Our roll of hon­our

The Bulletin - - 2013 Newspaper Of The Year Awards -


Spon­sored by IP­SOS

THE Her­ald Sun was hon­oured for its com­mit­ment to break­ing news across a va­ri­ety of plat­forms with a new award spon­sored by Ip­sos Me­di­aCT.

Ed­i­tor Da­mon John­ston said the award re­flected the news­pa­per’s core val­ues in break­ing news, across all plat­forms.

“Vic­to­ri­ans come to the Her­ald Sun for their news, sport and en­ter­tain­ment in the morn­ing, af­ter­noon and the evening; through the news­pa­per, web­site and mo­bile phone,” he said.

Judges praised the Mel­bourne mast­head for the brands it cre­ated within it­self, par­tic­u­larly AFL in such a com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment. “It was clear the Her­ald Sun is re­ally fight­ing on all fronts to main­tain a lead­er­ship po­si­tion, not only against The Age and The Aus­tralian, but the AFL, too.

“Cru­cially, it is com­ple­mented by e ex­cel­lent cel­lent sports jour­nal­ism.”

NEWS­PA­PER OF THE YEAR 90,000+: The Age

Spon­sored by NORSKE SKOG

THE Age is a mast­head that has un­der­gone many chal­lenges in the past year, like all news­pa­pers, but it has thrived with jour­nal­ism at its core.

This phi­los­o­phy of jour­nal­ism first is what se­cured the Mel­bourne daily News­pa­per of the Year award.

“You’re al­ways look­ing to im­prove the sto­ries that re­ally mat­ter to your com­mu­nity; the ones that cap­ture them and in­volve them,” The Age ed­i­tor An­drew Holden said.

“We never lost fo­cus about qual­ity jour­nal­ism.

“That’s a fun­da­men­tal for any news­pa­per.”

The judges agreed, prais­ing the mast­head for its in­ge­nu­ity and re­silience in a dif­fi­cult pe­riod.

“Dif­fi­cult com­mer­cial de­ci­sions were em­braced with con­fi­dence by the ed­i­to­rial team,” judges said.


Daily Tele­graph, Manly Daily, mX (Syd­ney, Mel­bourne & Bris­bane), Syd­ney Morn­ing Her­ald, The New Zealand Her­ald, The Aus­tralian, The West Aus­tralian


on Sun­day Spon­sored by NORSKE SKOG

NEW Zealand’s Her­ald on Sun­day has a mantra: the reader doesn’t need you; you have to work to keep them com­ing back.

Ed­i­tor Bryce Johns has taken to this idea with both hands, and built a news­pa­per on the foun­da­tions on com­mu­nity spirit. This com­mu­nity spirit keeps the read­ers com­ing back.

“It prob­a­bly sounds neg­a­tive, but we in print have to ac­cept that the read­ers no longer need us,” he said.

“There is plenty of com­pe­ti­tion in print and there are multi ways to ac­cess the good sto­ries that we write.”

Judges said the pa­per’s cur­rent and fu­ture strat­egy was bold and im­pres­sive, and not built upon tech­nolo­gies, but on a re­la­tion­ship with its com­mu­nity.


Fiji Times Lim­ited - Sun­day Times, The Sun­day Age, Sun­day Mail SA, The Sun­day Mail QLD, The Sun-Her­ald



Up to 10,000 cir­cu­la­tion: Ger­ald­ton News­pa­pers HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Fiord­land Ad­vo­cate, Al­bany Ad­ver­tiser, Ar­mi­dale Ex­press, Au­gusta Mar­garet River Times, Cen­tralian Ad­vo­cate, The Courier, Narrabri, The Min­ing Chron­i­cle, The River­ine Her­ald 10,000-25,000 cir­cu­la­tion: South Western Times HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Bus­sel­ton Duns­bor­ough Times, Cam­den-Narel­lan Ad­ver­tiser, Noosa News, Rouse Hil­lS­tan­hope Gar­dens News, Stock Jour­nal, Strath­field Scene 25,000-90,000 cir­cu­la­tion: The Land HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Black­town Sun, Com­ment News, Macarthur Chron­i­cle, Red­cliffe & Bay­side Her­ald, The Se­nior - South Aus­tralia, The Western Week­ender, Went­worth Courier, Western Sub­urbs Weekly 90,000+ cir­cu­la­tion: St Ge­orge & Suther­land Shire Leader HIGHLY COM­MENDED: The Se­nior - NSW

NEWS­PA­PER OF THE YEAR, DAILY (5-6-7 days per week)

Up to 10,000 CIR­CU­LA­TION: TIE Shep­par­ton News, The Ro­torua Daily Post HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Ash­bur­ton Guardian, Bund­aberg NewsMail, Glad­stone Ob­server, The Daily Ex­am­iner, The Queens­land Times, Wan­ganui Chron­i­cle 10,000-25,000 CIR­CU­LA­TION: TIE The Bor­der Mail, The Cairns Post HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Bay of Plenty Times, Bendigo Ad­ver­tiser, Gee­long Ad­ver­tiser, NT News, Sun­shine Coast Daily, The Chron­i­cle, Toowoomba, The Courier, Bal­larat 25,000 – 90,000 CIR­CU­LA­TION: TIE Aus­tralian Fi­nan­cial Re­view, New­cas­tle Her­ald HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Can­berra Times, Gold Coast Bul­letin, Otago Daily Times, The Do­min­ion Post, The Ex­am­iner, Launce­s­ton, The Fiji Times, The Mer­cury, Ho­bart, The Press Townsville Bul­letin

Spon­sored by NORSKE SKOG


IN­NO­VA­TION IN DIG­I­TAL PUB­LISH­ING: Can­berra Times – Faces of the Fire HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Aus­tralian Fi­nan­cial Re­view, The New Zealand Her­ald, Bris­bane Times, West Aus­tralian Re­gional News­pa­pers, Stuff.co.nz (two nom­i­na­tions). SPE­CIALTY / NICHE SITES AND NICHE APPS: Sin­ga­pore Press Hold­ings – Myan­mar Sun­rise e-Book HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Sin­ga­pore Press Hold­ings, New­cas­tle Her­ald, dom­post.co.nz, Stuff. co.nz (two nom­i­na­tions). MO­BILE SITE OR APP (NOT WEB­SITE) RU­RAL / RE­GIONAL / SUB­UR­BAN New­cas­tle Her­ald – App HIGHLY COM­MENDED: The Courier, Bal­larat. MO­BILE SITE OR APP (NOT WEB­SITE) NA­TIONAL / METRO Aus­tralian Fi­nan­cial Re­view – afr.com.au HIGHLY COM­MENDED: Stuff.co.nz. NEWS WEB­SITE RU­RAL / RE­GIONAL / SUB­UR­BAN New­cas­tle Her­ald – the­herald.com.au HIGHLY COM­MENDED: NT News, The Chron­i­cle, Toowoomba, The Courier, Bal­larat, The Ad­vo­cate,

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