New online media outlets are big winners at LATAM Digital Media Awards from WAN-IFRA

Media from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Puerto Rico took home prizes as part of the LATAM Digital Media Awards presented by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

The awards were given as part of the Digital Media LATAM 2018 conference taking place in Bogota, Colombia from November 14 to 16. For three days, participants take advantage of a conference, workshops, master classes, a technology and services expo and the awards ceremony. Editorial and business-side topics are explored.

As pointed out by WAN-IFRA, Brazilian media companies took home the most awards. It added that seven awards were given to purely digital media outlets. Additionally, media companies from Uruguay and Venezuela were among the finalists for the first time and a “significant number” of the projects concerned electoral coverage and fact-checking.

Entries for 115 projects from 64 companies and 15 countries competed in the awards.

The newly awarded projects from Latin America will compete against winners from Africa, Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America for the World Digital Media Awards 2019 in June 2019.

Digital Media LATAM winners are listed below. To see the second and third-place winners, see this list from WAN-IFRA.

Best Website or Mobile News Service: Nexo Jornal (Brazil)

Best Website or Mobile Service for Style, Entertainment and/or Sports: Do Outro Lado (On the other side), UOL Esporte/UOL (Brazil)

Best Use of Online Video (including VR): AJ+ Español (Mexico)

Best Data Visualization: A Guerra do Brasil (The War of Brazil), O Globo (Brazil) and Venezuela a la fuga (Venezuela on the run), El Tiempo (Colombia) and Efecto Cocuyo (Venezuela)

Best Digital News Start-up: JOTA (Brazil)

Best Loyalty Project on Social Networks: Textão, Correio*(Brazil)

Best Branded Content Project: UNO: Branded Content, Grupo América (Argentina)

Best Revenue by Reader Strategy: First Digital Subscription Model in Argentina: Data, UX and Monetization Strategies, Clarín (Argentina)

Best Digital Marketing Campaign: Pelas Ruas app, Grupo RBS (Brazil)

Best Loyalty Project for Young Audiences: Verificado 2018, AJ+ Español, Animal Político and Pop Up Newsroom (Mexico)

Jury Prize for the Best Digital Journalism Project: María, un nombre que no vamos a olvidar (Maria, a name we will not forget), GFR Media (Puerto Rico)