For the second time in three years, The Batavian has won a General Excellence in Digital Journalism Award from the Inland Press Association.
This time, The Batavian comes in second in the under 50,000 circulation category (we're placed in that category based on our area's population size) behind The Santa Fe New Mexican.
Three years ago, The Batavian received a third-place award.
The judges wrote:
The Batavian is what good digital news sites should aspire to be. It features excellent journalism, creative interactivity and is clearly ingrained in its community. Readers feel they know what it's like living in Batavia from reading this site.
The awards will be presented later this month at Inland's 128th annual meeting later this month in Chicago. The Batavian, unfortunately, won't be attending.
There are more than 1,200 print newspaper members of Inland and The Batavian is just one of only a few online-only publications that have joined.