The Online Media Awards draws entries from all over the world. This reflects that fact that in the world of online, there are no international boundaries. With that in mind, we have created a judging panel broad in scope, experience and international culture. The 2013 panel will be revealed shortly.
Noel Young says he is one of the few journalists who has never worked for a newspaper with a declining sale. From his first berth with the Sunday Post, then in the Guinness Book of Records with the world's highest penetration of its target audience (around 95%), to his stint with the Daily Mirror, when it passed 5 million daily and finally as editor of the Glasgow Sunday Mail, when it peaked at 903,000, the path has always been up.
VP, CNN International Digital Services
Bill Hagerty received his journalism training on local newspapers in East :London before joining Reynold’s News, the now defunct national Sunday paper that was about to relaunch as the “compact” Sunday Citizen.
A brief period at the Daily Sketch was followed by a move to the Daily Mirror, where, after spells as features editor and then a writer travelling the world to interview major film and music stars of the day, he became an assistant editor of the paper. He subsequently filled similar roles at the Mirror Group’s other titles, the Sunday Mirror and The People. Leaving the Group in 1985, he ran the features department and then the Sunday edition of Today newspaper before rejoining Mirror Group in as deputy editor of the Sunday Mirror. He filled the same role at the Daily Mirror where he was also acting editor before editing The People, 1991-92. Since then he has reviewed film and theatre for a number of newspapers and magazines, edited two magazines on contract, written extensively on the media and worked as a consultant for Tribune. Since 2002 he has edited the British Journalism Review, a forum for the news media that is read throughout the English-speaking world. Recently he edited for publication all four volumes of Alastair Campbell’s Downing Street diaries. He is a member of to the editorial committee of the London Evening Standard and a director of the London Press Club.
He is now the Chairman of the British Journalism Review.
Tim is the MD & Co-Founder of Dextrous Labs, a company specialising in product development for smartphone and tablet devices.
He worked for the Telegraph Media Group for 5 years, as Digital Publisher, Telegraph.co.uk and he then led the development of the group's mobile products for iPad, iPhone and Android as The Telegraph's Director, Mobile Product Development.
From The Telegraph, he joined Tigerspike as Client Strategy Director, EMEA where he worked with Al Jazeera, The Economist, Haaretz, Emirates and American Express - helping them to develop and enhance their mobile product strategies. Prior to this, Tim worked within the technology sector for Nettec Plc and Volantia and consulted on businesslink.gov.uk for the Department of Trade and Industry and NHS Choices for the Department of Health. Tim was the Managing Director for Dr Foster Research, a data and healthcare information analytics company.
Tim has an MBA from Imperial College, London.
Previously the director of the World Association of Newspapers and now director of The Byrne Partnership is the company that delivers the MSQ - Media Skills Qualification.
EX NMA Editor
Liz Vercoe’s career has encompassed trade and consumer journalism both as a writer and editor, most recently as the theatre critic for now the sadly defunct News of the World, travel writer, and an editorial consultant for a number of charities.
SUSAN CANTOR has dedicated her career to helping companies build brands, enter new strategic territories and creatively problem-solve so that they could achieve greatness in their categories. Over the last seven years in her entrepreneurial venture, THINKTOPIA®, SUSAN has worked with some of the world’s most beloved and prominent brands, including Levi’s, Wrigley, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, American Express, PayPal and others. Her strategy and innovation work on these clients, coupled with her broad global experience, makes her one of the world’s premiere branding
Jim is one of the world’s leading advisors to news media organisations on how to develop in both product and practice. This includes publishers, broadcasters, governmental organisations, trade associations and suppliers.
Chris Boffey has been news editor or head of news at four British national newspapers. the Sunday and Daily Mirror, The Sunday Telegraph and the The Observer. His reporting career started in the provinces before he moved to Fleet Street in 1978.
He covered the British Falklands War against Argentina from South America, worked extensively in Northern Ireland at the height of The Troubles and was a war correspondent attached to the British armed forces during the first Iraq war. His early career was spent on tabloid newspapers and he later moved on to broadsheet publications.
He also spent two years as a special adviser to a UK cabinet minister. He is now a media consultant and speech writer.
Editor of British Journalism Review and judging the Outstanding Digital Team of the Year category.
Member of the British Journalism Review and a media reporter for The Guardian who has written about digital publishing since 2002. She will be judging the Outstanding Digital Team of the Year Category.
Member of the British Journalism Review and he will be judging the Outstanding Digital Team of the Year Category.