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Edmunds.com and Edmunds' Inside Line Win Six Wheel Awards
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — April 30, 2007 — Edmunds.com, the premier resource for automotive information, and Inside Line, Edmunds' high-speed online car magazine, were awarded six 2007 International Wheel Awards for excellence in automotive journalism presented by the Detroit Press Club Foundation and judged by the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. The awards were presented during a ceremony on April 26 at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Mich. Edmunds received half of the awards presented in the Internet category, including all three Internet photojournalism awards.
"This is a credit to our entire editorial department and we're excited to be recognized by our peers for the work we produce. These awards highlight the talented team we have at Edmunds.com, Edmunds' Inside Line and Edmunds' AutoObserver.com," said Kevin Smith, editorial director for Edmunds. "The Internet has become the leading source of information and entertainment for automotive consumers and enthusiasts, and these awards clearly demonstrate that Edmunds.com and Inside Line are the leaders in that space."
Winners of the Wheel Awards from Edmunds.com and Inside Line include:
Internet — Editorial or Column: Michelle Krebs of Inside Line and AutoObserver.com for : Perception is Reality
Internet — Product Review: Chris Walton of Inside Line for Inside Line: V6 Family Sedan Comparison Test
Internet — Photojournalism: Josh Jacquot of Inside Line for : Follow-Up Test: Jaguar XK Convertible
Internet — News Story or Related Series: Philip Reed of Edmunds.com for Torch My Ride: Arson for Hire
Internet — Photojournalism: Scott Jacobs of Edmunds.com and Inside Line for Inside Line: Follow Up Test: 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Internet — Photojournalism: Scott Jacobs of Edmunds.com and Inside Line for Follow-Up Test: 2007 Hummer H2 SUT
The International Wheel Awards are managed by the Individual Communicators Network (ICN) and the Detroit Press Club Foundation is a 41-year old, not-for-profit organization, whose charter is to promote excellence in journalism. ICN, a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the State of Michigan, offers public relations and other communications services through Network members. For more information on the Wheel Awards, honorees and judges' comments, visit the Wheel Awards Web site at www.wheelawards.com.
About Edmunds Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/about/)
Edmunds Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.