The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star were among the winners at the first-ever Digital Publishing Awards, hosted in Toronto on June 9. Designed to celebrate outstanding content among Canadian publishers, the inaugural competition attracted entries from 63 digital publications across the country. Awards covered a wide variety of categories, including Best Use of Data, Best Multimedia Storytelling, and Best Digital Editorial Package.
The Globe earned four gold medals in the following categories: Best Online Video, Best Use of Data, Best Multimedia Storytelling in a Single Feature, and Best Visual Storytelling.
The Star earned first place in the Best Online-Only Long Feature for its exclusive interview with Omar Khadr and took home a silver medal in the Best Visual Storytelling category for its multimedia project The Science of Sport.