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WAN-IFRA South Asian Digital Media Awards 2021

The 6th annual edition of South Asian Digital Media Awards 2021 presented by WAN-IFRA was announced on December 23, 2021.

These awards, presented by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers, recognize South Asian publishers who have delivered unique and original digital media projects in the last 12 months.

Malayala Manorama’s manoramaonline.com bagged the ‘Best in News Website’ South Asian Digital Media Award for the third time in a row.

WAN IFRA’s South Asian Digital Media Awards 2021 Winners:

Best News Website (or) Mobile Service

Gold: Manoramaonline.com, Malayala Manorama

Silver: thequint.com, The Quint

Bronze: bloombergquint.com, Quintillion Business Media Pvt. Ltd.

Best Use of Online Video

Gold: Life in an Auto: The Inspiring Story of 74-year-old Sole Breadwinner, Desraj Jyot Singh, The Quint

Silver: Girls on a Mission, People Like Us Create (PLUC)

Bronze: A Night at India’s Largest Farmer’s Protest, BBC News

Best Newsletter

Gold: Times TOP 10, Times of India Digital

Silver: The India Cable, Foundation for Independent Journalism

Bronze: Here’s the thing – Weekly Members-only Newsletter, Spunklane Media Pvt. Ltd.

Best Data Visualisation

Gold: West Bengal Elections 2021, NDTV Convergence

Silver: COVID-19 Pandemic: Full Coverage, NDTV Convergence

Bronze: Kerala Assembly Election 2021, The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.

Best Reader Revenue Initiative

Gold: HT Codeathon, Hindustan Times

Silver: Support The Wire, Foundation for Independent Journalism

Bronze: Freedom Sale 2021 – The Hindu Group, The Hindu

Best in Audience Engagement

Gold: Bring Back Milk Bikis Campaign, The Hindu

Silver: Teen Goshti, BBC News

Silver: Kissan Protein Champs – Knowledge Series & Brain-teasing Activities, The Hindu

Bronze: Njanoru Naran, M M Publications Ltd. (Vanitha)

Best Podcast / Digital Audio Project

Gold: Sakalchya Batmya / Daily Sakal News, Sakal Media Group

Silver: Club FM Cinema Katha, The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.

Bronze: Vivechana, BBC News

Best Brand Marketing Campaign (for News Brands)

Gold: Doctor’s Day Campaign – Hindustan Times

Silver: Neel Barir Lorai – Anandabazar Patrika

Bronze: HT Fresh – First Voice. Last Word. – Hindustan Times

Best Special Project for COVID-19

Gold: On The Road with the Pandemic: Counting India’s Uncounted COVID Deaths, Mojo Story

Silver: Hindustan COVID Actions, Hindustan Media Venture Ltd.

Silver: Covid-specific Jagran Dialogues Series, in Collaboration with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and UNICEF India, Jagran New Media

Bronze: BBC’s coverage of COVID in India, BBC News

Best Branded / Sponsored Content Campaign

Gold: Unacademy Let’s Crack CSE, The Hindu

Silver: HT Codeathon, Hindustan Times

Silver: Break the Taboo, The Daily Star

Bronze: Bring back Milk Bikis, The Hindu

Bronze: HTLS 2020, Hindustan Times

Source: WAN-IFRA

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