Number one in the world for online journalism

By Globe Media Group

The Globe and Mail is honoured to be recognized by the Online News Association as the top media organization in the world for online journalism.

We claimed four Online Journalism Awards, tying The New York Times for the most wins by any organization at the Online News Association’s annual gala on Saturday, October 7.

“This is a tremendous honour. The competition here is among the best in the world, and to be recognized for general excellence, along with our enterprising work in investigations and explanatory journalism, is a testament to our team. These awards reaffirm our commitment to impactful, memorable work. They are a credit to the newsroom, which has been as courageous in its reporting as it has been enthusiastic in its embrace of innovation.”

Globe and Mail editor-in-chief David Walmsley

The Globe was the only Canadian media outlet to be recognized and won all of the categories in which it was nominated, including General Excellence (Large Newsroom), where it was up against The New York Times and PolitiFact.

General Excellence in Online Journalism: The Globe and Mail
Other finalists: The New York Times; PolitiFact

Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award: The Globe and Mail for Unfounded
Other finalists: Consumer Reports/ProPublica, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; NPR/ProPublica, VG

The University of Florida Award for Investigative Data Journalism: The Globe and Mail for Unfounded
Other finalists: Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Los Angeles Times; The Washington Post; Tampa Bay Times

The project found that 1 in 5 people had their sexual assault allegations dismissed as “unfounded.” The series led police forces across the country to review their practices and reopen cases. Statistics Canada will also resume collecting and tracking unfounded sexual-assault cases.

Explanatory Reporting: The Globe and Mail for Weigh Anchor
Other finalists: The Washington Post; Bloomberg News; CNN Digital

Weigh Anchor is The Globe’s exploration of what Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline will mean for Vancouver and B.C.

Last year, The Globe won an award for coverage of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.


‘The judges were unanimous in their effusive praise for the winner’s innovative social media experiments, to hard-hitting data-driven investigative journalism, to hit podcasts, to a polished mobile redesign. This newsroom is firing on all cylinders.’

– From the Judges’ citation

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