News Release: Religion and Ethics

Apr. 18,  2011

Religion Dispatches Nominated for Webby

Religion Dispatches

Vote Religion Dispatches for a Webby People's Voice Award.

Religion Dispatches (, the online religion magazine based at Emory University, has been nominated in the 15th Annual Webby Awards competition in the Religion and Spirituality category.

As one of only five nominees in this category, Religion Dispatches (RD) is eligible for the Internet industry’s two most sought-after awards: The Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award. The magazine is on a roll—last month it received grants totaling $200,000 to boost its coverage of Islam and issues related to religion and sexuality.

“We’ve only been online for a little over three years so to get this kind of recognition is very exciting,” says Gary Laderman, director of RD. “It’s great to be nominated, but I would be lying if I said that was enough—we’d love to win it!”

The Webby Award, the international award honoring excellence on the Internet, was established in 1996 during the web’s infancy. The Webbys are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an executive 750-member body of leading web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and associate members who are former Webby Award winners and nominees, and other Internet professionals.

Webby People’s Voice Awards

While the Academy selects The Webby Awards Winners, the online public chooses the People's Voice Award Winners.  The public can cast votes from now until April 28.

For the first time, the voting public can sign in to the Webby People’s Voice site using their Facebook login and can share their votes with friends across the Internet.

Each year, the People's Voice Awards garners hundreds of thousands of votes from the Web community all over the world.


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