4th Annual Digital Publishing Awards handed out

The National Media Awards Foundation has announced the winners of the 4th annual Digital Publishing Awards, which were handed out Wednesday night at a gala event in Toronto.

The ceremony was opened with the presentation of the Leadership Award to Kathy Vey, TVO’s executive producer of Digital.

“Everyone who runs a newsroom should lead by Kathy’s proven example. To use a sports analogy: she drafts prospects and turns them into all-stars, and no matter which team she leads, they’re contenders while she’s at the helm,” said Nick Talor-Vaisey, Maclean’s Digital Editor of Vey’s leadership example.

Sofia Misenheimer of Art/iculation was the recipient of the Emerging Excellence award.

In General Excellence in Digital Publishing, The Sprawl took Gold in the small division. Maclean’s was the Gold winner in the medium division, while CBC News was the Gold-winner in the large division.

Overall, The Globe and Mail came away from this year’s awards with nine Gold and three Silver awards, while CBC claimed seven Gold and five Silver. The Globe’s “In rural New Brunswick, a transgender woman charts a new path” took Gold in two categories: Best Online Video: Feature and Best Feature Article: Short. 

Hakai Magazine and Vice Canada also claimed multiple awards. VICE swept the Best Online Video: Mini-Doc category with VICE Québec winning Gold for “Souldia : à double tranchant” while VICE Canada took home Silver for “Fear and Loading: Meet the NRA’s Most Wanted Customer.”

Here is the full list of winners:

Best News Coverage

GOLD
Hustle in the oil patch: Inside a looming financial and environmental crisis
Jeff LewisJeffrey JonesChen Wang, Renata D’Aliesio, Christopher ManzaMatthew FrenchJohn Sopinski, Murat Yükselir, Melissa TaitTodd KorolBrennan HigginbothamTheresa Suzuki
The Globe and Mal

SILVER
Fentanyl: Making a killing
Sam CooperAndrew RussellStewart BellBrent RoseCarolyn Jarvis, Ben Jonah,  James Armstrong, Online Video team,  Network News Desk, Global News Graphics Department, Global News Copy Desk, Global News Social Desk
Global News

Best News Coverage (Small Newsroom)

GOLD
Réimaginer nos aménagements
Marianne Boire, François Grenier, Françoise Ruby
Magazine web 100 degrés

SILVER
Bankruptcy protection for Sault’s main employer sparks fight over port
David Helwig
SooToday

Best Personal Essay

GOLD
I wanted an abortion in Nova Scotia, but all around, barriers still remained
Jessica Leeder
The Globe and Mail

SILVER
The Waiting Room
Christian Allaire
Hazlitt

Best Column

GOLD
Queeries
Peter Knegt
CBC Arts

SILVER
Dorothy Woodend, culture columnist
Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee

Best Feature Article: Short

GOLD
In rural New Brunswick, a transgender woman charts a new path
Lindsay JonesMatt BrownTimothy MooreScott MunnMichael Belyea
The Globe and Mail

SILVER
The Water Carriers
Alannah CampbellKaren LevinePauline HoldsworthRuby Buiza, Andre Mayer, Lakshine Sathiyanathan
CBC Radio – The Sunday Edition

Best Digital Editorial Package

GOLD
Sex Ed: Beyond the Classroom
Lauren McKeon, Natalie VinebergJudy Ziyi GuViviane Fairbank, Samia Madwar, Angela MisriDmitry BeniaminovSharon NadeemJackson Weaver, Tajja Isen, Danielle KinahanSebastian LeckAmy van den BergDaina GoldfingerAllison BakerSydney HamiltonSeila RizvicDaniel ViolaErin SylvesterAnna FitzpatrickLauren VogelErica LentiYasir KhanLindsay NixonSue CarterEliza RobertsonAnubha MominKate Sloan
The Walrus

SILVER
Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2018
Gabrielle SimpsonStephanie Mercier-VoyerYvonne MiouStefanie SosiakDanielle GroenSarah MusgraveNancy Matsumoto 
Air Canada enRoute

Best Feature Article: Long

GOLD
Murder on the Prairies
Jana Pruden, Laura BlenkinsopChris ManzaVictor Dwyer
The Globe and Mail

SILVER
The Road
Stephanie Nolen, Aaron Vincent ElkaimLaura BlenkinsopChristopher ManzaAngela MurphyRachel Wine
The Globe and Mail

