The New Zealand Herald won the highly coveted title Canon Newspaper of the Year at the Canon Media Awards held last night in Auckland.
Media from across the country were celebrated at the annual awards, recognising those who work in print and online media.
The New Zealand Herald also scooped Best Website and Newspaper of the Year (with a circulation of over 30,000), while Queenstown’s Mountain Scene picked up Community Newspaper of the Year.
Weekly Newspaper of the Year went to the Weekend Herald and Newspaper of the Year (with a circulation of up to 30,000) was presented to The Southland Times. Best Newsstand Magazine was awarded to North & South.
Mike Johnston, Country Manager of Canon New Zealand, says, “The Canon Media Awards is a fantastic opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s media talent.
“Canon is delighted be both sponsor and part of this event and celebrates all the great efforts of the New Zealand print and online media.
It has been a particularly challenging year for our media in New Zealand. Tonight was a chance to reflect on all that we have been through and acknowledge those passionate people who deliver the news under sometimes extraordinary circumstances,” says Johnston.
Phil Kitchin from The Dominion Post was named senior Reporter of the Year and presented with the Canon Reporter Cup. Charles Anderson from The Nelson Mail was named junior Reporter of the Year.
For the full list of winners please refer to the category winners found below.
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Winners of the Canon Media Awards 2011
|Canon Newspaper of the Year||The New Zealand Herald|
|Newspaper of the Year (over 30,000 circulation)||The New Zealand Herald|
|Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation)||The Southland Times|
|Weekly Newspaper of the Year||Weekend Herald|
|Community Newspaper of the Year||Mountain Scene|
|Senior Best portfolio of six pictures||Mark Mitchell|
|Junior Best portfolio of six pictures||Benjamin Curran|
|Best Single news picture||Kent Blechynden|
|Best Video||Amy van Dyk,Mike Scott, Matt Rilkoff, Aaron Wood|
|Best News Site||stuff.co.nz|
|Best Newsstand Magazine||North & South|
|Best Trade/Professional Magazine||Unlimited|
|Magazine Feature Writer of the Year||Donna Chisholm|
|Junior Magazine Feature Writer of the Year||Elle Hunt|
|Senior Reporter of the Year||Phil Kitchin|
|Junior Reporter of the Year||Charles Anderson|
|Reporter Sport||Barry Lichter|
|Senior Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year||Tony Wall|
|Junior Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year||Sarah Murray|
|Best Investigation||Karyn Scherer|
|Student Journalism Award||Amelia Wade|
|Best Magazine Design||Good|
|Best Newspaper Design||The Press|
|Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine||Canvas|
|Best Community Collaboration||stuff.co.nz/thepress.co.nz|
|Best Online Commentary/Blog||Jane Yee|
|Best Use Of Emerging Technologies||stuff.co.nz ipad & iphone app|
|Best Sports Picture||Hagen Hopkins|
|Best Photo Essay||Richard Robinson|
|Best Breaking News Coverage||thepress.co.nz|