RollCall.com Nominated for Best Political Web Site for the 10th Annual Webby Awards

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RollCall.com is one of just five nominees chosen for this Webby award category.

The Webby Awards, hailed as the “online Oscars” by Time Magazine, nominated RollCall.com for Best Political Web site of 2006. The awards recognize excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality, and are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.

“We are thrilled to have RollCall.com honored with a Webby nomination. Our team works very hard to make the Web site a ‘must read’ stop on the Internet for anyone interested in Congress, and politics in general,” said David Meyers, managing editor of Roll Call. “We are constantly working on new features for our Web site, and we are excited to be recognized for the services we offer our readership.”

As a nominee for a Webby Award, RollCall.com is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 11 to May 5 at http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com.

“The Webby Awards honor the outstanding web sites that are setting the standards for the Internet,” said Tiffany Shlain, founder and ambassador of The Webby Awards. “Roll Call’s Webby Award nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

The 10th Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states. Winners will be announced on May 9, 2006 and honored in New York City on June 12th.

About Roll Call

Widely regarded as the leading publication for Congressional news and information, Roll Call has been “The Newspaper of Capitol Hill” since 1955. Thorough, authoritative and entertaining, Roll Call is often the first to break major news stories on the issues and personalities that shape America's laws. With accurate, unbiased reporting, Roll Call remains true to its original mission: delivering superior coverage of the people, politics and process of Congress. Founded in 1955 by Sid Yudain, Roll Call is now a member of The Economist Group. For more information, visit http://www.rollcall.com.

About The Webby Awards

Called the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Established in 1996, the 10th Annual Webby Awards received over 5,500 entries from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: The Creative Group; Verizon; Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines; Fortune; OnRequest Images; IDG; iStockphoto; American Marketing Association; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced Studios; MX Interactive and Museum of the Moving Image. For more information visit http://www.webbyawards.com.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit http://www.iadas.net.

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