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Digital Media Africa finalists announced

The 2018 African Digital Media Awards finalists have been announced by WAN-IFRA ahead of the award ceremony on 23 November.
Digital Media Africa finalists announcedMedia organisations from six different countries have been included in the shortlist, which includes three new categories for 2018: Best Reader Revenue Initiative, Best Branded Content Project and Best Digital News Startup. Winners of the African Digital Media Awards are automatically entered into the World Digital Media Awards competition.

"We've been excited to see how the African Digital Media Awards have developed over the last 3 years. The quality has always been high — with some going on to beat all competition to a World Award. Fast forward to 2018 and we have a really good mix of grass roots startups as well as big players, and a superb jury,” said Nick Tjaardstra, director Europe & Africa, WAN-IFRA.

The awards will be held at Capital on the Park Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on 23 November 2018 in South Africa.



This year's finalists:

Best News Website or Mobile Service

  • Daily Kick - Soccer.
  • News. Live Scoring, 24.com
  • Daily Maverick, South Africa Media Innovation Program
  • MAPARCHIVES.MA, Moroccan News Agency

Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Service

  • Nairobi News Website, Nation Media Group - Kenya
  • Daily Nation Sports Section, Nation Media Group - Kenya

Best Use of Online Video (including VR)

  • Mapping the Murder of Hannah Cornelius, Tiso Blackstar Group
  • Hashtag Our Stories, South Africa Media Innovation Program
  • Ethiopian priest's journey, BBC

Best Data Visualisation

  • Osun Elections in Nigeria, BBC
  • Kids in toxic stress, Media Trust (Daily Trust) - Nigeria
  • Digest - Economic Plans, Digest

Best Reader Revenue Initiative

  • Times Select, Tiso Blackstar Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Netwerk24's Lifestyle migration, 24.com
  • Maverick Insider, South Africa Media Innovation Program

Best Branded Content Project

  • BRICS Media Forum South Africa, Independent Media
  • News24 Mzansi, through her eyes, 24.com
  • Just Delicious, Media24

Best Digital News Start-up

  • Business Insider South Africa, 24.com
  • Hashtag Our Stories, South Africa Media Innovation Program
  • Daily Kick - Soccer. News. Live Scoring, 24.com

Best in Social Media Engagement

  • LIT360, Nation Media Group - Kenya
  • Women's Month #WeRemember, Independent Media
  • Hashtag Our Stories, South Africa Media Innovation Program
  • Anatomy of a killing, BBC

Best Digital Marketing Campaign

  • Connecting South Africans, Independent Media
  • Airtel Case Study, Nation Media Group – Kenya

Best Innovation to Engage Youth Audiences

  • Children's Radio Foundation, South Africa Media Innovation Program
  • News24 Mandela100, 24.com
  • Hekayat Gameela (Gameela stories), medinaportal – Egypt.

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