Canon Media Award finalists announced

The New Zealand Herald titles have again earned more than 30 category finalists in the Canon Media Awards.

The finalists, announced today, were spread across print, digital and a wide range of disciplines including reporting, feature writing, photography and design.

The Herald was finalist for Newspaper of the Year (over 30,000 circulation), Best Newspaper Design and Best Digital Breaking News Coverage.

Herald on Sunday and Weekend Herald for Weekly Newspaper of the Year, and nzherald.co.nz is up for Best Online News Site and Best Website.

The Weekend Herald is also a Best Newspaper Design finalist.

Herald insert The Business is up for Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine, and Windows 8 app for Best Innovation in New Technologies.

Herald editor-in-chief Tim Murphy said the announcement reflected the huge changes made to the paper last year, and the high quality of journalism throughout Herald titles.

"We're delighted for all our finalists after a huge year at the Herald," he said. "The paper underwent some of the biggest changes in its history and quickly established itself as world-class in the compact format.

"To have so many finalists from the daily, Herald on Sunday and Weekend Herald underlines the quality of journalism our teams are producing".

Herald journalist David Fisher was a Senior Reporter of the Year, Best Investigation and Reporter Politics finalist. Nicholas Jones was Junior Reporter of the Year Finalist, and Herald on Sunday's Celeste Gorrell Anstiss was up for Junior Reporter of the Year and Junior Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year.

Herald photographers Sarah Ivey and Richard Robinson were finalists for Best Feature Photo and Best Photo Essay or Slideshow, respectively.

APN's sister publications were also widely represented among finalists, with Bay of Plenty Times and Wairarapa Times-Age all vying for Best Newspaper (up to 30,000 circulation) and hawkesbaytoday.co.nz for Best Online News Site.

The Star is a Best Community Newspaper finalist.

The full list of finalists:

ONLINE

Best Digital Breaking News Coverage
Easy Rider Boat tragedy - The Southland Times
Paritutu outdoor pursuits tragedy - Taranaki Daily News
West Auckland tornado - The New Zealand Herald

Best Digital Community Interaction
Stuff Nation
Waikato 100-Waikato Times
Zone Life - The Press

Best Innovation in Multimedia Storytelling
Stuff - School Report
The Press - Zone Life
Waikato Times - Our Waikato 100

Best Innovation in New Technologies
NZ Listener - Responsive web design
Stuff Nation
The New Zealand Herald - windows 8 app

Best Video
Mark Taylor - Waikato Times
Mike Scott - Waikato Times
Shane Morton - stuff.co.nz

Best Online News Site
hbtoday.co.nz
nzherald.co.nz
stuff.co.nz

Best Website
nz.yahoo.com
nzherald.co.nz
stuff.co.nz

GENERAL

Best Artwork
Alastair Hughes - The Dominion Post
Anna Crichton - The New Zealand Herald/Metro
Richard Dale - The New Zealand Herald

Best Columnist
Jane Clifton - NZ Listener
John Armstrong - The New Zealand Herald
John Lapsley - Otago Daily Times

Best Headline
Jim Curran - Pagemasters
Jo Knight - Sunday Magazine, Sunday Star-Times
Jonathan Milne - Herald on Sunday

Best Investigation
Clio Francis/John Hartevelt, Andy Ball, Cameron Roberts - The Dominion Post
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Martin van Beynen - The Press
Phil Kitchin - The Dominion Post

Cartoonist of the Year
Hayden Smith - Otago Daily Times
Peter Bromhead - Herald on Sunday
Tom Scott - The Dominion Post

Editorial Writer of the Year
Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener
Simon Wilson - Metro
Virginia Larson - North & South

Reviewer of the Year
Diana Wichtel - NZ Listener
James Croot - The Press
Trevor Agnew - The Press

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper of the Year (over 30,000 circulation)
The Dominion Post
The New Zealand Herald
The Press

Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation)
Bay of Plenty Times
The Southland Times
Wairarapa Times-Age

Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Herald on Sunday
The Dominion Post Weekend
Weekend Herald

