Five INM journalists shortlisted for UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards
A number of upcoming and well-established Independent News and Media (INM) journalists have been shortlisted for the 2017 UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards.
Five journalists from INM have been shortlisted this year across five different categories: Fearghal O’Connor (Business News Story of the Year), Richard Curran (Economic Commentator/Business Analyst of the Year), Adrian Weckler (Economic Commentator/Business Analyst of the Year), Gretchen Friemann (Business Interview of the Year), Amy Molloy (Upcoming Journalist) and Adrian Weckler ( Technology Reporter of the Year).
The awards, now in their 11th year, are run in conjunction with the Business Journalist Association of Ireland (BJAI) and are sponsored by Open Eir.
The awards scheme honours excellence in Irish business journalism across the media spectrum, with entries submitted by nominees themselves or on behalf of journalists by their editors or peers.
The awards are adjudicated by an independent panel of judges comprising business, journalism, economic and academic leaders.
Commenting on the announcement of the awards shortlist, Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean, UCD Business said: “In arriving at this year’s shortlist, the judges reviewed over 100 entries covering a panoply of business, financial and economic issues that impact both business and society.
"The breadth of content assessed by the panel of judges highlights the range of issues Irish business journalists report on and analyse in a variety of formats – be it print, broadcast or online. The judges continue to be impressed by journalists’ ability to assimilate and convey complex information, in particular under the relentless pressure to produce content at such pace to satisfy the public’s appetite for news in the information age.”
Since its launch in 2007, the UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards scheme has received over 1,200 entries from business journalists across print, broadcast and online media outlets in Ireland.
The winner of each category will be honoured at a luncheon awards ceremony at The Westbury Hotel on Monday, 4th December, with each category winner receiving a €1,000 cash prize.
Below is the full shortlist for 2017: