BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, Pink News, ESPN: The Drum Online Media Awards 2020 finalists

BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, Pink News, ESPN: The Drum Online Media Awards 2020 finalists

BBC, Al Jazeera, HuffPost, ITV, Channel 4, JOE Media, Pink News, ESPN and South China Morning Post are some of the many media organistions who have made the shortlist of The Drum Online Media Awards 2020.

These awards identify the cleverest, boldest and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world. This year's judging panel was chaired by The Evening Standard's Digital editor-in-chief, David Tomchak, who alongside industry experts from the BBC, UKTV, ELLE, Metro, Facebook, Digital Spy, Vice, The Sun, The Economist, ITV, Dazed Media, Bauer Media, Bloomberg and Reach PLC, finalised this year's shortlist.

In light of the current global situation, The Drum Awards are reviewing the ceremony date which was due to take place on 28 April. For updates and developments on this, please keep an eye on the awards website.

Find out if you made the shortlist below:

Outstanding Digital Team of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division: Start Here - with Al Jazeera
  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division: AJ Contrast
  • BBC World Service English: 13 Minutes to the Moon
  • Channel 4 News / ITN
  • i: inews.co.uk
  • ITV News: ITV News Digital Team
  • The Times and The Sunday Times

Editor of the Year

  • GQ: Anna Conrad
  • Grist: Nikhil Swaminathan
  • HuffPost UK: Jess Brammar
  • i: Oliver Duff
  • Immediate Media: Tim Glanfield, Radiotimes.com
  • ITV News: Stephen Hull
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation: Kieran Guilbert

Video Team of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for Al Jazeera Online - AJ Close Up
  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for Fork the System
  • BBC Global News Ltd for BBC Reel
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for Channel 4 News digital
  • CNBC International for CNBC’s digital video team fights financial illiteracy with innovative, entertaining content
  • JOE Media
  • Liverpool Football Club for LFC Video Team
  • Sky News
  • The Telegraph

Social Media Team of the Year

  • Al Jazeera English Twitter Team
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for Dispatches - digital team
  • Liverpool Football Club for LFC Social Media Team
  • PinkNews
  • Sky News
  • The Economist
  • The Telegraph for The Telegraph Social and Community Team

B2C Branded Content Team of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for Start Here - with Al Jazeera
  • Bustle Digital group for BDG Studios
  • China Global Television Network Europe Ltd for Danube - Life of a river
  • Haymarket Automotive Studio
  • JOE Media
  • Jungle Creations
  • Liverpool Football Club for LFC Branded Content Team
  • MOB Kitchen
  • South China Morning Post for Morning Studio

B2C Editorial Team of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for AJ Contrast
  • BBC Global News Ltd for BBC Reel
  • JOE Media for JOE Editorial Team

Content Creator of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for HyoJin Park and Joi Lee of "Fork the System"
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for Zahra Warsame
  • High 10 Media for Grist
  • JOE Media for Swedemason

Journalist of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division: Faras Ghani
  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division: Abdul Baqi al-Zafer
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for Ayshah Tull
  • Forbes Media: Thomas Brewster
  • i: Vicky Spratt
  • Insider: Bill Bostock
  • JOE Media: Oli Dugmore
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation: Roli Srivastava

B2C Website of the Year

  • Anthem Publishing for Why is everyone going vegan?
  • Beano Studios for Beano.com
  • OutThere for We're OutThere!
  • Reach PLC for Mirror Online
  • RT for #VictoryPages: Social Media History

Specialist News Site

  • Calvert 22 Foundation for The Calvert Journal
  • Climate Home News for On the front lines of a warming planet
  • DeSmog UK for Covering Climate, Always
  • High 10 Media for Grist
  • HRreview
  • Middle East Eye
  • Nature
  • PinkNews
  • South China Morning Post for China Tech City - Abacus

National News Site of the Year

  • Evening Standard Limited for Engaging new audiences across the globe while keeping London at our heart
  • HuffPost UK
  • inews.co.uk
  • LinkedIn for How LinkedIn's Editors Get the UK Talking
  • South China Morning Post

Best Lifestyle/Leisure News Site

  • Daily Vanity for How Daily Vanity runs a lifestyle publication like a newsroom and won over the beauty community
  • Evening Standard Limited for Evening Standard Lifestyle
  • Evening Standard Limited for Homes & Property
  • Middle East Eye for Discover: Middle East Eye

Best Local/Regional News Site

  • BBC News Northern Ireland
  • Belfast Telegraph for Brexit Voices from Northern Ireland

Best Site for News-led Journalism

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for Al Jazeera Online
  • Guardian News & Media for theguardian.com
  • HuffPost UK
  • i for inews.co.uk
  • Reuters for The revolt of Hong Kong
  • Sky News

Best Sports News Site

  • ESPN.co.uk
  • Guardian News & Media for The Guardian Sport Website
  • Liverpool Football Club for liverpoolfc.com
  • The Telegraph

Best Commentary/Blogging

  • Channel 4 News / ITN for FactCheck
  • i for inews.co.uk
  • Middle East Eye for Opinion, Middle East Eye

Breaking News Story of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for New York to Cairo – One-Way Ticket
  • BBC East Midlands for Whaley Bridge dam collapse
  • Bloomberg for Yes, Alexa is listening to you. Oh, and they're watching you too.
  • Guardian News & Media for Police called to Boris Johnson’s home
  • i for Private Finance Initiative Contracts
  • RTÉ for Dramatic days in Irish politics: General Election 2020
  • Sky News for London Bridge Terror Attack

