During a ceremony broadcast across the INMA website, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook Live, 60 winners were unveiled across 20 categories.

The INMA Global Media Awards competition ('#GMA2022') announcement was supported by the Google News Initiative.

Winning the coveted Best in Show was The Miami Herald's House of Cards, a journalistic investigation of the Champlain Towers South collapse and its multimedia representation, which involved witness testimonials of the tragedy.

The awards are aimed at surfacing innovation and best practices in news brands, optimising the use of:
  • media platforms
  • subscriptions
  • advertising
  • data and insights
  • product, and
  • newsroom.

The INMA competition, which has been rewarding media excellence since 1937, evaluates news media companies across national brands, regional brands and media groups.

Eight companies won multiple first-place awards in the 2022 competition. Schibsted, across its brands in Norway, took home six top prizes. Stuff from New Zealand won three first prizes. Six companies garnered two first places, including:
  • Bennett
  • Coleman & Company Ltd.
  • Dagens Næringsliv
  • Hindustan Times
  • Newsday Media Group
  • NZME, and
  • Reach.

The 2022 Global Media Awards competition brought in a record 854 entries from 252 news media brands in 46 countries. Participants included:
  • newspaper media
  • magazine media
  • digital media
  • television media, and
  • radio media.

An international jury of 50 executives from 24 countries selected 332 finalists earlier in 2022.

The award judges selected six Best in Show winners from six regions of the world. These included
  1. Best in Africa: Media24 Group for City Press & ABSA Money Make Over
  2. Best in Asia / Pacific: Stuff for Switch On Your Superpower — Premium Stuff
  3. Best in Europe: Guardian News and Media for Growing Awareness of the Original Challenger Brand: How The Guardian Celebrated 200 Years
  4. Best in Latin America: Editora Globo for O Globo LGBTQIAP+
  5. Best in North America: The Miami Herald for House of Cards, and
  6. Best in South Asia: Jagran Prakashan for When India Went Silent.

"While creativity in communicating subscriptions and engaging readers was a recurring theme this year, how to visually communicate a tragic news story rose to the very top in the judges' minds," says Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA.

"Our association's focus on the fullest range of creativity — brands, platforms, subscriptions, advertising, data, product and newsroom — really shines a light on innovation in news media," concludes Wilkinson.

Individuals are encouraged to view the full list of winners here

For more information, visit www.inma.org