Online Media Awards shortlisting for ‘street newspapers’ body

THE Glasgow-based HQ of ‘street newspapers’ sold around the world by people who are experiencing poverty, including homelessness, has secured a nomination in annual awards celebrating the best of online media.

The International Network of Street Papers – which includes The Big Issue magazine in its roster – has been nominated in the Best Specialist Site for Journalists category of the Online Media Awards, which are run by the Carnyx group, publishers of The Drum media and marketing magazine, and which is also based in Glasgow.

Among the nominations, The Times leads the way with 15 nominations while The Sunday Times has eight and The Guardian seven, with BBC, Press Gazette, Thomson Reuters and Huffington Post close behind.

While the shortlist features global names such as Yahoo, Washington Post and the New York Times, the awards also recognise regional and niche sites such as the Manchester Evening News, Wales Online, Bristol 24/7,, Nursing Times and Company Magazine.

The awards, now in their second year, are organised by The Drum and supported by Press Association, Society of Editors, NUJ and Hold the Front Page.

The winners will be announced on the 21st of next month.

The shortlist reads:

Best Brand Development

Emap, for Student Nursing Times

The Times

Best Campaigning / Investigative Journalism

Exaro News

International Business Times UK

Press Gazette

The Sunday Times

The Times

Best Commentary/Blogging

Channel 4 News, for FactCheck

The Huffington Post UK

New Statesman

Reuters Breakingviews

Trinity Mirror Regionals, for Dale Street Associates

The Times

Best Commercial Innovation

Mindful Money

Newsquest South-west London, for School Correspondents

The Times

Best Designed Site

Red Online

The Sunday Times

Thomson Reuters Foundation, for AlertNet – The World’s Humanitarian News Site

The Times, for The Times iPad app

Trinity Mirror Regionals, for WalesOnline

Best Local/Regional News Site


Manchester Evening News

Northcliffe Digital, for

Best National News Site

The Guardian

The Sunday Times

The Times

Best Site for News-led Journalism

BBC News website

Los Angeles Times

The Guardian

Mail Online

New York Times

Sky News

The Sun

The Sunday Times


The Times

Wall St Journal

Washington Post

Best Specialist Site for Journalism


The Economist

Financial Times

Guardian Datastore

International Network of Street Papers

Nature News & Comment

Press Gazette


Reuters Breakingviews

Red Online

Best Technical Innovation

The Guardian, for iPad edition

Financial Times, for FT web app

Newsquest South-west London, for Croydon Guardian e-Xtra

The Times, for The Times Word Nerd

Best Twitter Feed

BBC News, for @BBCBreaking

Comic Relief, for @sportrelief

The Guardian, for Paul Lewis @paullewis

Nature Publishing Group, for @NatureNews

Yahoo!, for @YahooOmgUK

The Times, for @timesfashion

The Sunday Times, for @TheSTStyle

Best Use of Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism

BBC News website, for BBC UGC hub for Syria protests

Blottr, for the people powered news service

The Guardian, for Guardian coverage of the England riots

Mindful Money

The Times, for The Times’ Cities Fit for Cycling

Best Use of Photography

The Times

The Sunday Times

Best Use of Social Media

AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Company Magazine

The Guardian

Press Gazette


South Wales Argus

The Times

Best Video Journalism

BBC News

IOP Publishing, for Physics World

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Times

The Sunday Times

Digital Writer of the Year

Andrew Pugh, Press Gazette

Murad Ahmed, The Times

Online Editor of the Year

Ananyo Bhattacharya, Chief Online Editor, Nature News & Comment

Carla Buzasi, Editor-in-chief, AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Carrie Tyler, Editor,

Dominic Ponsford, Editor, Press Gazette

Gordon Thomson, Editor, The Sunday Times

Jon Bernstein, Deputy Editor, New Statesman

Tom Whitwell, Online Editor, The Times

Steve Herrmann, Editor, BBC News website