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UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards - 2016 Shortlist

  • Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2016

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UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has announced the shortlisted business journalists for the 2016 Business Journalist Awards. The awards scheme, now in its 10th year, is run in conjunction with the Business Journalist Association of Ireland (BJAI) and are sponsored by open eir. The purpose of the awards scheme is to honour excellence in Irish business journalism across the media spectrum, with entries submitted by nominees themselves or on behalf of journalists by editors or peers and are adjudicated by an independent panel of judges comprising business, journalism, economic and academic leaders.

Commenting on the awards, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD College of Business said: “This year saw a record number of entries and, once again, the standard of writing and analysis was of an exceptional standard. The shortlist reflects a body of work which contributes to our collective understanding of important business, financial and economic issues that shape our lives.”

Carolan Lennon, Managing Director, open eir, awards sponsor and member of the judging paneladded: “I congratulate all shortlisted journalists for this year’s awards. The standard of journalism each year continues to impress the judging panel with its insight, analysis and writing that informs the public on key issues of the day.”

Since its launch, the UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards scheme has received over 1,000 entries from business journalists across print, broadcast and online media outlets in Ireland. The winner of each category will be honoured at an awards ceremony at The Shelbourne Hotel on Monday, 5th December with each category winner receiving a €1,000 cash prize.

Shortlist 2016

Category A: Business News Story of the Year
Jack Horgan-Jones -The Sunday Business Post
Barry O'Halloran - The Irish Times
Mark Tighe -The Sunday Times

Category B: Economic Commentator/Business Analyst of the Year
Brian Carey - The Sunday Times
Stephen Kinsella - Sunday Business Post
Donal O'Donovan - Irish Independent

Category C: Business Feature of the Year
Paul Colgan - UTV Ireland
Gavin Daly - The Sunday Times
Jack Horgan - Jones Sunday Business Post
Simon Rowe - Sunday Independent

Category D: Specialist Business Reporter of the Year
Will Goodbody - RTÉ News
Eoin Lowry - Irish Farmers Journal
John Mulligan - Irish Independent
Colette Sexton - Sunday Business Post

Category E: Business Interview of the Year
Emma Kennedy - The Sunday Business Post
Tom Lyons - The Sunday Business Post
Barry Whyte - The Sunday Business Post

Category F: Upcoming Journalist of the Year
Cianan Brennan - The
Leanna Byrne - The Sunday Business Post
Paul O’Donoghue -

Category G: Technology Reporter of the Year
Marie Boran - The Irish Times
Gordon Hunt - Silicon Republic
Emmet Ryan - The Sunday Business Post

In addition to the seven categories above, an Outstanding Achievement Award will be announced at the awards ceremony.This honorary award recognises a journalist who, throughout his or her career, has enhanced the understanding of business in Ireland and inspired others during their career. The previous winners of this award were: Matt Cooper, Richard Curran, Frank Fitzgibbon, Brendan Keenan, Damien Kiberd, and Cliff Taylor.

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