CNA awarded Best News Website or Mobile Service at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Awards Worldwide 2022
Singapore, 30 September 2022 – CNA has been named the global winner of the prestigious Best News Website or Mobile Service award at the Digital Media Awards Worldwide 2022, organised by the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). The Singapore-based news network beat stiff competition from several prominent news agencies from other geographical regions to win the award, which was announced yesterday at the World News Media Congress 2022 in Zaragoza, Spain. CNA is also the first news network in Southeast Asia to win this award.
The Digital Media Awards Worldwide recognise news publishers who have delivered unique and original digital media projects. The awards are first held at a regional level in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and South Asia, with entries evaluated by local juries. The respective regional winners then go on to compete at the international level, with a different set of juries selecting the best in each category for the Digital Media Awards Worldwide. Previous winners of the global award include The Washington Post (2021) and The Guardian (2020).
Judges commended CNA for its app and website which have been “created in a way that is entirely compatible with mobile-first thinking for news consumers, using a fantastically forward-thinking approach that should be a standard for the industry in 2022”. Its “attention to detail in terms of innovation” also impressed the jury. CNA’s app, in particular, was lauded for its variety of content, customisation options and navigation experience, while the offering of context snippets was hailed as “a great way to help readers through difficult topics”.
Walter Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Sustainability Officer, Mediacorp, said, “It is a tremendous honour for CNA’s digital platforms to be recognised on the global stage by the World Association of News Publishers. This prestigious digital win comes soon after CNA’s television service won the Channel of the Year award from the Association of International Broadcasting. CNA has also been winning more than 60 international awards annually for content excellence at the New York Festival, World Media Festival and other global competitions. These accolades are testament to the quality of the CNA team. They are clearly punching above their weight on the international stage. We must be doing something right to have won all these awards.”
Tham Loke Kheng, CEO, Mediacorp, said, “We are immensely proud of CNA’s win at this year’s Digital Media Awards Worldwide. This underscores our commitment across Mediacorp to engage our consumers with trusted editorial content, strong presentation and a superior customer experience across our digital platforms. Kudos to the CNA team for constantly pushing the boundaries on the international stage, and congratulations on this outstanding achievement!”
For more information on the Digital Media Awards Worldwide 2022, please visit https://wan-ifra.org/2022/09/winners-of-the-2022-digital-media-awards-worldwide/