Digital winners’ work and judges’ comment

 

Best innovation in digital storytelling - sponsored by Google

Judges: Alan Sunderland and Ngahuia Wade

WINNER:
Caught, Stuff

Judges’ comment:
'To win this category requires far more than great journalism, it requires innovative storytelling in a multi-media platform.  The winners stood out because this team are more than great journalists, they're great story-tellers and their craft is second to none.'


RUNNER-UP:

NZ Herald / NZME, Herald / World Vision
Not For Sale Campaign


Best news website or app - sponsored by Huawei

Judges: Joe Barratt, Neil Sanderson and Fran Tyler

WINNER:
Stuff

Judges’ comment:
‘Not just a comprehensive news service, with in-depth coverage and major investigations, Stuff.co.nz leads New Zealand journalism sites with its innovation and creativity. A prime example is Stuff's extensive, engaging and long-needed coverage of Climate Change, grabbing our attention with its headline: "Quick - Save the Planet." Stuff journalists delivered many other strong projects during 2018, notably using data journalism in the feature "NZ Made/Nā Nīu Tīreni," and bringing us the experiences of New Zealand women in coverage of the #metoo movement.’


RUNNER-UP:
RNZ


Website of the Year - sponsored by Voyager

Judges: Monica Attard, Joe Barratt and Neil Sanderson

WINNER:
The Spinoff

Judges’ comment:
‘The Spinoff is where we find stories no one else is covering - stories that make us stop and think, stories that help us see things from other perspectives, stories we need to hear. This is a website with energetic reporting, crisp editing, and powerful images. There are podcasts too, of course, and 2018 brought us, for 15 weeks at least, the ground-breaking Spinoff TV. Everything comes together to make The Spinoff a site we want to keep visiting.’