We are delighted to announce that for the third year in a row we have been recognized with an award from the Society for New Communications Research.
This prestigious awards programme honors individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and media outlets that are pioneering the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities, and collaborative technologies in the areas of business, media, journalism and professional communications, entertainment, education, social initiatives, government and politics.
It was announced on 9 November 2009 that the United Nations University recieved the award in the New Media Creation category (academic division) for the Our World 2.0 webzine. According the Jen McClure, President of the Society “These winning case studies provide impressive examples of how organizations are successfully using new tools, technologies, solutions and practices in innovative ways to enhance their communications, relationships and improve their organizations.”
Other awards included Amazon.com and Lab126 for the Kindle as the SNCR Innovation of the Year, the Iranian political bloggers as the SNCR Humanitarians of the Year and David Plouffe, President Obama’s campaign strategist as the SNCR Visionary of the Year.
This is the second award for the Our World 2.0 webzine, which also won the best blog design in the 2008 Weblog Awards.