Media Awards: Online Media Awards

THE Scottish Sun has been named among the winners of an awards competition celebrating the best of online media.

The paper took the title, Best Brand Development, at the Online Media Awards, run by the Glasgow-based media and marketing magazine, The Drum.

The Guardian website and were among the main winners. The Herald & Times Group was commended in the Best Commercial Innovation category, while the Edinburgh Evening News was among the finalists for the Best Specialist Site for Journalism award.

The Scottish Sun was also a finalist in the Best National/World News Site, Best Twitter Feed, Best App (for smart phone or tablet) and Best Designed Site categories.

The winners and nominations list reads:

Grand Prix – Website of the Year

The Guardian


Chairman’s Award

Online Editor of the Year

Winner: Anna Doble

Channel 4 News

Nominated: Benjamin Lee

Nominated: David Moynihan

Digital Spy

Nominated: Jason Mils


Nominated: Julian Kossoff

IBTimes UK

Nominated: Steve Fowler

Auto Express & Carbuyer

Nominated: Tamsin Kelly


Digital Writer of the Year

Winner: Geoff White

Channel 4 News

Nominated: David Gilbert

IBTimes UK

Outstanding Digital Team of the Year


Commended: Al Jazeera

Nominated: Interactive Olympians

International New York Times

Nominated: VICE Media

Best Site for News-Led Journalism

Winner: BBC News Online

Commended: The Wall Street Journal

Commended: Sky News

Nominated: AOL UK Ltd

For The Huffington Post UK

Nominated: Financial News

Nominated: Hearst Magazines UK

For Digital Spy

Nominated: IBTimes UK

Nominated: ITV


Best Specialist Site for Journalism

Winner: Gannett Digital


Commended: Financial Times

For fastFT

Commended: Sinfini Music


Nominated: Al Jazeera

For Al Jazeera English

Nominated: Emap


Nominated: Energy Live News

Nominated: Roads & Kingdoms

Nominated: Royal Society of Chemistry

For Chemistry World

Nominated: Tech City News

Best Local/Regional News Site

Winner: BBC Online – East Midlands

Commended: BBC News Online East

Commended: The Detail

Nominated: Belfast Telegraph


Nominated: Bristol Culture

Nominated: Derby Telegraph


Nominated: Edinburgh Evening News


Nominated: ITV CENTRAL


Nominated: KM Group

For KentOnline

Nominated: Newsquest

For Lancashire Telegraph

Nominated: South Wales Argus


Nominated: Stonebow Media

For The Lincolnite

Best National/World News Site

Winner: The Guardian


Commended: AOL UK Ltd

For The Huffington Post

Commended: Channel 4 News/ITN


Nominated: The Wall Street Journal

Nominated: IBTimes

Nominated: International New York Times

Nominated: ITV


Nominated: The Scottish Sun

Best Campaigning/Investigative Journalism

Winner: The Guardian

For The Guardian – The NSA Files

Commended: Emap

For Nursing Times Speak Out Safely

Commended: Telegraph Media Group

For Too Much of a Good Thing

Commended: UNHCR/Yahoo

For Zaatari: A Day in the Life, by UNHCR/Yahoo

Nominated: Exaro

For The Murdoch recording

Nominated: Financial Times

For Financial Times Austerity Audit

Best Commentary/Blogging

Winner: The Guardian

For Guardian Live Blogs

Commended: Channel 4 News/ITN

For Paul Mason’s Dispatches from the Culture Wars, Channel 4 News

Nominated: AOL UK Ltd

For The Huffington Post UK

Nominated: WSJ MoneyBeat Blog

Nominated: IBTimes UK

For Lianna Brinded, Business Editor at IBTimes UK

Nominated: iMediaEthics

For David Moore

Nominated: Saxo Bank –

For | Multi-asset social trading, financial news and commentary

Best Video Journalism

Winner: VICE Media


Commended: UNHCR/Yahoo

For Zaatari: A Day in the Life

Nominated: BBC News Online

Nominated: Telegraph Media Group

For Boomtown USA

Nominated: Channel 4 News/ITN

For Channel 4 News

Nominated: Telegraph Media Group

For Drone footage of floods

Best Designed Site

Winner: Get The Gloss

Nominated: The Scottish Sun

Best Twitter Feed

Winner: BBC News Online

For @BBCBreaking

Commended: Squawka

For Squawka Football

Commended: VICE Media

Nominated: The Scottish Sun

Nominated: Yahoo

For Yahoo Celebrity UK

Best Use of Social Media

Winner: Channel 4 News

For Philippines family reunited – #c4newspopup – #WT4

Commended: Bauer Media/Heat


Commended: ITV


Nominated: Dennis Publishing

For Auto Express

Nominated: The Times and Sunday Times

For The Times and Sunday Times Twitter directories

Nominated: Yahoo

For Yahoo Celebrity UK

Best Use of Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism

Winner: BBC News Online

For BBC News Online Winter Watch

Commended: The Guardian

For GuardianWitness

Nominated: The Exeter Daily

For The Daily UK Ltd

Nominated: The Times and Sunday Times

The Times #TubeStrike Map

Best Brand Development

Winner: The Scottish Sun

Commended: IBTimes UK

For Ian Silvera – Business Reporter

Best Commercial Innovation

Winner: Dennis Publishing

For Adnostic

Commended: Herald & Times, Glasgow

For HeraldScotland 2.0

Technical Innovation

Winner: Channel 4 News/ITN

For #DataBaby – Technical Innovation

Commended: Squawka


Nominated: Immediate Media Co

For Immediate Media’s App Publishing System

Nominated: Royal Society of Chemistry

For Chemistry World

Best App – for smart phone or tablet

Winner: Financial Times

For FT App

Commended: Apptitude Media

For British Journal of Photography app (BJP+)

Nominated: Bleacher Report

For Bleacher Report’s Team Stream App

Nominated: BBC Worldwide / Immediate Media Co

For BBC Top Gear – iPad

Nominated: Immediate Media Co/ BBC Worldwide

For BBC Good Food Magazine

Nominated: Radio Times

For Radio Times, DiscoverTV

Nominated: The Times and Sunday Times

For The Times and The Sunday Times tablet app

Nominated: Yahoo

For Yahoo News Digest (UK)

Nominated: The Scottish Sun

Best Freelance Writer

Winner: Simon Hooper

For Al Jazeera English Online

Nominated: Yvette Caster


Best Photographer

Winner: David Rose

For Telegraph Media Group

Commended: Anna Draper

For Lincolnshire Echo

Best Lifestyle/Leisure News Site

Winner: Radio

Commended: Financial Times

For How To Spend It

Commended: ShortList Media


Nominated: Bauer Media


Nominated: Company Magazine

Nominated: The Guardian


Nominated: Yahoo

For Yahoo Lifestyle UK

Best Business/Finance Site

Winner: Forbes Media

For The Transformation of


Nominated: Financial Times


Nominated: The Pharma Letter

Nominated: The Wall Street Journal

Nominated: Saxo Bank


Nominated: Prolific North

Best Health/Education News Site

Winner: BACP

Native Advertising Solution/Campaign of the Year

Winner: The Economist

Nominated: Forbes Media

For Forbes BrandVoice