Sunday 4 December 2016

INM writers recognised for top-class journalism

Ryan Nugent

Published 13/10/2016 | 02:30

Irish Independent journalists have been nominated in a number of categories in this year’s NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. Stock image
Irish Independent journalists have been nominated in a number of categories in this year’s NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. Stock image

Irish Independent journalists have been nominated in a number of categories in this year's NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards.

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This newspaper's journalists will be up against reporters from various other Irish media organisations at the ceremony on November 3.

Nominated: Irish Independent sports writer Vincent Hogan. Photo: Damien Eagers
Nominated: Irish Independent sports writer Vincent Hogan. Photo: Damien Eagers

The agend-setting Irish Independent political team is represented by Political Correspondent Niall O'Connor, who is nominated for the Political Journalist award along with Jody Corcoran of the 'Sunday Independent'. Niamh Horan of the 'Sunday Independent' is up for Political Story of the Year.

In sport, Vincent Hogan of the Irish Independent has been nominated for both Sports Story of the Year and Sports Writer of the Year, along with 'Sunday Independent' rugby writer Neil Francis. Sports writers Will Slattery and Graham Clifford were also nominated in separate categories.

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

Independent.ie Deputy Editor Jason O'Brien was shortlisted in the Foreign Coverage section for his work in the Irish Independent along with Irish Independent columnist Mary Fitzgerald.

Independent News and Media Group Business Editor Dearbhail McDonald is shortlisted for best Broadsheet Columnist along with News Reporter of the Year. INM Business Correspondent Colm Kelpie and Technology Editor Adrian Weckler are up for Business Story.

Mr Weckler will also be joined by Irish Independent Personal Finance Editor Charlie Weston in the Business Journalist category.

Elsewhere across INM titles, entertainment coverage has been recognised with nominations for Andrea Smyth, Melanie Finn, Donal Lynch, Mark O'Regan and Daragh Keany.

Robin Schiller and Ken Foy of 'The Herald' are shortlisted for Crime Journalist of the Year in addition to the Irish Independent's Paul Williams and Nicola Tallant of the 'Sunday World'.

'The Herald' crime team is nominated in the Scoop category and the paper's 'Hotel Killers' front page on the Regency Hotel gangland killing is in the running for a prize. The Front Page category also features Sunday World's 'Face Off'.

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

Independent.ie was also mentioned in the Digital Innovation section for features on Euro 2016 and the rental crisis.

NewsBrands Ireland Chairman Vincent Crowley said: "This year's shortlist is packed with quality, reflecting the outstanding journalism that is attracting more people than ever to our newspapers and news media sites."

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