Winners of the 2017 Newspaper of the Year Awards revealed

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 7 September 2017
Stephen Howell (Norske Skog) and John Lehmann (The Australian) collecting the title for the second year in a row

News Corp’s The Australian has taken top honours at this year's PANPA Newspaper Of The Year Awards.

The Australian won in both the Daily Newspaper of the Year and the Weekend Newspaper of the Year categories. Fairfax’s Australian Financial Review collected the award for national/metropolitan website of the year.

More than 300 people attended the awards ceremony, which was hosted by The Chaser’s Craig Reucassel and Andrew Hansen, held by NewsMediaWorks in Sydney.

“I would like to congratulate all this year’s Newspaper of the Year award winners and acknowledge the incredibly high standard of the region’s print and digital news content, as well as photography, design and technical excellence. Our news media brands can stand tall as among the best in the world and this year’s award winners again showed outstanding excellence in each category. The PANPAs are the region’s pre-eminent awards in the news media industry and this year was no exception,” NewsMediaWorks CEO, Peter Miller, said.

The awards, sponsored by Norske Skog, were open to national, metropolitan, regional, rural and community news media brands in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia. The awards place an emphasis on the quality of journalism, cross platform execution, design and the ability to engage audiences across multiple platforms.

See the full list of winners here:

DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

National/Metropolitan
The Australian, News Corp Australia
Regional
Newcastle Herald, Fairfax Media
Community
The Gympie Times, News Corp Australia

WEEKEND NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Weekend Australian, News Corp Australia

DIGITAL NEWS SITE OF THE YEAR

National / Metropolitan
Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media
Regional
Newcastle Herald, Fairfax Media
Community
The Maitland Mercury, Fairfax Media

NON- DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Community
The City, News Corp Australia
Regional
Queensland Country Life, Fairfax Media

PHOTOGRAPHY

PORTRAIT

Community
Of The Sea, Wesley Monts, Herbert River Express, News Corp Australia
Regional
Snake Boy, Glenn Hampson, Gold Coast Bulletin, News Corp Australia
National / Metropolitan – TIE
Dogs and Dust, Rohan Kelly, The Sunday Telegraph, News Corp Australia
Wild Side, Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times, Fairfax Media

FEATURES AND LIFESTYLE

Community
Fire Breathing Spider, Andrew Ritchie, Western Suburbs Weekly, Community News Group
Regional
Nice for a dip, Brendan Radke, Cairns Post, News Corp Australia
National / Metropolitan
Lionheart Leo, Sam Ruttyn, The Sunday Telegraph, News Corp Australia

SPORT

Community
Ray Karaitiana, Marta Juanola, Mandurah Mail, Fairfax Media
Regional
Para-swimmer, Stephen Parker, Rotorua Daily Post, NZME
National / Metropolitan
Up the Mast, John Feder, The Australian, News Corp Australia

NEWS

Community
May the Fourth Be with You, Isabella Lettini, Parramatta Sun, Fairfax Media
Regional
Festival Aftermath, Justin Kennedy, NT News, News Corp Australia
National / Metropolitan
Philippine Drug Wars, Kate Geraghty, The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media

ENVIRONMENT

Wasp Wipeout, Nelson Mail, Fairfax Media

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE
SINGLE-WIDTH

Community
Sharp Daily, Taiwan – Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch
Regional
Apple Daily, Taiwan – Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch
National / Metropolitan
Apple Daily Hong Kong – Apple Daily Printing Limited

DOUBLE-WIDTH

Community
The Yass Tribune, Canberra Print Centre, Fairfax Media
Regional
The Land, North Richmond Print Centre, Fairfax Media
National / Metropolitan
The Australian, Chullora Print Centre, News Corp Australia
PRE-PRINT OR SUPPLEMENT
Off the Leash, Darwin Print Centre, News Corp Australia

PRINT CENTRE OF THE YEAR

Canberra Print Centre, Fairfax Media

HEGARTY SCHOLARSHIP

Emily Sweet, Australian Community Media, Fairfax Media

DIGITAL

Best Mobile Site (Open)
The Australian, News Corp Australia
Best Niche / Specialty App or Microsite (Open)
China’s Operation Australia, theage.com.au, Fairfax Media
Digital Publishing Innovation of the Year (Open)
Private Business, Public Failure, Stuff Circuit, stuff.co.nz, Fairfax Media

Judges for 2017 were:

Andrew McKean, Miguel D’Souza, Earl Wilkinson, Tony Gilles, Peter Miller, Tim Durrowes, Foad Fadahgi, Samantha Amjadali, Tim Bauer, Camila Carmody, Christopher Getts, Alan Howe, Grant Booker, Rick Slowgrove, Paul Burston, Mal Dale, Peter Netchaef, Jon Reid, Peter Clark, David Roles, Steve Packham, Eva Rinaldi, Ian Moore, Damien Munday, Christopher Pash, John Hancock, Mark Dadswell, Gavin Ellis, Andy Moger, Ed Efchak, Karyn Krawford, David “The Fist”Hovenden, Nisin Sunito, Mark Hollands, Simon Wake, Charlie Murdoch, Herbert Kieleithner, Michael Van Wyk, Brian Hill, Udesh Gunatunga, Greg Graham, Kellie Northwood, Frank Masterson, Mary Ann Azer, Cheryl Stanion, Peter Cornelius, Phillip Campbell, Roger Coombs, Michael Rose, Steve Davis, Mark Sharman, Jane Schulze

 

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