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Terror attack coverage features strongly in journalism award nominations

Journalists who covered the Manchester Arena terror attack are in line for honours at this year’s O2 Media Awards for the North West.

There are six individual and team award nominations for Manchester Evening News staff, including Best Daily Newspaper and Best On-Line journalism, following their coverage of the tragedy in May.

As well as the MEN, the Knutsford Guardian and Lancashire Post have been shortlisted in the Most Memorable (Print) category for their coverage of the attack.

Writers and photographers at the Liverpool Echo and North Wales Daily Post also feature strongly with a dozen nominations in total.

The MEN has been nominated for its Manchester terror attack coverage

The MEN has been nominated for its Manchester terror attack coverage

Nicola Green, Director of Corporate Affairs at O2 said: “The volume and standard of entries this year has been unprecedented. Judges had the monumental task of selecting a shortlist from hundreds of exceptional portfolios.

“We want to thank all those, who by entering the competition each year, continue to make an O2 Award so highly prized in the media industry. We look forward to announcing the best of the best at the awards night in Manchester.”

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Image of the Year (Still photography)
Colin Lane – Liverpool Echo
Ian Cooper – Liverpool Echo and Daily Post
Jason Roberts – Liverpool Echo
Stuart Walker – CN Group
Vincent Cole – Manchester Evening News

Image of the Year (Moving pictures)
Dave Guest – BBC North West Tonight
Jake Harvey – That’s Lancashire
Martin Brough – The Sentinel, Stoke

Best Writer
Louise Allonby – North West Evening Mail
Michaela Robinson Tate – CN Group
Richard Ault – The Sentinel, Stoke
Natalie Walker – Lancashire Post

Young Journalist (Print)
Tom Belger – Liverpool Echo
Connor Dunn – Liverpool Echo
Lee Wilde – Tameside Reporter
Kate McMullin – Liverpool Echo
Becky Loton – The Sentinel, Stoke

Young Journalist (Broadcast)
Inzy Rashid – BBC Radio Manchester
Matt Jones – Radio City
Elizabeth Baines – That’s Lancashire
Beth Excell – That’s Lancashire
Michael Worrall – ITV Granada Reports

Broadcast Presenter
Graham Liver – BBC Radio Lancashire
Roger Johnson – BBC North West Tonight
Lucy Meacock – ITV Granada Reports

TV Journalist
Paul Faulkner – That’s Lancashire
Clare Fallon – BBC North West Tonight
Amy Welch – ITV Granada Reports
Sarah Rogers – ITV Granada Reports

Best Team (Broadcast)
BBC Radio Manchester
That’s Lancashire
Key 103

Best Team (Print)
North West Evening Mail
Lancashire Post
Manchester Evening News

News Reporter (Print)
Caroline Barber – North West Evening Mail
Alistair Houghton – Liverpool Echo
Joe Thomas – Liverpool Echo

News Reporter (Broadcast)
Andy Gill – BBC North West Tonight
Mel Barham – ITV Granada Reports
Elaine Wilcox – ITV Granada Reports
Andy Bonner – ITV Granada Reports

Most Memorable (Print)
Knutsford Guardian – Arena bomb victim & Osborne resigns
Manchester Evening News – Arena bomb coverage
North West Evening Mail – Zoo deaths investigation
Lancashire Post – Arena bombing

Most Memorable (Broadcast)
BBC Radio Manchester – Manchester Arena bomb
BBC North West Tonight – Manchester Arena bomb
Radio City – Paul Nuttall exposed
Global Radio – Manchester Arena bomb

Community Journalism
Warrington Guardian
2BR
Tameside Reporter
Radio City

Radio Journalist
Kate West – BBC Radio Manchester
Amy Scarisbrick – Key 103
Anna Hodges – Global Radio
Tim Padfield – BBC Radio Lancashire

Best Newspaper (Daily)
Bolton News
Lancashire Telegraph
Manchester Evening News
North West Evening Mail

Best Newspaper (Weekly)
Westmorland Gazette
Cumberland News
Leyland Guardian
Warrington Guardian
Crewe Chronicle

Sports Journalist (Print)
Jon Colman – News & Star, Carlisle
Tyrone Marshall – Lancashire Telegraph
Andrew Simpson – Northwich Guardian

Sports Journalist (Broadcast)
Mike Hall – ITV Granada Reports
Chris Hall – ITV Granada Reports
Stuart Pollitt – BBC North West Tonight

On-Line Journalism
Manchester Evening News
Liverpool Echo
Southport Visiter
Liverpool Echo – What’s On Team
Adam McClean – ITV Granada Reports

Community Publication
Tameside Reporter
Asian Image
Good News Liverpool

Best Magazine
Business Post – Trinity Mirror
Lancashire Life – Archant
Primary Knowledge – Oldham Chronicle
Carlisle Living – CN Specialist Magazines
Staffordshire Life – Staffordshire Newspapers

O2 Stand Out Award
Knutsford Guardian
David Jones – Glossop Reporter
Ian St. John – Radio City

Best Programme (News & Factual)
ITV Granada Reports – Manchester Arena Bomb
BBC North West Tonight – Manchester Arena Bomb
True North – Mystery of the Man on the Moor

Best Programme (Sport)
Made in Liverpool – Across the Park
ITV Granada Reports – Olympic/Paralympic Parade
Radio City – Fight Disciples

Best Entertainment Programme
True North – The Lie Detective
BBC Radio Lancashire – Alfie Boe
True North – Teen Mom UK

Specialist Publication
Business Post – Trinity Mirror
The Place To Be – The Sentinel, Stoke
All Together Now
Primary Knowledge – Oldham Chronicle
Portrait of Cumbria – CN Specialist Magazines

Vlog/Blogger Award
Samantha Yarwood – MEN Media/Trinity Mirror
Sarah Hodgson – Daily Post
Rachael Bland – BBC North West Tonight
Mike Parsons & Matt Turner – Warrington Guardian
Jodie Murray & Tom Atterton – BBC North West Tonight

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  • October 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    MEN coverage was of the very highest quality – surefire winners….

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