The winners of the 2022 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards were announced yesterday at awards ceremony in the Mansion House.
The annual industry awards, which are run by NewsBrands Ireland and supported this year by Google News Initiative, were hosted by broadcaster Matt Cooper and members of the Journalism Awards judging panel announcing the winners. Catherine Martin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media was also in attendance.
“These awards acknowledge the enormous contribution of journalism in our society across many platforms including print, digital, audio and video. They are a reminder and recognition that journalism is a public good that at its best informs us as citizens, engages us as a society and rightly challenges our public representatives and public institutions.
“Reputable news sources are entrusted with a vital role in our society. The work of the news media sector has been crucial in combating disinformation by reliably reporting on events in an unbiased and factual manner. As citizens, we derive enormous benefit from this work,” Minister Martin said.
In all, 23 category awards were announced, and the prestigious overall Journalist of the Year award was presented to Daniel McConnell from the Irish Examiner. Announcing the Journalist of the Year winner for 2022, on behalf of the members of the independent judging panel, Claire Grady, Chair of the Judging Panel, said that: “Today’s winners represent the best of journalism in Ireland today…..important stories, insightful analysis, gripping commentary, not forgetting the stories which entertain us and brighten our day. Many underscore the role of journalists as watchdogs in our society.
2022 Journalism Awards winners
Arts Journalism & Criticism: Kate Demolder, The Sunday Times
Business Journalist: Mark Paul, The Irish Times
Campaigning Journalism: Irish Examiner
Crime Journalist: Patrick O’ Connell, Sunday World
Broadsheet Columnist: Gene Kerrigan, Sunday Independent
Popular Columnist: Roy Curtis, Sunday World
Digital Innovation: Local News Project, Mediahuis Ireland
Broadsheet Features: Rosita Boland, The Irish Times
Popular Features: Debbie McCann, The Irish Mail on Sunday
Foreign Coverage: Daniel McLoughlin, The Irish Times
Front Page: The Irish Sun
Headline: Irish Daily Star
Investigative Journalism: Aaron Rogan and Daniel Murray, Business Post
Newspaper Magazine: Sunday Independent Life Magazine
News Reporter: Shane Phelan, Irish Independent
Political Journalist: Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner
Scoop: Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner
Showbiz Journalist: Eugene Masterson, Sunday World
Broadsheet Sports Journalist: Paul Kimmage, Sunday Independent
Popular Sports Journalist: David Coughlan, Irish Daily Star
Best Video Journalism: Mark Condren, Owen Breslin, and team, Mediahuis Ireland
Podcast of the Year: The Lost American, Irish Examiner
Young Journalist of the Year: Ciara Phelan, Irish Mirror
Journalist of the Year: Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner