Kathryn Torney is Editor of The Detail. She started her journalism career in 1996 as a graduate trainee with the Belfast Telegraph. She was appointed education correspondent for the newspaper in 1999 and held this post until the end of 2010. She joined The Detail in January 2011 and headed up the Detail Data project from 2015 to 2018. Kathryn has a special interest in data journalism and Freedom of Information.
Kathryn was shortlisted and received an honorary mention in the international Data Journalism Awards 2012. She was also shortlisted for the same awards in 2013 and was named Digital Journalist of the Year in the CIPR NI Media Awards 2013. The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) named Kathryn as the online winner of its 2013 Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards for her investigation into segregation in Northern Ireland’s schools. She had double success at the 2014 NI Media awards winning awards for Campaign of the Year and Specialist Journalist of the Year. Kathryn was the regional journalism winner in 2015 of the RSS' Statistical Excellence in Journalism Awards for her project examining suicide deaths in Northern Ireland. She won the regional RSS award again in 2016 for her article on women travelling from Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic for abortions in other parts of the UK. Kathryn was also named Digital Journalist of the Year at the CIPR NI Media Awards 2016. She was shortlisted as a finalist in Amnesty International's Media Awards in 2016 and 2018.
Previously Deputy Editor and Data Editor, Kathryn was appointed Editor in August 2018.
AN examination of key statistics relating to North Belfast makes for grim reading. They include a high number of suicide deaths, low educational outcomes, poor health and high deprivation levels....