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Vox Media Wins at the 2022 Webby Awards

NowThis, Vox, and Cafe took home awards for great storytelling on social and audio

We’re thrilled to celebrate Vox Media’s four wins at the 26th Annual Webby Awards for work from across our newsrooms and vast Vox Media Podcast Network.

This year’s Webby winners were selected from a record-breaking 14,000 entries from all 50 United States and more than 70 countries, and over 2 million votes cast by 500,000 users in the Webby People’s Voice Awards.

Below, get to know the award-winning content: Vox’s Unexplainable, Cafe’s Stay Tuned with Preet, and NowThis for Best News & Politics Social Content.

Watch and listen to the 2022 Webby Award winners

NowThis, Webby and People’s Voice Winner for Best News & Politics Social Content


Russian troops have taken Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear disaster ever & one of the most radioactive spots in the world. @nowserena explains

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With its tremendous reach across social platforms and as one of the most followed news publishers on TikTok, NowThis has a singular mission: to make news engaging and relevant for young adults by humanizing our complicated world. As a newsroom with a strong pulse on the issues that matter to young audiences, NowThis has built its brand as a first-mover on emerging social platforms, with coverage that inspires huge audience growth and engagement. Most recently, NowThis racked up over 77 million views and gained 324,000 followers on TikTok in its first week of coverage of the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Cafe’s Stay Tuned with Preet, People’s Voice Winner for Best Individual Podcast Episode, News & Politics

Cafe and Vox Media Podcast Network’s Stay Tuned with Preet follows former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara as he breaks down legal topics in the news and engages thought leaders in a podcast about power, policy, and justice. In Cafe’s “The Chauvin Prosecutors” episode, Preet Bharara interviews Jerry Blackwell and Steve Schleicher, the two lead prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murdering George Floyd. Stay Tuned with Preet was also the Webby People’s Voice winner for Best Individual Podcast Episode, News & Politics in 2021.

Vox’s Unexplainable, People’s Voice Winner for Best Individual Podcast Episode, Science & Education

Unexplainable is the Vox science show about everything we don’t know. Host Noam Hassenfeld is joined by an array of experts and Vox reporters each week to look at the most fascinating unanswered questions in science and the mind-bending ways scientists are trying to answer them. “The mysteries of endometriosis” features the voices of people discussing their experiences with this common chronic condition — where tissue similar to what grows inside the uterus grows elsewhere in the body — and why a condition so prevalent and painful is still so unknown.

Congratulations to the creators behind NowThis, Vox’s Unexplainable, and Cafe’s Stay Tuned with Preet, as well as the Vox Media podcasting, video, and social teams that earned 13 Webby nominations and five Webby honors.

About Vox Media
Vox Media is the leading modern media company, reaching audiences everywhere they are.

Known for editorial properties including Vox, SB Nation, New York Magazine, The Dodo, and NowThis, the company’s portfolio features the most relevant, respected, and engaging editorial properties and voices. The company is also home to award-winning storytelling businesses such as Vox Media Studios and the Vox Media Podcast Network, as well as innovative technologies that support the entire media industry, including the Concert advertising marketplace.

Vox Media proves that quality can scale.