Press Gazette Among Nominees in Online Media Awards

Press website and magazine, the Press Gazette, has secured five nominations in a competition which seeks to recognise the best in online journalism.

The Online Media Awards – run by Glasgow-based The Drum media and marketing magazine – includes former Scotsman and Sunday Herald editor, Andrew Jaspan, among its judges, along with David Mill, former online editor of Mirror Group; Noel Young, former group managing editor of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail; Charles McGhee, former editor of The Herald; and Jim Chisholm, former director of the World Association of Newspapers.

The winners will be announced on the 23rd of next month.

Says The Drum's founder, Gordon Young, in a statement issued by the magazine: “As online services develop there is no doubt that the quality of the journalism will ultimately decide which platforms are simply a flash in the pan and which ones endure.

“That is why it is important that there is an event to recognise and celebrate who is getting it right.

“The standard of entries has been extremely high and this has ensured a high octane shortlist. Our judges really have their work cut out in terms of deciding who will pick up the prestigious awards next month.”

The nominees are:

Online Editor of the Year

Dominic Ponsford, Editor,

Rachel Purkett, Online Editor, and

Gordon Thomson, Editor,

Martin Ashplant, Online Editor,

Best Site for News-led Journalism

Best Specialist Site for Journalism

Best Campaigning/Investigative Journalism for Wikileaks for Insight investigations by the Sunday Times

Best Commentary/Blogging for All the Life of London on our Blogs

Best Video Journalism

Best Designed Site

Best Twitter Feed




Best Use of Social Media

BBC London

Best Use of Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism

BBC London for Mapping the Tube Strike – with your help

Social Business Group for MindfulMoney

Best Use of Photography

Best Commercial Innovation

Digital Writer of the Year

Adrian Warner, BBC London

Tom Edwards, BBC London

Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor, The Daily Telegraph

Kurt Barling, Barling's London (BBC)

Dominic Ponsford, Editor,

Best Podcast – Non League Football Show

Technical Innovation –

The Sun for The Sun for iPad