Journalists honoured in Inaugural UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards

Date: 07 Nov 2007

Business Journalist Awards Winners
Pictured left to right are: Young Journalist of the Year Winner: Mark Paul, Sunday Times Business Comment Winner: Brian Carey, Sunday Times Specialist Business Reporting Winner: Niall Brady, Sunday Times Regional Business Reporting Winner: Alison Donnelly, Evening Echo Business News Winner: Kathleen Barrington, Sunday Business Post Business Feature Winner: Arthur Beesely, Irish Times Business Broadcast Winner: John Murray, RTE Radio One

Tuesday 6th November, 2007: Over 100 entries were received in the first ever business journalist awards supported by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. The Dean, Professor Tom Begley, and members of the judging panel presented each winner with their award and a cheque for €1,500 at a reception today. The winners and shortlisted entrants were:

Business News

Winner: Kathleen Barrington, Sunday Business Post  

Shortlisted: Nick Webb, Sunday Independent and Aine Coffey, Sunday Times

 Business Comment

Winner: Brian Carey, Sunday Times

Shortlisted: Ciaran Hancock, Irish Times and Arthur Beesley, Irish Times

 Business Feature

Winner: Arthur Beesely, Irish Times

Shortlisted: Aine Coffey, Sunday Times and Mark Paul, Sunday Times

 Business Technology

Winner: Adrian Weckler, Sunday Business Post

Shortlisted: John Kennedy, Silicon Republic

 Business Broadcast

Winner: John Murray, RTE Radio One, The Business

Shortlisted: Emma Mc Namara, RTE and Diarmaid Fleming, BBC Dublin

 Specialist Business Reporting (marketing, personal finance and recruitment)

Winner: Niall Brady, Sunday Times

Shortlisted: Bill Tyson, Sunday Tribune and Laura Slattery, Irish Times

Young Journalist of the Year

Winner: Mark Paul, Sunday Times

Shortlisted: Ian Kehoe, Sunday Business Post and Laura Noonan, Irish Independent

 Regional Business Reporting

Winner: Alison Donnelly, Evening Echo

 Commenting on the entries Mr Lochlann Quinn, Chair of the Judging Panel said:

 “The judges were impressed with both the volume and the standard of entries. Business journalism has a hugely important role to play in Ireland and it is not always an easy one. The judging panel fully appreciate the difficulties associated with breaking a great news story or effectively translating a complex business issue. Naturally there can only ever be one winner in any category and special congratulations go to our winners. The competition was steep and you deserve praise for winning.”

Also speaking at the awards, Professor Tom Begley, Dean UCD Business Schools said “UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School believes that business journalism has a valuable and important role to play in corporate Ireland and these awards are about recognising that role.   I would like to congratulate all of those who have been shortlisted and awarded today. The School looks forward to supporting these awards in the years to come and hopes you and your colleagues will continue to enter”.

 


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