People Newspapers featured prominently in the nominations for this year’s Irish Local Media Awards, which were announced on Friday.
or more than 500 entries were received in 14 editorial and business categories in print and digital publications across Ireland, with People Newspapers – Wexford People publishers, New Ross Standard, Enniscorthy Guardian, Gorey Guardian, Wicklow People and Bray People – receiving five nominations.
Journalist Maria Pepper was nominated for Feature of the Year for her three-page special “Parental Alienation.” “Home in our Hearts”, which took place last December, was nominated in the Best News Series category, while “We Miss You”, a series that took place at the start of the pandemic, was nominated. in the Best Innovation category.
People Newspapers’ ePaper campaign, which launched in May 2020, won two award nominations – Best Ad Campaign and Best Innovation.
People Newspapers is part of the Mediahuis Ireland Regionals. The group secured an unprecedented total of 12 nominations. Local Ireland is the representative organization of 42 paid print and online newspaper publishers across the country.
Jury President Ine Kerr said: âFor the past two years when the world was chaotic and unpredictable, what was consistent and stable in people’s daily lives was their local newspaper.
âThis year’s nominees demonstrate the ability of local Irish newspapers to meet unprecedented challenges and deliver quality, public service-oriented journalism. The nominees represent the best of local Irish journalism today.
The prizes, which are sponsored by the National Lottery, will take place on Thursday, November 11 at the Bloomfield House hotel, near Mullingar.