Newsy’s Check 2016 series has been selected as a nominee for the 20th Annual Webby Awards in the Online Film & Video, News & Politics: Series category.
Hailed as “the Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects the Webby Award winners, comprises more than 1,000 industry experts, including Tumblr founder David Karp and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
Newsy is a millennial-focused digital video news service that provides “news with the why,” built to inform and engage by delivering today’s top stories across platforms. Check 2016 is a first-of-its-kind interactive fact-check for the presidential campaign trail. The series provides the facts behind political rhetoric and lets viewers investigate at their own pace.
“Nominees like Newsy are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the almost 13,000 entries we received this year.”
As a nominee, Newsy is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice award, which is voted on by fans across the globe. From now until April 21, Newsy viewers can cast their votes at pv.webbyawards.com.
Winners will be announced April 26 and honored at a star-studded ceremony May 16 in New York City.