Editor & Publisher reports that Boston.com is a quintuple finalist in the 2009 EPpy awards, the new-media contest sponsored jointly by E&P and Newsweek. The honorees include the Your Town sites, Things to do; Boston Arts and Entertainment, Tony Massarotti's Mazz sports blog, and The Big Picture.
Quick thoughts: I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the GateHouse offices if Your Town wins, given the controversy surrounding Boston.com's appropriation of GateHouse content. Given Massarotti's fairly recent denigration of sports bloggers, this is a nice, ironic capper to his earlier shift from Herald print columnist to Globe sports blogger . And I'd bet my savings (not much, granted) on The Big Picture winning in the "Best News/Politics Blog" category. It should, anyway.