CNA Wins Best News Website at Wan-Ifra Digital Media Awards Worldwide 2022

SINGAPORE – Mediacorp’s CNA has won an international award from the World Association of Newspaper Publishers for excellence in its website and app design.

The Singapore-based news network was named the global winner in the Best News Website or Mobile Service category on Thursday in a competition called Digital Media Awards Worldwide 2022.

The winners of the competition – intended to reward news publishers who have delivered unique and original digital media projects – were announced at the 2022 World News Media Congress held in Zaragoza, Spain.

The competition awards were first held regionally in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and South Asia, with entries being judged by local juries.

The regional winners were then reviewed by a different set of judges, who selected the best in each category for the Digital Media Awards Worldwide competition.

CNA beat gold award winners from the other five regions to clinch the global award, which recognizes excellence in design, content and user experience, technical implementation and speed, and value for readers.

It is the first news network in Southeast Asia to win this award. Past recipients include The Washington Post in 2021 and The Guardian in 2020.

CNA launched revamped versions of its website and app — content including its articles, documentaries and podcasts — in August 2021.

A judge from the Digital Media Awards Worldwide said: “The new app and website have been created in a fully compliant way with mobile-first thinking for information consumers, using an incredibly forward-thinking approach which should be an industry standard in 2022.”

Mediacorp Editor-in-Chief Walter Fernandez said, “It is a tremendous honor for CNA’s digital platforms to be recognized on the world stage by the World Association of Newspaper Publishers.

He said CNA received the Association of International Broadcasting Channel of the Year award in 2020 and won more than 60 international awards each year for content excellence in other global competitions.

“We must be doing something right to have won all these awards,” Fernandez said.

Mediacorp chief executive Tham Loke Kheng said the win underscores the broadcaster’s commitment to engaging consumers with “trustworthy editorial content, strong presentation and a superior customer experience on our digital platforms.”

Daniel L. Vasquez