The awards recognize news publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major challenges in how people consume news and information today.
The Hindu, The Quint and The Daily Star among the winners of South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017.
The second edition of South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017 was presented today (13 September) at WAN-IFRA India 2017, the 25th annual Silver jubilee conference being held in Chennai. The award jointly by Google and WAN-IFRA recognises best practice innovation in digital publishing worldwide. The awards are presented in every region – South Asia, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America. The winners from each region subsequently compete for the World Digital Media Awards.
The Hindu won the coveted Gold in ‘Best in News Website’, so is digital pure player ‘Arre’ for ‘Best in Lifestyle, Sports or Entertainment Website’.
This year also had the introduction of the new category ‘Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audience’ which is a take from WAN-IFRA previous ‘World Young Reader Prize’ and The Hindu won the coveted ‘Gold’ in this category. The winners are chosen from ten categories and they are:
- Best News Website
- Best Lifestyle, Sports or Entertainment Website
- Best Use of Online Video (including VR)
Gold: The Quint – Mannequin challenge
Silver: The Quint – Acid: The story of a beautiful woman
- Best Data Visualisation
Gold: The Quint – Ganga clean up report
Silver: Pakistan Herald Publications – Banned outfits in Pakistan openly operate in Facebook
Bronze: Pakistan Herald Publications – A Pakistani woman’s workplace dilemma
- Best News Mobile Service
Gold: NDTV Convergence
Silver: The Times of India App
Bronze: Malayala Manorama
- Best Lifestyle, Sports or Entertainment Mobile Service
Silver: Times Internet Ltd. – World Travel Guide App
- Best Innovation New Product
Gold: The Quint – IPL2017 Microsite
Silver: Jang Media Group – Jang Real
Bronze: Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. – The citizen reporter mobile App
- Best Social Media Engagement
Gold: The Daily Star – A Mother’s Day Special
Bronze: Mathrubhumi ClubFM94.3 – April Fool’s Day
Bronze: NDTV Convergence
- Best Digital Advertising Campaign (including Branded Content)
Gold: The Daily Star – Rise High Bangladesh
Bronze: Mathrubhumi.com – Milma Project
- Best Innovation to Engage Young Audience
Gold: The Hindu – Young World Club
Silver: NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India
Bronze: Mathrubhumi – Silver Bullet Learning Solutions
More information on the awards can be found at www.wan-ifra.org/sdma.
For a calendar of upcoming WAN-IFRA events, please see http://www.wan-ifra.org/events
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