Al Jazeera online mag wins Webby Award

May 06, 2013 - 3:13:07 am

Doha: Al Jazeera English online magazine has won the Webby People’s Voice Award for the Best News (Tablet), in the Mobile Apps category.

With more than 40 percent of the vote, the digital magazine beat the New York Times, Tech Crunch, Mashable and the Sunday Times, and will be honoured at a ceremony in New York on May 22.

The awards for 2013 saw internet voters around the world choose the winners, setting a Webby Awards record with votes from more than 200 countries and territories.

Welcoming the award, William Thorne, Acting Head of Online at Al Jazeera English, said: “The monthly digital magazines allow us to bring together the best of 

Al Jazeera’s news and programmes in themes such as the environment, the US elections and Afghanistan. 

“In the few months it’s been around, the feedback we’ve had is that we’ve packaged it in a beautiful and navigationally innovative manner. We’re really grateful to everyone who voted for the magazine to win, it’s a big honour.”

Moeed Ahmed, Head of New Media at Al Jazeera Network, said: “The award shows how great content coupled with digital innovation wins audiences.

“Al Jazeera is leading the way in digital innovation and the People’s Webby Award highlights what we have achieved.”

This is the second time the Al Jazeera Network has won a Webby People’s Voice Award, after The Stream won the Webby People’s Voice Award for “News and Politics: Series” in the online film and video category in 2012.

The Peninsula