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Cassone selected as a finalist in 2013 Online Media Awards

— May 2013

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Cassone has been selected as a finalist in the Online Media Awards 2013

Cassone is in the company of some of the biggest names in journalism, including New York Times, Channel 4, Sky, USA Today, CNN, MSN, The Guardian, The Times, BBC, al–Jazeera and Huffington Post, all of which have today been announced among the finalists for this year's Online Media Awards.

While the shortlist features global names, the awards also recognize regional and niche sites and it is in the section 'Best lifestyle/leisure news' category that Cassone has achieved a place as a finalist.

Cassone is one of eight finalists in this category, the others being Bight Media Limited for BOYD, Financial Times for 'How to Spend It', Giant Digital ltd for, / Hearst UK for, Hearst Magazines UK  for, Hearst Magazines UK For, and MSN UK for MSN UK

Entries were judged by a 21-strong international panel including Noel Young, Owner of; Bill Hagerty, Chairman of British Journalism Review; Nick Wrenn VP, CNN International Digital Services;  Tim Rowell, previously digital publisher at the Telegraph Media Group; Eamonn Byrne previously the director of the World Association of Newspapers; Chris Boffey former news editor at the Sunday Mirror and Daily Mirror, the Sunday Telegraph and the Observer and David Mill, former editor Online Editor of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, to name a few.

The awards, now in their third year, are organized by The Drum, sponsored by iomart Group, IE School of Communications and supported by NUJ, Society of Editors and the British Journalism Review.

These awards identify the cleverest, boldest and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world and reward the best in online news and journalism

Gordon Young, publisher of The Drum and organizer of the awards, said:

This year's fantastic list of nominations truly reflects the rapid development and investment in the online side of the newspaper publishing business.  They provide strong evidence that publishers are understanding the online dynamic and pushing the boundaries into new and exciting territories.

The standard and variety of entries has been extremely high this year and this has ensured a high calibre shortlist. Our judges really have had their work cut out in terms of deciding who will pick up the prestigious awards in June.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony on Wednesday 12 June at the Emirates Stadium, London.

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