Kathryn Torney

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Kathryn Torney is Deputy Editor of The Detail and Data Editor of Detail Data. 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. 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.

The Belfast school ‘peace fence’: 10 years on

In May 2008, a ‘peace line fence’ was erected in the grounds of Hazelwood Integrated Primary after Catholic homes were attacked close to the school. Ten years on, the 25ft-high interface barrier i...