Announcing the Finalists of the 6th Annual Digital Publishing Awards

The National Media Awards Foundation congratulates the 165 finalists of the 6th annual Digital Publishing Awards. 163 publications across Canada participated in the 2020 competition, and entries were evaluated by over 70 dedicated, volunteer judges

The Foundation will host a virtual celebration on June 11th at 4 PM ET, live-streaming the winners reveal on Facebook and on our website. Gold winners in creator-focused categories receive a $500 prize, in addition to their award. 

A detailed list of all finalists is included below—our congratulations to all of the nominees! 

Top Nominees

  • The Globe and Mail is a finalist in 17 various categories, ranging from Best Personal Essay to Innovation in Digital Storytelling. 
  • CBC News received an impressive total of eight nominations across various categories.
  • CBC Podcasts dominated Best Podcast: News & Politics, picking up four nominations in that category and a fifth nomination for Best Online Video: Mini-Doc. 
  • Radio-Canada received 11 nominations, including nominations in each of the three Best Online Video categories.
  • The Narwhal dominated the Best Photo Storytelling category as a three-time finalist. In total, the publication received 10 nominations. 
  • The Walrus is a seven-time nominee, with one of those nominations for General Excellence in Digital publishing. 
  • The National Film Board of Canada is nominated for Best Digital Design, and Best Online Video: Short, and twice for both Best Online Video: Feature and Innovation in Digital Storytelling. 
  • Le Devoir, The Local, The Tyee, URBANIA, and Xtra Magazine each received five nominations.

Nomination Highlights 

  • CBC Music’s “60 Years of Indigenous Music Game Changers” is a finalist in both Best Arts & Culture Storytelling and Best Digital Editorial Package. 
  • Hadiya Roderique’s “Can I be a Black mother in a world so dangerous to Black children?,” published in The Globe and Mail, is a two-time finalist in the categories of Best Feature Article: Long and Best Personal Essay. 
  • CANADALAND is nominated for Best Podcast: News & Politics and is a nominee for the prestigious General Excellence in Digital Publishing category. 
  • “Far Away from Far Away,” an interactive story produced by the National Film Board of Canada, received recognition in the Best Digital Design category and the Innovation in Digital Storytelling category. 
  • The Globe and Mails “Gone” is nominated for Best Digital Design and Innovation in Digital Storytelling. 
  • Nominated for both Best Feature Article: Long and Best Photo Storytelling is “Pollinisation extrême,” published in BESIDE
  • The winners of last year’s General Excellence in Digital Publishing awards have all gone on to receive nominations in this year’s competition. The Tyee (winner in the small division) has received five nominations this year, in various categories. Hakai Magazine (winner in the medium division), this year received two nominations, both in the category of Best Science & technology Storytelling. Le Devoir (winner of the large division) is nominated five times, with two nominations in both Best Editorial Newsletter and Best Online: Video: Short.

Nominees by Category

BEST DIGITAL EDITORIAL PACKAGE / MEILLEUR DOSSIER THÉMATIQUE

Vies noires, espaces verts – Black Lives, Green Spaces
BESIDE
Catherine Métayer, Caroline R. Paquette, Mark Mann, Casey Beal, Eliane Cadieux, Gabrielle Deronde, Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane, Phillip Dwight Morgan, Gaelle Elma, Carolyn Finney, Naima Green, Ricardo Lamour, Nzingha Millar, Fabrice Vil, Florence Rivest, et al. 

60 Years of Indigenous Music Game Changers
CBC Music
Jesse Kinos-Goodin, producer; Ossie Michelin, Rhiannon Johnson, Andrea Warner, Holly Gordon, Melody Lau, Jesse Kinos-Goodin, writers; Mer Young, David J. Cutler, Mishiikenh Kwe, Samantha Leigh Smith, Ben Shannon, art; Geoff Isaac, Ben Shannon, website design; Vivian Tabar, video

COVID-19
CBC News
CBC News Digital Team

Future of Cities
The Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail team

Carbon Cache
The Narwhal
Stephanie Wood, Sarah Cox, Lindsay Jones, Darren Calabrese, Amber Bracken, Emma Gilchrist

