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Sonic Foundry Names Finalists in the 2012 Rich Media Impact Awards

Eighth annual award recognizes Mediasite users for innovative work with webcasting

MADISON, Wis. — April 09, 2012 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for lecture capture, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced the finalists for the company’s eighth Rich Media Impact Awards, an annual recognition of 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 140 organizations from around the world that have been recognized since 2005.

“The finalists continue to impress us with their innovative uses of Mediasite. We created the RMIAs to highlight the successes of our customers who have truly used webcasting in exciting, creative and cost-saving ways,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic Foundry. “It is rewarding for us as a company, and contributes greatly to the knowledge of our Mediasite user community, to get this behind the scenes, in their own words tour of how they use webcasting, and the results they’ve been able to achieve by live streaming online video and rich media webcasts.”

Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at UNLEASH 2012, the Mediasite User Conference, taking place May 7-9. All RMIA finalists in attendance at UNLEASH 2012 will have the chance to win a Mediasite RL Recorder during a drawing at the conference. Sonic Foundry will also continue to award Student Impact Scholarships honoring both the student and their university. The student runner-up will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and the winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship and that student’s university will also receive a Mediasite RL Recorder.

Finalists are listed alphabetically below, with links to their entries.

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

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.

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