National Observer has been nominated for a "general excellence" Digital Publishing Award in the category for small publications.

This is the publication's third national award nomination for content produced in 2016 — in March, two of its investigations were shortlisted for prestigious prizes from the National Newspaper Awards (NNA) and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

The Digital Publishing Awards recognize excellence in the content, creation, design and innovation of Canadian digital publications. Also nominated for the general excellence prize for small publications are Canadian Art, Hakai Magazine, Liisbeth, Toronto Life, and Motherhood Unfiltered.

"I'm excited about what National Observer accomplished last year, and even more excited about the future," said National Observer founder and editor-in-chief, Linda Solomon Wood of the nomination. "Congratulations to all the nominees for shifting the landscape of journalism in Canada."

Last month, National Observer's lead investigative reporter, Bruce Livesey, was nominated for an NNA business reporting award for his series on the affluent Irving family's dominance in New Brunswick. Four days later, managing editor Mike De Souza was shortlisted for an outstanding investigative journalism prize in the online media category for his groundbreaking reporting on the National Energy Board, dubbed 'The Charest Affair.'

Last year, National Observer received three CAJ nominations and took home three gold prizes and one silver prize at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. To find out how you can support its award-winning journalism, click here.

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