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Call for Entries! Check Out Brand New Honors for Games…

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As the Internet grows, so does The Webbys: This year, in response to the worldwide explosion in online gaming, we’re thrilled to launch a totally new, carefully crafted suite of categories for Games. Devised in cooperation with gaming experts industry wide, these new categories recognize the full breadth of innovation happening in games online with categories for everything from Puzzle ...

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Meet the Newest Webby Judges…

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The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, or IADAS, was founded in 1998 to drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. Members of IADAS judge Webby entries across their area of expertise, allowing fresh work to be reviewed by the sharpest eyes in the industry. This year, to best judge new ...

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Bonus Episode: Louis Rossetto, Co-founder of WIRED…

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     We’ve been hard at work recording Season 2 of the Webby Podcast, but we wanted to send out this episode a little early—call it a pre-season bonus. Webby Lifetime Achievement Winner and WIRED magazine co-founder Louis Rossetto, our guest for this episode, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his new book, Change is Good, and we wanted to make ...

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Mountains, Lakes, and Livestreams: A Q&A with Airbnb’s Jasmin…

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Livestreaming a National Park seems like an odd idea at first glance. What are people supposed to do, watch trees? Well, yeah. Airbnb’s Head of Social Jasmine Atherton, along with her team, threw the traditional social playbook out the window in bringing “National Parks Backyards”—created to coincide with the National Parks Service’s 100th anniversary—to life. While most social campaigns try ...

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Digital Storytelling with The Kitchen Sisters…

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In person, they go by Nikki and Davia. But online and in earbuds everywhere, they’re known as The Kitchen Sisters. For decades, Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson have been creating insightful, original audio shows about the most interesting and unknown people, places, and things. And with two Webbys under their belt, including the 2017 Webby for Best Documentary Podcast, they ...

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Building Worlds in Games and Video: A Q&A with Jeff Chamberla…

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When playing a game online, you don’t always have time to stop and smell the roses. But have you ever wondered how such detailed, beautiful worlds get made? Jeff Chamberlain, Vice President of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment, is an expert on just that. He and his team are behind the incredible universe of the game Overwatch and the ...

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Podcasting and Parenting with Marlo Mack, Host of “How to Be a Gi…

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Any parent will tell you that raising a child involves many challenges, but Marlo Mack faced a particularly difficult one a few years ago: Her then three-year-old son insisted he was actually a girl. Thus began a journey of reckoning with her child’s true identity—and what it means for her own role as a parent. Marlo has documented that journey on her ...

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Webby Staff Picks for a Great New York City Weekend…

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Nicole Ferraro (@NicoleFerraro), Editorial Director – Broadway… baby: It’s a great season on and off Broadway, and as the resident theater nerd here at The Webbys, I have some suggestions. First off, skip the TKTS line in Times Square and download the TodayTix app for last-minute tickets to tons of shows (not Hamilton, sorry) at great prices. For any Sondheim lovers, use TodayTix to ...

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15 Unexpected Moments from Two Decades of Webbys…

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The Webbys has been the Internet’s biggest party going all the way back to 1996. When you get the best of the Internet together in one room, you know it’s gonna be wild. And a little weird. Here are some unexpected moments from the last 20 years. Check ‘em out below—and watch the full 21st Annual Webby Awards at webbyawards.com! The ...

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Ep 8: Stephen Dubner, Host of Freakonomics…

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     Stephen Dubner and the uber-popular Freakonomics Radio podcast won a Webby this year for Best Individual Episode titled, “Is the Internet Being Ruined?” We revisit the question, dig into what it was like to suddenly become a New York Times best-selling author, and discuss his partnership with award-winning economist Steven Levitt.   Listen and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your ...

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