10Blog butv10 Nominated for a Webby Award
Posted April 21, 2009 by DJ Capobianco, Marketing Coordinator
BOSTON, MASS. – April 23, 2009 – butv10 announced today that it has been nominated for Best Student Website in the 13th Annual Webby Awards.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
“butv10’s web presence is rapidly evolving in content, capability and design,” said Assistant Professor Christophor Cavalieri, butv10’s Faculty Advisor. “The webmaster and the students who prepare content for distribution deserve the recognition. This accomplishment appropriately reflects the effort and energy of the entire organization.”
"Nominees like butv10 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 nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.
butv10 and its companion website butv10.com is Boston University's student-produced and managed television station. Established in 2005, butv10 is a university-wide resource that presents the work of students, faculty and alumni via campus channel 10, live streaming video and on-demand web content. This nomination marks the organization’s third national recognition in the past year, joining its 2008 Telly Award and 2009 Aegis Award. butv10’s twelve programs and two hundred members are based at the College of Communication at Boston University.
ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.