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Fairfax Media scoops 24 wins at Canon Media Awards

21 May, 2016

Fairfax Media scoops 24 wins at Canon Media Awards

Fairfax Media picked up 24 awards at the Canon Media Awards last night, including the coveted Newspaper of the Year accolade for the Waikato Times and Waikato Times Weekend.

Represented by 106 finalists, Fairfax Media scooped awards across all categories including photography, reporting, feature writing and opinion writing.

The Waikato Times emerged as the star of the show, taking out both Weekly Newspaper of the Year title for Waikato Times Weekend and Newspaper of the Year (overall). Aaron Leaman of the Waikato Times also won regional journalist of the year, adding to the impressive haul for the Waikato team.

Another highlight was the Best Investigation title awarded to Fairfax Media for the Faces of Innocents project. Group Executive Editor, Sinead Boucher says: “This ongoing project has not only served to put an important issue for New Zealand in the spotlight, but through tapping into the strength of our nationwide newsroom, together we have been piecing together the first and only known database for child homicides in New Zealand.”

Boucher says the Faces of Innocents project is the first of its kind to truly engage the breadth of Fairfax Media’s modern newsroom to seek local information from journalists based across the country. “In the old world of journalism, an investigation of this scale would not have been possible. This is important journalism for New Zealand, and we have an appetite to continue developing more of these type of investigations,” she says.

“I am incredibly proud of our talented team and it’s fantastic to see so many of them recognised for their excellent work. I congratulate them all.”

A full list of Fairfax Media winners from the 2016 Canon Media Awards follows:

Newspaper of the Year (overall) - Waikato Times and Waikato Times Weekend
Weekly Newspaper of the Year - Waikato Times Weekend
Newspaper of the Year - 30,000 Taranaki Daily News
Community Newspaper of the Year - Kapi-Mana News
Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine (NiM) - Your Weekend - Fairfax Media
Best coverage of a major news event - Wellington Floods - Stuff and The Dominion Post
Best investigation - Faces of Innocents Project Team - Fairfax Media
Best news photo - Peter Drury - Waikato Times/stuff.co.nz
Best news video - Andy Jackson - Fairfax Media
Best feature photo - Andy Jackson - Fairfax Media
Best feature video - Mike Scott - Fairfax Media
Reporter - Arts & Entertainment - Kim Knight - Sunday Star-Times
Reporter - Health - Ben Heather - The Dominion Post
Reporter - Lifestyle - Kim Knight - Sunday Star-Times
Student journalist of the year - Tommy Livingston - The Dominion Post
Regional journalist of the year - Aaron Leaman - Waikato Times
Junior reporter of the year - Chloe Winter - The Dominion Post
Feature Writer - General Michelle Duff - Your Weekend
Junior Feature Writer of the Year - Tess McClure - The Press/ RNZ
Cartoonist of the Year - Sharon Murdoch - Sunday Star-Times/The Press
Opinion Writer of the Year - Rachel Stewart - Taranaki Daily News/Manawatu Standard
Videographer of the Year - Iain McGregor - The Press
Junior Photographer of the Year - Grant Matthew - Fairfax Media
Community journalist of the Year - Kris Dando - Kapi-Mana News

ENDS

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