The business of journalism might be under threat, but the ability of the nation's journalists to tell stories that matter remains unscathed. Here's a rundown of winners for the 2017 Canon Media Awards.
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Last Friday night, a good chunk of the nation's newspaper and magazine community gathered at the Pullman to celebrate the best writers, photographers, cartoonists, publishers and—be still our beating heart—marketers and bloggers. And while the commercial seas have been relatively choppy in this industry of late, the Canon Media Awards are always a good reminder of the important role journalism plays in telling a nation's stories. And the event's opening video, which was put together by OnDigital, shows just how broad that remit has been over the past year.
With the news and publishing industry currently going through one of its more difficult periods, the Canon Media Awards are a welcome dose of positivity and celebration. And The Dominion Post got the biggest dose of the night.
The Dominion Post and NZ Herald will contest this year's Canon Media Award for Best Newspaper with circulation over 30,000, while Good, Home and The Listener are the finalists for Best Newsstand Magazine. In the new Best Blog category it's Toby Manhire, Cameron Slater and Giovanni Tiso, with Best Website finalist placings handed to 3News, The Wireless and Yahoo NZ.
From the joy of winning gold at the Olympics to the tension of a high-profile murder trial and everything inbetween, a lot can happen in a year. And journalists of all stripes are there to tell those stories, as evidenced by this video, which was created by Web Vision and News Works and kicked off last week's Canon Media Awards.
The Canon Media Awards celebrated the best of New Zealand's print and online media industry on Friday night. But the category closest to the main sponsor's heart is obviously photography. So have a look at some of the country's best news-related images from the past year.
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It's one night where the big challenges currently being faced by the print media industry are brushed to one side and the hard work of photographers, journalists, artists, designers, cartoonists, editors and many others—both in print and, increasingly, online—is celebrated at the Canon Media Awards. And it was APN's newly compacted New Zealand Herald that came away with the top prize.
A rapidly changing media landscape means it's not the happiest of financial times for many in the newspaper and magazine publishing sector at the moment, but those issues were briefly forgotten on Friday night as the industry gathered in Auckland to reward the best in the business at the Canon Media Awards. And it was APN, which has recently enlisted the help of Deutsche Bank to conduct an asset review, that again popped the most corks on the night and followed on from its 'grand slam' last year by taking out the vast majority of the big awards.
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A galaxy of industry stars gathered at Sky City on Friday night as the country's most important and highly sought after print media accolades were dished out at the Canon Media Awards. And there were a few sore heads among the APNers on Saturday morning after they walked out with what they're calling the 'Grand Slam': best website, newspaper of the year, best daily newspaper and best weekly paper.
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“Winning a Canon” will be the new goal for the nation’s journalists and publishers after news the electronics giant has taken over from Qantas as naming rights sponsor of New Zealand’s premier media awards.