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06.28.2018  |  SSP News & Releases

The Scholarly Kitchen wins Silver Award in Association Media & Publishing’s 38th Annual EXCEL Awards

June 28, 2018 — Washington, DC – The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) was announced as a silver award winner in Association Media & Publishing’s Annual EXCEL Awards, which recognizes the best, and the brightest in association media and publishing. SSP was recognized for its work in 2017 in the Digital Media: Blog Site (Overall) category for its highly-regarded and influential blog, The Scholarly Kitchen. SSP is proud be honored among other leaders in association media and publishing. 300 finalists were selected from 841 entries.

The Scholarly Kitchen (TSK) has become the authority on scholarly publishing and communication. The blog serves all segments involved in the scholarly publishing community. Founded in 2008 and celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, the blog is read by thousands of publishers, editors, librarians, researchers, and publishing service providers in more than 200 countries each day. TSK has more than 8600 subscribers to daily content alerts, more than 17,600 followers on Twitter, 604,000 visits each year, and 1.4 million page views annually.

Visitors come to TSK to learn about new developments in publishing and read up on key research reports and projects. Featuring an array of exclusive content from diverse and influential authors, the voice of the blog represents the many areas of scholarly communications and has an active comments section, further demonstrating the engagement of its readers.

David Crotty, TSK’s Executive Editor said, “Recognition like this is greatly appreciated, but all credit must go to our stellar group of authors who consistently offer up such insightful content, and to the SSP for their unwavering support of our editorial independence and (sometimes) controversial analysis.”

“We are privileged to recognize outstanding work in the association media and publishing industry this year. The EXCEL Awards showcase and spotlight first class association content that’s both innovative and enlightening in a rapidly changing world,” said Michael Marchesano, AM&P Executive Director.

TSK recently surpassed 10 million page views and 3.5 million visits since its inception. The website and logo were redesigned by Windmill Design, a Minneapolis graphic and web design firm in January 2017.

“The team at Windmill Design did an outstanding job of creating an updated, modern website that is both attractive and extremely functional. The project was managed very well and the final output truly captured the vision of the SSP volunteers who manage the blog,” said Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director of SSP.

The award winners were announced and celebrated at the 38th EXCEL Awards Gala on June 25, 2018. Jennifer Pesanelli, 2018-2019 SSP Past President, accepted the award at the Gala on behalf of SSP. View the winners here: http://www.siia.net/ampannual/Excel-Awards/Winners. Award winning entries will be featured in the August/September issue of Signature.

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing – SSP, founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and focus groups to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and to discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

About Association Media & Publishing – AM&P is the premier membership organization serving the needs of association, nonprofit, and alumni publishing teams, including chief publishing officers, business operation executives, communications professionals, editors, designers, and other content generators. For more information about AM&P, visit http://siia.net/amp.

As of August 31, 2017, Association Media & Publishing (AM&P) became a division of Connectiv, the Business Information Association, and will be an important part of Connectiv’s mission to foster innovation and collaboration by bringing together leading content, technology and data companies.

For more information, contact:
Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director
info@sspnet.org | 303 422 3914

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