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Regional publishers in line for online awards

The South Wales Argus, Trinity Mirror Regionals and Newsquest South West London are among the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Online Media Awards.

All three will be going up against national opposition in the annual awards, which are supported by HoldtheFrontPage, the Society of Editors, the Press Association and the NUJ.

Trinity Mirror Regionals has been nominated in the Best Commentary category, for Liverpool-based blog Dale Street Associates, and in Best Design for Wales Online.

The Argus makes it onto the shortlist for Best Use of Social Media, as well as being one of 11 nominees for Best Regional News Site.

Newsquest South West London wins two nominations, one for Best Commercial Innovation and another for Best Technical Innovation.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Emirates Stadium in London on Thursday 21 June.

Chairman of the judges Gordon Young said:  “This year’s nominations truly reflect the rapid development and investment in the online side of the newspaper publishing business.  They provide strong evidence that publishers are really beginning to understand the online dynamic.”

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

The full list of nominees can be viewed at   Below are a selection of the categories involving regional press entrants.

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 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 Use of Social Media

AOL Huffington Post Media Group
Company Magazine
The Guardian
Press Gazette
South Wales Argus
The Times


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  • May 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Extra digital, super Highfield, online only, web centric Johnston Press are conspicuous by their absence.

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  • May 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Great to see the good old South Wales Argus up against the might of The Times, The Guardian and the Huffington Post – and great to see a newspaper which has retained its brand on line.

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