Maclean’s nominated for eight online publishing awards

Newsroom nominated across platforms, including best website and best tablet edition

The Maclean’s newsroom has been nominated for eight Canadian Online Publishing Awards.

The COPAs are a measure of Maclean’s standing among our peers in the online world, so to be recognized so many times in the same year is an honour. At the 2012 awards, the magazine won three golds and a silver, a team effort that spread across the newsroom.

This year’s nominations include:

Best overall companion website:, which you’re looking at right now.

Best news coverage: Click a link to a news story, any link, and that’s part of our package.

Best blog: Aaron Wherry’s Beyond the Commons, every political junkie’s first and last stop of the day.

Best use of social media: The Ottawa bureau’s daily broadcast and analysis of Question Period on Parliament Hill (before and after), which relied on ScribbleLive‘s blogging platform.

Best online-only article or series of articles: Sarah Lazarovic created an online sketchbook during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.  From on location throughout Toronto, Lazarovic tweeted sketches that were pulled together into The Outsider’s Guide to TIFF.

Best smartphone app: Our iPhone app.

Best tablet edition: Our iPad app, downloadable — naturally.

Best infographic: Graphics mastermind Amanda Shendruk teamed up with Wherry to give readers an interactive look at the House of Commons.

We’ll let you know what happens Nov. 13, when the awards are handed out.