Fiction

GOLD
The Shadows
Kaitlin Prest, CBC Podcasts, Phoebe WangSharon MashihiShani AviramYasmine MathurinOlivia PasquarelliAdriana Komura, Marina Lee Koslock
CBC Podcasts

Best Service Feature

GOLD
Hidden Canada
Maryam SiddiqiChristopher ManzaRachel WineBenjamin MacDonaldAlanna Cavanagh
The Globe and Mail

SILVER
Back to the land
Andre Mayer, Dave PizerEvan Mitsui
CBC News

Best Science and Technology Storytelling

GOLD
The Noose Beneath the Waves
Sasha Chapman, Shanna Baker
Hakai Magazine

SILVER
The million-dollar drug
Kelly CroweDave PizerCraig Chivers
CBC News

Best Online Video: Short

GOLD
The truth about SugarBearHair vitamins
Roxanna WoloshynAnne MacRaeCharlsie AgroStephanie DudleyDave MacIntosh
CBC News

SILVER
Mums who scrum
Melissa Tait
The Globe and Mail

Best Arts & Culture Storytelling

GOLD
Alex Janvier’s colourful life  
Marty KlinkenbergAmber Bracken
The Globe and Mail

SILVER
The Oracle of Oyster River
Brian Payton
Hakai Magazine

Best Online Video: Feature

GOLD
In rural New Brunswick, a transgender woman charts a new path
Scott MunnLindsay JonesMatt BrownMichael BelyeaTimothy Moore
The Globe and Mail

SILVER
We the North Grandma
Donnovan BennettGraham RuncimanMaggie NaylorScott Simpson
Sportsnet

Best Online Video: Mini-Doc

GOLD
Souldia : à double tranchant
Simon CoutuJean-Pierre BastienZacharie FayDavid ValiquetteWilliam GignacMaude M. Ouellet
VICE (Québec)

SILVER
Fear and Loading: Meet the NRA’s Most Wanted Customer
Sofi Langis, Manisha KrishnanSpencer ChumbleyDanny PattersonTaylor RiversHeidi Besner 
VICE Canada

Best Podcast

GOLD
Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo
Connie WalkerMarnie LukeJennifer FowlerMieke AndersonHeather Evans
CBC News

SILVER
Love Me
Mira Burt-WintonickCristal DuhaimeSarah Geis
CBC Podcasts

Best Digital Design

GOLD
On a redessiné le Québec
Marc LajoieMelanie Julien, Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, Santiago SalcidoMartine Roy
Radio-Canada

Best Photo Storytelling

GOLD
Living in limbo
Renaud PhilippeJeremy AgiusMatt FrenchTheresa SuzukiPatrick DellMichelle ZilioCarol TollerCarine AbouseifTu Thanh Ha
The Globe and Mail

SILVER
Proms from coast to coast
Ming WongJeremy AgiusTheresa SuzukiMelissa Tait, Jackie Dives, Darren CalabreseTodd KorolCaroline Alphonso
The Globe and Mail

Best Social Storytelling

GOLD
As It Happens 50th anniversary animations
Ben ShannonKate SwogerSheena Goodyear
CBC Radio – As It Happens

SILVER
Weed did it.
Sasha Kalra, Daman Lamba, Jill KrajewskiLaura LloydKate McKerrollTyler HughesVictoria Pandeirada
VICE Canada

Best Editorial Newsletter

GOLD
What on Earth?
Emily Chung, Andre Mayer, Nicole Mortillaro
CBC News

SILVER
Le courrier électoral
Geneviève Tremblay, Stéphane Baillargeon, Cédric Gagnon, Jean-Philippe CorbeilSimon Poirier
Le Devoir

Innovation in Digital Storytelling

GOLD
Olympics interactive graphics
Timothy MooreChristopher ManzaTrish McAlaster
The Globe and Mail

SILVER
Forever Changed
William Wolfe-WylieDwight FriesenRichard GrasleySannah ChoiKate CornickFarrah Merali, Andre Mayer, Paul BorkwoodDavid DonnellyAlbert LeungMartin Trainor
CBC News

Emerging Excellence
GOLD
Sofia Misenheimer
Art/iculation

General Excellence in Digital Publishing
GOLD
The Sprawl (Small Publication) 
Maclean’s (Medium Publication) 
CBC News (Large Publication)