Society for New Communications Research Announces 2013 Fellows Choice Honorees

Prestigious Award Honors the Top Organization, Visionary, Innovation and Humanitarian Organization for their Contributions to New Communications

Online PR News – 25-October-2013 – Palo Alto, CA – The Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), a global nonprofit research and education foundation, think tank, and public service organization focused on new and emerging communications tools and technologies, today announced the 2013 SNCR Fellows Choice Award honorees.

These prestigious awards honor organizations and individuals for their notable impact on business, media, culture and society through the use of new communications tools and technologies. Each year SNCR's Fellows choose the Organization of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year and Visionary of the Year as part of the SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards program.

The 2013 SNCR Fellows Choice Award honorees are:

Visionary of the Year: Tim Berners Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), for his creation of the World Wide Web technology, for his vision in making the Internet accessible for society, and changing the way individuals and businesses collaborates, purchase, shares and educates. SNCR is honored to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web through its acknowledgement of how Tim Berners Lee truly helped to change our world.

Organization of the Year: The Boston Police Department (http://www.cityofboston.gov/POLICE) for its use of social media tools and technologies during the Boston Marathon Bombing incident this spring. The Boston Police Department used social media tools and technologies to inform the public of important news and updates of the event and connecting directly with the community in a time of crisis.

Innovation of the Year: Google Glass (http://www.google.com/glass/start), for reinventing wearable technology. Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display and the ability to operate in a hands-free format.

Humanitarian Organizations of the Year: Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org) for providing free world-class education for anyone around the globe.

“We are delighted to honor this impressive group. These award recipients have revolutionized the way society communicates and connects with each other throughout the world. Once again, the SNCR fellows have chosen the most innovative thought leaders and organizations.” We are excited to recognize these individuals and organizations through this awards program,” stated Gina Hernandez, executive director, Society for New Communications Research.

The SNCR Fellows Choice Awards will be presented at the 8th Annual Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala, which will be held November 7, 2013 in Boston, MA. To register for this event, please visit: http://bit.ly/1akZW1I.

This event will also feature the presentation of the 2013 SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards. These prestigious awards honor the work of individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and media outlets that are pioneering the use of new and emerging communications technologies. Awards will be granted in a number of categories, including: Internal Communications, Online Community, Social Media Marketing, Technology Innovation, and Visual Media.

The 8th Annual SNCR Awards Gala will be emceed by SNCR Senior Fellow and Awards Program Chair, Todd Van Hoosear, Vice President of Public Relations and Stakeholder Engagement, HB Agency.

For more information on the 8th Annual SNCR Symposium, please visit: http://sncr.org.

About the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR)
The Society for New Communications Research is a global nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education foundation, think tank, and public service organization, dedicated to the advanced study of the latest developments in new and emerging communications tools and technologies such as digital, social media, and mobile, and their effect on business, culture, and society. For more information, visit: http://www.sncr.org/.

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