News site Stuff.co.nz, and associated newspapers, have won an award for their coverage of the Kaikoura earthquake
Stuff’s coverage of 2016’s biggest story – November’s 7.8-magnitude Kaikoura earthquake – has been praised at the Canon Media Awards, alongside Fairfax’s deep local and investigative reporting.
Awarding the Best Coverage of a Major News Event category, judges described online and print coverage from Stuff, the Kaikoura Star, The Dominion Post, the Marlborough Express and The Press as “journalism of the highest order”.
“It represents a masterclass in how to tell a story of catastrophic proportions across platforms,” judges Stuart Howie and Bill Ralston said…
The judges gave an honourable mention to The Marlborough Express for its earthquake coverage – “a terrific example of a small team achieving big things“. “In times of natural disasters people turn to their local paper to reassure themselves that life is still going on and someone is watching out for them. The Express fulfilled this role beautifully.”
Great to see that good journalism is still recognised.
You can find the full list of award winners here http://www.canonmediaawards.co.nz/winners-finalists/2017-winners/