About

The Detail is an investigative news and analysis website dedicated to in-depth reporting on issues of vital public interest.

Our not-for-profit platform, established in 2011, is a multi-award winning digital media organisation committed to delivering challenging journalism.

The Detail's core areas of investigation include health, education, politics, justice & crime, government accountability, and the legacy of conflict in Northern Ireland.

We draw funding from philanthropic, public and private sources, with recent project funders including our parent company Below The Radar Ltd, BIG Lottery NI, Atlantic Philanthropies and the Community Relations Council.

We can then maximise our ability to fuel progressive debate by providing our work for free to the public and by cooperating with other media outlets.

Media platforms can request permission to republish our content by contacting our Editor on [email protected] and giving prominent reference to The Detail as being the source of any republished content.

We are dedicated to fair, accurate reporting, but we are not neutral on the issues of the day, in that we believe public service journalism should promote accountability, equality and good government.

We want to challenge dominant narratives that are at odds with the facts, by producing reports and analysis that can change the conversation.

Noteable Awards

Digital News Platform of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2016 — The Detail

Columnist of the Year, Winner, CIPR NI Media Awards 2016 — Steven McCaffery

Digital Journalist of the Year, Winner, CIPR NI Media Awards 2016 — Kathryn Torney

Regional Journalism award, The Royal Statistical Society's Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards 2016 - Kathryn Torney

Digital Journalist of the Year, Silver, CIPR NI Media Awards 2016 — Niall McCracken

Specialist Journalist of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2016 — Cormac Campbell

Columnist of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2016 — Steven McCaffery

Online Editor of the Year, Commendation, Online Media Awards — Steven McCaffery

Specialist Website of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2015 — Niall McCracken

Digital Journalist of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2015 — Niall McCracken

Scoop of the Year, Silver Award, CIPR NI Media Awards 2015 — Niall McCracken

Campaign of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2015 — Niall McCracken

Digital Platform of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2015 — TheDetail.tv

Regional Journalism award, The Royal Statistical Society's Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards 2015 — Kathryn Torney

Best Local/Regional News Site 2015, Online Media Awards in — London

Specialist Journalist of the Year and Campaign of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2014 - Kathryn Torney

Digital Journalist of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2013 - Kathryn Torney

Online winner, The Royal Statistical Society's Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards 2013 - Kathryn Torney

Newcomer of the Year, CIPR NI Media Awards 2011 — Niall McCracken

Steven McCaffery named 'Editor of the Year' at major awards

EDITOR of The Detail Steven McCaffery was last night named Editor of The Year at the prestigious Online Media Awards in London. The award was announced at a ceremony at the Marriott Grosvenor Squa...