BEST COLUMN / MEILLEURE CHRONIQUE

Black Light
CBC Arts
Amanda Parris 
Contributors: Leah Collins, Editor

Ramadan 2020
Chatelaine
Radiyah Chowdhury

Chronique Société
L’actualité
Noémi Mercier

Jennifer Ditchburn’s columns
Policy Options
Jennifer Ditchburn

André Picard
The Globe and Mail
André Picard

The Listener
The Sprawl
Sam Hester

Michael Harris
The Tyee
Michael Harris

Does talking about racism make you uncomfortable? You Should Ask Yourself Why.
TVO
Nam Kiwanuka
Contributors: Sarah Sweet, deputy editor; Graeme Bayliss, editor-in-chief

Should I?
VICE Canada
Manisha Krishnan
Contributors: Josh Visser, Natasha Grzincic

My Queer Kitchen with Jennifer E. Crawford: Pandemic Edition
Xtra Magazine
Jennifer E. Crawford
Contributors: Marissa Leon-John, co-writer of one column; Gordon Bowness, editor; Erica Lenti, editor; Corey Misquita, video producer; Riley Sparks, producer/story editor; Chelle Turingen, managing producer; Rachel Giese, editorial director; Allison Baker, copy editor

BEST NEWS COVERAGE (COMMUNITY PUBLICATION) / MEILLEURE COUVERTURE DE L’ACTUALITÉ (PUBLICATION COMMUNAUTAIRE) 

MTL Blog
MTL Blog
Thomas MacDonald, senior editor; Alanna Moore, associate editor; Ilana Belfer, associate editor; Lea Sabbah, staff writer; Teddy Elliot, staff writer; Gabi Sandler, writer; Katina Goulakos, writer; Ezra Black, writer

KPMG report: Dr. Barker knew Rothberg was Rootenberg before she hired him
SooToday.com
David Helwig

Sydney’s Casino at 25
The Cape Breton Spectator
Rob Csernyik; Mary Campbell, editor

The Casino Crapshoot
The Halifax Examiner
Rob Csernyik; Tim Bousquet, editor; Philip Moscovitch, editor

Where the Pandemic Hit the Hardest
The Local
Aparita Bhandari

The 35 Jane
The Local
Tai Huynh

BEST NEWS COVERAGE / MEILLEURE COUVERTURE DE L’ACTUALITÉ

WE Charity
Canadaland
Jesse Brown, Jaren Kerr, Shannon Kari, Jonathan Goldsbie, Andréa Schmidt, Kasia Mychajlowycz, John-Allan Namu

Nova Scotia Mass Shooting
CBC News
Elizabeth McMillan, Aly Thomson, Shaina Luck, Preston Mulligan, Haley Ryan, Anjuli Patil, Cassidy Chisholm, Brett Ruskin, Kayla Hounsell, Eric Woolliscroft, Brian MacKay, Monty Mosher, Steve Lawrence, Dave Irish, Angela MacIvor, Jennifer MacMillan, et al. 

Couverture de la COVID-19
Radio-Canada
Naël Shiab, Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, Francis Lamontagne, Santiago Salcido, Charlie Debons, André Guimaraes, Mathieu St-Laurent, Melanie Julien, Martine Roy

Reporting on China’s Xinjiang region and Uyghur minority
The Globe and Mail
Nathan VanderKlippe, Patrick Dell, Evan Annett

Bias Behind Bars
The Globe and Mail
Tom Cardoso, Dawn Calleja, Ming Wong, Galit Rodan, Evan Annett, Randy Velocci, Murat Yükselir, Christopher Manza

Wet’suwet’en coverage
The Narwhal
Carol Linnitt, Amber Bracken, Stephanie Wood, Emma Gilchrist, Martin Lukacs, Shiri Pasternak

Crisis in Care
Toronto Star
Kenyon Wallace

COVID-19 risk and you
Toronto Star
Patty Winsa, May Warren, Kenyon Wallace, Ed Tubb, Cameron Tulk, Nathan Pilla, Andres Plana

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND

Programme énergétique national : l’est l’a oublié, l’ouest le hait toujours
Radio-Canada Alberta
Tiphanie Roquette, Audrey Neveu
Contributeur: Mylène Briand

Sexe, handicap et pandémie
Radio-Canada
Justine de l’Église

Two metres and a world apart: Life in lockdown for me and my disabled son
The Globe and Mail
Ian Brown
Contributors: Chloë Ellingson, Lisan Jutras, Clare Vander Meersch

Teaching Indigenous Star Stories
The Walrus
Kelly Boutsalis
Contributors: Brit Ellis, illustrator; Allison Baker, fact-checker; Viviane Fairbank, handling editor

