Newspaper of the Year Awards: Nominees revealed

Finalists for the 2016 PANPA Newspaper of the Year Award have been announced

Finalists for the 2016 PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards, which recognise excellence in news media publishing in print and online, photography, environmental initiatives and print and production, have been announced.

This year’s awards, known as the PANPAs, attracted entries from across the Asia-Pacific region.

The PANPAs will be presented on 2 September, hosted by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel, at the conclusion of the NewsMediaWorks’ annual Future Forum news media conference to be held at The Ivy in Sydney.

The awards, sponsored by Norske Skog, are open to national, metropolitan, regional, rural and community news media brands in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia.

There are six categories for this year’s Newspaper of the Year awards:

Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by Norske Skog
Digital Destinations of the Year – sponsored by Newscycle
Photography of the Year – sponsored by Media Super
Technical Excellence Awards – sponsored by DIC
Hegarty Scholarship (for young news media executives) – sponsored by Media Super

“Our news media brands are among the best in the world and the standard of entries for this year’s awards certainly reflected that. Our judging panel had the challenge of selecting the best of the best, which was no easy task. The PANPAs continue to be the pre-eminent awards in the region’s news media industry and I’d like to congratulate all the finalists,” NewsMediaWorks CEO, Mark Hollands, said.

News Site Of The Year

National / Metropolitan Finalists
The Australian Financial Review (, Fairfax Media
New Zealand Herald (, NZME.
The Sydney Morning Herald (, Fairfax Media
The Australian (, News Corp Australia
The Advertiser, Adelaide (, News Corp Australia
Herald Sun (, News Corp Australia
The Age (, Fairfax Media

Weekend Newspaper Of The Year

Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media
Sunday Mail QLD, News Corp Australia
AFR Weekend, Fairfax Media
The Sunday Age, Fairfax Media
The Weekend Australian, News Corp Australia
The Saturday Age, Fairfax Media
Weekend Herald, NZME
Herald on Sunday, NZME
The Sunday Times, News Corp Australia
Sunday Star-Times, Fairfax NZ
The Saturday Advertiser, News Corp Australia
The Saturday Paper, Schwartz Media
The Weekend West, Seven West Media WA
Sun Herald, Fairfax Media

Daily Newspaper Of The Year


The Age, Fairfax Media
Courier-Mail, News Corp Australia
The Australian, News Corp Australia
New Zealand Herald, NZME
The Daily Telegraph, News Corp Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media
The Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media
The Advertiser, News Corp Australia
The Canberra Times, Fairfax Media
The West Australian, Seven West Media WA
Herald Sun, News Corp Australia

For a full list of PANPA nominees visit NewsMediaWorks’ website here

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