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Digital Media Awards Europe 2023 – finalists announced

WAN-IFRA have shared this year's list of finalists for Digital Media Awards Europe.

Digital Media Awards Europe 2023 – finalists announced
WAN-IFRA says: “It was inspiring to see so many incredible projects, many of which do not appear on this shortlist, but which also deserve special recognition. "

WAN-IFRA commented:

“It was inspiring to see so many incredible projects, many of which do not appear on this shortlist, but which also deserve special recognition. Thank you for submitting your initiatives. They are an example of best practices in digital subscriptions, product innovation, data and video. Below you will find the list of finalists sorted alphabetically by company name. Congratulations to all!

“Special thanks to the 21 members of our international jury for the time they dedicated to this competition. You can discover who they are after the list of finalists.”


Project Name: Where the earth will become uninhabitable, FUNKE Zentralredaktion GmbH, Germany

Project Name: The Oslo Shooting: 13 minutes of horror, Verdens Gang (VG), Norway

Project Name: VG’s Energy Crisis Monitor, Verdens Gang (VG), Norway


Project Name: I am your journalist, NWT Media, Sweden

Project Name: How a birthday party in Minecraft made a massive impact on engagement, brand awareness and sales, Schibsted Norge AS, Norway

Project Name: VG Prophet, Verdens Gang (VG), Norway


Project Name: Público has a new homepage, Público, Portugal

Project Name: A sports news site for the TikTok Generation, Relevo, Spain

Project Name: Website and App Relaunch for Rheinische Post, Rheinische Post, Germany


Project Name: Déterminées - at the heart of a women's football team, La Voix du Nord, France

Project Name: #RelevoTalks: Giving a voice to the hidden side of sport success, Relevo, Spain

Project Name: Paint your heroes: original multimedia content to support the rise of women's football, Relevo, Spain


Project Name: GA+ weekly digital subscription model, General-Anzeiger Bonn GmbH, Germany

Project Name: Omni Mer, Omni, Sweden

Project Name: Tempt to laugh - VGTV, VGTV, Norway


Project Name: Dagbladet BOK nyhetsbrev (Dagbladet BOOK newsletter), Dagbladet, Norway

Project Name: Inside Politics, Financial Times, UK

Project Name: Dispatches from Ukraine, The Telegraph, UK


Project Name: Nyhetsshowen, Göteborgs-Posten, Sweden

Project Name: The Indo Daily, Irish Independent, Ireland

Project Name: The Sports Teacher, Ringier Sportal, Romania


Project Name: New NPG e-paper product, NPG Digital, Germany

Project Name: Sundays with Rheinische Post: "Der Sonntag", Rheinische Post, Germany


Project Name: Online investigation tips for journalists, Agence France-Presse, France

Project Name: Press freedom day, Stampen Media, Sweden

Project Name: Transparency portal - How we make VG, Verdens Gang (VG), Norway

WAN-IFRA extended special thanks to the 2023 jury members, who carefully evaluated all the projects with their experience, knowledge and expertise. The jury was as follows:

  • Randi Øgrey, CEO Mediebedriftenes Landsforening, Norway
  • Mary-Katharine Phillips, associate director of engagement, Dow Jones / The Wall Street Journal, USA
  • Pablo Altieri, co-founder-strategic partnerships & alliances - DiagonalMinds, Switzerland
  • Catalina Albeanu, digital editor, Romania
  • Leonardo Pescante, deputy editor in chief, 24heures, Switzerland
  • Julia Bähr, lead coordinator of paid content, Tagesspiegel, Germany
  • Jeremy Clifford, digital consultant, UK
  • John Crowley, digital editor, trainer and journalist. Director at Headlines Network, UK
  • Olivier Deheneffe, deputy editor-in-chief, L'Avenir, Belgium
  • Jean-Marie Lagnel, data designer, France
  • Aviva Loeb, audience growth specialist, The Washington Post, USA
  • Mira Milosevic, executive director, Global Forum for Media Development, UK
  • Cyrille Frank, training director, CosaVostra, France
  • Carsten Heil, deputy editor in chief Neue Westfälische, Germany
  • Christophe Israël, digital development editorial director, Tamedia, Switzerland
  • Penny Riordan, director, business strategy and partnerships, Local Media Association USA
  • Marie Van de Voorde, Publisher, Les Echos, France
  • Maxime Le Hegarat, head of digital video, Le Télégramme, France
  • Gregor Waller, principal consultant, WAN-IFRA Consulting, Germany
  • Frank Wiedemann, head digital transformation, Somedia, Switzerland
  • Marc Zahlmann, managing director, Aschendorff Medien Gmbh & Co. KG, Germany

WAN-IFRA says winners will be announced next week.

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