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Vox Media podcasts and videos earn 11 Webby Award nominations

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The Webby Awards recognize Vox Media’s standout creative work across a dozen categories. From daily news shows and offbeat video storytelling to meaningful branded content, we’re proud to celebrate our nominees and honorees, as well as the many writers, podcasters, and marketers behind these projects. With 11 nominations and eight honorees, Vox Media is one of the companies with the most nominations at the 2021 Webbys — an honor that Vox Media also earned in 2020.

From the Vox Media Podcast Network — one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically diverse collections of premium podcasts — we applaud Vox’s Today, Explained, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Vox Creative and Ben & Jerry’s Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, Recode’s Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, and Cafe’s Stay Tuned with Preet.

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Notably, Vox’s Today, Explained, the daily explainer show from host Sean Rameswaram, earned four nominations that recognize both the show’s ability to breakdown headlines and its knack for taking new, innovative storytelling approaches — as seen in its special episodes and limited series such as The Trump Years and Today, Explained to Kids.

In The Trump Years series, the Today, Explained team took a break from the daily headlines during election season to look back at the most significant policies, scandals, and accomplishments of the Trump administration that were most transformative for the country. The series featured guest voices from across Vox Media, including Vox’s Dylan Matthews and New York Magazine’s Rebecca Traister, and explored the long-term impact of Trump’s impeachment, economic decisions, immigration policies, and more.


In video, the Webby’s highlight both the unconventional video creators from SB Nation’s Secret Base — who are praised for their popular, not-so-super-serious series “Beef History” about classic sports rivalries — and the Emmy-award-winning video and TV team from Vox. Here, the Vox creators are acknowledged for two deeply reported pieces that explain how technology is unexpectedly impacted our lives.

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Additionally, some of Vox Media’s most beloved work in audio, events, video, and streaming earned special honors from the Webby’s.

Check out the eight honorees

  • Best Sports Videos: Vox’s “Tony Hawk breaks down skateboarding’s legendary spots”
  • Best Business Podcast: The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway
  • Best Podcast Host: Preet Bharara, host of Stay Tuned with Preet
  • Best News & Politics Podcast: Cafe’s Stay Tuned with Preet
  • Best Video, News & Politics: Vox’s How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus
  • Best Video, Art & Experimental: Vox’s Was this famous war photo staged? feat. Errol Morris
  • Best Live Podcast Recording: Pivot Schooled, a live taping of Pivot from hosts Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway
  • Best Branded Content, Diversity & Inclusion: “A Woman’s Place,” a documentary from Vox Creative, KitchenAid, and Digitas that is currently streaming on Hulu
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Winners for The 25th Annual Webby Awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.


About Vox Media

Vox Media is the leading independent modern media company. For a decade, the company has remained at the forefront of the media industry by building successful brands, a suite of sophisticated publishing and marketing technologies, and a culture that prioritizes diversity, inclusivity, and equity.

Our portfolio features the most relevant and respected editorial properties including Vox, New York Magazine, The Verge, The Cut, Eater, Vulture, The Strategist, Polygon, SB Nation, Intelligencer, Curbed, Grub Street, and Recode. Today, audiences can hear many industry-leading editorial voices, from these newsrooms and beyond, on the Vox Media Podcast Network — Adweek’s 2020 “Podcast Network of the Year.” From daily news, tech, and culture to sports and narrative storytelling, the Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically diverse collections of premium podcasts.

The company is also home to the award-winning nonfiction production and distribution studio, Vox Media Studios, along with innovative technology that powers the business: the Concert advertising marketplace, Chorus technology platform, and Coral commenting tools.