newsawards 2020 results
(Categories judged prior to lockdown)
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PRINTER OF THE YEAR
The Agfa Premier Award
St Clements Press (FT Weekend)
Irish Times Print Plant (The Irish Times)
Harmsworth Quays Printing (Daily Mail)
JPIMedia Printing Portsmouth (Daily Mail)
Newsprinters (The Times)
Reach Printing Services Oldham (The Guardian)
Westferry Printers (Metro)
REGIONAL NEWSPAPER PRINTER OF THE YEAR
The Agfa Premier Award
Newsquest Oxford (Stourbridge News)
Interpress NI (The Irish News)
Discovery Print (The Courier)
Mortons Print (Henley Standard)
Newsquest Printing Glasgow (The Herald)
Reach Printing Services Teesside (The Journal)
NEWS WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
It really feels like the Guardian still tackles positive cause-based journalism that many shy away from. To do this, with the strategic vision and tech innovation clearly all pulling in the same direction, is all the more impressive.
The Telegraph – It has been a big year for The Telegraph which relaunched a very impressive website and introduced a unique new performance indicator.
FT – The site is clean and slick and the subscription model the envy of the publishing world.
The Times & Sunday Times – Digital first news with an easy, attractive design.
i online – A tremendous story, the UK’s fastest growing national newspaper website in terms of audience growth.
KentOnline – Fantastically innovative regional site with market leading editorial.
INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
The Drag+drop Award
The Ozone Project
Digital innovation at great scale. A very important and successful project, building the digital advertising project of the future.
The Telegraph – Interactive Storytelling – Leading the way with digital innovation. A small team producing content that truly engages the reader.
The Guardian – The Daily – Another polished, premium product from The Guardian.
FT – News Briefing Podcast – The immediate interest from commercial partners and sponsors has marked out this initiative as one to watch.
Reach Solutions – Mantis Brand Safety – Harnessing AI and using it to drive improved performance in the commercial space.
Evening Standard – Google Project – An innovation that already looks like a key component of the paper’s digital growth strategy.
OUTSTANDING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD
The Telegraph – Snapchat
Brilliant use of all products on a platform to engage with a younger audience while remaining authentic. The array of compelling content is remarkable and is gaining traction with its target audience.
FT – Instagram The surprising and unexpected way it reached out was engaging but also made the editorial brand feel more authoritative.
The Independent – A brave, adventurous and ambitious approach to social media.
Birmingham Mail – Brummie Mummies – Such a great product that fits a clear need for its consumers.
Daily Mirror – Nice to see a newspaper engaging with younger social media platforms.
Birmingham Updates – Thoughtful and interesting content. Busking Battle is pure genius.
The ICNN Independent Community Website of the Year
Sponsored by Google News Initiative
A very fresh clean design with no adverts but clearly labelled sponsored content. Short, snappy stories and smart revenue generation.
Island Echo – A very successful site with great ambition and growth plans. Investment in innovation is clearly paying off.
LymeOnline – A great example of home grown local journalism.
Brighton and Hove News – A well rounded content strategy appears to have paid off here. A good, solid local news proposition.
Dorset Biz News – An interesting model that has gained traction very quickly. A success.
The Lincolnite – Impressive social media strategy and great growth story.