We’re thrilled. Maclean’s has been nominated for six Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The nods recognized our newsroom’s tireless work during the 2015 federal election, including the first national leaders debate of the campaign, as well as the wildfires that forced Fort McMurray’s evacuation.
The COPA nominations also shone a light on our multi-platform celebration of Canada’s stories—a profile of a Canadian born in each year since Maclean’s started publishing in 1905. We’re also proud that judges looked kindly on Amanda Shendruk’s data-visualization blog and our interactive map on Canada’s effort to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees before the end of this past February.
“It’s a great honour to garner so many nominations, over so many categories,” says editor-in-chief Mark Stevenson. “It was a year of great innovation and spectacular digital story-telling at Maclean’s, and we couldn’t be more proud.”
This year, we were nominated in the following categories:
- Best editorial packaging, for our 2015 federal election coverage
- Best blog or column, for Amanda Shendruk’s Show and Tell blog
- Best article or series, for Canada’s Stories
- Best infographic, for True North Refugees
- Best news coverage, for our coverage of the Fort McMurray fires
- Best multi-platform solution, for our 2015 National Leaders Debate
Thank you to the hardworking reporters, editors and designers who produced such spectacular work, to COPA’s judges for recognizing our work among our peers, and our readers for pushing us to always do better.