WAN-IFRA to announce winners of DMA at World News Media Congress

World News Media Congress, 1-3 June 2019, Glasgow

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WAN-IFRA will announce the winners of World Digital Media Awards (DMA) at the World News Media Congress in Glasgow this June.

The Awards are considered the news media industry’s only truly global digital media competition. The 2019 winners will be picked up from the winners of 2018 regional Digital Media Awards in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and South Asia.

The finalists are selected from 10 categories. A total of 700 projects were submitted for WAN-IFRA’s regional awards in 2018, out of which 74 regional winners were selected from around the world. WAN-IFRA will announce the names of 10 global winners in June.

The awards ceremony will take place on 2 June, during the Congress Gala Dinner at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Built in 1901, the historic venue is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8,000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide ranging and internationally renowned.

The names of 2019 finalists for the World Digital Media Awards are listed here.

Best News Website or Mobile Service

Guardian.com, Guardian News & Media, London, United Kingdom

Maparchives.ma, Moroccan News Agency, Morocco

Nexo Jornal, Brazil

Scroll.in, India

Smart Newspaper, Al Bilad EST, Saudi Arabia

Tides That Bind, Mediacorp Pte Ltd, Singapore

washingtonpost.com, The Washington Post, United States of America

Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services

Arré, India

Asia’s sacred art, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (Straits Times), Singapore

Do Outro Lado, UOL, Brasil

Hia Magazine Website, Hia Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Co, United Arab Emirates

NairobiNews Website, Nation Media Group, Kenya

Sgt. Pepper Turns 50: The Secrets Behind The Famous Cover, Ekstra Bladet, Denmark

The Lily, The Washington Post, United States of America

Best Use of Online Video (incl. VR)

AJ+ Español, México

Ethiopian priest’s journey, BBC Africa

Marawi in 360, Rappler, Philippines

Paradise Papers, BBC News Visual Journalism Team, United Kingdom

The National, United Arab Emirates

Visual Vocabulary, The New York Times, United States of America

What’s on the plate, Aftonbladet, Sweden

Your Morning Fix, Scroll.in, India

Best Data Visualization

1812: When Napoleon Ventured East, TASS News Agency, Russian Federation

365 Days of President Trump’s false or misleading claims, The Washington Post, United States of America

Bussed Out: How America moves its homeless, Guardian US, United States of America

Getting to grips with North Korea in 15 graphics, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

NDTV Elections, NDTV Convergence, India

Osun Elections in Nigeria, BBC Africa

The Brazilian War / La Guerra de Brasil, O Globo, Brasil

VAT Calculator, Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates

Venezuela a la fuga, El Tiempo / Efecto Cocuyo, Colombia / Venezuela

Best Paid Content Strategy

(incl. paywall, membership or crowdfunding models)

First Subscription Model in Argentina: Data, UX and Monetization Strategies, Clarín, Argentina

Kompas.id, Kompas Daily Digital Subscription Initiative, Kompas Daily Newspaper, Indonesia

Netwerk24’s Lifestyle migration, 24.com, South Africa

Preserving Indic Heritage, Swarajya and Quintype, India

The Better Journalism initiative: how better journalism propelled digital subscription growth, Amedia AS, Norway

This Land is Your Land, Guardian US, United States of America

Z+, Die Zeit, Germany

Best Native Advertising / Branded Content Campaign

Just Delicious, Media24, South Africa

Löfbergs Next Generation Coffee, Bonnier News Brand Studio, Sweden

McDonald’s Taskita Menu, Ethos Interactive, Saudi Arabia

News24 Mzansi, through her eyes, 24.com, South Africa

#StandTogether, R.AGE, Star Media Group, Malaysia

The United Nations Ocean Conference, Cultura Colectiva, United States of America

UNO: Branded Content, Grupo América, Argentina

YoursWisely for Medtronic – World Hearing Day, Indian Express Online Media Pvt. Ltd., India

Best Digital News Start-up

Abacus, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Abouther.com, Sayidaty Magazine, United Arab Emirates

Axios, United States of America

Daily Kick – Soccer. News. Live Scoring, 24.com, South Africa

JOTA, Brazil

Madrascourier.com, Madras Courier, India

OtherWorld, United Kingdom

Best in Social Media Engagement

Ebela.in Festive Song, ABP Pvt Ltd, India

Rudaw 100 Million Users, Rudaw Media Network, Iraq

STAT Madness, STAT, United States of America

Stomp fights fake news & get things done, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore

Team in Your Heart, Aftonbladet, Sweden

Textão, Correio, Brazil

Women’s Month #WeRemember, Independent Media, South Africa

Best Marketing Campaign for News Brand

Airtel Case Study, Nation Media Group, Kenya

Ananda Utsav Digital Campaign, ABP Pvt Ltd., India

Dirty John, Los Angeles Times, United States of America

Pelas Ruas app, RBS Group, Brazil

Perempuan Bisa, PT GVM Networks (Womantalk.com), Indonesia

The launch of Omni Ekonomi, Omni, Sweden

Tiffany & Co in collaboration with Hiamag.com, Hia Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Co, United Arab Emirates

Best Digital Project to Engage Younger and / or Millennial Audiences

Launch of Young Times, Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates

My ID, Aftonbladet, Sweden

News-O-Matic, United States of America

NewsEd: Engaging young readers to learn for tomorrow with the latest news, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (Straits Times), Singapore

Talking Stalking, Quintillion Media Pvt. Ltd., India

Verified 2018, AJ + Spanish / Political Animal / Pop Up Newsroom, Mexico

WhatsApp Integration Project, Children’s Radio Foundation, South Africa

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