Co-Founder & Digital Director
The Drum

"Online has revolutionised the media industry over last 20 years beyond what most imagined. This new world of online media has created huge opportunities and opened up the world to the small and brave publishers as well as redefining the landscape for established media. The Online Media Awards gives those companies the chance to show their latest innovation."

Over 25 years' involvement developing publishing enterprises and products. Deep understanding of digital, as well as technical, commercial and editorial areas. Specific knowledge of digital media, technology, product development, design, marketing, sales and editorial operations. Entrepreneurial background of launching and developing numerous publishing enterprises, publications and digital products including and

Judging panel

Anna Bassi

Editor, The Week Junior

Anna Watkins

Chief Executive

Ashley Highfield

Johnston Press

Bill Hagerty

British Journalism Review

Chris Russell


Conor McNicholas


Dietmar Schantin

Institute for Media Strategies

Esra Doğramacı

Senior Editor, Digital
Deutsche Welle

Ian Burrell

Media journalist and consultant.

Iain Hepburn

Development journalist
BBC Sport Online

James Martin

Executive editor
The Huffington Post UK

Jo Morrell

Managing Editor
The Telegraph

Jon Snow

Channel 4 News

Kate Ward

Vice President of International

Keith Walker

Digital Director, Innovation
Time Inc. UK

Kevin O'Byrne

Creative Solutions Director
Time Out

Laura Swinton

Global editor
Little Black Book

Liz Vercoe

Editor and journalist

Maggie Hitchins

Digital editor-in-chief

Megan Lucero

Director of the Local Data Lab
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Neil Hunter

Assistant Digital Editor (Operations)

Nick Creed

Co-Founder & Digital Director
The Drum

Patrick Falconer

Managing Director -United Kingdom
The New York Times

Paul Hood

Head of Digital – Technology Division

Peter Clifton

Press Association

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Seb Joseph

News Editor
The Drum

Yasir Khan