Saturday 10 December 2016

INM reporters feature heavily in this year's Journalism Awards shortlist

Published 12/10/2016 | 13:59

Journalists and reporters were nominated for excellence in their field
Journalists and reporters were nominated for excellence in their field

Independent News and Media reporters are front-runners in the shortlist for this year's Journalism Awards.

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Among the various 14 different categories in the 2016 NewsBrands awards, independent.ie journalists have been nominated for excellence in their field.

Independent.ie Deputy Editor Jason O'Brien has been shortlisted in the Foreign Coverage section alongside Irish Independent's Mary Fitzgerald.

Digital Innovation is a new category addition to the awards this year and INM features twice with mentions for independent.ie for Euro 2016 coverage and an investigative Rent Report.

Digital sports journalist Will Slattery has also been shortlisted in the Sports Writer category alongside well-known sports hacks Vincent Hogan and Neil Francis.

INM's Personal Finance Editor Charlie Weston and Technology Editor Adrian Weckler go head-to-head for the Business Journalist top spot while Weckler and Brexit Correspondent Colm Kelpie tough it out for best Business Story.

Meanwhile, Irish Independent Group Business Editor Dearbhail McDonald and veteran journalist Gene Kerrigan have been shortlisted in the best Columnist-Broadsheet category - the Sunday World's Paddy Murray features in the popular Columnist category.

McDonald also features in the overall News Reporter category going head to head with Sunday World's Eugene Masterson.

For Crime Journalist of the Year, The Herald's Robin Schiller and Ken Foy are listed - in addition to crime correspondent Paul Williams and Sunday World's Nicola Tallant.

The Herald Crime team have also been shortlisted in the top Scoop category and the paper's front page ‘Hotel Killers’ is also in the running for a prize.  The Front Page category also features Sunday World's ‘Face Off’.

Irish Independent Environmental Editor Paul Melia and Sunday World's Nicola Tallant and Alan Sherry also feature in the Crime Story category shortlist.

Meanwhile, Sunday World's Kevin Palmer and Roy Curtis - and Irish Independent's Vincent Hogan have been listed in the best Sports Story shortlist category. Patrick O’Connell was short-listed in the Features category.

Sunday Independent's Elle Gordon was shortlisted in the popular Features section, Maeve Sheehan for the broadsheet Features section, the Irish Independent's Paul Whittington for the Critic section.

For Political coverage, INM's Jody Corcoran, Niamh Horan and Niall O'Connor (Political Journalist) have been shortlisted for a prize.

Sunday Independent's Claire McCormack and Sunday World's Denise Smith are in the running for the Young Journalist award.

INM's showbiz coverage has been recognised with shortlist nominations for Andrea Smith, Melanie Finn, Donal Lynch, Mark O'Regan and Daragh Keany.

Here's the full shortlist:

BUSINESS JOURNALIST

Tom Lyons, The Sunday Business Post

Charlie Weston, Irish Independent

Adrian Weckler, Sunday Independent / Irish Independent

Michael O’Farrell, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Colin Coyle, The Sunday Times

Barry J. Whyte, The Sunday Business Post

 

BUSINESS STORY

Tom Lyons, The Sunday Business Post

Fearghal O’Connor, The Sunday Business Post

Adrian Weckler, Sunday Independent

Colm Kelpie, Irish Independent

Michael O’Farrell, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Gavin Daly, The Sunday Times

 

COLUMNIST – BROADSHEET

Dearbhail McDonald, Irish Independent

Michael Clifford, Irish Examiner

Justine McCarthy, The Sunday Times

Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times

Ann Marie Hourihane, The Sunday Times

Gene Kerrigan, Sunday Independent

 

COLUMNIST – POPULAR

Paddy Murray, Sunday World

Gerard Colleran, Irish Daily Star

Pat Flanagan, Irish Daily Mirror

Roslyn Dee, Irish Daily Mail

Victoria White, The Herald

David Diebold, The Herald

 

CRIME JOURNALIST

Robin Schiller, The Herald

Ken Foy, The Herald

Paul Williams, Irish Independent

Alison O’Reily, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World

Emma McMenemy, Irish Daily Mirror

 

CRIME STORY

Debbie McCann, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World

Gareth MacNamee, Irish Daily Mirror

Alan Sherry, Sunday World

Paul Melia, Irish Independent

 

CRITIC

Patrick Freyne, The Irish Times

Graeme Lennox, The Sunday Times

Eoin Murphy, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Paul Whittngton, Irish Independent

Colin Murphy, The Sunday Business Post

Catherine Conroy, The Irish Times

 

DIGITAL INNOVATION

The Irish Times, Election 2016

The Irish Times, Remembering the 1916 Rising

Independent News & Media, Euro 2016

The Irish Times, Deaths on the Road

Independent News & Media, Rent Report

The Star, Buzz.ie

 

