The 2nd annual Victoires de la Presse Awards, which promote editorial and technological success in French language news media, were presented to 12 media companies from France, Morocco, Senegal and Canada in a ceremony in Lyon, France, on Monday, 17 December 2012.
The awards, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) with the support of the Group Progrès/Direct Matin Lyon Plus/leprogres.fr, were presented in a ceremony in one of France's gastronomic landmarks, l'Abbaye Paul Bocuse.
The 12 winners are:
Trophy for Marketing Innovation L'Express, for L'ExpressVentures, an investment fund to encourage media start-ups.
Trophy for Best News Website Le Figaro.fr, for the clarity of its website.
Trophy for Best Print and Digital Advertising Campaign DNA (Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace)
Trophy for Editorial Innovation La Dépêche du Midi for its new digital offer, called Premium
Trophy for the 'Scoop' or Article of the Year L'Economiste in Morocco, for Abortion in Morocco: A Taboo and Much Hypocrisy
Trophy for Industrial Development Nice Matin, which replaced three presses that were in service since 1977
Trophy for Best Tablet and Smartphone App Science et vie kids 2, for its educational app aimed at 7-12 year olds
Trophy for New Title Launch - XXI et 6 mois of Laurent Beccaria
Trophy for Manager of the Year Véronique Faujour, director general of Uni-Editions
Special Jury Prize GIE ePresse for its digital kiosk, ePresse.fr
Trophy for Freedom of the Press La Gazette, Senegal, for its renowned investigative reporting
Francophone Influence Prize Le Presse in Canada, for its continuing work over many years
WAN-IFRA WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18 000 publications, 15 000 online sites and over 3000 companies in more than 120 countries. The organisation was created by the merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organisation for the news publishing industry. Go to: http://www.wan-ifra.org
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