General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Top 2 Large Publications

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This year, two publications have been nominated for General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publication. The award honours the publication that most successfully fulfills its editorial mandate, represents the highest journalistic standards, and effectively serves its intended audience by maximizing the possibilities afforded by the medium of digital publishing.

This year’s jury has nominated two exceptional publications, both of which you’re likely familiar with. The winner will be announced at the Digital Publishing Award Soirée on Thursday June 1.

CBC News

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Steve Ladurantaye, Managing Editor of Digital News
Brodie Fenlon, Senior Director of Digital News
Lianne Elliott, Tracy Seeley and Spencer Walsh, Executive Producers

2017 Nominations Recap:

Best Blog or Online-Only Column – Presidential Poll Tracker
Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial (2) – The Fort McMurray Wildfire AND The Frontline of Fentanyl
Best Feature Article: Short – Meet Al Hill, the sole resident of the world’s largest abandoned building
Best Service Feature: Family, Health & Careers (2) – Childbirth Stories AND Saving Sid
Best Online Video: Short – How the powerful opioid fentanyl kills: A CBC News explainer

Best Podcast – Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams
Best Digital Design (2) – Looking For A Place AND U.S. Election: Live Results

The Globe and Mail

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David Walmsley, Editor-in-chief
Phillip Crawley, Publisher

2017 Nominations Recap:

Best Digital Editorial Package – The Trafficked
Best News Coverage: National & International (3) – B.C. Real Estate AND Fentanyl Crisis AND What’s In Your Weed
Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial – When A Tree Falls
Best Feature Article: Short – Crichton Farm
Best Feature Article: Long (2) – Chop Suey Nation AND Graffiti Kids
Best Personal Essay (2) – Brothers Under the Skin AND The Widowhood Effect
Best Arts & Culture Story – North Exposure
Best Service Feature: Lifestyle – The Globe 100: Best Books of the Year
Best Online Video: Short – Fort McMurray Fire: Before and After

Best Online Video: Mini-Doc – Growing Pains
Best Podcast – Colour Code
Best Social Storytelling – Crichton Farm
Emerging Excellence Award, Tom Cardoso


(Large Publication: more than one million unique visitors per month.)

The winner of the General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Large Publication award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

Full list of 2017 nominees
Digital Publishing Awards Event Details
Purchase your tickets for #DPA17

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