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(London, 08/04/02): ABC ELECTRONIC (the new media arm of the Audit Bureau of Circulations) today announced it is to audit the judging of this year's NetMedia European Online Journalism Awards (EOJA).

The EOJA, now in their fourth year, were the first awards in the world to honour the work of those who write for the Web as well as the first pan-European digital media awards.

The EOJA plays a leading role in helping to encourage and disseminate best practice in online journalism among European journalists. It is opened to all European journalists and the judges are drawn from leading European media houses. The Awards are administered by a supervisory board consisting of leading journalism educators from across the continent.

The audit is a further step in the professionalisation of the Awards.

The ABC ELECTRONC audit process will:

1) Verify the number of entries to each category and the overall total.

2) Audit the scores of each judge for all entries / categories in
both the preliminary and shortlisting stages.

Richard Foan, Managing Director of ABC ELECTRONIC, said:

"The judging process has to be impartial and our experience in Internet traffic and email auditing mean we are able to provide that impartiality. As one of the most recognized media brands we are delighted to be involved in the process and provide the independent verification required by the organisers".

Milverton Wallace, founder and organiser, said: "The Awards, generate tremendous interest across the continent and individual journalists and media houses invest much time and resources to participate in the competition. These factors, combined with the tremendous growth in the number of entries since 1999, made it necessary for us to begin to audit the entries as well as the adjudication process. No one is better qualified to carry out this task than ABC ELECTRONIC. We're honoured and very pleased they've chosen to work with us in this important European media project."

See for full details of this year's Awards


ABC ELECTRONIC was established in 1996, and building on the experience and expertise of the Audit Bureau of Circulations Ltd (ABC), has rapidly established itself as the organisation that media planners and owners trust to verify electronic media and Website traffic statistics to agreed industry standards, as defined by JICWEBS*. ABC ELECTRONIC is a tri-partite, not for profit, industry owned organisation that works with, and on behalf of, advertisers, media buyers and media owners to provide third party, independent auditing services.

* JICWEBS (The Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards) is a body created by the UK media industry. Its aim is to ensure independent development and ownership of standards for measuring use and effectiveness of advertising on electronic media.

About NetMedia:

Founded in 1995. Organises the annual NetMedia conference on the
media and the Internet, the UK Media in Cyberspace Survey and the
European Online Journalism Awards.

For further information contact:

Milverton Wallace
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7637 7909; +44 (0) 870 241 6631; Fax:+44 (0)20 7636
4888; Email:

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