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Winners of the International Music Journalism Award 2020



The winners of this year's International Music Journalism Award (IMJA) have just been announced as part of Reeperbahn Festival's digital conference. An international jury of professionals has identified the winners within 14 different categories.

The award honors outstanding individual work and journalistic engagement that focuses on popular music and its business – with special attention paid to the work of young music journalists. 


E N G L I S H

Best Music Journalist Of The Year
Laura Snapes (Guardian Deputy Music Editor / Culture writer)

Best Work Of Music Journalism: Text 
Kieran Press-Reynolds - "How TikTok Is Taking the Tunes out of Pop" (Highsnobiety)

Best Work Of Music Journalism: Multimedia
Alzo Slade, Eric Weinrib, Lyle Kendrick, Kelly Kendrick, Jared Perez, Daniel Plyam - "Russia's War on Hip-Hop" (Vice Investigates)

 Best Work Of Music Journalism: Audio
Cole Cuchna - Dissect (Podcast) - "S6 Beyoncé Lemonade" (Spotify)

 

D A N I S H

Music Journalist Of The Year
Kristian Karl (soundvenue.com)

Best Work Of Music Journalism: Text 
Ralf Christensen, Louise Rosengreen, Rasmus Steffensen, Sophia Handler - "Informations drømmefestival" (Series of articles in daily newspaper Information)

Best Work Of Music Journalism: Audio 
Lucia Odoom - "Politikens Poptillæg" Podcast

 

G E R M A N 

Best Music Journalist Of The Year
Miriam Davoudvandi (Freelance Music Journalist)

Best Work Of Music Journalism: Text
Ariana Zustra - "Ariana Grande und das 'Blackfishing' - Wo beginnt Rassismus?" (Kaput)

Best Work Of Music Journalism: Audio
Nabila Abdel Aziz - "Wie die Aufstände in der Arabischen Welt die arabische Musik revolutionierten" (Zündfunk / BR)

Best Work Of Music Journalism: Multimedia 
Miriam Fendt, Fridolin Achten, Frederik Kunth, Philipp Laier - "Visa Vie, Josi Miller, Cashmiri & Co.: Wie diese Frauen Deutschrap prägen" (PULS Musik)

Best Work Of Music Journalism Under 30
Bahar Sheikh - "Opfer, Täterin, so vieles mehr" (Missy)

Stefan Sommer - "Neuer Deutscher Rechtsrap: Chris Ares" (PULS BR / Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Sebastian Lessel - "Orientalismus wegflexen" (spex.de)


F R E N C H

Music Journalist Of The Year
Ouafa Mameche (Éditrice / Journaliste)

Best Work Of Music Journalism: Text
Sophian Fanen - "Le Chants des Machines: l'intelligence artificielle entre dans la pop" (Les Jours)

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