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The Times, Guardian and Wall Street Journal among Online Media Awards nominations

The nominations have been revealed for the Online Media AwardsThe nominations have been revealed for the Online Media Awards

Some of the biggest names in journalism including Mail Online, the BBC and Wall Street Journal have today been announced among the finalists for this year's Online Media Awards.

The Times leads the way with 15 nominations while The Sunday Times has eight and The Guardian seven. You can see the full list of nominations in each category below.

While the shortlist features global names such as Yahoo, the Huffington Post and the New York Times, the awards will also recognise regional and niche sites with the likes of the Manchester Evening News, Wales Online and Bristol 24/7 competing for awards.

The awards, now in their second year, are organised by The Drum and supported by Press Association, Society of Editors, NUJ and Hold the Front Page.

Gordon Young, editor of The Drum, 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 winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Emirates Stadium in London on Thursday 21 June. For more information visit www.onlinemediaawards.net

Website of the Year (Grand Prix)
Announced at the Awards ceremony in June.

Chairman’s Awards
Chosen by the chairman of the judging panel, Noel Young as his personal favourite and announced at the Awards ceremony in June

Best Brand Development

Emap
For Student Nursing Times

The Times

Best Campaigning / Investigative Journalism

Exaro News

International Business Times UK

Press Gazette

The Sunday Times

The Times

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

belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Bristol24-7

thebusinessdesk.com/yorkshire/

lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

Leedsstudent.org

thelincolnite.co.uk

liverpoolecho.co.uk

Manchester Evening News

Northcliffe Digital
for www.thisiscornwall.co.uk

southwalesargus.co.uk

walesonline.co.uk

Best National News Site

The Guardian

The Sunday Times

The Times

Best Site for news-led Journalism

BBC News website

Los Angeles Times

The Guardian

Mail Online

New York Times

Sky News

The Sun

The Sunday Times

Telegraph

The Times

Wall St Journal

Washington Post

Best Specialist Site for Journalism

theartsdesk.com

Bloomberg

The Economist

Financial Times

Guardian Datastore

International Network of Street Papers

Nature News and comment

Press Gazette

Wired

Reuters Breakingviews

Red Online

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 Twitter feed

BBC News
For @BBCBreaking

Comic Relief
For @sportrelief

The Guardian
For Paul Lewis @paullewis

Nature Publishing Group
For @NatureNews

Yahoo!
For @YahooOmgUK

The Times
For @timesfashion

The Sunday Times
For @TheSTStyle

Best Use of Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism

BBC News website
For BBC UGC hub for Syria protests

Blottr
For the people powered news service

The Guardian
For Guardian coverage of the England riots

Mindful Money

The Times
For The Times' Cities Fit for Cycling

Best use of Photography

The Times

The Sunday Times

Best Use of Social Media

AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Company Magazine

The Guardian

Press Gazette

Metro

South Wales Argus

The Times

Best Video Journalism

BBC News

IOP Publishing
For Physics World

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Times

The Sunday Times

Digital Writer of the Year

Andrew Pugh
Press Gazette

Murad Ahmed
The Times

Online Editor of the Year

Ananyo Bhattacharya
Chief Online Editor
Nature News & Comment

Carla Buzasi
Editor-in-chief
AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Carrie Tyler
Editor
ELLEuk.com

Dominic Ponsford
Editor
Press Gazette

Gordon Thomson
Editor
The Sunday Times

Jon Bernstein
Deputy Editor
New Statesman

Tom Whitwell
Online Editor
The Times

Steve Herrmann
Editor
BBC News website

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