The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) presented the awards during the European Digital Media Awards ceremony in London on Tuesday.
This is the second year in a row that VG beats giants such as CNN to garner the most awards during this prestigious awards ceremony.
“I see it as confirmation that our digital product development is also in the lead internationally. And the span of the categories in which we are winning distinction also underlines the breadth of our digital offerings,” says VG’s editor-in-chief Torry Pedersen.
Won ‘internet Oscar’
VG and VGTV won two awards at the Webby Awards, which, with more than 12,000 entries from more than 60 countries, is regarded as the Oscars of the internet.
**Along with the Oprah Winfrey Show, the PGA Tournament and the American Baseball League, the world-record-breaking project World’s Longest Interview on VGTV won awards for live TV events.
**VGTV’s innovative coverage of the Chess World Championship was honored for its advertising of the project.
However, it was at the European Digital Media Awards ceremony that VG really swept the board and became the most-winning media house.
The third Norwegian newspaper to receive honorable mention in London was Aftenposten, for its project ‘Norges rikdom’ [Norway’s Wealth], which dealt with how prosperity has changed Norwegians.