• New Irish journalism award

    As pointed out by Adrian on Twitter, there’s a new journalism award on the scene in Ireland.

    There are 14 categories in total, 13 of which have ‘Journalism’ in the title and the other being a Lifetime Achievement Award for journalism, which begs the question – why are they called The National Media Awards and not the National Journalism Awards?

    Anyway, the deadline for entries is Friday 24th April and the event itself is due to take place in The Shelbourne Hotel on 24th June.

    One thing potential candidates should note – you have to be a paid-up NUJ member if you want to participate. Also, as Adrian points out above, there’s currently no prize listed so winning may not be a way to ride out the recession either.