O2 Media stars of 2019 unveiled

North West finalists prepare for showdown

The Liverpool Echo and ITV Granada Reports both feature strongly in this year’s O2 Media Awards North West list of finalists.

There are multiple nominations too for BBC North West Tonight and its sister radio stations, across both news and sports categories, while regionally based programme makers LA Productions and Blakeway North lead the way in entertainment and drama.

In a record breaking year more than 420 entries were received across the different categories.

“The O2s showcase excellence in news, sport, entertainment, social and community media and applaud the growth of creative industries in the North West. Whether it’s writers delivering grassroots journalism or programme makers winning national acclaim, the awards highlight the impact the media has on our communities,” said Nicola Green, Director of Corporate Affairs at O2.

This year’s presentation evening will be held at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, Manchester, on Thursday, November 7. BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin and Dave Massey, O2’s Senior Corporate Communications Manager, will host the evening.

For more details on the presentation evening and also ticket information contact Rossiter Media on 01829 741371 or by e-mail request to O2mediaawards@rossitermedia.co.uk

The O2 Media Awards North West 2019 nominees are:

O2 Emerging Talent

  • Stacey Copeland – ITV Granada Reports
  • Kerry Parvin – BBC North West Tonight
  • Josh Stokes – ITV Granada Reports 

News Reporter

  • Amy Fenton – The Mail
  • Mari Jones – Daily Post
  • Matt O’Donoghue – ITV Granada Reports
  • Liam Thorp – Liverpool Echo

Writer

  • Helen Johnson – Manchester Evening News
  • Neal Keeling – Manchester Evening News
  • Roger Lytollis – The Cumberland News
  • Jimmy McGovern & Gillian Juckes – LA Productions
  • Paddy Shennan – Liverpool Echo
  • Rob Smith – ITV Granada Reports

Entertainment Programme

  • BBC Factual, Salford – Home Front Heroes
  • BBC Factual, Salford – Watchdog Live
  • Blakeway North – Greatest Chocolate Adverts
  • Radio City Talk – Dad’s Hour
  • True North – Teen Mom UK

Community Newspaper

  • Saddleworth Independent
  • Tameside Reporter
  • Whitehaven News

Video Journalism

  • Vincent Cole – Manchester Evening News
  • Global’s Newsroom North West
  • Dave Guest – BBC North West Tonight

Most Memorable

  • BBC Radio Lancashire – Seagull Rescue
  • ITV Granada Reports – Ricky Hatton
  • Liverpool Echo – Six Stone Man

News Programme

  • BBC North West Tonight – Police Special
  • Global’s Newsroom North West – Life After Murder
  • ITV Granada Reports – Homelessness
  • ITV Granada Reports – Stalking
  • ITV Granada Reports – Suicide Special

Documentary

  • BBC Factual, Salford – Sex Map of Britain
  • Blakeway North – The Foreign Doctors Are Coming
  • Blakeway North – ‘My Life, I Will Survive’
  • Title Role Productions – Paedophile Hunters

Sports Programme

  • BBC North West Tonight – The Kennedy Who Changed The World
  • BBC Radio Manchester – Bolton/Bury Special
  • Global’s Newsroom North West – Champions League Final
  • ITV Granada Reports – Aintree

Radio Programme

  • Cheshire Live – ‘Really I’m Fine’
  • Global’s Newsroom North West – Life After Murder
  • Global’s Newsroom North West – Right To Die
  • Radio City – Lost Childhoods

Magazine

  • Carlisle Living – Newsquest Cumbria
  • Cheshire Living – Newsquest Cheshire
  • Cumbria Life – Newsquest Cumbria
  • Cumbria Magazine – Dalesman Publishing Ltd.

Specialist Publication

  • Business Post – Liverpool Echo
  • Farmer – Newsquest Cumbria
  • Inspiring Lancashire – Lancashire Post
  • Lancashire Business View

TV Journalist

  • Abbie Jones – BBC North West Tonight
  • Dave Guest – BBC North West Tonight
  • Hannah Miller – ITV Granada Reports
  • Matt O’Donoghue – ITV Granada Reports
  • Amy Welch – ITV Granada Reports

Young Journalist (Broadcast)

  • Charanpreet Khaira – ITV Granada Reports
  • Kerry Parvin – BBC North West Tonight
  • Mike Stevens – BBC Radio Lancashire
  • Layla Wright – Radio City & BBC Radio 4

Young Journalist (Print)

  • Emilia Bona – Liverpool Echo
  • Isobel Cotogni – Warrington Guardian
  • Catherine Murphy – Liverpool Echo
  • Stephen Topping – Northwich Guardian

Sports Journalist

  • Jon Colman – News & Star/Cumberland News
  • Tom Evans – Liverpool Echo
  • Chris Hall – ITV Granada Reports
  • Matt Jones – Radio City
  • Matt Scrafton – The Blackpool Gazette

Drama/Factual Drama

  • LA Productions – Care
  • LA Productions – Clink
  • LA Productions – Moving On

Daily Newspaper

  • The Blackpool Gazette
  • Lancashire Post
  • Liverpool Echo
  • The Sentinel

Photograper

  • Steve Bould – The Sentinel
  • Vincent Cole – Manchester Evening News
  • Colin Lane – Liverpool Echo
  • James Maloney – Liverpool Echo
  • Stuart Walker – News & Star/Cumberland News

On-Line Media

  • BBC North West Digital Team
  • Liverpool Echo Live Newsroom
  • North Wales Live

Community Award

  • Cheshire Live – Cervical Cancer Campaign
  • Chorley Guardian – Project Feed Chorley
  • Hits Radio – Fill Food Banks
  • The Sentinel – The Way We Were

Broadcast Presenter

  • Mick Coyle – Radio City
  • Roger Johnson – BBC North West Tonight
  • Graham Liver – BBC Radio Lancashire
  • Tony Morris – ITV Granada Reports

Rachael Bland Vlogger/Blogger Award

  • Nicola Adam – JPI Media
  • Sarah Hodgson & Owen Evans – Daily Post
  • Bethan Shufflebotham – The Sentinel
  • Samantha Yarwood – Manchester Evening News

Columnist

  • Nicola Adam – Lancashire Post
  • Jenny Amphlett – The Sentinel
  • Mike Hill – Lancashire Post
  • Sue Lee – Liverpool Echo

Weekly Newspaper

  • The Cumberland News
  • Manchester Evening News On Sunday
  • Northwich Guardian
  • Westmorland Gazette

Factual Programme

  • BBC North West Tonight – The Church That Changed
  • Blakeway North – Who Needs A Man When You’ve Got A Spray Tan?
  • ITV Studios – 63 UP
  • Title Role Productions – All Inclusive – Is It Worth It?

Team of the Year

  • ITV Studios – 63 UP
  • Liverpool Echo – Champions League
  • The Sentinel – Commercial Editorial

Radio Journalist

  • Andy Bell – BBC Radio Manchester
  • Paul Doward – Radio City
  • Mike Gaffney – Global’s Newsroom North West
  • Eloise Linford – Hits Radio
  • Mike Stevens – BBC Radio Lancashire