The Miami Herald has won International News Media Association´s (INMA) global Best in Show award for its journalistic investigation of the Champlain Towers South collapse and its multimedia presentation which involved witness testimonials. The presentation is headlined House of Cards.
Eight companies won multiple first-place awards. Schibsted, across its brands in Norway, took home six top prizes, followed by Stuff from New Zealand with three first prizes. Six companies garnered two first places: Bennett, Coleman & Company Ltd., Dagens Næringsliv, Hindustan Times, Newsday Media Group, NZME, and Reach.
INMA´s announcement includes 60 winners across 20 categories ”aimed at surfacing innovation and best practices on news brands, optimising the use of media platforms, subscriptions, advertising, data and insights, product, and newsroom.”
Judges also selected the best in six world regions from the finalists:
- Best in Africa: Media24 Group for “City Press & ABSA Money Make Over”
- Best in Asia/Pacific: Stuff for “Switch On Your Superpower – Premium Stuff”
- Best in Europe: Guardian News and Media for “Growing Awareness of the Original Challenger Brand: How The Guardian Celebrated 200 Years”
- Best in Latin America: Editora Globo for “O Globo LGBTQIAP+”
- Best in North America: The Miami Herald for “House of Cards”
- Best in South Asia: Jagran Prakashan for “When India Went Silent”
“While creativity in communicating subscriptions and engaging readers was a recurring theme this year, how to visually communicate a tragic news story rose to the very top in the judges’ minds,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA.
“Our association’s focus on the fullest range of creativity – brands, platforms, subscriptions, advertising, data, product, and newsroom – really shines a light on innovation in news media.”
The INMA Global Media Awards competition announcement was supported by the Google News Initiative.
The INMA competition, which has been rewarding media excellence since 1937, evaluates news media companies across three segments: national brands, regional brands, and media groups.