INMA reveals 40 Global Media Awards first-place winners, Bergens Tidende takes the top prize

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INMA today announced 40 first-place recipients in its 2023 Global Media Awards competition,
INMA today announced 40 first-place recipients in its 2023 Global Media Awards competition,
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INMA today announced 40 first-place recipients in its 2023 Global Media Awards competition, with Bergens Tidende’s “Journey Around the World” taking the global “Best in Show.”

The awards ceremony held at New York’s Harvard Club, 40 first-place winners were unveiled across 20 categories aimed at surfacing innovation and best practices in news brands, optimizing the use of media features, subscriptions, advertising, data and insights, product, and newsroom innovation.

The INMA Global Media Awards competition announcement was supported by the Google News Initiative.

Bergens Tidende won INMA's top honour for its “Journey Around the World” initiative.
Bergens Tidende won INMA’s top honour for its “Journey Around the World” initiative.

The INMA competition, which has been rewarding media excellence since 1937, evaluates news media companies across two segments: national brands and regional brands. 

Three companies won multiple first-place awards: Bennett, Coleman and Co., as well as Schibsted across its brands in Norway, and Stampen Media. Four companies garnered two first places: Advance Local, Amedia, Jagran Prakashan, and Relevo from Vocento.

Seven news media companies won more than one first-place prize at the annual Global Media Awards.
Seven news media companies won more than one first-place prize at the annual Global Media Awards.

The 2023 Global Media Awards competition attracted 775 entries from 239 market-leading news media brands in 40 countries.  Participants included newspaper media, magazine media, digital media, television media, and radio media.

An international jury of 54 media executives from 19 countries selected 198 finalists earlier this year.

An international jury of 54 media executives from 19 countries selected this year's finalists.
An international jury of 54 media executives from 19 countries selected this year’s finalists.

Judges also selected the best in six world regions from the finalists:

  • Best in Africa: Media24 Group for “Adspace24 — Swipe Cards and Catalogue” 
  • Best in Asia/Pacific: The Straits Times for “World Cup: A ‘Hat-Trick’ Special”
  • Best in Europe: Bergens Tidende in Norway for “Journey Around the World” 
  • Best in Latin America: Editora Globo for “Um Só Planeta”
  • Best in North America: The Wall Street Journal for “The Future of Everything Festival”
  • Best in South Asia: Bennett, Coleman, and Co.  for “The Times of a Better India” 
INMA judges selected the best in six world regions from the finalists.
INMA judges selected the best in six world regions from the finalists.

In the spirit of innovation, INMA judges decided to give out a special award based on overall excellence in experimentation, innovation, and execution across multiple categories. A “Special Jury Distinction” was awarded to Aftenposten, Bergens Tidende, Schibsted, and VG for their use of technology paired with outstanding multimedia narratives and excellent journalism.

“We were honoured to be able to celebrate these huge accomplishments in person for the first time in four years,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “The brilliance of this 2023 class really shined a light on the creativity and innovation taking root in the news media industry. We’re incredibly proud of all the entrants and especially of this year’s winners.”

About INMA

The International News Media Association (INMA) is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue. The INMA community consists of more than 21,000 members at 900+ news media companies in 89 countries. INMA is the news media industry’s foremost ideas-sharing network with members connected via conferences, reports, Webinars, virtual meetings, an unparalleled archive of best practices, and strategic initiatives focused on digital subscriptions, smart data, product, advertising, newsrooms, and the emerging relationship between publishers and Big Tech platforms. Click here for more about INMA.

2023 Global Media Awards winners

Editor’s note: Regional brands represent a single brand serving a city or region. National brands represent a single brand with a national reach. Honourable mentions are listed alphabetically.

Category 1: Best Brand Awareness Campaign

Regional brands

National brands

Category 2: Best Public Relations or Community Service Campaign

Regional brands 

National brands

Category 3: Best Use of an Event to Build a News Brand

Regional brands

National brands

Category 4: Best Idea to Encourage Reader Engagement

Regional brands

National brands

Category 5: Best New Video Product or Feature

Regional brand 

National brands

Category 6: Best New Audio/Voice Product or Feature

Regional brands 

National brands

Category 7: Best Use of Print

Regional brands

National brands

Category 8: Best Use of Social Media

Regional brands

National brands

Category 9: Best New Digital Product

Regional brands

National brands

Category 10: Best Product Iteration

Regional brands

National brands

Category 11: Best Initiative to Acquire Subscribers

Regional brands

National brands

Category 12: Best Initiative to Retain Subscribers

Regional brands 

National brands

Category 13: Best Subscription Niche Product

Regional brands

National brands

Category 14: Best Idea to Grow Advertising Sales

Regional brands

National brands

Category 15: Most Creative Use of Advertising Formats

Regional brands

National brands

Category 16: Best Multi-Channel Client Advertising Campaign

Regional brands

National brands

Category 17: Best Internal Data Dashboard and Reports

Regional brands

National brands

Category 18: Best Use of Data to Drive a Business Result

Regional brands

National brands

Category 19: Best Innovation in Newsroom Transformation

Regional brands

National brands

Category 20: Best Use of Visual Journalism and Storytelling Tools

Regional brands

National brands

Congratulations to all the winners!

The next Global Media Awards competition deadline is Friday, January 26, 2024.

Source: 2023 Global Media Awards winners

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Antara Tripathy M.Sc., B.Ed. by qualification and bring 15 years of media reporting experience.. Coverred many illustarted events like, G20, ICC,MCCI,British High Commission, Bangladesh etc. She took over from the founder Editor of IBG NEWS Suman Munshi (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018 and October 2020 to 13 June 2023).
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