Editorial Campaign of the Year

  • Calvert 22 Foundation for Russia Z- The Calvert Journal
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for #ClimateDebate
  • Dazed Media for The End of the Decade – 2010s
  • Guardian News & Media for The Empty Doorway - Homelessness in focus
  • i for PFI
  • Reuters for Climate Change
  • The Times and The Sunday Times for The Times Clean Air for All Campaign: Revealing the scale of Britain’s air pollution crisis

Best Campaigning/Investigative Journalism

  • BBC News Arabic for BBC Arabic Investigates
  • Bloomberg for A Tradition to Be Ashamed Of
  • Business Insider for Bill Bostock, exposing how the Saudi state used American tech platforms to restrict female freedom
  • CNN for Fighting Racism In Football
  • Guardian News & Media for The Polluters
  • i for The Women Who Can't Retire
  • i for Property Guardians
  • Reuters for Hidden Injustice
  • Reuters for Project Raven

Best Use of Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism

  • BBC News for We Are Stoke-on-Trent
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for Inside Quarantine
  • LinkedIn for How LinkedIn's Editors Get the UK Talking
  • The Times and The Sunday Times for Election In One Room: Meet the 100 people who will decide the result

Best Video Journalism

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for Close Up
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for Inside Quarantine
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for Uncovered for Facebook Watch
  • HuffPost for Between the Lines: Why Is Country Music Considered So White?
  • HuffPost for Nuns Sexually Abused These Women For Years. Now Survivors Speak Out.
  • JOE Media for British people guess how much US healthcare costs
  • Sky News for Off Limits
  • South China Morning Post for On the 'Front Line' with Hong Kong's protesters
  • The Guardian for Anywhere But Westminster
  • The Times and The Sunday Times for Britain’s collapsing coastline

Best Use of Photography

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for Faras Ghani, meet the rescuers saving migrants and refugees from a ‘sea of blood’
  • Bloomberg for The Brexit Diet
  • Bloomberg for The 310 Miles Breaking Brexit
  • RT for #Romanovs100 AR Photo Album
  • Native Advertising Campaign of the Year
  • Courageous Studios for Charles Schwab
  • Haymarket Automotive Studio for Honda UK
  • Haymarket Automotive Studio for Vauxhall UK
  • Minute Media for Kia
  • South China Morning Post for Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province
  • South China Morning Post for Singapore Grand Pix
  • South China Morning Post for Qantas Airways
  • South China Morning Post for Macao Government Tourism Office

Best Commercial Innovation

  • Axis Studios for Magic the Gathering: War of the Spark Trailer
  • Beano Studios for Beano Brain
  • Boat International Media Limited for Boat Pro
  • ESI Media: The Independent and London Evening Standard for Babylon, Bee Midtown, Edwardian Hotels, Google Digital Garage, Source London, Uber - Evening Standard's Future London
  • The Ozone Project for Building the digital advertising environment of the future

App of the Year

  • i for App of the Year - inews UK
  • RT for #Romanovs100 AR Photo Album
  • Sky News
  • Sunshine Sachs for The Weather Channel

Podcast of the Year

  • BBC World Service English for 13 Minutes to the Moon - podcast and real-time visual countdown
  • Bloomberg for The Shrink Next Door
  • Dennis Publishing for The Week Unwrapped Podcast
  • Evening Standard Limited for ‘The Leader’: An innovator in the daily podcast field
  • ITV News for Calling Peston
  • JOE Media for House of Rugby
  • Springer Nature for The Nature Podcast
  • The Guardian for Today in Focus

Best Use of Social Media

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for Viral coverage by Al Jazeera English Twitter account — #HowToSellAMassacre
  • Channel 4 News / ITN for #ClimateDebate
  • GiffGaff for #choosegiffgaff
  • Global Media and Entertainment for LBC Digital
  • PinkNews for PinkNews Snapchat General Election
  • Redfish
  • Sky News
  • The Telegraph for The Telegraph Election Coverage
  • VICE Media for Saving The Planet Through Snapchat

Technical Innovation of the Year

  • Al Jazeera Media Network, Digital Division for Could mega dams kill the mighty River Nile?
  • BBC for BBC News on smart speakers
  • BBC News Arabic for BBC Arabic Investigates
  • Boat International Media Limited for Boat Pro
  • Evening Standard Limited for Evening Standard Audio: world-first interactive audio for Google Assistant
  • Politico Europe for Politico Pro
  • The Times and The Sunday Times for Edition Builder - making it easy for our teams to focus on quality
  • VGTV for VG News

Best Designed Site

  • Calvert 22 Foundation for The Calvert Journal
  • China Global Television Network Europe Ltd for Danube - Life of a river
  • Dotdash for TripSavvy
  • PinkNews
  • RT for #VictoryPages: Social Media History
  • South China Morning Post for China Tech City - Abacus

Editorial Innovation of the Year

  • BBC for BBC News on smart speakers
  • BBC Shared Data Unit for Impact of the BBC Shared Data Unit
  • Courageous Studios for CNN SAM (Sentiment Analysis Moderator)
  • ITV News for The Rundown
  • Politico Europe for Mapping political power and influence on Twitter
  • Reach PLC - Mirror Online for Britain Talks – Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Reach Regionals
  • The News Lens for Hong Kong’s Last Stand: A Timeline of the Anti-Extradition Movement
  • The Telegraph for Telegraph Women’s Sport: A revolution in sports media

Best Launch/Relaunch of the Year

  • Channel 4 News / ITN for RATED
  • i for inews.co.uk
  • Independent.ie for Independent.ie & Belfast Telegraph Redesign
  • ITV News for The Rundown
  • PinkNews

Find out more details regarding the ceremony on The Drum Online Media Awards homepage.

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