Globeandmail.com and Globe journalism on tablets and mobile devices have won two gold and two silver Canadian Online Publishing Awards for 2013, and was a finalist in three other categories.
The Globe won gold in the cross-platform initiative category for The Summit Series, an ambitious oral-history, interactive digital project with an array of video and audio, coupled with archival images, about the 1972 Canada-Soviet hockey series.
Globe2Go – a subscribers-only, browser-based newspaper replica available on desktop computers, smartphone or tablet device – is a repeat winner of the gold medal in the category of best digital edition (replica of print product).
The Globe won a silver for best infographic for the "Who Had It Worse Time Machine," which compared the economic prospects of graduates with those of 1976. Positioning themselves on a scale The Globe developed based on their graduating year, readers can see what conditions are like compared with 1976 based on four metrics: median income, average tuition, average student loan debt and average housing price.
The newspaper also won silver for best online-only article or series for Borderline, the result of a year-long study by photojournalist Louie Palu. Mr. Palu criss-crossed more than 3,000 kilometres of the U.S.-Mexico border to document the American effort to keep smugglers and migrants out, producing a powerful piece of digital journalism that transports readers into the violence and despair of the many people affected by the war on drugs.
The COPAs honour excellence in digital journalism and design from Canadian magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and online-only publishers.
"The Globe continues to rank as the country's dominant newspaper site by producing the original journalism and digital innovation that these awards celebrate," said John Stackhouse, The Globe's editor-in-chief.
The Globe was also short-listed in three other categories:
- Best use of social media for a unique look at Barack Obama’s quest for a second term as U.S. president through the eyes of Canadian expats living in the United States who sent dispatches from across the country, held forth on important and timely issues, and participated on live blogs alongside our staff and readers during the 2012 debates and conventions.
- Best blog for Michael Babad’s Business Briefing, a unique blend of comment, analysis and original reporting, backed up by Twitter and online video, done five days a week, with a weekend wrap.
- Best website design.
Last year, The Globe won gold for best digital edition (replica) for Globe2Go and also took two silvers for best overall website with a parent newspaper or broadcasting partner, and for best website design.