Construction News was last night crowned Digital Service of the Year at the International Building Press awards.
Highlights of 2016 included CN’s sector-leading EU Referendum coverage (see box, below), going digital-only for six weeks in the summer, the launch of interactive guides and the launch of the CN Briefing, an in-depth look at the day’s events delivered to readers’ inboxes after 5pm.
CN continues to publish video content each week as well as in-depth analysis with interactive data on trends in the construction industry, a new tech blog by features editor Dan Kemp and online-only news, opinion and data.
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How CN covered the EU Referendum result online
When dawn broke on the EU Referendum result at 4.45am, several of the CN team were already hard at work.
Knowing the construction industry would be desperate to understand what Brexit meant for them, we’d planned ahead. We’d written in-depth analyses for either outcome, plus gathered comment on the legal implications and sectors and projects likely to be hardest hit.
All this was on our first breaking news email at 6am. It was an early start to a day on which CN completely led the agenda, focusing solely on content not available anywhere else.
We didn’t regurgitate the national news, we published only sector-specific analysis and comment. We’d lined up in advance commentators, interactive share price charts and response from the industry, which we updated throughout the day.