The Weekend Australian has taken top prize at Friday’s new-look 2018 News Media Awards that combine the former PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards and the Advertising and Marketing Awards. You can check out the full list of winners here.
The News Crop newspaper also took out the Weekend News Brand of the Year. The New Zealand Herald won Daily News Brand of the Year, while the Northern Territory News won Regional News Brand of the Year and the Gympie Times was the Community News Brand of the Year.
L-R in photo: The Weekend Australian’s John Lehmann, Michelle Gunn and Nicholas Grey
More than 400 people attended the awards ceremony at the Hilton Sydney, again hosted by The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel and Andrew Hansen, at the conclusion of the annual INFORM News Media Summit.
News media publishers from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific submitted more than 500 entries for the seven categories in the 2018 awards. The awards recognise excellence in cross platform news publishing, reflected in categories covering Advertising, Marketing, Technical, Product Innovation, Executive Excellence, Photography and the overall News Brand awards.
“I would like to congratulate all this year’s News Media Awards winners and acknowledge the incredibly high standard of the region’s publishers and their brands and people. The winning entries demonstrated that our region’s publishing excellence is of a world-class standard,” NewsMediaWorks CEO, Peter Miller, said.
“Our newly rebranded News Media Awards are now in their 49th year and recognised as the region’s pre-eminent awards in the news media industry. The new-look awards reflect the changing nature of news brands to meet the needs of advertisers and readers, where trust to provide quality, credible journalism is critical to their success.”
Judges for 2018 were: Adrianne Nixon, Alan Oakley, Andy Moger, , Brian Hill, Bruce Davidson, Camila Carmody, Charlie Murdoch, Chelsea Wymer, Cheryl Stanion, Chris Freel, Damien Munday, David Krug, David Roles, Ed Efchak, Eva Rinaldi, Gerard Noonan, Grant Booker, Ian Moore, Jane Ractliffe (nee Schulze), Janine Perrett, Jason Howard, Jodie Sangster, John Trevorrow, Julia Spencer, Karyn Krawford, Kellie Northwood, Linda Wong, Magdoom Mohamed, Mal Dale, Mark Dadswell, Mark Sharman, Michael Van Wyk, Miguel D’Souza, Nic Hodges, Nicole McInnes, Peter Miller, Phillip Campbell, Rick Neville, Rick Slowgrove, Rosie Baker, Steve Packham, Sunita Gloster, Ted Horton, Tim Bauer, Tony Gillies, Udesh Gunatunga, Virginia Hyland.