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newsawards 2021 – winners announced

The Financial Times has won both the National and International Newspaper of the Year categories at newsawards 2021.

newsawards 2021 – winners announced

The FT was a clear winner in both categories praised for its professional and insightful news content and excellent print quality throughout.

newsawards 2021 was hosted by TV sports presenter Mark Durden-Smith at the Royal Lancaster hotel in front of over 350 guests on Thursday 11 November.

This year, the Fujifilm Grand Prix, won by the Daily Mirror, focused on the massive and disruptive impact of the pandemic has had on the news media industry. The Daily Mirror, instead of being daunted by the situation, seized the chance to produce creative and innovative content that resonated with its readers, say the judges.

The Irish News won Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year while the National Printer of the Year was awarded to The Irish Times.

Most Creative Use of Data Journalism, a new category for 2021, was won by the New Statesman Media Group while the ICNN Website of the Year category was won by Island Echo.

Gary Cullum, director of newsawards, says: “The pandemic has forced publishers to change their thinking and their working practices amid huge economic and social pressures. But publishers and printers have risen to the challenges. They have seized the opportunities to produce innovative, honest content that has served readers and advertisers well.

“It has been tough and huge challenges remain to be faced. But through the gloom, newsbrands have been there, day in, week out to keep their audiences informed both in print and online.”

FUJIFILM GRAND PRIX

Daily Mirror

THE PRINT AWARDS

NEWSPAPER PRINTER OF THE YEAR

The Agfa Premier Awards

NATIONAL WINNER

The Irish Times (The Guardian, The Irish Times)

Highly commended: Newsprinters Broxbourne & Knowsley (The Times)

REGIONAL WINNER

Mortons Print (Cage & Aviary Birds, Driffield & Wolds Weekly, The Moorlander, Teesdale Mercury)

Highly commended: Interpress NI (Daily Mirror, The Star, The Irish News)

PRINT PRODUCTION ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

The UPM Premier Award

Rob Champion, assistant technical services manager, Newsprinters

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The manroland Goss web systems Premier Award

Financial Times

Highly commended: The Times

INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Resolute Forest Products Premier Award

Financial Times

Highly commended: Anandabazar Patrika (India)

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Qmuli Award

The Sunday Telegraph

Highly commended: The Sunday Times

REGIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Aktrion Atalian Servest Premier Award

The Irish News

Joint highly commended: The Courier (Dundee) and The Journal (Newcastle)

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Printing Charity Award

Cambridge Independent

Highly commended: Ham & High

NATIONAL SUPPLEMENT / MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

The Flint Group Awards

NON-WEEKLY WINNER

LUXX (The Times)

Highly commended: How to Spend It (Financial Times)

WEEKLY WINNER

The Sunday Times Magazine

Highly commended: Style (The Sunday Times)

REGIONAL SUPPLEMENT / MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

The Bishops Printers Award

Greater Govanhill Community Magazine

Highly commended: Yorkshire Life (Archant)

NICHE MARKET NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The PJ Award

Cage & Aviary Birds

Highly commended: Hackney Citizen

THE ICNN INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Google News initiative

Hackney Citizen

Highly commended: Enfield Dispatch

DIGITAL AWARDS

NEWS WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

The Pugpig Award

Liverpool Echo

Highly commended: KentOnline

DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

The Collection Pot Award

The Ozone Project

Highly commended: The Telegraph App

THE ICNN COMMUNITY WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Google News Initiative

Island Echo

Highly commended: Dorset Biz News

MOST CREATIVE USE OF DATA JOURNALISM

The Reach Award

The New Statesman Media Group

Highly commended: The Telegraph

BUSINESS AWARDS

BEST USE OF ADVERTISING TECHNOLOGY

The newsawards Trophy

News UK - PADN

Highly commended: Ozone Marketplace

BRAND PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

The Newsprinters Award

The Sun/Barclaycard

Highly commended: The Guardian/Visa/Starcom

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