INM trio shortlisted for journalism awards
Three Independent News & Media journalists have been shortlisted for the annual UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards.
Irish Independent business editor Donal O'Donovan is shortlisted in the economic commentator/business analyst of the year category; John Mulligan, senior business reporter with the Irish Independent is shortlisted in the specialist business reporter category for his coverage of the aviation sector; and 'Sunday Independent' business journalist Simon Rowe has been shortlisted for business feature of the year. The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School awards are now in their 10th year, and are run in conjunction with the Business Journalist Association of Ireland and sponsored by Open Eir.
The awards aim to honour excellence in Irish business journalism across the media spectrum and are adjudicated by an independent panel of judges comprising business, journalism, economic and academic leaders.
"The shortlist reflects a body of work which contributes to our collective understanding of important business, financial and economic issues that shape our lives," said Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of UCD College of Business.
"The standard of journalism each year continues to impress the judging panel with its insight, analysis and writing that informs the public on key issues of the day," said Carolan Lennon, managing director of Open Eir, and a member of the judging panel.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel on December 5.
An outstanding achievement award will also be announced at the awards ceremony, to recognise a journalist who, throughout their career, has enhanced the understanding of business in Ireland and inspired others during their career.
The previous winners of this award were Matt Cooper, Richard Curran, Frank Fitzgibbon, Brendan Keenan, Damien Kiberd, and Cliff Taylor.