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Black Westchester Wins Best Local Website At Local Media Digital Innovation Awards

Black Westchester wins Best Local Website in the 2020 Local Media Digital Innovation Awards. The annual national award show recognizes the best in local digital media in 11 categories such as Best Local Website, Best Digital Agency, Best Branded Content Strategy, and more. It is a highly competitive contest designed to recognize both large and small media companies for their outstanding and innovative work.

On Wednesday, May 27th, we recieved an email with the subject: Congrats! Local Media Award Winner.

Good Afternoon,

Congratulations on winning an award as part of the Local Media Innovation Awards!

I am ordering your actual awards this week and need to know where you would like them mailed to. Please provide me with the best mailing address for you or your company. We know a lot of people are working from home right now and offices are closed, so we want to make sure the awards get delivered where someone can receive them.

Also, since we cannot deliver the awards to you in person, we are asking that you take a photo of you, your team, or really anything fun and post it using the hashtag #LMAAwardWinner on social media and tag us. We want to be able to celebrate with you all even if it’s at a distance! Also, please email me any photos that you post so LMA can have a copy.

Thanks so much and congratulations again!

We were alerted we won in the category; Best Local Website* SPONSORED BY sO2 DIGITAL. This award recognizes the best all-around local media websites.

Third Place: Black Westchester | Westchester/Tri-State area of New York | UrbanSoul Media Group

A clean, clear website layout providing valuable community-oriented journalism that provides a clear alternative to mainstream media for the black community in this suburban New York region.

Due to many of the nation being shuttered in at the time the live award show was canceled and awards were mailed. We recieved ours Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Other awards winners of the Local Media Digital Innovation Awards this year included NBC New York (New York), WDIV/ClickOnDetroit  (Detroit, Mich.),  PIX-11 (New York),  KPRC-2 (Houston, Texas), KGW-8 (Portland, Ore), Record-Journal (Meriden, Conn.), Daily Memphian (Memphis, Tenn.), WBOC – Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia), North Carolina Health News (North Carolina), Guelph Today (Canada) – Village Media, Public Source (Pittsburgh, Pa.), People Newspapers (Dallas, Texas), The Miami Herald (Miami, Fla), The Seattle Times  (Seattle, Wash.), Statesman-Journal (Salem, Ore.) Gannett, Newsday (New York, N.Y.), Entravision Communications (Santa Monica, Calif.), Jennifer Mitchell, senior vice president, content development, ABC Owned Television Stations and The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.,).

We are honored to be recognized nationally for delivering New With The Black Point Of View since 2014, a perfect way to celebrate our 6th Anniversary.

Black Westchester Magazine is an online African-American news magazine founded by Damon K. Jones (Publisher) and AJ Woodson (Editor-in-Chief) July 15, 2014 to change the narrative of how Black People were portrayed in the mainstream media. To celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans, spotlight the unsung heroes in our communities and because news wasn’t trickling down to the Black Communities in Westchester.

Giving you the News With The Black Point Of View, we filled the void and became the voice of the voiceless. Our goal is to educate, uplift and inspire the community and shed a spotlight of police criminality, governmental corruption and the wrongful incarcerated while fighting for criminal justice reform.

Damon and I would like to thank all the supporters, advertisers, readers and subscribers and listeners of the People Before Politics Radio Show (started August 3, 2014) and the Black Westchester Power Hour on WVOX and Facebook Live, we could not have gotten here without all of you.

We promise to continue to deliver the News With The Black Point Of View and give you that Real Talk For The Community.


About Black Westchester (984 Articles)
Black Westchester - News With The Black Point Of View is an online news magazine for people of color for Westchester and the Tri- State area of New York at every economic level. Our mission is to promote the concept of “community” through media.
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