The Australian named newspaper of the year

the australian logoThe Australian won the top prize at the PANPA Newspaper of The Year Awards.

The News Limited title was named newspaper of the year in the 90,000+ circulation category.

Fairfax Media’s The Sunday Age won Sunday newspaper of the year while the company’s Australian Financial Review’s new app won it mobile app or destination of the year.

News Limited’s won the metro and national category of best digital news destination.

The Pacific Area Newspaper Publishing Association was folded into Newspaper Works earlier this year.

More follows later


  1. Lindsay.
    7 Sep 12
    10:00 am

  2. For over 20 years The Australian has been doing some things extremely well. Better than any other newspaper in Australia. If it reported politics sensibly it could be one of the great newspapers in the world and would double its circulation.

  3. Woody
    7 Sep 12
    1:19 pm

  4. The Australian does report politics sensibly. What is doesn’t do is accept as gospel everything the government of the day says is so. And it is inevitably proven correct.

  5. Pete
    7 Sep 12
    2:51 pm

  6. You sure about that Woody? It seems that there is a ‘slight’ bias to the right, there was no shift to the left when Little Johnny was running the show…not that I can recall anyway
    Saturday’s Oz is the best paper in the country if you don’t read the ploitical reporting…
    Sunday’s Age…not so much

  7. Lindsay.
    7 Sep 12
    2:54 pm

  8. With respect Woody, you must be getting a special edition to the one that is sold nationally. The paper leans so far to the right you have to stand on your head to follow its logic. That does not bother some people but over half the population will not even look at a copy because of its extended bias.

  9. Ann E. Mation
    7 Sep 12
    3:55 pm

  10. Woody, there must be more than one ‘The Australian’ because that does hold for the one I get at the newsstand.

  11. Me
    7 Sep 12
    3:56 pm

  12. Pity it’s never made a cent. Not exactly a good business model.

    But then the Australian has never been run as a commercial venture, it’s all about influencing the punters, which is probably profitable if you own other ventures.

  13. Ann E. Mation
    7 Sep 12
    3:58 pm

  14. (doesn’t) … oops.

  15. AK
    7 Sep 12
    6:03 pm

  16. Slim pickings…