FEATURES – POPULAR

Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail / The Irish Mail on Sunday

Michael O’Toole, Irish Daily Star

Patrick O’Connell, Sunday World

Jenny Friel, Irish Daily Mail / The Irish Mail on Sunday

Patrice Harrington, Irish Daily Mail

Lynne Kelleher, Sunday World

Elle Gordon, Sunday Independent

 

FEATURES – BROADSHEET

Susan Mitchell, The Sunday Business Post

Rosita Boland, The Irish Times

Campbell Spray, Sunday Independent

Barry J. Whyte, The Sunday Business Post

Maeve Sheehan, Sunday Independent

Tanya Sweeney, The Irish Times

 

FOREIGN COVERAGE

Derek Scally, The Irish Times

Ruadhan MacCormaic, The Irish Times

Mary Fitzgerald, Irish Independent

Simon Carswell, The Irish Times

Jason O’Brien, Irish Independent

Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times

 

FRONT PAGE

The Herald, ‘Hotel Killers’

Irish Daily Mail, ‘A little boy who must shame a nation’

The Irish Sun, ‘Bloody Revenge’

The Irish Sun, ‘Bloodbath’

Sunday World, ‘Face Off’

Irish Daily Mail, ‘You Liar’

Sunday World, ‘Dress to Kill’

 

HEADLINE

Irish Daily Star, ‘Joan Rivers’

Irish Daily Star, ‘Fairway to Heaven’

The Sunday Business Post, ‘Rue Britannia’

The Irish Sun, ‘Where’s Kenny?’

The Irish Sun, ‘Charlie Chaplain’

Sunday World, ‘TÁLL You Need Is Love’

 

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Colm Keena, The Irish Times

Jennifer Bray, Irish Daily Mail

Peter Murtagh, The Irish Times

Justine McCarthy & Colin Coyle, The Sunday Times

Valerie Hanley & Michael O’Farrell, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Patricia Devlin, Irish Daily Star

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner

Rosita Boland, The Irish Times

Simon Carswell, The Irish Times

Kieran Dineen, The Irish Sun

Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail / The Irish Mail on Sunday

Fearghal O’Connor, The Sunday Business Post

 

NEWS REPORTER

Eugene Masterson, Sunday World

Niamh Griffin, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail

Dearbhail McDonald, Irish Independent

Carl O’Brien, The Irish Times

Patrick O’Connell, Irish Daily Star / Sunday World

 

POLITICAL JOURNALIST

Ken Foxe, The Irish Mail on Sunday / The Sunday Times

Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times

Examiner Team, Irish Examiner

Miriam Lord, The Irish Times

Jody Corcoran, Sunday Independent

Niall O’Connor, Irish Independent / Sunday Independent

 

POLITICAL STORY

Niamh Horan, Sunday Independent

Colin Coyle, The Sunday Times

Daniel McConnell, Sunday Independent

Dave Cochrane, The Irish Times

Kieran Dineen, The Irish Sun

Jody Corcoran, Sunday Independent

 

SCOOP

Sunday World Crime Team, Sunday World

Michael Clifford, Irish Examiner

Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail

Colm Keena, The Irish Times

Michael O’Farrell, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Fearghal O’Connor, The Sunday Business Post

The Herald Crime Team, The Herald

Sean Dunne, Irish Daily Mail

 

SHOWBIZ JOURNALIST

Donal Lynch, Sunday Independent

Eoin Murphy, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Andrea Smith, Sunday Independent

Laura Butler, Irish Daily Mail

Melanie Finn, The Herald

Niamh Walsh, The Irish Mail on Sunday

Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun

 

SHOWBIZ STORY

Maeve Quigley, Irish Daily Mirror

Patricia Devlin, Irish Daily Star

Des Gibson, Irish Daily Star

Daragh Keany, Sunday World

Eoin Murphy, Irish Daily Mail

Mark O’Regan, Sunday Independent

 

SPORTS STORY

Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent

Roy Curtis, Sunday World

Keith Falkiner, Irish Daily Star

Barry J. Whyte, The Sunday Business Post

Kevin Palmer, Sunday World

Graham Clifford, Irish Independent

 

SPORTS WRITER

Ewan McKenna, The Sunday Business World / The Sunday Times

Neil Francis, Sunday Independent

Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent

Denis Walsh, The Sunday Times

Will Slattery, Irish Independent

Kieran Cunningham, Irish Daily Star

Malachy Clerkin, The Irish Times

Shane McGrath, Irish Daily Mail / The Irish Mail on Sunday

 

YOUNG JOURNALIST

Laura Kennedy, The Irish Times

Sean Dunne, Irish Daily Mail

Adam Higgins, Irish Sun

Paul Healy, Irish Daily Star

Claire McCormack, Sunday Independent

Denise Smith, Sunday World

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