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Canada Globe wins Canadian digital award; finalist for six others

Team Canada players line up before a game during the 1972 Summit Series.

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The Globe and Mail has won a Canadian Online Publishing Award for 2013 and is a finalist in six other categories. The winners in the other categories will be announced in November.

The COPAs honour excellence in digital journalism and design from Canadian magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and online-only publishers.

"These nominations are especially gratifying as they speak to The Globe's long-standing commitment to innovation in digital storytelling and design, as well as to our use of multiple platforms to publish outstanding journalism and to include our readers in that work," said John Stackhouse, The Globe's Editor-in-Chief.

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Globe2Go, a subscribers-only, browser-based newspaper replica available on desktop computers, smartphone or tablet device, is a repeat winner of the gold medal in the category of best digital edition (replica of print product).

The Globe was also short-listed in six other categories:

Best cross-platform initiative for The Summit Series, an ambitious oral-history, interactive digital project with an array of video and audio, coupled with archival images, about the 1972 Canada-Soviet hockey series.

Best use of social media for a unique look at Barack Obama's quest for a second term as U.S. president through the eyes of Canadian expats living in the United States who sent dispatches from across the country, held forth on important and timely issues, and participated on live blogs alongside our staff and readers during the 2012 debates and conventions.

Best online-only article or series for Borderline, the result of a year-long study by photojournalist Louie Palu who criss-crossed more than 3,000 kilometres of the U.S.-Mexico border to document the American effort to keep smugglers and migrants out, producing a powerful piece of digital journalism that transports readers into the violence and despair of the many people affected by the war on drugs.

Best blog for Michael Babad's Business Briefing, a unique blend of comment, analysis and original reporting, backed up by Twitter and online video, done five days a week, with a weekend wrap.

Best website design.

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Best infographic for the "Who Had It Worse Time Machine," comparing the economic prospects of graduates to those of 1976. Positioning themselves on a scale The Globe developed based on their graduating year, readers can see what conditions are like compared with 1976 based on four metrics: median income, average tuition, average student loan debt and average housing price.

Last year, The Globe won gold for best digital edition (replica) for Globe2Go and also took two silvers for best overall website with a parent newspaper or broadcasting partner, and for best website design.

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