The Drum Online Media Awards 2017

10th February 2017

Here at The Handbook, we are big believers in the exciting developments that come with online information. You know the drill, you get on the tube in the morning, coffee in hand, and scrawl through your phone. Articles are being shared across various platforms, from The Huffington Post and the BBC, saturating your newsfeed, telling you everything from current affairs to hilarious reactions to the Beyonce baby bombshell. You may consider these websites unbeatable, consistently breaking online news and information, but you’d be surprised to know, it can be the smallest sites that break the biggest news.

That’s why we’ve teamed up to sponsor The Drum Online Media Awards, alongside The British Journalism Review, TINT, The Drum’s Recommended Agency Register, and The Drum Network to identify some of the boldest, innovative and original purveyors of news and views from across the world. Now in its seventh year, the 2017 judges include Anna Watkins of MoFilm, Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post UK Stephen Hull, Channel 4’s Jon Snow, The Global Editor of Little Black Book Laura Swinton and many other top industry professionals.

The categories range across the spectrum of online publication, from Online Editor of the Year, Best B2C News Site and Most Effective Media Tool, to Best Use of Social Media and Best Online Editorial Campaign of the Year. The Drum’s Online Media Award demonstrates an understanding of a digital age and how mediums such as marketing and publishing are moving forward. Nominations are open now, so if you are a publisher or online editor and fancy competing against the best in your profession, The Drum Online Media Awards is your chance.

Entries are open online now at and are open to international entry. Nominations close 24 February 2017

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