A Travis Smith & Hop Studios project up for Webby Awards


Travis Smith – Hop Studios

Originally uploaded by kk+.

Former Metroblogging Vancouver author Travis Smith and his web company Hop Studios have had one of their projects, the left wing political site Truthdig [td], nominated for three Webby awards. In a blog post earlier this month Travis wrote about the nominations [hsb]:

Truthdig is nominated in the categories of Politics, Political Blog, and the one we’re really proud of, News, where it’s up against some realyl heavy hitters: the BBC, Salon, NPR and Reuters. I would say that Reuters budget probably is about 80,000% bigger than Truthdig’s, and this nomination is a wonderful reflection of the fact that you can do excellent news online without the budget of big media (if you hire Hop Studios!)

Travis and Hop Studios are still Vancovuer based, so it’s good to see them getting a little nomination love. They also worked on one of my all-time most visited website iLounge [il].

4 Comments so far

  1. kk+ (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:53 pm

    awesome… voted.

    congrats trav and thx MB for usin my pic. :)


  2. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

    Well it’s a good photo, that’s why we used it. I have yet to vote, but I should… I should indeed.


  3. Rachael (unregistered) on April 28th, 2007 @ 6:08 am

    Jeffery, it’s actually Truthdig that is nominated for the webbies and not Hop Studios.


  4. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on April 28th, 2007 @ 6:52 am

    I thought that was clear from Travis’ quote that I used, but I made it clearer with some editing.



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