‘For our children’: How families are passing down Indigenous languages
TVO.org
Shelby Lisk
Contributors: Sarah Sweet, Graeme Bayliss, Tehatsistahawi Kennedy, Wilhelmina Beauvais, Karen Mosko, Ian McCallum, Jason Jones, Shirley Andy, Debbie Parliament, Marsha Ireland

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE (SHORT) / MEILLEUR ARTICLE COURT 

Moka Dawkins Says Toronto Jail Experience Violated Her Human Rights
HuffPost Canada
Denio Lourenco
Contributors: Andree Lau, editor; Andrew Yates, editor

In full bloom: Toronto’s cherry blossoms are off limits in High Park – but you can still see them here
The Globe and Mail
Marty Klinkenberg, Carlos Osorio, Melissa Tait
Contributors: Christopher Manza, Theresa Suzuki

Tuesday in Allan Gardens, Where the Police Guard the Benches
The Local
Kat Eschner

StatsCan Releases Survey to Assess Diversity on Nonprofit Boards
The Philanthropist Journal
Fatima Syed

I’m the Virus You Named COVID-19. Glad to Meet You
The Tyee
Andrew Nikiforuk

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE (LONG) / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND (LONG)

Pollinisation extrême
BESIDE
Eugénie Emond
Contributors: Catherine Métayer, Caroline R. Paquette, équipe éditoriale; Eliane Cadieux, Gabrielle Deronde, Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane, équipe design; Drowster, Eliane Cadieux, Nicolas Gouin, photographes; Guillaume Rivest, vérification des faits

Life, death and being a man in Medicine Hat
CBC Calgary
Robson Fletcher
Contributors: Colleen Underwood, Monty Kruger, Rachel Maclean

Elliot, an alcoholic, asked his parole officer for help. She sent him back to prison
Global News
Jane Gerster
Contributors: Jasmine Pazzano, Laura Whelan, Max Hartshorn

Can I be a Black mother in a world so dangerous to Black children?
The Globe and Mail
Hadiya Roderique
Contributors: Mark Medley, editor; Lisan Jutras, editor

He said, they said: inside the trial of Matthew McKnight
The Globe and Mail
Jana Pruden
Contributors: Amber Bracken, Dawn Calleja, Evan Annett, Patrick Dell, Jason Lin

A Long-Term Tragedy
The Local
Simon Lewsen

‘Them plants are killing us’: inside a cross-border battle against cancer in Ontario’s rust belt
The Narwhal
Hilary Beaumont
Contributors: Carol Linnitt, Christopher Katsarov Luna, Brian Bienkowski

Objectivity Is a Privilege Afforded to White Journalists
The Walrus
Pacinthe Mattar
Contributors:  Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker; Samia Madwar, handling editor

Journal d’une vidange – Un mois dans les caps d’un éboueur (*article publié en 5 parties)
URBANIA
Jean Bourbeau

Inside the second wave of the HIV epidemic in the Philippines
Xtra Magazine
Arvin Joaquin
Contributors: Eternity Martis, handling editor; Rachel Giese and Gordon Bowness, editors; Allison Baker, copy editor/fact-checker; Jade Zhang, artist

BEST PERSONAL ESSAY / MEILLEUR ESSAI PERSONNEL

I Tried To Talk To My Bosses About Racism At Work
Chatelaine
Denise Balkissoon

Dire adieu à sa grand-mère par facetime
RAD
Journaliste : Mathieu Papillon Monteur Texte et narration : Valérie Ouellet Illustrations : Victor Kurc Direction artistique : Charles Fortier : Florence Pelletier  Réalisateur : Mathieu Waddell Chef de pupitre : et al. 

Can I be a Black mother in a world so dangerous to Black children?
The Globe and Mail
Hadiya Roderique
Contributors: Mark Medley, Lisan Justras, Jorian Charlton, Clare Vander Meersch, Melissa Tait, Evan Annett

IVF was my last hope to have a baby. All Canadians deserve that hope, too
The Globe and Mail
Melissa Stasiuk
Contributors: Carol Toller, Mark Medley, Fred Lum, Bryan Gee, Evan Annett

I donated my kidney to help a stranger. But what about the person I couldn’t help?
The Globe and Mail
Wency Leung
Contributors: Carol Toller, Mark Medley, Adam Cruft, Fred Lum, Bryan Gee, Evan Annett

