Post takes home five prizes at Asian Digital Media Awards

November 8, 2018
SCMP Updates
The South China Morning Post collected five prizes – two gold, one silver and two bronze – in three categories at the Asian Digital Media Awards in Hong Kong on Thursday.

The newspaper bagged gold awards in the Best Digital News Start-up category, for its new platform on Chinese tech, Abacus, and in the Best Data Visualisation category, for its infographics on North Korea.

Another of the Post’s digital news platforms, Inkstone, came second in Best Digital News Start-up. Inkstone gives readers a unique insight on China and is available on the web and via a smartphone app.

Adolfo Arranz, the Post’s deputy head of graphics and illustration, said of the moment the results were announced for Best Data Visualisation: “We’re very happy, especially with the North Korea work because it was sort of breaking news and we only had three days to finish it. Everybody in the team worked very hard.”

The infographic project on North Korea, a joint effort of Arranz and designers Marcelo Duhalde and Marco Hernandez, walks readers through a visual history of Pyongyang’s nuclear missile launches and tests, as well as taking a look at the country’s natural resources and trading partners.

A joint project titled The China Ship, by Arranz and Hernandez, won them a bronze medal in the Best Data Visualisation category. It explains sea trade in the 16th century, when the Spanish silver dollar went transcontinental.

Editor-in-chief Tammy Tam welcomed the awards as both an honour and a validation of the digital transformation of the Post. Continue Reading 

About South China Morning Post 

South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States.Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories.

Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper.  SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.

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