April 15, 2003 Colorado Press Women, an affiliate of The National Federation of Press Women, has announced that Susan Klann, editor of WomenOf.com, an online magazine for women based in Arvada, Colorado, is a state winner in its annual communications competition. Klann received first place for editing for the web, first place for writing for the web, and second place for feature writing for the web. WomenOf.com has posted strong growth since its launch in 1997 and currently receives more than 300,000 hits and 100,000 visits monthly.
These entries were among 83 entries in 12 major categories from print and electronic media to public relations. The most entered categories were news and feature writing, as well as personal columns. Entries were judged by professionals and educators throughout the state. The awards were presented Sat., April 12, 2003, at the Denver Press Club.
All first-place entries have been sent on to the NFPW communications contest for judging. Winners on the national level will be announced at the fall conference in Delaware.
NFPW is an organization of professional journalists and communicators in journalism, public relations, education, publishing and other fields. For more than 60 years, it has promoted the highest ethical standards in communications and provided professional development, youth programs, networking, and protection of First Amendment rights.