The Time Machine, the Vineyard Gazette’s online display of historical stories and photos, won Best Digital Innovation Award Thursday from the New England Society of Newspaper Editors.

It was the second straight year that the Time Machine won the award competition, which is open to New England newspapers of all sizes. The Cape Cod Times was runner-up.

Located on the Gazette’s website, the Time Machine offers a multimedia window into the newspaper’s vast archive, dating from the founding of the Gazette in 1846.

The Time Machine includes chronological collections of articles and images on popular topics, including ferries, storms and hurricanes, World War II and presidential visits in an easy-to-navigate slideshow format. New collections are added regularly by Gazette librarian Hilary Wall, and suggestions from readers on topics of interest are welcomed.

The Time Machine also includes sponsored collections documenting the history of Vineyard businesses and organizations that have been operating continuously on the Island for 50 years or more.

Historic films of the Island, courtesy of the Historic Movies of Martha’s Vineyard project, are also located on the Time Machine website.

The Time Machine was created by staff of the Gazette and Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. Webmaster Graham Smith developed the site using open source software developed by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University.

The NESNE awards, presented every spring, recognize the best editorial work produced in New England over the previous year. The Gazette was a finalist in three other categories: best enterprise/long form reporting story (Sara Brown); best opinion or commentary writing (Jane Seagrave and Julia Wells); and best sports story (Noah Asimow and Landry Harlan).