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The Drum Online Media Awards 2019 launches: five award winning campaigns


By Dani Gibson, Senior Writer

December 19, 2018 | 4 min read

The Drum Online Media Awards has launched for 2019. This worldwide awards scheme identifies the most innovative, engaging and stand-out news and views from across the globe.


Five campaigns you shouldn't have missed: The Drum Online Media Awards 2019 launch

That is why amazing media owners and brands like Bloomberg, BBC World Service, CNN, trinity Mirror, The Times, Money Saving Expert, Beano Studios Ltd, Al Jazeera English, Vice UK, Joe Media and Channel 4 compete.

These awards are open to enter. To give you a clue as to what makes a winner, check out the following five winning campaigns from our 2018 awards.

Campaign: AJ Shorts

Agency: Al Jazeera English

Award: Video Team of the Year


AJ Shorts produces short intimate video stories that aim to show its audience what they haven’t seen before and meet people they otherwise would not. In three to nine minute videos, they showcase ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

Campaign: Exposing migrant slave auctions in Libya


Award: Breaking News Story of the Year


On November 14, 2017, published an exclusive multiplatform report exposing slave auctions in Libya for the first time. The report included never-before-seen footage, obtained by CNN journalists working undercover at great personal risk, of an auction in Libya where people were being sold, some for as little as $400 each.

The story sparked a global uproar and led to a series of protests, investigations and concrete action by several governments.

Campaign: Inside Amazon

Agency: Trinity Mirror Group PLC

Client: The Sunday Mirror /

Award: Editorial Campaign of the Year


The Mirror went undercover to expose and campaign against harsh working practices at Amazon, the UK's largest retailer

Campaign: INCA

Agency: The Times

Award: Technical Innovation of the Year


INCA stands for Intelligent Newsroom Context Analytics and is designed to provide the newsroom with data they can use to help inform the decisions they make.

Campaign: The People of Grenfell Tower

Agency: Channel 4 News

Award: Editorial Innovation of the Year


Channel 4 News created a ground-breaking 3D interactive called ‘The People of Grenfell Tower’ - a record of tragedy that aims to tell the story of what happened in each flat on the night of the devastating fire. The report pairs rigorous investigative journalism and on-the-ground interviews with breakthrough presentation and interactivity to deliver the most comprehensive record of the victims of Britain's worst fire disaster since wartime.

The Drum Online Media Awards is the worldwide awards scheme that identifies the most innovative, engaging and stand-out news and views from across the globe. If you believe you have what it takes to win, download your entry pack now.

The deadline is 6 February 2019.

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