The sixth annual Digital Publishing Awards took place today, and The Walrus won Gold in the Best Feature Article category.
“These nominations are another shot in the arm (pardon my pun) at a time when we could all really use it—recognition for the hard work and joy we put into thewalrus.ca even in isolation,” says Angela Misri, digital director at The Walrus.
Along with six article and storytelling nominations, The Walrus was nominated for General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small, Medium, and Large Publications.
“This win and these nominations at the Digital Publishing Awards are a testament to the brilliant work that our contributors, editors, fact-checkers, digital team, and art department have produced throughout a year full of turbulence and upheaval,” says acting digital editor Daniel Viola. “Our team has continued to meet the moment—with particular thanks to our former digital editor, Tajja Isen, and designer Natalie Vineberg. The fantastic articles recognized at this year’s awards are just a few examples of the essential stories we tell every day at The Walrus, and we’re grateful for everyone who’s played a part in bringing them into being.”
The Walrus congratulates all the contributors and staff:
GOLD WINNER for BEST FEATURE ARTICLE
NOMINATED for GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN DIGITAL PUBLISHING: SMALL, MEDIUM, AND LARGE PUBLICATIONS
“This award recognizes the publication that most successfully fulfills their editorial mandate, represents the highest of journalistic standards, and effectively serves their intended audiences.”
NOMINATED for BEST FEATURE ARTICLE (LONG)
“Objectivity Is a Privilege Afforded to White Journalists”
by Pacinthe Mattar
Contributors: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker; Samia Madwar, handling editor.
NOMINATED for BEST PERSONAL ESSAY
“Hate Social Media but Love Nature? There’s an App for That”
by Emily Urquhart
Contributors: Nikky Manfredi, fact-checker; Daniel Viola, handling editor.
“The Author Who Shaped the Way We Represent Disability”
by Meagan Gillmore
Contributors: Ariella Garmaise, fact-checker; Carine Abouseif, handling editor.