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Thursday / 8 February / 2018

Wales Media Awards 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2018 Wales Media Awards www.walesmediaawards.co.uk has been announced.

A team of more than 30 independent judges worked their way through almost 200 entries in 19 categories from individual print, online, radio and television journalists and from newspapers, web outlets and broadcasters to make their selection.

The shortlist (not in order of merit) is: 

Magazine of the Year

Wales Business Insider

Swansea Bay Business Life

Western Mail Weekend Magazine

Camera Operator of the Year

Dai Baker, C4 News

Jenny Casterton, BBC Cymru Wales

Lewis Jones, ITV Cymru Wales

 

Independent Community News Outlet of the Year

Caerphilly Observer

Cwmbran Life

Inksplott

 

Feature Writer of the Year

Ceri Jackson, BBC Cymru Wales

Katie Sands, Media Wales

Ruth Mosalski, Media Wales

 

Digital Journalist of the Year

George Herd, BBC Cymru Wales

Katie Sands, Media Wales

Will Hayward, WalesOnline

 

News Photographer of the Year

Chris Fairweather, Huw Evans Picture Agency

Don Jackson-Wyatt, NWN Media

Gareth Everett, Huw Evans Picture Agency

 

On-line News Reporter of the Year

Sponsored by Comtek Sorrento Networks

Katie Sands, Media Wales

Rhiannon Beacham, BBC Cymru Wales

Will Hayward, WalesOnline

 

Print News Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Comtek Sorrento Networks

Gemma Parry, South Wales Evening Post

James McCarthy, Media Wales

Mari Jones, Daily Post

 

Radio News Reporter of the Year

Sponsored by Comtek Sorrento Networks

Brendon Williams, BBC Radio Wales

Colette Hume, BBC Radio Wales

Sarah Moore, BBC Radio Wales 

 

TV News Reporter of the Year

Sponsored by Comtek Sorrento Networks

Carl Edwards, ITV Cymru Wales

Colette Hume, BBC Cymru Wales

Rob Osborne, ITV Cymru Wales

 

News Website of the Year

Sponsored by Google

BBC Cymru Fyw, BBC Cymru Wales

BBC Wales News Online, BBC Cymru Wales

WalesOnline

 

Daily/Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Sponsored by Western Power Distribution

Daily Post

South Wales Echo

Western Mail

 

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

Sponsored by Western Power Distribution

Cambrian News

County Times

Western Telegraph

 

Specialist Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Welsh Government

Caleb Spencer, Cambrian News

David Grundy, BBC Cymru Wales

James Crichton-Smith, ITV Cymru Wales

 

Political Journalist of the Year

David Williamson, Media Wales

Martin Shipton, Media Wales

Rachel Flint, BBC Cymru Wales

 

Sports Journalist of the Year

Ben James, Media Wales

Chris Wathan, Media Wales

Paul Abbandonato, Media Wales

 

Young Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Aston Martin

Estel Farell-Roig , South Wales Argus

Katie Sands, Media Wales

Thomas Brown-Lowe, ITV Cymru Wales

Ed Townsend Student Journalist of the Year Award

Sponsored by the National Union of Journalists

Elen Hannah Davies, Cardiff University

Kelly Gumbley, University of South Wales

Liam Ketcher, Cardiff University

 

Radio News & Current Affairs Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Camelot

Eye on Wales, BBC Radio Wales

Post Cyntaf, BBC Radio Cymru   

Sunday Supplement, BBC Radio Wales 

TV News & Current Affairs Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Camelot

ITV Wales at Six, ITV Cymru Wales

Week In, Week Out: OCD – An Actor’s Tale, BBC Cymru Wales

Week In, Week Out: Parents Who Catch Paedophiles, BBC Cymru Wales 

                               

Story of the Year

Katie Sands, Adam Walker and Steffan RhysMedia Wales

James Crichton-Smith, ITV Cymru Wales

Nicola Hendy & Rob Osborne, ITV Cymru Wales

The winners of each category, along with the winners of the Journalist of the Year and Outstanding Contribution Awards, will be announced at a prestigious black tie ceremony hosted by broadcaster Huw Edwards at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff, on 23 March 2018.

The evening is the major Welsh fundraiser for the Journalists’ Charity, which supports working and retired journalists in urgent need with advice, grants and other forms of financial assistance.

Tickets to include drinks reception and three course dinner are available at http://bit.ly/2Beftqt

 

The Wales Media Awards are organised with the generous support of a range of sponsors and partners including lead sponsor Comtek Sorrento Networks, a North Wales based company which provides repairs, spares and support to the telecoms, datacoms, and network service industry.

Other sponsors are Aston Martin, Camelot, Google, the National Union of Journalists, Welsh Government and Western Power Distribution.

The Awards are organised by sponsors Spencer David, and further support has come from Celf Design, Cleartech Live, Mercure Holland House Hotel and Natasha Hirst Photography.

 

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