SOPA 2016 Awards finalists announced

SOPA 2016 Awards finalists announced

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Accolades for Best Journalism in Asia Pacific for the 18th year
Hong Kong, China – The finalists for the Society of Publishers in Asia 2016 Awards for Editorial Excellence were announced on Monday. The SOPA Awards attracted a record number of entries this year from around the region. They were rigorously assessed by an international panel of more than 100 judges, including journalists, editors and columnists from leading publications and academics from university media departments. The winners will be announced on 15 June, 2016, at a gala dinner to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Now in their 18th year, the SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence honor the outstanding achievements and contributions of the region’s journalists and are widely regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in the publishing industry. This year, awards will be given in 18 categories, including feature writing, lifestyle coverage and photography.
The list of finalists are:
1. Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues
Group A
Bloomberg News, Wife on Run From Pakistan Honor Killing Says No One Can Escape
International New York Times, The plight of Afghanistan’s women
The Wall Street Journal, Asia’s ‘Missing Women’ Problem
Group B
Myanmar Now, Beyond The Democracy Icon – The Role Of Myanmar Women
South China Morning Post, Scars of a nation
Thomson Reuters Foundation, Women in the Workforce
Group C
纽约时报中文网, “海外生子热”系列报道
今周刊, 蔡英文行不行
香港蘋果日報, 金蘭媽姐 前衞的女權主義者
2. Excellence in Digital News
Group A
CNN International, Inside China’s space program
International New York Times, The Outlaw Ocean
The Wall Street Journal, Major Risks to Flying in Asia
Group B
Australian Doctor, The Fallout: the medical aftermath of Hiroshima
South China Morning Post, Marciel: A maid’s tale
South China Morning Post, Macau: The rise and fall of an empire?
Group C
财新网, China’s Property Market: A Decade of Ups and Downs 从调控到刺激 楼市十年轮回
澎湃新闻 (thepaper.cn), 三峡(Three Gorges Dam: the world’s largest power station after seven years)
關鍵評論網 / The News Lens, 立委衝殺毀
3. Excellence in Human Rights Reporting
Group A
International New York Times, The Outlaw Ocean
The Associated Press, Seafood From Slaves
The Guardian, The strange disappearance of a publisher who riled China’s elite
Group B
Bangkok Post Sunday, Spectrum, Military mind games play out under strict insecurity
Myanmar Now, Rights Abuses Unabated In Myanmar In Historic Election Year
The Phnom Penh Post, High fashion’s human cost
Group C
明報, 長者遭脫光露天等沖涼
端傳媒, 《十字架之戰:為什麼溫州盛產教堂「釘子戶」?》
香港蘋果日報, 【有愛無陷】系列
4. Excellence in Feature Writing
Group A
International New York Times, A Migrant Mother’s Anguished Choice
The Associated Press, Family Stunts Disabled Daughter’s Growth to Expand Her World
The Wall Street Journal, Why China Is Turning Back to Confucius
Group B
Myanmar Now, Return of Myanmar’s state thugs raises fears over election violence
South China Morning Post, Rock star tutors
The Cambodia Daily, Moving Dirt: A lucrative dirt trade is leaving gaping holes in communities
Group C
明周, 精神病患 復元崎嶇路
天下雜誌, 獵殺叛將
親子天下, 這不只是竹東的故事 生命悲歌:我住的地方不是「家」
5. Excellence in Magazine Design
Group A (cancelled for not receiving more than five entries)
Group B
Esquire Singapore, The Tasteful Issue
STORM V24, STORM Magazine
Tasting Kitchen, TK18 Formosa Influence
Group C
《新视线》, 印度
《艺术界》, #招儿#
《生活月刊》,现代先声
6. Excellence in Lifestyle Coverage
Group A
The Economist, Park Life A day in the life of one of Beijings few green spaces
Thomson Reuters, North Koreas new entrepreneurs
TIME Asia, China’s Other Women
Group B
DestinAsian, “The Life Aquatic”; “First Footprints”; “Secrets of the Sulu Sea”
Hong Kong Tatler, The Eleventh Hour
The Phnom Penh Post, Houston, we have a (gambling) problem
Group C
明周, 《紋身 紋心》
天下雜誌,揭開倫敦、米蘭時尚學
《LOHAS乐活》, 蓝的情愫
7. Excellence in Explanatory Reporting (卓越解释性新闻奖)
Group A
The Economist, Back to Business: Economist Special Report on Business in China
Financial Times, Migrant Miracle Series
International New York Times, The China Factor
Group B
Bangkok Post Sunday, Spectrum, Thailand’s junta silencing its critics
South China Morning Post, Mission improbable
South China Morning Post, Ni hao (hello) Colombo
Group C
遠見雜誌, 吃不起的未來
遠見雜誌, 一帶一路 啟動東協新商機
天下雜誌,台灣農業傳奇全球大戰三部曲
8. Excellence in News Photography
Group A
Agence France-Presse, AFP On Mount Everest, Surviving an Earthquake and an Avalanche
International New York Times, Nepal Earthquake
Thomson Reuters, Myanmar Migrants
Group B
Malaysiakini, Bersih 4 in Pictures
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Holy Cow!
Sunday Morning Post, McSleepers
Group C
明報, 前特首曾蔭權 被廉署落案起訴
香港蘋果日報,深圳塌泥
Apple Daily Taiwan, 八仙樂園粉塵爆炸-傷者搶救
9. Excellence in Business Reporting
Group A
International New York Times, The China Factor
The Associated Press, The Double-Dealers Behind China’s Counterfeiting Industry, an AP Investigation
Thomson Reuters, Sahara’s latest pyramid
Group B
South China Morning Post, Up in the air
The Myanmar Times, Myanmar’s currency crisis
The Myanmar Times, US relaxes sanctions on Myanmar port
Group C
南方周末 (Southern Weekly), 安邦路线(Anbang Route)
天下雜誌, 一帶一路 全面解讀
30 Monthly Magazine, 全球創新創業地圖
10. Excellence in Information Graphics
Group A
International New York Times, The World According to China
The Wall Street Journal, Major Risks to Flying in Asia
The Wall Street Journal, China’s Reckoning
Group B
South China Morning Post, To the rhythm of the drum
TODAY, A closer look at Singapore’s green marvel
TODAY, Rohingyas’ painful exodus
Group C
明報, 轉角一年 港未安居
端傳媒, 《20萬條投票紀錄帶你解碼香港立法會》
端傳媒, 台湾大选系列: 10張圖讓你看懂2016台灣大選

