Three Canadian newspapers were among the list of outstanding news media outlets honoured at this year’s EPPY Awards. The Globe and Mail took home five first-place prizes, including Best Daily Newspaper Website; Le Journal de Montréal earned two awards; and The Brandon Sun earned one award. Hosted annually by Editor & Publisher, the international awards program recognizes the best media-affiliated websites across 31 categories.
The Globe and Mail earned first place in the Best Daily Newspaper Website category and the Globe’s Inside the Market blog was named Best Business Blog. Greg McArthur’s long-form piece Billionaire’s Bad Dream won the Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting category while the Globe’s special report on Thalidomide victims earned first place in the Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website category. Finally, the national daily tied with Al Jazeera America in the News or Event Feature Video category for its multimedia feature, Saving Cyla.
Le Journal de Montréal’s J5 app took home top prize as the Best Mobile app with less than 1 million unique monthly visitors. The Quebec daily also earned first place in the Best Redesign/Relaunch category.
Matt Goerzen from The Brandon Sun was named the first place winner in the Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website category for his investigative feature Breaking Faith.
For a complete list of all the winners at this year’s EPPY Awards, visit www.editorandpublisher.com/EPPY2015/Winners/.