The Times of India bagged a total of six wins. Also among the winners were Hindustan Times (four), Jagran Prakashan (three), ABP (two), The Hindu Group (two), Amar Ujala, Malayala Manorama, Vijay Karnataka, Navbharat Times and Rashtradoot
The International News Media Association (INMA) unveiled the winners on 3 June, with a German regional publisher taking the top prize and an Austrian regional publisher nabbing the most first-place trophies.
In a ceremony broadcast via INMA.org, YouTube, and Facebook Live, INMA revealed 58 first-place winners across 20 categories aimed at surfacing innovation and best practices in news brands, optimising the use of media platforms, subscriptions, business development, and data and insights.
Judges selected from finalists the best in six world regions. In Best in South Asia category, Hindustan Times won the award for Hindustan Times Code-a-Thon: India’s Largest Coding Olympiad.
Eleven companies won multiple first-place awards, including Hindustan Times.
The 2021 Global Media Awards competition garnered 644 entries from 212 news media brands in 37 countries. Participants included newspaper media, magazine media, digital media, television media, and radio media.
The INMA competition evaluates news media companies across three segments: national brands, regional brands, and — for the first time — media groups. INMA has presented awards for media excellence since 1937.
“Not surprisingly, the outstanding entries in this year’s competition leaned heavily into Covid responses along with shifting priorities during a tumultuous year: product, data, and subscriptions,” said Earl J Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA. “Another underlying theme was about communicating the values held by news brands amid the misinformation explosion and the rise of algorithms, data, and machine learning in the everyday running of a media company.”
The International News Media Association (INMA) is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-platform environment. The INMA community consists of more than 18,000 members at 900+ media companies in 77 countries. In its 91st year, INMA is the news media industry’s foremost ideas-sharing network with members connected via conferences, reports, webinars, virtual meetings, and an unparalleled archive of best practices.