Journalists in hunt for top awards
journalists from the Irish Independent have been nominated in four categories for a new national media awards event.
National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) yesterday unveiled a shortlist of 48 contenders ahead of its 2011 NNI Journalism Awards -- the first of their kind -- which take place in Dublin next Thursday.
Awards will be presented in 13 categories, with the highlight of the awards expected to be the announcement of National Journalist of the Year.
Among those shortlisted for this prestigious category is the Irish Independent's WikiLeaks team -- comprising investigations editor Shane Phelan, security editor Tom Brady and former executive news editor Shane Doran. Political correspondent Fiach Kelly has been nominated for Young Journalist of the Year.