London, UK. May 15, 2013 — M2M Now.biz has been named today as a finalist in the 2013 Online Media Awards. The list of nominations includes some of the biggest names in journalism, including New York Times, Channel 4, Sky, USA Today, CNN, MSN, The Guardian, Times, BBC, al–Jazeera and Huffington Post.
While the shortlist features global names, the awards also recognise regional and specialist sites such as M2M Now.biz, Belfast Telegraph, Herald & Times Glasgow, the Lincolnite, Pink News, Grazia, Heat and Company Magazine, all of which are also competing for this year’s awards.
The Times and Sky News lead the way with 10 nominations each, while Channel 4 News/ITN has eight and al-Jazeera five, with BBC News, Financial Times, Metro, Huffington Post and Reuters close behind.
Entries were judged by a 21-strong international panel including Noel Young, owner of ReportBoston.com; Bill Hagerty, Chairman of British Journalism Review; Nick Wrenn VP, CNN International Digital Services; Tim Rowell, previously digital publisher at the Telegraph Media Group; Eamonn Byrne previously the director of the World Association of Newspapers; Chris Boffey former news editor at the Sunday and Daily Mirror, The Sunday Telegraph and The Observer; and David Mill, former Online Editor of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, to name a few.
The awards, now in their third year, are organised by The Drum, sponsored by iomart Group, IE School of Communications and supported by NUJ, Society of Editors and the British Journalism Review.
According to the organisers these awards identify the cleverest, boldest and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world and reward the best in online news and journalism.
Gordon Young, publisher of The Drum and organiser of the awards, said: “This year’s fantastic list of nominations truly reflects the rapid development and investment in the online side of the publishing business. They provide strong evidence that publishers are understanding the online dynamic and pushing the boundaries into new and exciting territories. The standard and variety of entries has been extremely high this year and this has ensured a high calibre shortlist. Our judges really have had their work cut out in terms of deciding who will pick up the prestigious awards in June.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, 12 June at the Emirates Stadium, London. The nominations can be found online at www.onlinemediaawards.net and the categories include:
Best Business / Finance News Site
- Construction Enquirer
- Progressive Customer publishing for economia
- WKM Ltd for M2M Now.biz