News24 scoops 2 major awards

2016-09-30 09:30
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Cape Town - News24 took home two major awards at the inaugural edition of the Digital Media Africa Awards on Thursday.

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers’ Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious recognition of best practice innovation in digital publishing worldwide.

News24 shared top honours for Best News Website with Kenya’s Nation Media Group and the News24 Elections app for the 2016 local government elections won the Best News Mobile Service category. The News24 app got second place in the Best Tablet Publishing category.

"I am incredibly proud of the News24 team for scooping the two major awards: Best News Website and Best News Mobile Service," editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson said.

"It's an honour and privilege to be working with the best digital team in Africa. The local government elections showed us how the combination of in-depth on-the-ground reporting and big data applications complement each other to bring the ultimate breaking news experience for readers."

Many other Media24 titles won their categories

The rest of the winners are:

- Best Entertainment & Lifestyle Website: Kickoff (Media24)
- Best Use of Online Video: IOL: What would you take a bullet for? (Independent Newspapers Ltd)
- Best Data Visualisation Project: TMG Election App (Times Media Ltd)
- Best Entertainment & Lifestyle Mobile Service: Men's Health – Belly Off (Media24)
- Best Tablet Publishing: M&G iPad Edition: 5 August 2016 (Mail & Guardian)
- Best Reader Engagement: Women's Health – Next Fitness Star (Media24)
- Best Digital Advertising Campaign: Landbou.co.za (Media24)
- Best New Product: Wanted Online (Times Media Ltd.)

The awards are presented in major regions around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Asia.

The winners from each region subsequently compete for the World Digital Media Awards. This year's winners in that competition will be announced during WAN-IFRA's World Publishing Expo in Vienna in October.

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