Publishing — Individual, team, or publisher entries for excellence in online journalism. Only for non-paid, non-commercial content, published in accordance with the Press Code.
- Publisher Sites (mass appeal)
News or feature publishing sites intended to distribute information to a mass audience for non-brand purposes.
- Publisher Specialist Sites of Features
Permanent or temporary news or feature sites intended to distribute information to a niche audience, meaning it is aimed at communities of interest or geographic niche audiences, or for specific events or themes. Think – World Cup site, or a Marikana commemoration feature.
- Mobile Content
News or feature content intended for consumption in APP or mobile friendly format.
- Electronic Newsletter
Editorial content distributed via email.
- Social Media News Coverage
Use of social media platforms for single or cross-platform coverage of a major news event. Think opening of parliament, a court case, or a natural disaster.
- User-generated Content
Use of editorially aggregated or curated user-generated content in a news story to enhance the content.
- Data Stories
Use of data visualization and infographics to tell and illustrate stories. Think election results, or crime statistics.
- Online News Videos
Use of online video for a news event.
- Live Event Coverage
Online coverage of a live news event in any combination of reporting/blogging/multimedia/social media format. Think court cases or natural disasters.
- Podcasts and Audio Streaming
An online audio story/feature/series of news actuality content. Content may be published on any platform.
- News Innovation
A new, unique online news product or digital story presentation method - anything not yet done in the South African media.
Technical Accomplishment: 30%
Results Achieved: 30%