Australian publishers land 12 finalists in INMA 2020 Global Media Awards

12 finalists have been selected from Australia’s news media publishers for the INMA 2020 Global Media Awards.

The announcement:


-New Zealand publishers have nine finalists-

Australia’s news media publishers have scored 12 finalist nominations for this year’s INMA (International News Media Association) 2020 Global Media Awards, making it the fourth highest recipient of finalists.

There are 173 finalists globally for the awards, from a field of 824 entries from 242 news brands in 44 countries. India achieved the highest number of finalists at 29, followed by the US with 27, Norway with 14 and then Australia with 12.

New Zealand’s publishers have nine finalist nominations across a range of categories.

INMA has rewarded excellence in news media since 1937. This year across 15 categories, the Global Media Awards competition recognises innovation in building news brands, platform excellence, audience development, advertising sales and nurturing corporate culture. Entries are divided into global/national brands and regional/local brands.

There are 42 judges from 20 countries who focused on breakthrough results, unique concepts, strong creativity, innovative thinking and winning synergies across media platforms.

Commenting on the INMA Awards finalists, NewsMediaWorks CEO, Peter Miller, said: “Australian and New Zealand news publishers have produced another strong year of finalist representation. It’s exciting to see the broad range of categories that our publishers are finalists in, amongst some strong competition from around the world. When it comes to innovation and initiatives, we certainly punch above our weight. The INMA Global Media Awards are hotly contested and we look forward to seeing some podium finishes.”

Winners for the 2020 INMA Global Media Awards will be announced on 28 April at the closing dinner of the 90th Annual INMA World Congress of News Media at the historic Opera Ballroom of the Intercontinental Le Grand in Paris.

The 2020 INMA Global Media Awards finalists from Australia and New Zealand are:


Best Public Relations or Community Service Campaign: News Corp “Stopping Australia’s Worst Serial Killer”

Best Use of Data Analytics or Research: Australian Community Media “ACM Data Team”

Best Use of Print: News Corp “Stopping Australia’s Worst Serial Killer”

Best New Technology or Digital Product: Nine “Efficiency in Complex Newsrooms”

Best Idea to Grow Digital Readership or Engagement: “Digital Subscription Gold in the Aussie Outback” and The Sydney Morning Herald “Australia’s Bushfire Crisis”

Best New Digital Subscription Initiative or Concept: News Corp “Digital Subscription Gold in the Aussie Outback” and News Corp “Ultimate Schools Hub”

Best Idea to Acquire or Retain Advertising Clients: News Corp “Come Together 2019”

Best Execution of Native Advertising: Australian Community Media “Coopers Couch Series” and News Corp “Biz Cover” and News Corp “Stopping Australia’s Worst Serial Killer”


Best Public Relations or Community Service Campaign: Stuff New Zealand “Wasp Wipeout 2019”

Best Use of Print: The Press “Christchurch Mosque Shooting Coverage” and NZME “Trust in Print”

Best Use of Video: Stuff New Zealand “Life and Limb”

Best Use of Audio: Stuff New Zealand “White Silence”

Best Idea to Acquire or Retain Advertising Clients: NZME “OneRoof – Price Rewind”

Best New Initiative to Enhance Corporate Culture: NZME “Knowledge is Power”

Best New Initiative to Empower and Retain Talent: NZME “The People Programme” and Stuff New Zealand “All of Us: Creating a Workplace Fit for the Times, Fit for Everyone”.

Source: News Media Works media release


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