Maclean's leads the field at the Digital Publishing Awards

Maclean's is honoured to earn 11 nominations at the inaugural Digital Publishing Awards


Days after receiving 18 nominations at the National Magazine Awards, Maclean’s is proud to receive a field-leading 11 nominations for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards—including, most notably, for Digital Publication of the Year. We sparked debate with coverage of live events, hosted a debate during the federal election, and informed debate with videos, podcasts and interactive graphics.

“These nominations represent amazing work,” said Mark Stevenson, Maclean’s editor-in-chief. “They are a testament to the talent, creativity and desire of staff at Maclean’s to keep finding new and interesting ways to tell Canada’s stories.”

Here is a look at the stories, videos, charts, podcasts and innovations that earned us nods at the Digital Publishing Awards:

Digital Publication of the Year
Publisher Sandra Parente
Designer Stephen Gregory
Contributors Mark Stevenson (Editor), Alison Uncles (Deputy Editor), Nick Taylor-Vaisey, Amanda Shendruk, Adrian Lee and the Maclean’s newsroom
Editor Sue Allan

Best Use of Multiple Platforms


(Dillan Cools, Maclean’s)

Maclean’s National Leaders Debate
Millions of Canadians tuned in for the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate on Aug. 6, broadcast live on City TV, OMNI Television and CPAC, and streamed live and in video replays on and across the web. The debate was streamed live 278,000 times on Macleans.caYouTubeFacebook or OMNI websites, in one of six available languages—English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi and Italian.

Best Digital Design

The Bulldog Edition
Digital developer Christine Lieu
Designer Stephen Gregory
Contributors The Maclean’s newsroom

Best Blog or Online Column

QP Live, 1600x900

Question Period Live
Writer Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Best News Coverage of a Single Topic or Event

Federal Election 2015
Writer Paul Wells
Editor Mark Stevenson
Digital developer Stephen Gregory
Contributors Alison Uncles, Sue Allan, Liz Sullivan, John Geddes, Aaron Wherry, Laura Payton

Best Online-Only Short Feature

Justin Bieber performs an acoustic set at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall. (Photograph by Jeff Carlson)

(Photograph by Jeff Carlson)

Justin Bieber’s Redemption Song Takes an Acoustic Turn
Writer Adrian Lee
Editor Sarmishta Subramanian

Best Online Video

The Baron of Bonavista
Editor Andrew Tolson
Producer Sarmishta Subramanian
Videographer Andrew Tolson
Contributors Stephen Gregory, Levi Nicholson

Elton McDonald: The Tunnel Digger
Editor David Zelikovitz
Producers Andrew Tolson, Colin Campbell
Videographer David Zelikovitz
Contributors Mark Stevenson, Alison Uncles, Stephen Gregory, Levi Nicholson

Best Use of Data

Shape of the House
Editor Amanda Shendruk
Digital developer Amanda Shendruk
Reporter/Researcher Nick Taylor-Vaisey
Contributors Katherine DeClerq, Dale Smith, Tyler Shendruk and the Humber School of Journalism

Best Podcast Series


Anne Kingston and Brian Bethune

The Bibliopod
Editor and producer Sarmishta Subramanian
Hosts and reporters Brian Bethune, Anne Kingston


The Thrill
Editors, producers, hosts 
Julia De Laurentiis Johnson, Emma Teitel, Adrian Lee

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