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11 September 2000
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CER Wins
NetMedia Award

On 7 July, Central Europe Review was awarded the NetMedia 2000 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Online Journalism in Europe.

The awards are part of the annual NetMedia conference, Europe's premier Internet conference for journalists and media professionals. It covers both print and electronic media.

After only one year in publication, we feel greatly honoured by this recognition from our colleagues in journalism across Europe. Thank you for your nominations and votes.

It really has been an outstanding year here at CER. Starting penniless but with a pocketful of good will, the team at CER has invested an enormous amount of sweat and a large number of
CER Editor-in-Chief Andrew Stroehlein
CER Editor-in-Chief
Andrew Stroehlein
accepting the award
(photo: nmreporter)
sleepless nights to establish this journal over the past year.

Our all-volunteer staff have given up their weekends, their holidays and, on some occasions, their sanity to keep CER growing and developing at a dizzying pace.

The growth of CER has been truly astounding. In just one year, our news coverage alone has spread from four or five countries to 19. From spending 60% of our time convincing people to write for an upstart magazine, we now have scores more submissions every week than we can possibly publish.

Our staff has grown from 15 regular contributors, correspondents and editors to over 60. And, of course, there are our readers, all 10,000 of them every week now.

The NetMedia 2000 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Online Journalism in Europe comes as a very welcome birthday present for us, and we'd like to thank our readers and colleagues for putting us in such good company, as the full list of NetMedia winners makes clear...

Full list of awards:

Internet Journalist of the Year:
Miroslav Filipović, Institute for War and Peace Reporting (UK)

Outstanding Contribution to Online Journalism in Europe:
Central Europe Review

Best Overall Journalism Service (joint winners):
BBC News Online (UK) and TVnewsweb (UK)

Best News Story:
The Kosovo Conflict, BBC News Online (UK)

Best Feature Story:
Time Trail - Russian democracy, TimeEurope.com (UK)

Best General News Presentation:
beme.com channel one, IPC Media (UK)

Best Investigative Reporting:
Telepolis Enfopol Special (Germany)

Best News Story Broken on the Net:
Paddington Rail Crash, BBC News Online (UK)

Best News Design and Navigation:
beme.com channel one, IPC Media (UK)

Best Innovation in Online Journalism:
Mount Everest Expedition, @Home Benelux (Netherlands)

Best Use of Mobile Connectivity:
Mount Everest Expedition, @Home Benelux (Netherlands)

Best Use of Multimedia:
1989 Opbrud i Europa, DR Nyheder Online (Denmark)

Business and Economics:
European Electricity Market Deregulation, Dow Jones Newswires

Music and Entertainment:
Single is born, Helsingin Sanomat Verkkoliite (Finland)

What Is Life?, TimeEurope.com (UK)

AlertNet, Reuters Foundation (UK)

WOW! Wireless, WOW - Verkkobrandit Oy (Finland)

BBC News Online Sports Section, BBC News Online (UK)

Financial Reporting:
Looking for a new economy book? Try one from 1873, Bloomberg News (UK)

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Moving on:


NetMedia 2000 Award