Been Caught Stealing: Life Inside The Lorraine
The Sprawl
Heidi Klaassen

Hate Social Media but Love Nature? There’s an App for That
The Walrus
Emily Urquhart
Contributor: Nikky Manfredi, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Daniel Viola

The Author Who Shaped the Way We Represent Disability
The Walrus
Meagan Gillmore
Contributor: Ariella Garmaise, fact-checker
Handling Editor: Carine Abouseif

I Look for Ways to Blow Up My Life During the Pandemic
VICE Canada
Minelle Mahtani
Contributor: Natasha Grzincic

A transgender, bisexual, non-binary writer calls their future into being
Xtra Magazine
Dede Akolo
Contributors: Allison Baker, Brian Wong; Gordon Bowness, editor

Getting sober and coming out
Xtra Magazine
Niko Stratis
Contributors: Danielle Groen, Allison Baker, Brian Wong; Erica Lenti, editor

BEST ARTS & CULTURE STORYTELLING / MEILLEUR REPORTAGE : ARTS ET CULTURE

Give Us Permanence—Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada’s Art Institutions
Canadian Art
Syrus Marcus Ware

60 Years of Indigenous Music Game Changers
CBC Music
Jesse Kinos-Goodin, producer; Ossie Michelin, Rhiannon Johnson, Andrea Warner, Holly Gordon, Melody Lau, Jesse Kinos-Goodin, writers; Mer Young, David J. Cutler, Mishiikenh Kwe, Samantha Leigh Smith, Ben Shannon, art; Geoff Isaac, Ben Shannon, website;  Vivian Tabar, video

The long, dark past behind the National Gallery’s latest acquisition
Macleans.ca
John Geddes

Le tailleur qui ravive la pierre de Saint-Marc
Radio-Canada Empreintes
Eugénie Emond
Contributeurs: Denis Wong, photos; Olivia Laperrière-Roy, design et photos; Émilie Larivée-Tourangeau, édition

The Fault, Dear Reader, Is Not in Our Stars
The Walrus
Carly Lewis
Contributors: Cienna Smith, illustrator; Sydney Hamilton, fact-checker; Daniel Viola, handling editor

When Male Writers Confront Toxic Masculinity
The Walrus
Philip Sayers
Contributors: Justin Dallaire, fact-checker; Carmine Starnino, handling editor

BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STORYTELLING / MEILLEUR REPORTAGE: SCIENCE ET TECHNOLOGIE

Disinformation For Hire: How A New Breed Of PR Firms Is Selling Lies Online
BuzzFeed News
Craig Silverman, Jane Lytvynenko

Coronavirus vaccine tracker
CBC News
Emily Chung
Contributors: Matt Crider, Andrew Ryan, Dwight Friesen, Richard Grasley, CBC News Labs, Elizabeth Haggarty

The Faux Fish Coming to a Restaurant Near You
Hakai Magazine
Brian Payton

Taking the Fish Out of Fish Feed
Hakai Magazine
Brian Payton

Vaccin contre le coronavirus: sprinter un marathon
Le Devoir
Alexis Riopel, Antoine Béland, Cédric Gagnon

Notifications: Prière de me déranger
Radio-Canada
Nicholas De Rosa

We are all plastic people now, in ways we can’t see – and can no longer ignore
The Globe and Mail
Rick Smith
Contributors: Mark Medley, Lisan Jutras, Deb Baic, Patrick Dell, Evan Annett, Fred Lum

British Columbia’s looming extinction crisis
The Narwhal
Sarah Cox
Contributors: Emma Gilchrist, Carol Linnitt, Sarah Hammond

The Gauntlet Fraser Salmon Must Travel, A Two-Part Package
The Tyee
Christopher Pollon and Andrew Walsh
Contributors: Hakai Institute

What Scientists Are Learning About Near-Death Experiences
Zoomer
Carolyn Abraham

BEST SERVICE FEATURE / JOURNALISME DE SERVICE

Day Tripping From Home: 12 Hours in Paris
Air Canada enRoute
Sydney Loney
Contributors:  Lori Morgan, photo editor; Photo Researcher: Thomas Bouquin, photo researcher; Gabrielle Simpson, senior graphic designer, digital; Nancy Kovacs, product and content manager; et al. 

