NEW YORK, May 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Quanta Magazine is the winner of Webby People’s Voice Award 2021 for the best website and mobile site in the science category. The award, bestowed by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and decided by public vote, is one of the most coveted awards in the digital space.
“I am delighted and deeply touched that my extraordinary staff Quanta was elected winner of the voice of the people ”, declares Quanta Editor-in-chief Thomas lin. “Receiving this level of support and recognition from our valued readers is an honor beyond measure.
Quanta is an independent online publication of the Simons Foundation. The magazine sheds light on basic science and mathematical research by combining rigorous reporting and compelling narratives. Quanta published two books (Alice and Bob meet the wall of fire and The conspiracy of prime numbers) and its articles have been syndicated through partnerships with outlets such as WIRED, Atlantic and The Washington Post.
The magazine has received numerous awards, including the Ellie Award for General Excellence, Literature, Science and Politics at the 2020 National Magazine Awards, and its writers have been recognized with some of the top science journalism awards. The publication In theory The video series received a New York Emmy Award and was a finalist and official selection at the Raw Science Film Festival.
Quanta was also nominated this year for Best Editorial Website (Editorial) and Mobile Site. Previously, Quanta was nominated for the 2018 Webby Awards and winner of the 2019 and 2020 awards in the category Best Scientific Website and Mobile Site. In theory was awarded in 2020 in the Best Science & Education Video category.
A public vote decides who wins the People’s Voice Award in each category; an expert jury determines the Webby winner. Other nominees this year in the Best Website and Mobile Site category in the Science category included Nautilus magazine, Project Zoomania and winner Webby, NASA’s exoplanet exploration website.
SOURCE Quanta Magazine