The New Zealand Herald has dominated the winners list in the Canon Media Awards, New Zealand’s most prestigious journalism award program, taking out three major categories.
The Herald won the top award of Newspaper of the Year, Best Daily Newspaper in the Over 30,000 circulation category and its digital stablemate nzherald.co.nz won the Best Website Award. The paper also dominated the digital ranks, winning Best Digital Cross-Platform News Coverage, Best Cross-Platform Campaign, Best Innovation in Multimedia Storytelling and Best Use of Interactive Graphics.
Editor Shayne Currie also was awarded the Wolfson Fellowship, earning him the chance to attend Cambridge University.
Fairfax newspapers celebrated success with Weekly Newspaper of the Year going to the Sunday Star-Times, Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation) awarded to the Taranaki Daily News and Magazine of the Year to NZ House & Garden. The Community Newspaper of the Year went to Queenstown’s Mountain Scene, published by Allied Press.
Organiser Rick Neville, editorial director of the Newspaper Publishers’ Association, said despite the challenges facing the publishing industry, support for the event – now in its 41st year – continued to grow, with a record attendance of 520 on the night and a list of sponsors including, for the first time, Google.
Close to 1600 entries spanning 8000 individual pieces of work were received for 64 categories. Judges across four countries, including News Corp Australia editorial director Campbell Reid, News and Fairfax veteran Garry Linnell and AAP editor-in-chief Tony Gillies, had the job of picking the top crop.
“The thing that sets the Herald apart is its depth,” newspaper judges Linnell and Reid said of the Newspaper of the Year winner.
“It is a high quality newspaper from page one to page 101 and beyond. It doesn’t have a weak link.
“Its journalism can break an international scoop one day and be unapologetically parochial the next, but its hallmark is always the rigour and quality of its information.”
The judges described the Sunday Star-Times as a “stand-out winner” of the Best Weekly Newspaper category, commending its “deeply committed investigative journalism, agenda-setting reporting, a strong sport section, an engaging eye-catching design and sections that entertain and inform”.
Reporter of the Year went to the Herald’s Jared Savage and Best Investigation to Dylan Cleaver. Charles Anderson of The Press took out Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year and the NZ Listener’s Rebecca Macfie was named Magazine Feature Writer of the Year, while Columnist of the Year went to Michele Hewitson at the Herald.
The Herald’s Brett Phibbs took out Photographer of the Year and Chris Slane from the NZ Listener was named Cartoonist of the Year.
A full list of winners is below.
|Photographer of the Year||Brett Phibbs – The New Zealand Herald|
|Junior Photographer of the Year||Charlotte Curd – Taranaki Daily News|
|Best News Picture||Peter Meecham – The New Zealand Herald|
|Best Sports Picture||Brett Phibbs – The New Zealand Herald|
|Best Portrait||Rob Suisted – Nature’s Pic Images|
|Best Feature Photo||Chris Skelton -stuff.co.nz|
|Best Photo Essay/Slideshow||Hagen Hopkins – Getty Images|
Best Environmental Photography
Kirk Hargreaves – The Press
|Best Digital Cross-platform News Coverage||The New Zealand Herald|
|Best Cross-platform Campaign||The New Zealand Herald|
|Best Innovation in Multimedia Storytelling||The New Zealand Herald|
|Best Use of Interactive Graphics||The New Zealand Herald|
|Best Video||Asher Finlayson & Tony Wall – stuff.co.nz/Sunday Star-Times|
|Best Blog||Jarrod Gilbert|
|Magazine of the Year||NZ House & Garden|
|Best Trade/Professional Magazine||Pro Photographer|
|Best Magazine Design||Home|
|Best Magazine Cover||Architecture NZ|
|Magazine Feature Writer of the Year||Rebecca Macfie – NZ Listener|
|Magazine Feature Writer Business and Politics||Rebecca Macfie – NZ Listener|
|Magazine Feature Writer Health and Education||Jolisa Gracewood – North & South|
|Magazine Feature Writer Science and Technology||Donna Chisholm – North & South|
|Magazine Feature Writer Arts and Entertainment||Mike White – North & South|
Magazine Feature Writer General
Rebecca Macfie – NZ Listener
|Canon Newspaper of the Year||The New Zealand Herald|
|Newspaper of the Year (plus 30,000 circulation)||The New Zealand Herald|
|Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation)||Taranaki Daily News|
|Weekly Newspaper of the Year||Sunday Star-Times|
|Community Newspaper of the Year||Mountain Scene|
|Best Newspaper Design||The New Zealand Herald|
|Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine||Viva – The New Zealand Herald|
|Reporter of the Year||Jared Savage – The New Zealand Herald|
|Junior Reporter of the Year||Talia Shadwell – The Dominion Post|
|Regional Reporter of the Year||Florence Kerr – Waikato Times|
|Community Reporter of the Year||Frank Marvin – Mountain Scene|
|Reporter Politics||David Fisher – The New Zealand Herald|
|Reporter Business||Matt Nippert – Sunday Star-Times|
|Reporter Crime and Justice||Jared Savage – The New Zealand Herald|
|Reporter Health and Education||David Fisher – The New Zealand Herald|
|Reporter Science and Technology||Vaughan Elder – Otago Daily Times|
|Reporter Arts and Entertainment||Shane Gilchrist – Otago Daily Times|
|Reporter Sport||Mark Geenty – The Dominion Post|
|Reporter General||Bevan Hurley – Herald on Sunday|
|Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year||Charles Anderson – The Press/Nelson Mail|
|Junior Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year||Jeremy Olds – Sunday magazine, Sunday Star-Times|
|Regional/Community Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year||Naomi Arnold – The Nelson Mail|
|Newspaper Feature Writer Business and Politics||Adam Dudding – Sunday Star-Times|
|Newspaper Feature Writer Crime and Justice||Amy Maas – Herald on Sunday|
|Newspaper Feature Writer Health and Education||Nikki Macdonald – The Dominion Post|
|Newspaper Feature Writer Science and Technology||Nikki Macdonald – The Dominion Post|
|Newspaper Feature Writer Arts and Entertainment||Greg Dixon – The New Zealand Herald|
|Newspaper Feature Writer Sport||Ben Stanley – Sunday Star-Times|
Newspaper Feature Writer General
Charles Anderson – The Press/Nelson Mail
|Best Investigation||Dylan Cleaver – The New Zealand Herald|
|Student Journalist of the Year||Don Rowe – Wintec/Sky Sport magazine/Waikato Times|
|Best Artwork||Richard Parker – Sunday Star-Times/The Dominion Post|
|Cartoonist of the Year||Chris Slane – NZ Listener|
|Best Columnist – humour/satire||Deborah Hill Cone – The New Zealand Herald|
|Best Columnist – general||Michele Hewitson – The New Zealand Herald|
|Columnist of the Year||Michele Hewitson – The New Zealand Herald|
|Editorial Writer of the Year||Peter Jackson – The Northland Age|
|Best Headline||Jo Knight- Sunday magazine, Sunday Star-Times|
|Reviewer of the Year||Anthony Byrt – Metro/NZ Listener|
|Fellow to Wolfson College, Cambridge||Shayne Currie – The New Zealand Herald|
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