WAN-IFRA announces second annual Asian Digital Media Award winners

WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, has announced the winners of the second annual Asian Digital Media Awards, presented November 24 during the sold-out Digital Media Asia conference in Hong Kong.

Twenty-one newspapers, magazines, news agencies and broadcasters took home awards in nine categories: best newspaper website, best magazine website, best in online video, best in online infographics, best cross media editorial coverage, best cross media advertising, best mobile publishing, best tablet publishing, and best use of social media.

“The Asian Digital Media Awards identifies and recognizes outstanding digital media innovations in the Asia Pacific and Middle East,” said Thomas Jacob, Deputy CEO of WAN-IFRA and Managing Director for Greater Asia Pacific. “The winning entries show the way for others to emulate in creativity, new business models and best practices.”

The gala award ceremony took place during Asia’s largest conference on new media, Digital Media Asia 2011, which ends on Friday. The conference was sold out, with 320 participants from 31 countries. If you were unable to join them, you can follow the conference blog at http://www.wan-ifra.org/blog_DMA2011 or on Twitter using #dmahk.

The sponsors and partners of Digital Media Asia 2011 and Asian Digital Media Awards 2011 are: Adobe, Atex, The Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal Asia, the Financial Times, the South China Morning Post, Ming Pao Daily News, International Herald Tribune, CCI, One Vision, Alfa Media, the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong, Jakarta Globe, GX Press, the Society of Publishers in Asia, Best Web Design Agencies, topseos, Visibility magazine, the Asia Digital Marketing Association, Media Partners Asia, and Web Wednesday Asia.

Winners of the 2011 Asian Digital Media Awards are:

Best in Online Media :

Newspaper website :
Gold Award: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, straitstimes.com/ttl
Silver Award: Malayala Manorama Company Ltd, manoramaonline.com/children
Silver Award: PT Kompas Media Nusantara, Kompas.com
Bronze Award: Dow Jones Publishing Company (Asia), Inc., asia.WSJ.com

Magazine website :
Gold Award: Edipresse Hong Kong Limited, asiatatler.com/hong-kong
Silver Award: SPH Magazines Pte Ltd, HardwareZone.com
Bronze Award: Gramedia Majalah, KawankuMagz.com

Best in Online Video :

Gold Award: The Associated Press, India Polio Eradication Interactive
Silver Award: The Bangkok Post, A Dummy’s Guide To Thai Politics
Silver Award: Fairfax Media, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald
Bronze Award: Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd, Disappearing Underwater Rainforest
Bronze Award: The Bangkok Post, Through the Looking Glass

Best in Online Infographics

Gold Award: AFP – Agence France-Presse Asia Pacific, 3D Animated Video Graphics
Silver Award: Al Bayan, Training a Horse
Bronze Award: Al Bayan, F1 Teams

Best in Cross Media:

Cross Media editorial coverage:
Gold Award: The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd, Berita Harian
Gold Award: PT Kompas Media Nusantara, Kompas Citarum Expedition
Silver Award: Dow Jones Publishing Company (Asia), Inc., The Wall Street Journal Asia
Bronze Award: Fairfax Media, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald

Cross media advertising:
Gold Award: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, ‘SPH Turns You On’ Trade Event
Silver Award: Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd (The Times Group), Billion Hearts Beating
Bronze Award: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, The Straits Times on iPad

Mobile Publishing:

Gold Award: Nation News Network Co.,Ltd, The Nation
Gold Award: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, StraitsTimes.com
Silver Award: PT Tempo Inti Media Harian, Tempointeraktif.com
Silver Award: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, AsiaOne
Bronze Award: udn.com Co., Ltd., udn Mobile

Best in Tablet Publishing:

Gold Award: Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd, The Star iPad
Silver Award: NDTV Convergenc
e Ltd., NDTV HD

Silver Award: Fairfax Media, The Age
Bronze Award: PT Kompas Media Nusantara, Kompas Editors’ Choice for PlayBook
Bronze Award: Dow Jones Publishing Company (Asia), Inc, The Wall Street Journal Asia for iPad

Best in Social Media:

Gold Award: Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd, R.AGE on Social Media
Silver Award: Guangdong Southern Weekly New Media Ltd, Southern Weekly@SNS
Bronze Award: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, STOMP

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