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SYDNEY, Today: NZ news media publishers have scored nine finalist nominations across a range of categories for the 2020 Global Media Awards (run by the International News Media Association, and administered in this part of the world by Australia’s NewsMediaWorks).

There are 173 finalists globally, from a field of 824 entries from 242 news brands in 44 countries.

India achieved the highest number of finalists at 29, followed by the US with 27, Norway with 14, followed by New Zealand’s nine (5th place).

INMA has rewarded excellence in news media since 1937. This year, there were 42 judges from 20 countries.

“The winners will be announced in April.”

NewsMediaWorks ceo Peter Miller, who’s based in Sydney, said: “Australian and New Zealand news publishers have produced another strong year of finalist representation. It’s exciting to see the broad range of categories that our publishers are finalists in, amongst some strong competition from around the world.”

Winners for the 2020 INMA Global Media Awards will be announced on 28 April at the 90th Annual INMA World Congress of News Media in Paris.

The 2020 finalists from New Zealand are:

  • Best Public Relations or Community Service Campaign: Stuff Wasp Wipeout 2019
  • Best Use of Print: The Press Christchurch mosque shooting coverage, and NZME Trust in Print.
  • Best Use of Video: Stuff Life and Limb.
  • Best Use of Audio: Stuff White Silence.
  • Best Idea to Acquire or Retain Advertising Clients: NZME OneRoof – Price Rewind
  • Best New Initiative to Enhance Corporate Culture: NZME Knowledge is Power.
  • Best New Initiative to Empower and Retain Talent: NZME The People Programme and Stuff All of Us.

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