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RFE/RL's Conger Honored With Prestigious Membership

Kim Conger (file photo)
Kim Conger (file photo)

Prague, Czech Republic -- Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Design Director and Pangea Digital Deputy Director Kimberly Conger has accepted an invitation to join the prestigious International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), the judging body for two international awards for online excellence: the Webby Awards and the Lovie Awards.

Membership to IADAS is by invitation only and is extended to former Webby Award winners and nominees, as well as others “who have catalyzed great achievements on the Internet, demonstrated extraordinary talent in a traditional medium, or who possess in-depth knowledge of new media.” RFE/RL’s Pangea Digital unit was a Webby Award Honoree three years running (2012, 2013, 2014).

“It is a huge honor, and it is nice to know that your work and your team’s work is appreciated by others in the industry,” Conger said. “RFE/RL is a great brand -- people know it around the world and recognize that our mission is also quite prestigious. It’s not just about me, it’s about the work that all of us do. I think we are unique in the world.”

As part of her IADAS membership duties, Conger will help select nominees and winners of the “Mobile Sites & Apps,” “Websites – Media” and “Websites – Features” categories for the 2016 Webby Awards.

Conger and the 46-person Pangea Digital unit are the creative force behind Pangea -- the powerful, custom designed web-based content management system (CMS) tailored for online journalism. Pangea Digital publishes news in more than 60 languages across 200 countries and territories worldwide. It is the only in-house design and development team that supports content in so many languages on the same platform.

In recent years, Pangea Digital’s work has been recognized not only at the Webby Awards, but also at the GLOMO Awards, and the Association for International Broadcasting Awards. Conger has previously won several international, national and regional design awards and has served as a judge for U.S. and international print design competitions.