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Winners at the Canon Media Awards

Winners at the Canon Media Awards

A regional newspaper was the surprise champion announced at last night’s Canon Media Awards in Wellington.

The Waikato Times and its weekend edition were named Canon Newspaper of the Year, heading off larger metropolitan daily and weekend newspapers. Waikato Times also won Weekly Newspaper of the Year.

Winners of the Newspaper of the Year categories, for the second year running, were The New Zealand Herald (+30,000 circulation) and Taranaki Daily News (- 30,000 circulation).

Staged by the Newspaper Publishers’ Association with Canon New Zealand as principal sponsor, the awards recognise excellence across newspaper, magazine and digital media. They were celebrated by 450 people at a black tie dinner at Te Papa National Museum in Wellington.

Judging the newspapers were News Corporation Australia’s news chief Campbell Reid and West Australian newspaper editor Brett McCarthy. They said the Waikato Times stood out this year for ambition, bold design and provocative journalism aimed directly at its readership.

HOME magazine took out Magazine of the Year while Paraparaumu-based Kapi-Mana News was judged Community Newspaper of the Year.

Among the digital categories, RNZ’s offshoot, The Wireless won Website of the Year.

Leading individual awards went to Matt Nippert, The New Zealand Herald, Reporter of the Year; Stephen Parker, Rotorua Daily Post, Photographer of the Year; Mike White, North & South, Feature Writer of the Year; Luke Appleby, TVNZ, Scoop of the Year; and Rachel Stewart, Taranaki Daily News, Manawatu Standard, Opinion Writer of the Year.

Editorial Leader of the Year was NZ Doctor managing editor Barbara Fountain, while NZ Listener senior feature writer Rebecca Macfie was awarded the annual Wolfson Fellowship to study at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

The awards attracted 1,603 entries encompassing more than 7,000 individual pieces of work across 71 categories assessed by 46 judges in five countries.

Kim Conner, Managing Director of Canon New Zealand, says the calibre of this year’s submissions truly reflects what it means to be the best of New Zealand journalism.

“On behalf of Canon, I am thrilled to congratulate all the worthy recipients acknowledged at this year’s Canon Media Awards,” says Conner.

Winners’ list 

Magazines/Digital

Best Digital Artworks/Graphics Harkanwal Singh - insights.nzherald.co.nz

Best Print Artworks/Graphics Richard Dale- The New Zealand Herald

Best Magazine Design Micheal Hanly & Carolyn Lewis - Metro

Best Trade Publication Pro Photographer - Kowhai Media

Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine Your Weekend - Fairfax Media

Best Newspaper Front Page The New Zealand Herald

Best Headline no winner

 

Reporting

Reporter - Business Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald

Reporter - Politics Joint Winners: Jared Savage & Bernard Orsman - The New Zealand Herald

Reporter - Crime & Justice Jared Savage - The New Zealand Herald

Reporter - Health Ben Heather - The Dominion Post

Reporter - Science & Technology Jamie Morton - The New Zealand Herald

Reporter - Lifestyle Kim Knight - Sunday Star-Times

Reporter - Arts & Entertainment Kim Knight - Sunday Star-Times

Reporter - Sport Dana Johannsen - The New Zealand Herald

Reporter - General Lincoln Tan - The New Zealand Herald

Student Journalist of the Year Tommy Livingston - The Dominion Post

Community Journalist of the Year Kris Dando - Kapi-Mana News

Regional Journalist of the Year Aaron Leaman - Waikato Times

Junior Reporter of the Year Chloe Winter - The Dominion Post

Reporter of the Year Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald

Best Investigation Faces of Innocents Project Team - Fairfax Media

Scoop of the Year Luke Appleby – TVNZ

 

Feature Writing

Feature Writer - Business Anne Gibson - The New Zealand Herald

Feature Writer - Politics Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener

Feature Writer - Crime & Justice Mike White - North & South

Feature Writer - Health Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener

Feature Writer - Science & Technology Donna Chisholm - NZ Listener

Feature Writer - Lifestyle Naomi Arnold - Metro

Feature Writer - Arts & Entertainment Hayden Donnell - 1972 Magazine, Pantograph Punch

Feature Writer - Sport Peter Malcouronne - Metro

Feature Writer - General Michelle Duff - Your Weekend

Junior Feature Writer of the Year Tess McClure – RNZ/Fairfax Media

Feature Writer of the Year Mike White - North & South

Reviewer of the Year Simon Wilson - Metro

Cartoonist of the Year Sharon Murdoch - Sunday Star-Times/The Press

 

Opinion Writing

Opinion Writer - Business Chris Barton - The New Zealand Herald

Opinion Writer – Politics Jane Clifton - NZ Listener

Opinion Writer - Humour/Satire Alex Casey - The Spinoff

Opinion Writer - Sport Paul Thomas - NZ Listener

Opinion Writer - General Toby Manhire and Toby Morris - RNZ Online

Opinion Writer of the Year Rachel Stewart - Taranaki Daily News/Manawatu Standard

 

Photography/Videography

Best Feature Photo Andy Jackson - Fairfax Media

Best Feature Video Mike Scott - Fairfax Media

Best Portrait Photo Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post

Best Environmental Photo Richard Robinson - NZ Geographic

Best Photo Essay/Slideshow Richard Robinson - NZ Geographic

Best Sports Photo Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post

Best Sports Video Nick Reed - The New Zealand Herald

Best News Photo Peter Drury - Waikato Times/stuff.co.nz

Best News Video Andy Jackson - Fairfax Media

Videographer of the Year Iain McGregor - The Press

Junior Photographer of the Year Grant Matthew - Fairfax Media

Photographer of the Year Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post

 

General

Best Editorial Campaign or Project Forgotten Millions -The New Zealand Herald

Best Coverage of a News Event Wellington Floods - The Dominion Post/stuff.co.nz

Best Innovation in Storytelling Money in Politics - The New Zealand Herald

Best Lifestyle/Entertainment Site The Spinoff - www.thespinoff.co.nz

Best Blog Site Public Address

Best Sports Site nzherald.co.nz/sport

Best News Website or App TVNZ One News Now – www.tvnz.co.nz/onenews

Website of the Year The Wireless – www.thewireless.co.nz

Magazine of the Year HOME - Bauer Media

Community Newspaper of the Year Kapi-Mana News - Fairfax Media

Newspaper of the Year - 30,000 Taranaki Daily News - Fairfax Media

Newspaper of the Year + 30,000 The New Zealand Herald

Weekly Newspaper of the Year Waikato Times Weekend

Canon Newspaper of the Year Waikato Times and Waikato Times Weekend

 

nib Health Journalism Scholarship - Junior Jessica McAllen - The Spinoff/Sunday Star-Times

nib Health Journalism Scholarship – Senior Donna Chisholm - North & South/NZ Listener

 

Editorial Leader of the Year Barbara Fountain - New Zealand Doctor

Wolfson Fellowship Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener

 

#cmanz2016 @CanonNZ

 

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