News Corp’s The Australian Stars At Newspaper Of The Year Awards

News Corp’s The Australian Stars At Newspaper Of The Year Awards
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News Corp’s The Australian has taken top honours at this years Newspaper Of The Year Awards (aka The PANPAS) announced at a gala dinner in Sydney last night.

The Oz won in both the “daily newspaper of the year” and the “weekend newspaper of the year” categories.  A full list of the winners are below.

More than 300 people attended the awards ceremony, which was hosted by The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel and Andrew Hansen at the conclusion of the INFORM News Media Summit at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

“I would like to congratulate all this year’s Newspaper of the Year award winners and acknowledge the incredibly high standard of the region’s print and digital news content, as well as photography, design and technical excellence. Our news media brands can stand tall as among the best in the world and this year’s award winners again showed outstanding excellence in each category. The PANPAs are the region’s pre-eminent awards in the news media industry and this year was no exception,” NewsMediaWorks CEO, Peter Miller, said.

The awards, sponsored by Norske Skog, were open to national, metropolitan, regional, rural and community news media brands in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia. The awards place an emphasis on the quality of journalism, cross platform execution, design and the ability to engage audiences across multiple platforms.

The six categories for this year’s Newspaper of the Year awards were:

  • Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by Norske Skog
  • Digital Destinations of the Year
  • Photography of the Year – sponsored by Media Super
  • Technical Excellence – sponsored by DIC
  • Hegarty Scholarship (for young news media executives) – sponsored by Media Super
  • Environment

DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

National/Metropolitan 

The Australian, News Corp Australia

Regional 

Newcastle Herald, Fairfax Media

Community

The Gympie Times, News Corp Australia 

WEEKEND NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Weekend Australian, News Corp Australia

DIGITAL NEWS SITE OF THE YEAR

National / Metropolitan 

Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media

Regional 

Newcastle Herald, Fairfax Media

Community

The Maitland Mercury, Fairfax Media

 

NON- DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Community 

The City, News Corp Australia

Regional 

Queensland Country Life, Fairfax Media

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 PORTRAIT

Community 

Of The Sea, Wesley Monts, Herbert River Express, News Corp Australia

Regional 

Snake Boy, Glenn Hampson, Gold Coast Bulletin, News Corp Australia

National / Metropolitan – TIE

Dogs and Dust, Rohan Kelly, The Sunday Telegraph, News Corp Australia

Wild Side, Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times, Fairfax Media

 

FEATURES AND LIFESTYLE

Community 

Fire Breathing Spider, Andrew Ritchie, Western Suburbs Weekly, Community News Group

Regional 

Nice for a dip, Brendan Radke, Cairns Post, News Corp Australia 

National / Metropolitan 

Lionheart Leo, Sam Ruttyn, The Sunday Telegraph, News Corp Australia


SPORT

Community 

Ray Karaitiana, Marta Juanola, Mandurah Mail, Fairfax Media 

Regional

Para-swimmer, Stephen Parker, Rotorua Daily Post, NZME

National / Metropolitan 

Up the Mast, John Feder, The Australian, News Corp Australia


NEWS

Community 

May the Fourth Be with You, Isabella Lettini, Parramatta Sun, Fairfax Media

Regional 

Festival Aftermath, Justin Kennedy, NT News, News Corp Australia

National / Metropolitan 

Philippine Drug Wars, Kate Geraghty, The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media


ENVIRONMENT

Wasp Wipeout, Nelson Mail, Fairfax Media


TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

 

SINGLE-WIDTH

Community 

Sharp Daily, Taiwan – Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch

Regional 

Apple Daily, Taiwan – Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch

National / Metropolitan 

Apple Daily Hong Kong – Apple Daily Printing Limited

 

DOUBLE-WIDTH

Community 

The Yass Tribune, Canberra Print Centre, Fairfax Media

Regional 

The Land, North Richmond Print Centre, Fairfax Media

National / Metropolitan 

The Australian, Chullora Print Centre, News Corp Australia

PRE-PRINT OR SUPPLEMENT

Off the Leash, Darwin Print Centre, News Corp Australia

 

PRINT CENTRE OF THE YEAR

Canberra Print Centre, Fairfax Media

 

HEGARTY SCHOLARSHIP

Emily Sweet, Australian Community Media, Fairfax Media


DIGITAL

Best Mobile Site (Open) 

The Australian, News Corp Australia

Best Niche / Specialty App or Microsite (Open) 

China’s Operation Australia, theage.com.au, Fairfax Media

Digital Publishing Innovation of the Year (Open) 

Private Business, Public Failure, Stuff Circuit, stuff.co.nz, Fairfax Media

Judges for 2017 were:

Andrew McKean, Miguel D’Souza, Earl Wilkinson, Tony Gilles, Peter Miller, Tim Durrowes, Foad Fadahgi, Samantha Amjadali, Tim Bauer, Camila Carmody, Christopher Getts, Alan Howe, Grant Booker, Rick Slowgrove, Paul Burston, Mal Dale, Peter Netchaef, Jon Reid, Peter Clark, David Roles,  Steve Packham, Eva Rinaldi, Ian Moore, Damien Munday, Christopher Pash, John Hancock, Mark Dadswell, Gavin Ellis, Andy Moger, Ed Efchak, Karyn Krawford, David “The Fist”Hovenden, Nisin Sunito, Mark Hollands, Simon Wake, Charlie Murdoch, Herbert Kieleithner, Michael Van Wyk, Brian Hill, Udesh Gunatunga, Greg Graham, Kellie Northwood, Frank Masterson, Mary Ann Azer, Cheryl Stanion, Peter Cornelius, Phillip Campbell, Roger Coombs,  Michael Rose, Steve Davis, Mark Sharman, Jane Schulze

 

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