SCMP Wins Big at Global and Regional Awards

May 24, 2019
SCMP Updates
Most recently, Abacus was crowned first place in the “Best Use of Mobile” category (international media) at the 2019 INMA Global Media Awards. Jagran Prakashan (India) and VG/Schibsted Media Group (Norway) was awarded second and third place respectively, while Bloomberg’s submission was given an honourable mention.

Produced by the International News Media Association (INMA), the awards were presented before more than 400 delegates at the Edison Ballroom in New York’s Times Square last week. During the ceremony, 40 first-place winners were unveiled across 20 categories aimed at energizing news brands, creating products, engaging audiences, developing customer insights, growing advertising revenue, and instilling innovation. The competition garnered 664 entries from 165 news media companies in 34 countries. Participants included newspaper media, magazine media, digital media, television media, and radio media.

Over on this side of the pond, SCMP swept a total of six wins at the prestigious annual WAN-IFRA Asian Media Awards, including two golds, two silvers, and two bronzes. The award ceremony was successfully held at the Publish Asia Conference in Singapore earlier this month.

The Asian Media Awards presented at this year’s Publish Asia conference promote the highest publishing standards in the field. They cover newspaper and magazine design, infographics, printing, editorial content, marketing, community service, and photojournalism.

The South China Morning Post was honoured in the following categories:

  • Gold - Best in Overall Newspaper Design – SCMP

  • Gold - Best in Newspaper Infographics – “The China Ship”

  • Silver - Best in Newspaper Infographics – “Highs and Lows”

  • Silver - Best in Breaking News – “Typhoon Mangkhut”

  • Bronze - Best in Newspaper Infographics – “Life in the Forbidden City”

  • Bronze - Best in Breaking News – “Arrest of Interpol’s Meng Honwei”

Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the awards recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product and met major changes in how people consume news and information today.

Prizes were awarded in 10 categories that also covered social media engagement and innovation to engage a young audience.


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.