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newsawards 2020 results

(Categories judged prior to lockdown)

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PRINTER OF THE YEAR

The Agfa Premier Award

Winner

St Clements Press (FT Weekend)

Highly Commended

Irish Times Print Plant (The Irish Times)

Commended

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

Winner

Newsquest Oxford (Stourbridge News)

Highly Commended

Interpress NI (The Irish News)

Commended

Discovery Print (The Courier)

Mortons Print (Henley Standard) 

Newsquest Printing Glasgow (The Herald)

Reach Printing Services Teesside (The Journal)

NEWS WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Winner

The Guardian

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.

Highly Commended

The Telegraph – It has been a big year for The Telegraph which relaunched a very impressive website and introduced a unique new performance indicator.

Commended

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

Winner

The Ozone Project

Digital innovation at great scale. A very important and successful project, building the digital advertising project of the future.

Highly Commended

The Telegraph – Interactive Storytelling – Leading the way with digital innovation. A small team producing content that truly engages the reader.

Commended

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

Winner

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.

Highly Commended

FT – Instagram The surprising and unexpected way it reached out was engaging but also made the editorial brand feel more authoritative.

Commended

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

Winner

Birmingham Updates

A very fresh clean design with no adverts but clearly labelled sponsored content. Short, snappy stories and smart revenue generation.

Highly Commended

Island Echo – A very successful site with great ambition and growth plans. Investment in innovation is clearly paying off.

Commended

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.