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Fairfax recrowned newspaper king

Friday, 19 August 2011
By Print21

Melbourne broadsheet The Age knocks its Sydney Morning Herald sibling from a two-year winning streak for newspaper of the year at the 2011 Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association (PANPA) awards.

Taking top spot for excellence in print quality, the West Australian was awarded the best double-width press, as Apple Daily of Taiwan won best single-width press.

According to Mark Hollands, PANPA chief executive, newspapers still have a part to play in modern media. ”The entries demonstrate the professionalism and dedication of newspaper people – and the level of participation shows that newspapers in our region are still vibrant and have a great future.

”The challenge of moving to the new era of digital publishing has galvanised the industry, and these quality and number of entries for these awards from across the Asia-Pacific region demonstrates this,” he said.

Winners of the 2011 PANPA Newspaper of the Year awards:

Newspaper of the Year

  • 90,000+: The Age
  • 25,000-90,000: The Press
  • 10,000-25,000: Sunshine Coast Daily
  • Up to 10,000: Gladstone Observer

Non-Daily Newspaper of the Year

  • 90,000+: St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
  • 25,000-90,000: The Christchurch Star and The Land (tie)
  • 10,000-25,000: Stock Journal
  • Up to 10,000: Geraldton Guardian and Koori Mail (tie)
  • Sunday Newspaper of the Year: Sunday Mail

Technical Excellence in Print Quality
Single Width Press

  • 90,000+: Apple Daily of Taiwan
  • 25,000-90,000: Sharp Daily, of Apple Daily (Taiwan)
  • 0-25,000: APN Print – NZ Bay of Plenty Times

Double- Width Press

  • 90,000+: West Australian Newspapers – The West Australian
  • 25,000-90,000: News Ltd, Chullora – The Weekend Australian, and Capital Fine Print – The Canberra Times (tie)
  • 0-25,000: Fairfax Printing, Ormiston – The Australian Financial Review (Weekend Edition)

Pre-Prints & Supplements

  • 90,000+: West Australian Newspapers – Habitat
  • 25,000-90,000: Capital Fine Print – A Day to Remember
  • 0-25,000: Fairfax Regional Print, Tamworth – Lifestyle of the 50-Plus

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