Local TV websites to watch

Editor & Publisher has released its annal list of Eppy award finalists.  The Eppy honors the best of the Web and it’s always interesting to see which local TV news sites make the list of nominees.

This year, as in the past, the list is short — only a very small percentage of nominees come from local TV.  Even in the category of “Best Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Web Site,”  just two traditional stations make the list:

•    KTKA.com, The World Company
•    Super3 Club, DDRTV Inernacional
•    WRAL.com, CBC New Media Group

TV, in general, is not well represened either — CNN and CBS MoneyWatch received several nominations, but these awards are clearly dominated by the print folks once again.

To see good work done by students, check out the finalists for “Best College Newspaper Web Site:”

•    idsnews.com, Indiana University Student Media
•    NYCity News Service, City of New York Graduate School of Journalism
•    The Temple News – temple-news.com

I hope this is a case of TV newsrooms simply not entering the competition, and maybe we’ll get ’em next year.