How To De-Escalate A Mental Health Emergency Without Calling The Police
HuffPost Canada
Al Donato
Contributors: Chloe Tejada, Reporter

L’effet instagram : la retouche comme nouvel idéal de beauté?
Rad
Olivier Arbour-Masse, Pasquale Harrison-Julien, journalistes; Thomas Christopherson, vidéastes/monteurs; Mathieu Waddell, réalisateur; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Pasquale Harrison-Julien, chef de pupitre; et al. 

Hidden Canada: Home and Away
The Globe and Mail
Jennifer Allford, Domini Clark, Jeremy Freed, Waheeda Harris, Johnny C.Y. Lam, Stacy Lee Kong, Gayle MacDonald, Benjamin MacDonald, Christopher Manza, Susan Nerberg, Amy Rosen, Maryam Siddiqi

Canada’s Kitchen
The Globe and Mail
Julie Van Rosendaal, Maryam Siddiqi, Benjamin MacDonald, Christopher Manza, Liam Mogan, Ashley Denton, Alanna Davey

Pandemic Academics: A parent’s guide to the COVID-19 classroom
Toronto Star
Kenyon Wallace, Patty Winsa, Andres Plana, Nathan Pilla

A Lack of Racial Understanding Can Ruin Relationships
VICE Canada
Manisha Krishnan
Contributors: Natasha Grzincic

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: SHORT / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : FORMAT COURT

The Original Pandemic
CBC Arts
Lucius Dechausay, Des Mckenzie

Are you making these face mask mistakes?
CBC News
Amara McLaughlin, Roxanna Woloshyn, Anne MacRae, Scott Galley, Tashauna Reid

The race for a vaccine
CBC Toronto
Chris Glover, Paul Borkwood

Marion et les collages féministes
Le Devoir
Daphnée Hacker-B., Cédric Gagnon, Bénédicte Millaud

Cécile et la deuxième vague de COVID-19
Le Devoir
Jasmine Legendre, Matt Joycey, Bénédicte Millaud

Roundup
National Film Board of Canada
Nettie Wild, director; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Le choc des cultures
ONFR+
Andréanne Baribeau, Amine Beckoury, Aimé Majeau Beauchamp

Au front, aux soins intensifs de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal
Radio-Canada
Simon Coutu, journaliste; Maryse Gagnon, rédactrice en chef; Frédéric Lacelle, réalisateur; Charlie Debons-Ricard, motion designer

‘We’re still a neighbourhood’: A Toronto couple runs errands for their COVID-19 isolated community
The Globe and Mail
Timothy Moore

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: FEATURE / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : FORMAT LONG

Lack of racial diversity in medical textbooks could put BIPOC patients at risk
Global News
Aalia Adam, Sumeet Kapila, John Hanley

60 Day Cycle
National Film Board of Canada
Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, directors; Darcy Wittenburg, writer; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Perfumed Dreaming
National Film Board of Canada
Kathleen Hepburn, director; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Bibelot et bingo : la vieillesse vue autrement
Radio-Canada
Joannie Lafrenière

When fracking and hydro dams collide
The Narwhal
Ben Parfitt, Jayce Hawkins, Carol Linnitt

We Crack Open Dr. Henry’s Model for Taming the Pandemic
The Tyee
Jesse Lupini, Koby Michaels, Lucas Kavanagh, Jeanette Ageson, David Beers

BEST ONLINE VIDEO: MINI-DOC / MEILLEURE VIDÉO EN LIGNE : MINI-DOCUMENTAIRE

Canada’s a Drag: Mx. Wolverine, Toronto
CBC Arts
Lucius Dechausay, Peter Knegt, Mercedes Grundy

The Bomb Captain
CBC Podcasts
Craig Desson, Evan Aagaard, producers/editors; Evan Aagaard, camera/cinematography; Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, original reporting; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Amachewespimawin: Shooting for the Cree way of life
CBC Saskatchewan
Madeline Kotzer, Heidi Atter, Matt Duguid, Trent Peppler

How the Nova Scotia mass shooting unfolded: 13 hours. 22 dead. 16 crime scenes.
Global News
Emanuela Campanella, James Hawkins, Julieta Tobon, Brian Royer, Christian Jeri

Fraude Organisée
Rad
Simon Coutu, journaliste; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; vidéaste Thomas Christopherson, Patrick André Perron, Carl Mondello, vidéaste; Jean-Philippe Gagnon, monteur; réalisateur Mathieu Waddell, réalisateur; Pasquale Harrison-Julien, chef de pupitre; et al. 

