12 finalists in COVID-19 category for INMA Global Media Awards

About 98 entries were submitted for the COVID-19 category

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INMA Global Media Awards
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The finalists in the INMA Global Media Awards’ bonus category rewarding outstanding initiatives in response to the COVID-19 crisis have been announced.

The just-in-time bonus category reflects structured initiatives by media companies to inspire community and engagement during today’s pandemic. Initiatives packaged under news brands aim to bring communities together, provide hope, lift spirits, encourage interactivity, inspire trust, and do good.

Some 98 entries were submitted for the COVID-19 category launched in April. From that, Global Media Awards judges selected 12 finalists — six from national/international companies and six from local/regional companies.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is the ‘trust moment’ for news media brands, and the entries submitted for this bonus INMA category redefine what ‘inspiration’ and ‘hope’ mean,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of the International News Media Association (INMA). “Feedback from the judges has been that this was one of the toughest assignments ever and that every entry truly is a winner.”

INMA has made all 98 entries available in the association’s Best Practices archive. The INMA Global Media Awards competition rewards innovation in building news brands, platform excellence, audience development, advertising sales, and nurturing corporate culture.

The bonus COVID-19 category brings the total number of entries to the 2020 competition to 922. From 185 finalists, first-place winners will be announced Tuesday, June 2, in an international broadcast by INMA.

The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

Local/regional brands

1. Göteborgs-Posten, Gothenburg, Sweden, “GP Loves Gothenburg”

2. HLN, Antwerp, Belgium, “Tour de Flanders Against Corona”

3. Jutarnji list, Zagreb, Croatia, “Coloring Book: Color Your Quarantine Days”

4. Rashtradoot, Jaipur, India, “Stand Tall With Rashtradoot”

5. Russmedia, Schwarzach, Austria, “#vorarlberghältzusammen” (VoralbergSticksTogether)

6. La Voz de Galicia, A Coruna, Spain, “We Are Your Voice”

National/international brands

1. The Big Issue, London, United Kingdom, “The Big Issue”

2. CNN, New York, United States, “CNN 411: Coronavirus Information and Local Resources”

3. The Hindu, Chennai, India, “Stay Home — Stay Vigilant”

4. Onet, Warsaw, Poland, “How to #Stayathome and Not Go Crazy?”

5. The Straits Times, Singapore, “Making Sense of the Pandemic for Young Readers”

6. The Telegraph, London, United Kingdom, “You Are Not Alone”

INMA Webinar on 25 May with Pratyush Ranjan of Jagran New Media

Meanwhile, on 25 May INMA will organize a webinar with Pratyush Ranjan, senior editor of India’s Jagran New Media, to gain insights into combating fake news especially in the context of COVID-19 with information on emerging patterns, institutional frameworks, role of the government and social media and way forward for publishers in India. The webinar will take place from 4:30pm to 5:30pm Indian Standard Time.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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