Sonic Foundry Names Finalists in the Seventh Annual Rich Media Impact Awards

Finalists join more than 100 organizations which have been honored for outstanding integration of Mediasite

MADISON, Wis., April 25, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, today announced the finalists for the seventh annual Rich Media Impact Awards, which honor excellence in the practical and creative integration of  Mediasite in business, education, health and government.

Members of the Mediasite user community nominated organizations for their achievements in improving information accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite. This year's finalists join more than 100 organizations from around the world that have been honored since 2005.

"Once again the finalists this year amazed us. Demonstrating excellence in both creativity and measurable results, the entries illustrate the passion and commitment our customers have toward knowledge-sharing that transcends time and distance," said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic Foundry.

For the first time, all RMIA finalists in attendance at UNLEASH 2011 will have the chance to win a Mediasite ML or RL Recorder during a drawing at the event. Sonic Foundry will also continue to award Student Impact Scholarships honoring both the student and the university they attend. The student runner-up will receive a $1500 scholarship. The winner will receive a $2500 scholarship and that student's university will also receive a Mediasite RL Recorder.

Winners will be announced at special ceremonies webcast live throughout  UNLEASH 2011, the Mediasite User Conference, taking place May 17 and 18. Finalists are listed alphabetically below, with links to their entries. To view the finalist catalog visit

Association Award: recognizes an association or other member organization that successfully used rich media to improve awareness, education and outreach. 

Enterprise Award: recognizes an organization who improved its business outcomes through rich media communication.

Excellence in Education Award: recognizes a higher education institution that enhanced learning and outreach through rich media. 

Global Reach Award: recognizes any successful initiative that connected the international community through rich media. 

Government Award: recognizes a local, state or federal government initiative that implemented rich media for training and outreach. 

Healthcare Award: recognizes an organization that implemented rich media to benefit health and wellness. 

Prolific Use Award: recognizes an organization that has dramatically scaled its rich media program to achieve broad deployment across its enterprise, or a large number of presentations or presentation views.

Rapid ROI Award: recognizes an organization that used rich media to quickly achieve a measurable ROI in its training, communications or outreach initiatives.

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.

Student Impact Award: recognizes an individual student, as well as his/her college or university, whose educational experience has been enhanced through rich media.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Event Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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