Agriculture : le Québec loin de l’autonomie alimentaire
Radio-Canada
Maxime Corneau, journaliste; Étienne Marcoux, réalisateur; François Dubuc, motion designer; Georges Sheehy, François Warnet, Marie-Andrée Cormier, preneurs de son; Catherine Marineau-Dufresne, réalisatrice-coordonnatrice; et al. 

Manhunt, Manitoba
The Globe and Mail
Timothy Moore, Melissa Tait

BEST PODCAST: NEWS & POLITICS / MEILLEUR BALADO : ACTUALITÉS ET POLITIQUE

CANADALAND
Canadaland
Jesse Brown, host; Kasia Mychajlowycz, senior producer; Roslyn Kufuor, senior producer; Andréa Schmidt, managing editor; Kevin Sexton, managing editor; Tiffany Lam, Karl Dockstader, Sean Vanderklis, and Justin Ling, contributing reporters

Recall: How to Start a Revolution
CBC Podcasts
Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, creators;  Geoff Turner, showrunner; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, associate producers; Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey, Francis Plourde, writers; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Brainwashed
CBC Podcasts
Michelle Shephard, host/writer; Chris Oke & Lisa Ellenwood, writers/producers; Cesil Fernandes, sound design; Sarah Melton, associate producer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer; Evan Aagaard, video producer; Ben Shannon, art director; et al. 

Satanic Panic
CBC Podcasts
Lisa Bryn Rundle, host; Lisa Bryn Rundle & Ilina Ghosh, script writers; Arif Noorani, executive producer; Tanya Springer, producer; Christopher Oke, editor; Olivia Pasquarelli, scoring and music supervision; Evan Kelly, sound engineer;  Emilie Quesnel, digital producer

Party Lines
CBC Podcasts & CBC News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Rosemary Barton, Emma Godmere, Kristin Nelson; Fabiola Melendez Carletti, digital producer

Le Casanova de Montréal
QUB radio Le Bureau d’enquête
Brigitte Noël, Anne-Sophie Carpentier, Étienne Roy, Ève Lévesque, Bastien Gagnon-Lafrance, Philippe Séguin

Dérives
Radio-Canada
Olivier Bernard, animateur et réalisateur; Jo-Annie Larue, chef de projet de contenu; Alain Kemeid, conseiller au contentu; Annie Reeves, directrice développement et production audionumérique; et al.

Laissez-nous raconter l’histoire crochie : Décoloniser l’Histoire un mot à la fois
Radio-Canada
Production Terre Innue en collaboration avec Radio- Canada OHdio; Marie Andrée Gill, animation; Brad Gros-Louis & Karine Lanoie-Brien, co-réalisateurs; Concept : Karine Lanoie-Brien, concept; Isabelle Picard, recherche; Lynne Trépanier, prise de son; et al. 

Spacing Radio
Spacing
Glyn Bowerman, Neil Hinchley, Matthew Blackett

The Big Story
The Big Story
Jordan-Heath Rawlings, Claire Brassard, Stefanie Phillips, Ryan Clarke

BEST PODCAST: ARTS & CULTURE / MEILLEUR BALADO : ARTS ET CULTURE

Cool Mules
Canadaland
Kasia Mychajlowycz, host/reporter/producer; Jesse Brown, producer/co-writer; Jonathan Goldsbie, research; Nathan Burley, music; Chandra Bulucon, sound design/mixing

The Hopeful
The Hopeful
Shayda Omidvar, Portia Larlee, Claire Brassard, Ryan Clarke

Les pires moments de l’Histoire avec Charles Beauchesne – Saison III
URBANIA
Charles Beauchesne, animation; Charles Beauchesne, Odrée Rousseau, François DeGranpré, texte et recherche; Barbara-Judith Caron, réalisation; Lucie Fournaison et Alexandre Sarkis, montage; Raphaëlle Huysmans et Philippe Lamarre, producteurs exécutifs

Off The Chart: Xtra’s L Word podcast
Xtra Magazine
Erica Lenti, Chelle Turingan, co-hosts; Chelle Turingan, producer/audio editor; Rachel Giese, executive producer; KidKulit, music

BEST DIGITAL DESIGN / MEILLEURE CONCEPTION NUMÉRIQUE 

America’s Medical Supply Crisis
Global Reporting Centre
Andrew Munroe & Britney Dennison
Contributors: Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman, Britney Dennison, Kate McCormick, Stephane Lavoie, Irena Hwang, Sharon Nadeem, writing/reporting; Britney Dennison, Andrew Munroe, digital producers; Peter Hamlin, illustration; Andrew Munroe, design/development; et al. 

