop

Mystical Beast



Favorite MP3 Blog: Eclecticism

Tofu Hut



Favorite MP3 Blog: Quantity & Quality

Largehearted Boy



Favorite Promotional Website

Celluloid Skyline



Favorite Database of Quotes

Bartleby



Favorite Dedication to All Names in Publishing

Everyone Who’s Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing



Favorite Dedication to Online Supplementary Material

PBS.org (e.g., Egg: The Arts Show, Beyond Brown)



Favorite Place to Learn How to Grow Your Own

You Grow Girl



Favorite Way to Kill Ten Minutes on a Friday

Cockeyed



Favorite New Diversion

Defamer


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