Excellence in news media publishing was recognised on Friday night at the 2016 PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards in Sydney.
Held at Ivy to conclude the annual NewsMediaWorks Future Forum, more than 400 guests attended the awards, which recognise excellence in print and digital publishing, photography, environmental initiatives and print and production.
The awards attracted entries from national, metropolitan, regional, rural and community news media brands in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia, and place an emphasis on the quality of journalism, cross platform execution, design and the ability to engage audiences across multiple platforms.
NewsMediaWorks CEO Mark Hollands said Australia’s news media brands are among the best in the world and this year’s award winners were no exception.
“Our judges overwhelmingly remarked on the high quality of influential journalism and the diversity of entertaining, provocative and often courageous ways in which news media is engaging audiences,” he said.
“The PANPAs continue to be the pre-eminent awards in the region’s news media industry.”
Check out the full list of winners below:
DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
Manly Daily (News Corp Australia)
Newcastle Herald (Fairfax Media)
The Australian (News Corp Australia)
WEEKEND NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
AFR Weekend (Fairfax Media)
NON-DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
Mandurah Mail (Fairfax Media)
The Land (Fairfax Media)
DIGITAL NEWS SITE OF THE YEAR
The Maitland Mercury (www.maitlandmercury.com.au)
Newcastle Herald (www.herald.com.au)
The Sydney Morning Herald (www.smh.com.au)
‘Smoking Actor’ (Jon Hewson, Fremantle Gazette)
‘Playing in Ash’ (Wesley Monts, Townsville Bulletin)
‘Ahmed Kelly’ (Alexander Coppel, Herald Sun)
PHOTOGRAPHY: FEATURES AND LIFESTYLE
‘High Fliers’ (Sitthixay Ditthavong, Riverine Herald)
‘Nudist Nomads… No Tan Lines Here’ (Elise Derwin, NT News)
‘Stories of Hope’ (Jason Edwards, Herald Sun)
‘Title Defence’ (Braden Fastier, Manly Daily)
‘White Water Wonder’ (Jon Gellweiler, South Western Times)
‘Fernando Alonso’s Exit’ (Alexander Coppel, Herald Sun)
‘The Crop’ (Braden Fastier, Manly Daily)
‘Pot of Gold’ (Glenn Hampson, Gold Coast Bulletin)
‘Storm Front on Bondi Beach’ (Rohan Kelly, The Daily Telegraph)
Sydney Print Centre (News Corp Australia), Zero Waste Program
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE: SINGLE-WIDTH
Sharp Daily, Taiwan
Apple Daily Publications – Apple Daily, Taiwan
Apple Daily, Hong Kong
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE: DOUBLE-WIDTH
Ormiston Print Centre, Fairfax Media – World News Weekly
Yandina Print Centre, APN News & Media – Gympie Times
Chullora Print Centre, News Corp Australia – The Daily Telegraph
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE: PRE-PRINT OR SUPPLEMENT (OPEN)
Cairns Print Centre, News Corp Australia – ‘Off the Leash’ (NT News)
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE: PRINT CENTRE OF THE YEAR
Yandina Print Centre, APN News & Media
Erik Jensen – The Saturday Paper
Best Mobile Site or App (Open)
AFR iPad app – The Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media
Best Niche/Specialty App or Microsite (Open)
The Big Sleep – www.theage.com.au, Fairfax Media
Digital Publishing Innovation of the Year (Open)
AFR Innovation Survey – The Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media.
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