Sonic Foundry Rich Media Impact Awards: Finalists Named

Company honors organizations that transform the way they work and learn with Mediasite

Sonic Foundry, automated rich media communications technology company, announces the finalists for its third annual Rich Media Impact Awards program.

16 organizations are to be recognized across eight categories at a special awards dinner Monday, May 7 in Madison, Wisconsin during UNLEASH 2007, the company’s first Mediasite User Conference. Winners will be announced at that time.

Mediasite is a transformational communication medium for delivering critical information and sharing knowledge. The Mediasite webcasting and content management system automates the capture and delivery of presentations and lectures via the web.

Sonic Foundry launched the Rich Media Impact Awards program to recognize excellence in the practical and creative integration of its webcasting platform in business, education, health and government. The awards honor organizations that use Mediasite in innovative ways to benefit their employees, constituents, partners and the public. Finalists successfully demonstrate how Mediasite transformed their organizations through measurable improvements in accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity.

“Our process for selecting finalists grows increasingly more difficult each year as the number and quality of the nominations intensifies. We are proud to be partners with these leading edge organizations, and applaud both the finalists and all the nominees for embracing webcasting as a transformational communication medium.” – Darrin Coulson, Sonic Foundry COO

2007 Rich Media Impact Award Finalists

Enterprise Award

Recognizes a company who improved its business outcomes through rich media communication. The 2007 finalists are

  • ALLETE/Minnesota Power
  • Faegre & Benson
  • Government Award

    This award recognizes a local, state or federal government initiative that implemented rich media for training and outreach. The 2007 finalists are

  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Global Reach Award

    Recognizes any successful initiative that reached the international community through rich media. The 2007 finalists are

  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • St. George’s University
  • Facility Design Award

    Recognizes a professional AV design or consulting firm that created innovative rich media rooms and facilities. The 2007 finalists are

  • Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams for Saint Mary’s University – School of Law
  • University of Southern California
  • Excellence in Distance Education Award

    Recognizes a higher education institution that transformed its distance education program with rich media. The 2007 finalists are

  • California State University – San Marcos
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Scholastic Achievement Award

    Recognizes a school district or other organization serving the K-12 educational community that harnessed the power of rich media to improve communication, learning and outreach. The 2007 finalists are

  • Arizona State University (Professional Development Schools and Teacher Education Network of Excellence through Technology)
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Healthcare Award

    Recognizes an organization that implemented rich media to benefit health and wellness. The 2007 finalists are

  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Rapid ROI Award

    Recognizes an organization that used rich media to quickly achieve a measurable ROI in its training, communications or outreach initiatives. The 2007 finalists are

  • Michigan Public Health Institute
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Founded in 1991, Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is a technology leader in the emerging rich media communications marketplace. The company provides enterprise solutions and services that link an information-driven world. Sonic Foundry changes the way organizations communicate via the web and how people around the globe receive vital information needed for work, professional advancement, safety and education.

    The company’s integrated webcasting and web presentation solutions are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, education institutions and government agencies for a variety of critical communication needs. Sonic Foundry is based in Madison, Wis. For more information about Sonic Foundry, visit

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