New York - Independent Media has done it yet again, receiving three awards at the prestigious International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards that was held in New York on Friday.
The media organisation received first prize in the category: 'Best Use Of An Event To Build A News Brand' for its Regional and National High School Quiz which involved creating a platform for teenagers across the country to compete against one another. The competition had no barriers to entry and kept the youth engaged in current affairs.
Independent Media also walked away with the Global Media Award for 'Best In Africa' where judges selected the best of six world regions from the finalists.
CEO of African Community Media Sandy Naudé scooped the Silver Shovel Award alongside Pit Gottschalk of Fever Pit’ch in Germany for their lifetime service to the news industry and to INMA events.
Naudé, who oversees 19 niche print and digital publications in the country, has been a member of INMA since 2003. She joined the INMA Board of Directors in 2015 and helped organise an INMA conference in South Africa in 2016. Naudé is a tireless advocate for the association in South Africa as well as in sub-Saharan Africa.