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INMA launches just-in-time Global Media Awards category focused on COVID-19 response

6 April 2020

DALLAS (6 April 2020) – The International News Media Association (INMA) is launching a free bonus category in the 2020 Global Media Awards to reward outstanding work by media companies in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Entries to this category are free. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 30.

The category is titled “Best Initiative In Response to COVID-19.” A revised Web site with details about the new category and how to submit entries online may be found at

The 2020 Global Media Awards winners will be announced Tuesday, June 2, in an internationally broadcast video stream.

The just-in-time category will focus on structured initiatives media companies are implementing to inspire community and engagement under news brands in the current coronavirus environment. Initiatives packaged under news brands should bring communities together, provide hope, lift spirits, encourage interactivity, inspire trust, and do good.

Examples cited by INMA include companies reaching out to readers, small businesses, restaurants, cultural and entertainment venues, potential subscribers, and other parts of communities. Special weight in judging will be given to packaging outreach in a way that reflects well on the news brand.

The INMA Global Media Awards competition rewards excellence in growing the audience, revenue, and brand of news media companies. INMA has rewarded excellence in news media since 1937.

The International News Media Association (INMA) is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-platform environment. The INMA community consists of more than 11,000 members at 800+ news media companies in 70 countries. Celebrating its 90th anniversary, INMA is the news media industry’s foremost ideas-sharing network with members connected via conferences, reports, Webinars, and an unparalleled archive of best practices.