Over 80% of journalists actively use Twitter

O2 North West Media Awards 2012 review above…

Working with the Maps4News.com, looking to find media professionals interested in its potential, I have established that Twitter would be a good media channel for saying hello…

I needed an opportunity to prove my theory and so decided to research the nominees for the O2 North West Media Awards and found that at least 85% of those involved have used Twitter at least once in the last 2 days!

After researching the list it seemed an ideal opportunity to reinforce the value of both the maps & the interactive overlay I have come across by having some fun with both… enjoy… SocialMediaCompetition.com

O2 north west competition map

2013 NOMINEES for
O2 North West Media Awards

New Media Journalist of the Year

  • Andy Downton – Heart FM
  • Mark Thomas – The Post, Liverpool
  • John Scheerhout – Manchester Evening News

Young Journalist of the Year

  • Richard Wheatstone – Manchester Evening News
  • Adam McLean – ITV Granada
  • Joe Thomas – Liverpool Echo
  • Rachel Flint – Chester Chronicle
  • Daniel Hewitt – ITV Granada

Feature Writer of the Year

  • Vickie Scullard – Bolton News
  • Roger Lytollis – News & Star/ Cumberland News
  • Steve Canavan – The Gazette, Blackpool

News Reporter of the Year

  • Aasma Day – Lancashire Evening Post
  • Sarah Collins – 2BR/The Bee
  • Jennifer Williams – Manchester Evening News
  • John Siddle – Liverpool Echo

Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Free)

  • Saddleworth Independent
  • Wirral Globe
  • Leigh Journal
  • Champion Newspapers

Weekly Journalist of the Year

  • Carmella De Lucia – Chester Chronicle
  • Ellis Butcher – Westmorland Gazette
  • Rachel Flint – Chester Chronicle
  • Ellie Cullen – Crewe Chronicle
  • Oliver Clay – Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News

Photographer of the Year

  • Robert Binder – Lancashire Telegraph
  • Darren Robinson – Oldham Evening Chronicle
  • Jason Roberts – Liverpool Echo & Post
  • Gareth Jones – Liverpool Echo & Post
  • Phil Rigby – CN Magazines

Emerging Talent Award

  • Anthony Sabanskis – University of Bolton
  • Ian O’Brien – Blackburn University College
  • Joshua Worrall – Cronton Sixth Form College
  • Emily Burgin – University of Salford

Radio Journalist of the Year

  • Mair Thomas – Heart North West
  • Mick Coyle – City Talk 105.9
  • Steve Becker – BBC Radio Lancashire

Scoop of the Year

  • Rachel Townsend – Granada Reports (George Osborne ‘Ticketgate’)
  • Radio City & City Talk – (Don’t Bet On It)
  • Jennifer Williams – Manchester Evening News (The Cavemen of 2013)

Specialist Publication of the Year

  • Lancashire Life
  • All Together Now
  • Business Insider
  • Warrington Guardian Weekend Magazine

Specialist Writer of the Year

  • Jayne McCubbin – BBC North West Tonight
  • Alistair Houghton – Liverpool Post & Echo
  • Ben Turner – Liverpool Echo

Sports Journalist of the Year

  • William Watt – The Gazette, Blackpool
  • Suzanne Geldard – Lancashire Telegraph
  • Greg O’Keeffe – Liverpool Echo
  • David Chisnall – ITV Granada

Editorial Team of the Year

  • Lancashire Evening Post (Preston Guild)
  • Liverpool Echo (Hillsborough)
  • The Farm (BBC Sport)

TV Broadcast Journalist of the Year

  • Sarah Rogers – ITV Granada
  • Dan Hewitt – ITV Granada
  • Dave Guest – BBC North West
  • Adam McLean – ITV Granada

Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Paid For)

  • The Post, Liverpool
  • Westmorland Gazette
  • Cumberland News

Daily Newspaper of the Year

  • Daily Post Wales
  • Bolton News
  • Liverpool Echo

Thank you.


Jonathan L DaveyJonathan L Davey
The Berkshire Blog
“Saying hello to strangers so you don’t have to!”
07717 820823

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