Belfast Telegraph nominated for three national awards
The Belfast Telegraph's quality journalism has been recognised after being shortlisted for a number of prestigious national awards.
The Society of Editors Regional Press Awards for 2014 yesterday revealed the finalists from across the UK.
The Belfast Telegraph's front page coverage on the death of former First Minister and DUP leader Ian Paisley which had the headline: 'Goodbye, Big Man' led to it being nominated for the best front page of the year. The newspaper is also in the running for UK Website of the Year and the Digital Award.
Meanwhile, the Belfast Telegraph's sister paper the Sunday Life has also been nominated for Daily/Sunday newspaper above 25,000 circulation.
Sunday Life's Ciaran Barnes will compete against five other journalists from across the UK for the specialist writer of the year award. Reporter Patricia Devlin has also been shortlisted for Scoop of the Year for her coverage on convicted drugs mule Michaela McCollum.