Far Away From Far Away
National Film Board of Canada
Written by Michael Crummey from conversations with Zita Cobb; Bruce Alcock, Jeremy Mendes, creative directors; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
Contributors: Intergalactic, interactive programming; Ruby Joy, narrator; Shawn Cole, sound design; Justin Simms, director of photography

Gone
The Globe and Mail
Stephanie Nolen, Laura Blenkinsop, Jeremy Agius, Timothy Moore
International Contributor: Félix Márquez

The Uncounted
Toronto Star
Nathan Pilla
Contributors: McKenna Deighton, Andres Plana, Tania Pereira

BEST PHOTO STORYTELLING / MEILLEUR RÉCIT PHOTO

24 Hours Around the World
Air Canada enRoute
Lori Morgan, photo editor; Gabrielle Simpson, senior graphic designer, digital; Thomas Bouquin, photo researcher; Stefanie Sosiak, art director; Nancy Kovacs, product and content manager; Kate Wells, senior digital editor; Jody Sugrue, editor-in-chief; Andrew Elkin, managing editor

Pollinisation extrême – Extreme pollination
BESIDE
Drowster, Eliane Cadieux, Nicolas Gouin, photographes; Eugénie Émond, journaliste

The Frozen Front Line
The Globe and Mail
Louie Palu, Clare Vander Meersch, Christopher Manza, and Globe visuals team

State of erosion: the legacy of Manitoba Hydro
The Narwhal
Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Carol Linnitt, Stephanie Wood, Raina Delisle

In photos: Wet’suwet’en matriarchs arrested as RCMP enforce Coastal GasLink pipeline injunction
The Narwhal
Amber Bracken, Carol Linnitt

Meet the people saving Canada’s native grasslands
The Narwhal
Amber Bracken, Emma Gilchrist

BEST SOCIAL STORYTELLING / MEILLEUR RÉCIT SUR LES MÉDIAS SOCIAUX

Covid Corner
Cabin Radio
Ollie Williams

Canadian stories of COVID-19
CBC News
CBC News Social Team

Grosse Année
RAD
Mathieu Papillon, Nicolas Pham, Alessandra Rigano, journalistes; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice; Pasquale Harrison-Julien, chef de pupitre; Carolina Cabral, coordonnatrice de production; Ariane Lafleur, stratège; Charles Forti, direction artistique

24 Treats of Christmas
The Globe and Mail
Lori Fazari, Ming Wong, Wenting Li

BEST EDITORIAL NEWSLETTER / MEILLEURE INFOLETTRE EDITORIALE 

Hi, Art!
CBC Arts
Leah Collins

L’actualité politique
L’actualité
Mathieu Carbasse, Alec Castonguay, Pierre Fortin, Philippe J. Fournier, Chantal Hébert, Rafael Jacob, Karel Mayrand et Camille Payant

Le courrier du coronavirus
Le Devoir
Alexis Riopel, Alexandre Shields, Olivier Sylvestre, Claire Dazat

Le courrier américain
Le Devoir
Philippe Papineau, Baptiste Barbe, Stéphane Baillargeon, Carine Touma, Sarah Boumedda et Guillaume Saint-Hilaire

LiisBeth: Dispatch
Liisbeth.com Dispatch
Meral Mohammad Jamal, Lana Pesch, Margaret Webb, pk mutch

Globe Climate Newsletter
The Globe and Mail
Sierra Bein

The Narwhal Newsletter
The Narwhal
Arik Ligeti

The Supplement Newsletter
The Supplement
Samantha McCabe, Alex Nguyen, Sierra Bein

Infolettre Quatre95
URBANIA / Quatre95
Jean-Pierre Bastien, rédaction; Marc-Antoine Jacques, design; Théo Gjini, David Mongeau-Petitpas, intégration

INNOVATION IN DIGITAL STORYTELLING / INNOVATION DE L’ANNEE 

America Votes
CBC News
Richard Grasley, Alisa Mamak, William Wolfe-Wylie and Matt Crider, Andrew Ryan, Meghan Sardesai, Richa Syal, CBC News Labs, Éric Grenier, Benjamin Blum, Alexander Panetta

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
National Film Board of Canada
Jam3; National Film Board of Canada

