SINGAPORE: CNA has been named the Global Winner for Best News Website or Mobile Service at the 2022 World News Publishers Association (WAN-IFRA) Global Digital Media Awards. The announcement was made at the World Congress of News Media in Zaragoza, Spain, on Thursday (September 29).
WAN-IFRA is the global media organization and has 60 member publisher associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.
Past winners of this coveted global digital award are The Washington Post in 2021 and The Guardian in 2020.
CNA, which won the gold medal for best news website or mobile service for Asia, competed against gold medal winners from six other regions – Africa, Europe, Middle East, Americas Latin America, North America and South Asia – to win the global prize.
The regional awards are judged by local juries, then later in the year a different set of judges review all the winners in the regions and select the best in each category for the World Digital Media Awards.
Commenting on CNA’s digital platforms, the judges of the Digital Media Awards Worldwide said, “The new app and website have been created in a way that is fully compatible with mobile-first thinking for consumers of news, using an incredibly forward-thinking approach that should be an industry standard in 2022.
“In addition to being superb, the attention to detail in terms of innovation makes the CNA offering stand out. The whole in-app experience with the variety of content available, the customization options and even the simple pleasure of sailing is superb.”