The Lincolnite and Lincolnshire Reporter shortlisted in the Online Media Awards

The Lincolnite has been shortlisted for the Best Local News Site in the 2017 Online Media Awards.

Sister title Lincolnshire Reporter has also been shortlisted in the Best Launch of the Year category after its debut last Summer.

This is the fourth shortlist in this category for The Lincolnite after nominations in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well. The Lincolnite also won the special Chairman’s Award in the 2013 Online Media Awards.

This year, The Lincolnite’s new look website launched in Spring 2016, is shortlisted in the Best Local News Site category alongside major local and regional titles including London Evening Standard, Liverpool Echo, Belfast Telegraph, ITV News Central, Wales Online, Bristol Cable, Peterborough Telegraph and Warrington Guardian.

Lincolnshire Reporter launched in July 2016 and has quickly captured audiences across the region, which was recognised through the shortlist in the Best Launch (or Relaunch) category. Here, Lincolnshire Reporter is shortlisted against industry heavyweights including The Independent, The Sunday Times, Financial Times, Glasgow Live, The i Paper, Sky Sports and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Daniel Ionescu, Managing Editor of The Lincolnite and Lincolnshire Reporter, said: “These shortlists in the Online Media Awards alongside major national and international players is a testament that young teams can not only compete nationally but also innovate as well as serve their communities. It’s a proud day at the Stonebow Media offices and a good occasion to celebrate with cake!”

Emily Norton, Associate Editor of The Lincolnite, said: “To be shortlisted for best local/regional news site is a huge achievement for the team. The Lincolnite is an ever-innovating and valued online service for Lincoln, producing timely, quality and multi-media journalism around the clock. The team are extremely proud to see this recognised.”

The winners of the Online Media Awards will be announced on June 1 at a ceremony at Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in London.