Community Newspaper of the Year
Kapi-Mana News
Lake District and Central Otago News
Mountain Scene
The North Shore Times
The Star

Best Newspaper Design
Taranaki Daily News
The New Zealand Herald
The Weekend Herald

Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine
The Business - The New Zealand Herald
Your Weekend - The Press

Junior Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year
Aimie Cronin - Waikato Times
Celeste Gorrell Anstiss - Herald on Sunday
Simon Day - Sunday Star-Times

Newspaper Feature Writer Arts and Entertainment
Adam Dudding - Sunday Star-Times
Catherine Woulfe - Sunday Magazine/Sunday Star-Times
Tom Cardy - The Dominion Post

Newspaper Feature Writer Business
Geoff Cumming - Weekend Herald
Greg Dixon - The New Zealand Herald
Phil Taylor - Weekend Herald

Newspaper Feature Writer Human Relations
Catherine Woulfe - Sunday Magazine/Sunday Star-Times
Steve Kilgallon - Sunday Star-Times
Tony Wall - Sunday Star-Times

Newspaper Feature Writer Lifestyle
Aimie Cronin - Waikato Times
Bruce Munro - Otago Daily Times
Catherine Woulfe - Sunday Magazine/Sunday Star-Times

Newspaper Feature Writer Politics
John McCrone - The Press
Philip Matthews - The Press
Tracy Watkins - The Dominion Post

Newspaper Feature Writer Science and Environment
Chris Barton - The New Zealand Herald
Jamie Morton - The New Zealand Herald
Russell Blackstock - Herald on Sunday

Newspaper Feature Writer Sport
Ben Stanley - Sunday Star-Times
Paul Lewis - Herald on Sunday
Phil Taylor - Weekend Herald

Senior Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year
Adam Dudding - Sunday Star-Times
Martin van Beynen - The Press
Steve Kilgallon - Sunday Star-Times
Tony Wall - Sunday Star-Times

PHOTOGRAPHY

Press Photographer of the Year - Senior
David White - NZ Listener
Lawrence Smith - Fairfax Media
Stephen Parker - Daily Post

Press Photographer of the Year - Junior
Doug Field - The Southland Times
Emma Allen - The Marlborough Express
Virginia Woolf - Nelson Mail

Best Feature Photo
Natasha Martin - Timaru Herald
Sarah Ivey - The New Zealand Herald
Paul Taylor - Hawke's Bay Today

Best News Picture
Cameron Burnell - Taranaki Daily News
Kent Blechynden - The Dominion Post
Robert Charles - Taranaki Daily News

Best Photo Essay or Slideshow
Hannah Johnston - Getty Images
Richard Robinson - The New Zealand Herald
Tim Cuff - Freelance

Best Sports Picture
Andrew Cornaga - Photosport
Andy Jackson - Taranaki Daily News
Iain McGregor - The Press

Best Portrait
David White - NZ Listener
Robert Kitchin - Manawatu Standard
Stephen Parker - Daily Post

MAGAZINES

Best Magazine Design
Good
Home
North & South

Best News Stand Magazine
Home
Metro
New Zealand Geographic

Best Trade or Professional Magazine
Idealog
New Zealand Doctor
Young Country

Magazine Feature Writer of the Year
Donna Chisholm - North & South
Duncan Greive - Metro
Joanna Wane - North & South
Mike White - North & South

Magazine Feature Writer Arts and Entertainment
Diana Wichtel - NZ Listener
Mike White - North & South
Steve Braunias - Metro

Magazine Feature Writer Business & Science
Donna Chisholm - North & South
Mike White - North & South
Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener

Magazine Feature Writer Lifestyle
Donna Chisholm - North & South
Mike White - North & South
Pamela Wade - North & South

Magazine Feature Writer Politics
Guyon Espiner - NZ Listener
Mike White - North & South
Simon Wilson - Metro

Magazine Feature Writer Social Issues
Aaron Smale - Mana
Joanna Wane - North & South
Mary de Ruyter - North & South

Magazine Feature Writer Sport
Donna Chisholm - North & South
Duncan Greive - Metro
Simon Wilson - Metro

- NZ Herald

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