11. Excellence in Reporting Breaking News
Group A
Bloomberg News, Dissecting a Disaster
International New York Times, Rohingya Migrants From Myanmar, Shunned by Malaysia, Are Spotted Adrift in Andaman Sea
Thomson Reuters, Earthquake on the Roof of the World
Group B
South China Morning Post, Shenzhen landslide
South China Morning Post, Tianjin blasts
The Myanmar Times, Police crackdown on student protesters
Group C
明報, 深圳光明新區塌泥事件
天下雜誌, 九二共識的逆襲
香港蘋果日報, 曼谷四面佛大爆炸
12. Excellence in Opinion Writing
Group A
Bloomberg News, The Roots of Rage
Financial Times, Life in China
International New York Times, Rape and Impunity in South Asia
Group B
Khaosod English, Down the Memory Hole Lies ‘Juntaland’
Nikkei Asian Review, Minxin Pei
The Myanmar Times, Giving women a voice
Group C
端傳媒, 改革派之死The Death of Chinese Reformists
FTChinese.com, 《“非典型领导人”胡耀邦》
FTChinese.com, 《中国大学目睹之怪现状》
13. Excellence in Editorial Cartooning
Group A (cancelled for not more than five entries submitted)
Group B
A Plus magazine, Yahoo to stick to Alibaba spinoff plan without IRS backing
South China Morning Post, HKU
South China Morning Post, Strategic partnership
Group C
明報, 黑手干預港大校政系列
彭博商業周刊/中文版,一國兩制怎麼走?
彭博商業周刊/中文版,中國經濟陷入泥潭,還是鳳凰涅槃?
14. Excellence in Reporting on the Environment
Group A
Bloomberg News, Farmers Driven From Homes ‘Like Pests’ by Dam Projects
International New York Times, Climate Change and China
Thomson Reuters, Palm oil plantations in crossfire after (no deforestation) pledges
Group B
Hong Kong Tatler, The Eleventh Hour
Nikkei Asian Review, Praying for rain
Thomson Reuters Foundation, Climate innovation
Group C
天下雜誌,失控的高科技廢物
遠見雜誌,看不見的中國
商業周刊 Business Weekly, The disappearing black kite
15. Excellence in Feature Photography
Group A
Bloomberg News, The Tin Mines of Bangka Island
Thomson Reuters, Agent Orange
TIME Asia, Where Motherhood Kills
Group B
Coconuts Media, A photo profile of Mui Thomas
Tasting Kitchen, One Fish Two Fish
Time Out Hong Kong, Skin deep
Group C
端傳媒, 小鎮的蛻變:探訪昂山素姬選區
端傳媒, 圖片故事:玉樹地震五周年 房子重建了,但心未被重建
香港蘋果日報, 反水貨
16. The Scoop Award
Group A
Financial Times, Hanergy Coverage
International New York Times, Fake degrees earn company millions
The Wall Street Journal, Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal
Group B
South China Morning Post, PLA: Fighting force
The Australian, Journalist Phone hack
The Star, Visa Discord
Group C
明報, 長者遭脫光露天等沖涼
香港蘋果日報, 國力書院醜聞
香港蘋果日報, 李波失蹤案
17. Excellence in Investigative Reporting (卓越调查报导新闻奖)
Group A
Financial Times, Hanergy Coverage
The Associated Press, Seafood From Slaves
The Wall Street Journal, Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal
Group B
GlobalPost, Asia’s Meth Wars
Myanmar Now, With official help, Myanmar’s radical Buddhists target Muslim-owned businesses
The Australian, Salim Mehajer, It’s Good Being Deputy Mayor
Group C
香港蘋果日報, 2015年區議會選舉種票系列
明報, 長者遭脫光露天等沖涼
遠見雜誌, 「粉」有問題!60億個餐盒的潛藏危機
18. Journalist of the Year (年度记者奖)
Financial Times, Lucy Hornby
Myanmar Now, Thin Lei Win
The Wall Street Journal, Tom Wright
SOPA is once again organizing media tours at Google and Bloomberg on the same day as the gala dinner. Google will host a breakfast networking and workshop event, and Bloomberg will provide a media tour in the afternoon.

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