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The Drum Online Media Awards – the winners

Al Jazeera’s English edition swept the board at The Drum Online Media Awards, held on 1 June, winning both the Grand Prix and the Chairman’s Award for its coverage of the attempted coup in Turkey.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 09 June 2017 12:08

The Drum Online Media Awards – the winners

The Drum Online Media Awards are now in their seventh year.

The Doha-based state-funded broadcaster won the awards both for having the Best Website of the Year and for its rolling coverage of Turkey’s failed coup, which saw the broadcaster produce a 25-minute documentary explaining the backdrop to the coup attempt for its UK site.

The Drum Online Media Awards, now in their seventh year, aim to recognise the best, boldest and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world.

The awards ceremony took place at the Marriot London Grosvenor Square hotel on 1 June.

The full list of the winners of the Drum Online Media Awards 2017:

BEST WEBSITE OF THE YEAR (GRAND PRIX)

Al Jazeera English

CHAIRMAN'S AWARD

Al Jazeera English: Coverage of the attempted coup in Turkey, July 15/16 2016

ONLINE EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Jon Laurence, Channel 4 News / ITN

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Channel 4 News / ITN - Channel 4 News Digital Team

DIGITAL WRITER OF THE YEAR

Jason Murdock, International Business Times

BEST FREELANCE WRITER

Motez Bishara, CNN

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Showkat Shafi, Al Jazeera English

ONLINE EDITORIAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

ITV - Good Morning Britain: 1 Million Minutes

BREAKING NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR

Al Jazeera English - Coverage of the attempted coup in Turkey, July 15/16 2016

BEST LAUNCH/RELAUNCH OF THE YEAR [NEW FOR 2017]

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism's new website

BEST SITE FOR NEWS-LED JOURNALISM

theguardian.com

BEST SPECIALIST SITE FOR JOURNALISM

Joint winners:

Carbon Brief

Greenpeace Energydesk

BEST LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS SITE

The Detail

BEST NATIONAL NEWS SITE

The Independent

BEST CAMPAIGNING / INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

BBC World Service - BBC Arabic: Shame

BEST COMMENTARY / BLOGGING

Middle East Eye - Peter Oborne (Middle East Eye)

BEST VIDEO JOURNALISM

Channel 4 News / ITN: Inside Aleppo

BEST DESIGNED SITE

theguardian.com

BEST TWITTER FEED

Al Jazeera English Twitter feed (@AJEnglish)

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

LBC Digital: Best Use of Social Media

BEST USE OF CROWD SOURCING OR CITIZEN JOURNALISM

On Our Radar and New Internationalist - Back in Touch: life in Sierra Leone after Ebola

COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Auto Trader UK / Fiat / Fiat Tipo Brand Partnership

B2B DIGITAL PRODUCT

Dennis Publishing: IT Pro

B2C DIGITAL PRODUCT

Dennis Publishing - Expert Reviews (expertreviews.co.uk)

B2B SALES TEAM

Quartz: We are family

B2C SALES TEAM

Creative Solutions - Haymarket Consumer Media

MEDIA SALES INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR

Quartz / Courtney Kobylanski, Quartz

BEST USE OF DATA FOR COMMERCIAL GAIN

Northern & Shell - Audience Platform

NATIVE ADVERTISING SOLUTION / CAMPAIGN

News UK, 'The Surprise Party'

BEST BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Joint winners:

Al Jazeera Media - #HACKED: Syria's Electronic Armies

Mirror Online - Mirror Money

BEST COMMERCIAL INNOVATION

Financial Times: Leveraging Brexit to drive commercial advantage

BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Journeys by The Calvert Journal

TECHNICAL INNOVATION

BBC News US Election and EU Referendum Twitter Bot

BEST APP

upday for Samsung

BEST SPORTS NEWS SITE [NEW FOR 2017]

Goal - Perform Media

BEST LIFESTYLE / LEISURE NEWS SITE

CNN Style

BEST B2B NEWS SITE [NEW FOR 2017]

The Video News Agency

BEST B2C NEWS SITE [NEW FOR 2017]

GoodTherapy.org: Leading Mental Health Resource and Therapist Directory

BEST MEDIA PODCAST

The Independent - Kernels

MOST EFFECTIVE MEDIA TOOL

Trinity Mirror - HiveAlpha - powerful insight in the newsroom and beyond

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