Far Away From Far Away
National Film Board of Canada
Written by Michael Crummey from conversations with Zita Cobb; Bruce Alcock, Jeremy Mendes, creative directors; Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Visualisations de données en 3D
Radio-Canada
Naël Shiab, Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, Francis Lamontagne, Santiago Salcido, Charlie Debons, André Guimaraes, Mathieu St-Laurent, Melanie Julien, Martine Roy

Paddle of the Century
The Doc Project, CBC Radio
Jonathan Ore, Kevin Ball, Lakshine Sathiyanathan, Althea Manasan, Geoff Isaac

Gone
The Globe and Mail
Stephanie Nolen, Laura Blenkinsop, Jeremy Agius, Timothy Moore
International Contributor: Félix Márquez

BEST VIRTUAL EVENT / MEILLEUR ÉVÉNEMENT VIRTUEL

Avenue magazine Top 40 Under 40 Meet the Class of 2020
Avenue
Käthe Lemon, RocketHouse (Steve Klintberg-Nagy and Zoe Klintberg-Nagy), Dallas Flexhaug

AZ Awards Gala 2020
Azure Magazine
Nelda Rodger, Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Vicky Lee, Anna Lin, Kari Silver, Evan Pavka, Mahasti Eslahjou, Wyatt Clough, Paddy Harrington, Tristan Marantos, Jessica Allen, Francesco Sgaramella

Confronting COVID: The National Virtual Town Hall
CBC News
Lara Chatterjee, Angela Naus, Meg Banks, Steve Pennie, Cheryl Brown, Natalie Crowell, Joel Perron

Quel avenir pour les ensembles et paysages patrimoniaux ?
Esquisses, le magazine de l’Ordre des architectes du Québec
Cathy Beauséjour, conseillère en communication (OAQ); Virginie Harvey, coordonnatrice de la formation continue (OAQ); Véronique Bourbeau, directrice des communications et des relations publiques (OAQ); Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec

Ask & Answer: Government Pandemic Support
HuffPost Canada
Althia Raj, host/producer; Amanda De Souza, producer; Stephane Sannuto, director; Allia McLeod, supervising producer; Luisa Cruz, floor director; Sasha Nagy, executive producer; Jessica Zimmerman, post-production supervisor

Microfestival – Pierre Kwenders Live
URBANIA
Pierre Kwenders, artiste; réalisateur Gabriel Lajournade, réalisateur; Nicolas Roy-Bourdages, directeur technique; Alexis Demers Aiguilleur Xavier Havitov, ingénieur son; Natan B. Foisy Antoine Benhini, caméramans; Assistant Caméra Francis Robert; assistant caméra; et al.

EMERGING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Award sponsored by the Reader’s Digest Foundation

This award recognizes an individual whose early work in Canadian digital publishing demonstrates a high degree of craft and promise. Here are this year’s three talented nominees:

Justine de l’Église
Radio-Canada

Christopher Cheung
The Tyee

Anya Zoledziowski
VICE Canada

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL PUBLISHING: SMALL, MEDIUM, AND LARGE PUBLICATIONS

This award recognizes the publication that most successfully fulfills their editorial mandate, represents the highest of journalistic standards, and effectively serves their intended audiences—we’re proud to present this year’s outstanding nominees. 

Canadaland
CBC News
Radio-Canada Info
The Globe and Mail
The Local
The Narwhal
The Walrus 
URBANIA

DIGITAL PUBLISHING LEADERSHIP AWARD

After careful consideration, our Board of Directors made the decision to postpone awarding this prestigious award. Rest assured that applications from 2020 will automatically be kept on file and considered for the 2021 awards season. The winner will then be presented, on stage, at the spring 2022 soirée. This was a difficult decision, but we look forward to awarding the Digital Publishing Leadership Award when it is safe for the industry to gather and celebrate. 

CREDIT CHANGES & ADDITIONS 

If you would like to make any credit changes or additions, please send details to info@digitalpublishingawards.ca with subject line “Digital Publishing Awards Credit Change.” The deadline for credit changes and additions is Monday, May 17, 2021 at midnight ET.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The National Media Awards Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support of: the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Creates. We are also thankful for the support of CCR Solutions, Cision and Magazines Canada

A special thank you to the talented Natalie Vineberg, who created this year’s visuals. 

Thank you to Vesselin Stroumsky, for developing the NMAF’s online submissions and judging platforms. 

We are also grateful to our roster of volunteer judges, who lent us their expertise and diligence in evaluating this year’s entries — thank you! To view the full roster of judges, please visit our website