Best Blog or Online-Only Column, Top 7 Finalists

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The award for Best Blog or Online-Only Column honours the blog or online-only column that best serves its intended audience through commentary, opinion, visual, audio, and/or interactive elements.

Judges for this award considered the overall quality of the storytelling and presentation, as well as functionality, user experience and overall impact. This year, our jury has nominated 7 standout blogs or columns.

Take a look at this year’s nominees:

Born & Raised
The Huffington Post

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Arti Patel, Writer & Editor
Contributors: Russell Sabio, Chloe Tejada

Crossing You in Style
FILLER Magazine

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Emily Blake, Writer
Jennifer Lee, Editor
Adrian Alphona, Illustrator

In Our Image
VICE

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Jordan Pearson, Writer
Kate Lunau, Editor

Jennifer Ditchburn columns
Policy Options

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Jennifer Ditchburn, Writer & Editor

Presidential Poll Tracker
CBC News

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Éric Grenier, Writer
Chris Carter, Editor
Contributors: Alisa Mamak, Michael Leschart, Richard Grasley

Researching Contemporary Indigenous Art in Public
Canadian Art

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Richard William Hill, Writer
David Balzer, Editor

Tim Caulfield: The Cure
Policy Options

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Tim Caulfield, Writer
Jennifer Ditchburn, Editor


The winners of the Best Blog or Online-Only Column award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Join us!

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Best Feature Video: Top 5 Finalists

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The award for Best Online Video: Feature will go to the creators who have demonstrated creative excellence in the production of a video that is between two and five (2-5) minutes in length. This year, the jury has nominated 5 standout videos.

Entries in this category were judged based on overall production quality, overall content quality as well as overall impact, considering how successfully the subject matter engages the intended audience.

We encourage you to sit back, take a break and view the 5 videos nominated in Best Online Video: Feature:

Autour du jukebox avec Safia Nolin et Philippe Brach
urbania.ca

Gabriel Lajournade, Videographer
Philippe Lamarre, Producer

Coming Out To My First-Generation Parents
HuffPost Canada
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Stephanie Sannutto, Videographer & Producer
Arti Patel, Producer

So Fresh and So Clean: Behind the Scenes with the Raptors
Equipment Staff
Sportsnet
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Donnovan Bennett, Producer & Reporter
Contributor: Owen Roberts

The Right to Roam
Hakai Magazine

Jude Isabella, Videographer
Gord More, Producer

Toddler with paralysis zips around in homemade wheelchair
The Canadian Press

Chris Purdy, Videographer & Reporter
Shetu Modi, Producer


The winners of the Best Online Video: Feature award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Join us!

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Full list of 2017 nominees
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Best Short Video: Top 5 Finalists

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Online videos have become ubiquitous in digital publishing, and rightfully so. They reach both new and existing audiences, while managing to keep those audiences captivated for a designated length of time. Videos are often easy to access, easy to watch, and very easily sharable, something digital publishers continue to strive for.

Sometimes, creating a short, succinct, punchy video in under two minutes can be challenging, but the 3 finalists in Best Online Video: Short skillfully produced engaging, interesting and informative videos, all under 120 seconds.

In this year’s Digital Publishing Awards, we split the award for Best Online Video into 3 divisions: short, feature & mini-doc. The jury for Best Online Video: Short has nominated three outstanding videos.

We invite you to add another tally to their views, and review this year’s nominees:

How the powerful opioid fentanyl kills: A CBC News explainer
CBC News


Teghan Beaudette, Videographer, Producer & Reporter
Contributors: Earl Cabuhat, Tyson Koschik

Fort McMurray Wildfires: Before & After
The Globe and Mail


Melissa Tait, Editor
Mychaylo Prystupa, Videographer

15 Fun Facts About Sperm
Today’s Parent

Leah Rumack & Kathryn Hayward, Producers
Contributors: Sun Ngo, Andrew Kolb, Steven Gircys, Jamie Piper


The winners of the Best Online Video: Short award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Join us!

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Best Podcast, Top 3 Finalists

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Over the past decade, podcasts have emerged as one of the most captivating form of non-fiction storytelling. They inform us of the news, provide context and insight, educate and excite us.
South of the border, we were (and continue to be) enthralled by podcasts like This American Life, Serial and Radiolab. Now, we have our own impressive selection of shows from Canadian creators to choose from, and we’re excited to show you our judges’ selections for the Best Podcast award
This year’s award will honour the podcast series that best serves its intended audience. The originality of the theme and the quality of production will be judged, as well as creative use of the podcasting medium.
This year’s nominees are nothing short of momentous, relevant and urgent. They include conversations with multifaceted, real, interesting, and flawed women, an re-investigation into the murder of a 24-year-old Indigenous woman in BC in 1989, and conversations about race in Canada, and why they’re so important.
We encourage you take a listen to this year’s nominees:
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Connie Walker, Creator
Heather Evans, Editor
Marnie Luke, Producer
Contributors: Lori Ward; Cesil Fernandes; Ashley Walters; Harold Dupuis
Colour Code
The Globe and Mail
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Hannah Sung and Denise Balkissoon, Creators & Producers
Timothy Moore, Editor
Danielle Webb, Digital developer
Danielle Webb, Designer
Hazlitt
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Lauren Mitchell
and Anshuman Iddamsetty, Creators
Jordan Ginsberg and Anshuman Iddamsetty, Editors
Anshuman Iddamsetty, Producer

 

The winners of the Best Podcast award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Join us!

Tickets are now on sale ]

Full list of 2017 nominees
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Best Social Storytelling, Top 3 Finalists

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Digital publishers are no longer just using social media to share and distribute content. Now, publishers are using various social media platforms, whether thats Twitter, Facebook Live, Instagram, Periscope, Snapchat (the list goes on…) to not only have a web presence, but are using these tools to enhance their reporting.

The award for Best Social Storytelling is a new category in this year’s Digital Publishing Awards, and our jury has nominated 3 impressive pieces. The award honours the digital publication that best enhances its brand and maximizes audience engagement through storytelling on multiple social-media platforms.

The Globe and Mail tells us the story of Crichton Farm over a series of Instagram posts, HuffPost Canada shows us how to make the best use of Facebook live, while reporting on-the-ground at the Fort McMurray fires, and YMC: Motherhood Unfiltered demonstrates how to crowdsource a wide range of opinions/information using various social media platforms.

We invite you to peruse this year’s nominees for Best Social Storytelling:

Crichton Farm
The Globe and Mail
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Jana Pruden, Reporter
Shannon Busta, Editor

Fort McMurray Wildfires
HuffPost Canada
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Tyson Sadler, Creator
Emily Anonuevo, Editor

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt
YMC: Motherhood Unfiltered
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Dr. Christine Chambers and Erica Ehm, Producers
Jeni Marinucci, Editor

The winners of the Best Social Storytelling award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Join us!

Tickets are now on sale ]

Full list of 2017 nominees
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