Online Media Awards 2011: Six prizes for Sunday Times as Press Gazette wins chairman's award

The Sunday Times was the big winner at the inaugural Online Media Awards last night picking up six prizes.

The paywalled site, which was launched just over a year ago, won the Grand Prix and was also named best site for campaigning journalism, best site for video, best designed site and best site for photography. Sunday Times website editor Gordon Thomson was named online editor of the year.

Press Gazette picked up a special award from chairman of judges Noel Young along with the Nursing Times. He said they were both websites which proved: 'You don't have to be big to be the best."

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford also received a judges' commendation in the category of online editor of the year.

BBC.co.uk was named best site for news-led journalism.

Full list of winners from the Online Media Awards 2011:

Grand Prix: The Sunday Times

Chairman's award: Press Gazette, Nursingtimes.net

Best brand development: Mail Online

Online editor of the year: Gordon Thomson, The Sunday Times

Commendation: Dominic Ponsford, Press Gazette

Commendation: Rachel Purkett, HSJ.co.uk and Nursingtimes.net

Best site for news-led journalism: BBC.co.uk

Commendation: thesundaytimes.co.uk

Commendation: Nytimes.com

Best specialist site for journalism: physicsworld.com

Commendation: Espn.com

Commendation: foxsports.com


Best campaigning /investigative journalism: The Sunday Times for Insight investigations

Commendation: guardian.co.uk for Wikileaks

Best commentary/blogging: The Huffington Post

Commendation: wired.com

Best video journalism: The Sunday Times

Best designed site: The Sunday Times


Best Twitter feed: @naturenews

Best use of social media: BBC London, mashable.com

Best use of crowd sourcing or citizen journalism: BBC London for Mapping the Tube Strike – with your help

Commendation: Social Business Group for MindfulMoney

Best use of photography: The Sunday Times

Commendation: Guardian.co.uk

Best commercial innovation: FoodBev.com

Digital writer of the year: Emma Barnett, The Daily Telegraph

Commendation: Kurt Barling, BBC London

Best podcast: bbc.co.uk – Non League Football Show

Technical innovation: guardian.co.uk/data

Commendation: The Sun for The Sun, iPad

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