The Detail named Northern Ireland's top media website

The Detail editor Ruth O'Reilly with Kyle Cromie (L) & Gary McKeown (R)

The Detail editor Ruth O'Reilly with Kyle Cromie (L) & Gary McKeown (R)

THE Detail has been named Northern Ireland’s Media Website of the Year.

The award was presented at the annual Coca-Cola CIPR NI Media Awards in The MAC on Friday.

Commenting on the website, which topped the News Website sub-category, the judges said: “The Detail covers hard hitting investigative stories that bring issues into the limelight and really gets under the skin of a story.”

Kathryn Torney with Joris Minne from JPR (L) & Gary McKeown (R)

Kathryn Torney with Joris Minne from JPR (L) & Gary McKeown (R)

Our reporter Kathryn Torney was also named Digital Journalist of the Year for her data journalism projects on gun ownership in Northern Ireland, the religious make up of our schools and parking tickets.

Commenting on her work, the judges said: “Interesting story angles that matter to the audience. A sleuth at facts, figures and findings and brings it back geographically to those that click online.”

Last month, another Detail reporter was honoured in the Northern Ireland Attorney General’s Justice in the Media Awards.

Barry McCaffrey was awarded the Overall Justice Media Award for his work on the use of solitary confinement in Northern Ireland’s prisons.