Volume One Takes Home Multiple Milwaukee Press Club Awards

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Volume One was honored to receive a number of awards in the Milwaukee Press Club's Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism competition for its online efforts.

This was the first time Volume One has entered the annual competition, which has been recognizing outstanding professional and collegiate media in the state of Wisconsin for decades. (The Milwaukee Press Club is the oldest and continuously operating press club in North America.)

Volume One’s staff of designers, programmers, and writers – most notably web developer Don Ross – were awarded a gold award in Best Website Design for, a silver award Best Local News or Feature Website for, and a silver award for Best Use of Multimedia for its special Music Capital of the North theme site published in July of 2015.

Other winners in these categories included the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, and Milwaukee Magazine.

Volume One’s online editor Mike Paulus remarked, “It’s a fantastic honor to receive this kind of recognition as we’re very proud of our online sites and services and we spend a lot of energy on their design.”

Paulus continued, “In particular we’re proud of our Music Capital of the North site, as it drew together a huge pool of local talent from different creative disciplines. It’s easily our most ambitious special online project to date.“

Entries for the Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism competition are judged by other press clubs from around the country. This year’s winners were announced at a banquet on Friday, May 13, in Milwaukee.