The Detail named best regional news site at major awards event

THE Detail has been named Best Local/Regional News Site at the prestigious Online Media Awards.

The awards, organised by media and marketing title The Drum, recognise the best in online news and journalism.

The winners and commended entries were announced last night at a ceremony at the Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel in London.

The event attracted entries from some of the world's leading websites including Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Times, CNN, USA Today, Sky, Channel 4/ITN, ITV, Sunday Times, BBC and Reuters.

Editor of The Detail Steven McCaffery said: "This prestigious award is a great recognition of the work of everyone associated with The Detail and all those who have supported our journalism.

“The Detail featured among a list of award winners that included major international media organisations, showcasing the diversity, strength and innovation that marks out today's online media world.

“Congratulations to all those who were winners, commended or shortlisted."

ITV News Central, BBC News Online – North East and BBC News Online – North West were all commended in the Local/Regional News Site category.

Al Jazeera and the BBC were awarded in multiple categories including Outstanding Digital Team of the Year and Best National/World News Site respectively.

VICE News won website of the year– the top accolade selected from all of the winners.

The full list of award winners is available here.

Meanwhile, seven entries from The Detail have been shortlisted in this year’s CIPR NI Media Awards. The winners will be announced in The MAC Belfast on June 26th.