52 Finalists of the Malta Journalism Awards 2016 announced

The announcement of the finalists at the House of Representatives in Valletta

The announcement of the finalists at the House of Representatives in Valletta


The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IĠM) announced the names of the 52 finalists who reached the final stage among the 100 participants who took part in the annual journalism competition, the Malta Journalism Awards.

This is the 26th consecutive edition that the Institute of Maltese Journalists is organising. Over the years, this competition has grown and today there are 16 categories.

Several leading institutions and companies sponsor the Malta Journalism Awards year after year. Among these are the Broadcasting Authority, HSBC Bank Malta, The Farsons Foundation, SmartCity Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, GreenPak Coop Society, Crystal Finance Investments Limited, Brittania Tours, the Good Causes Fund
For the first time this year, the Malta Gaming Authority and Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Persuni b’Diżabilità have joined the other sponsors with their support and assistance to enable these awards to be organised.

IGM Treasurer Mr Mario Sviavone

IGM Treasurer Mr Mario Sviavone

The jury of this edition chose these finalists, listed below in alphabetical order.

Print Journalism – News
sponsored by HSBC Bank Malta plc
Joe Mikallef
Caroline Muscat
Victor Vella

Press Photography
sponsored by The Farsons Foundation
Roberto Runza
Mark Zammit Cordina
Darrin Zammit Lupi

Travel Journalism
sponsored by Brittania Tours
CVC Media
Keith Demicoli
Roberto Runza/Frank Psaila
Xarabank

Broadcast Journalism – Television Script – News
sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority
Keith Demicoli
Net Newsroom
Nigel Mifsud

Broadcast Journalism – Television Script – Features
sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority
Ruth Castillo
Xarabank
Mario Xuereb

Broadcast Journalism – Film
sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority
PBS Newsroom
Jan Mifsud
Xarabank

Broadcast Journalism – Radio
sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority
Andrew Azzopardi
David Bonello
George Cremona
Mario Xuereb

Cultural Journalism – Print
sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority
Lino Bugeja
Noel D’Anastas
Veronica Stivala
Victor Vella

Cultural Journalism – Broadcasting
sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority
Ruth Amaira
CVC Media
Graziella Ellul

Sports Journalism – Print
sponsored by Crystal Finance Investments Limited
Kevin Azzopardi
Lino Bugeja

Sports Journalism – Broadcasting
sponsored by the Good Causes Fund
Chris Micallef
Nigel Mifsud
Rodney Vassallo

Sports Photography
sponsored by The Malta Gaming Authority
Domenic Aquilina
Mark Zammit Cordina
Paul Zammit Cutajar

e-Journalism
sponsored by SmartCity Malta
Catherine Aquilina
Martha Carabott/Graziella Ellul
Nigel Mifsud

Opinion Articles
Andrew Azzopardi
Lino Bugeja
Kristina Chetcuti

Environment Journalism
sponsored by GreenPak Coop Society Limited
Alan Deidun
Keith Demicoli
Caroline Muscat

Award to Recognise Ethical and Positive Disability
sponsored by Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Persuni b’Diżabilità
Yendrick Cioffi/George Cremona
Norma Saliba
Veronica Stivala

The jury is preparing its detailed report on the submissions and their level of journalism, which will be made public on the final night when the awards are presented. The composition of the jury will also be announced on the day. This year the presentation ceremony will be held on Saturday, 21st May, 2016, at The Palace Hotel, Sliema.

The winners of the Best Use of the Maltese Language in Broadcast and Print Media category will be announced during the presentation evening. This category is sponsored by the Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Malti.

During the same ceremony the winner of the Gold Award will also be announced. This honour is given to a person following a nomination before a jury that considers that he/she went beyond the normal required practices of journalism during his/her career. The Gold Award is sponsored by the Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism, has been presented since 1998.

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