Roll Call Multimedia Coverage Recognized by EPPY Awards


Washington, D.C. (Oct. 29, 2014) – CQ Roll Call announced today that Roll Call’s Capitol Lens blog and State of the Union live stream coverage were both nominated for Editor and Publisher’s EPPY Awards.

Roll Call’s Capitol Lens blog was recognized in the Best Use of Photography on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over category. The blog tells the story behind the images from Photo Editor Bill Clark and Staff Photographer Tom Williams, as they document Congress from Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail.

In the category Best News or Event Feature Video with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over, Roll Call was recognized for its State of the Union live stream coverage, sponsored by Business Roundtable, which included insight and analysis from Politics Editor Shira T. Center and Senior Editor David Hawkings, as well as interviews with lawmakers by Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni.

“We’re so proud of the team for earning this recognition, which validates our efforts to give our audience more ways to learn about Congress. From taking people with us into Statuary Hall during the State of the Union to opening up the process and sharing how images shape the story, Roll Call’s multimedia team aims to be engaging on every platform,” Bellantoni said.

The EPPY Awards, now in their 19th year, honor the best media-affiliated websites with more than 400 entries competing in 33 diverse categories.

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