Climate Home News wins online media award

At a prestigious UK journalism awards ceremony, CHN was named best specialist or local news site of 2018, beating bigger rivals like BBC East of England

Climate Home News' editorial team at our offices in London (yes those are fake plants) (Photo: CHN)


Climate Home News was named best specialist and local news site at The Drum Online Media Awards on Tuesday night.

Also nominated were comparably massive sites like Pink News, BBC East of England, the Belfast Telegraph and the Trinity Mirror. But a heavyweight panel of judges rewarded CHN’s keen global reportage and mission to spread it around the world.

“Quality journalism is needed now more than ever online and the winners tonight are some of the best internationally,” said editor of the year Steven McCaffery from The Detail, which was also nominated in our category.

There are a lot of people to thank for Climate Home News’ success. Our deputy editor Megan (who is definitely one of them) has done that here. I second every one of the people she mentions.

But I wanted to single out you, our readers, for a special mention. Climate change is an issue that affects and interests everyone. But there is a special, diverse community out there who care enough to follow it closely.

We are here to serve you and we are looking for better ways to do that. It’s tacky (and irresistible) to use an award as a platform to call for financial help. But we hope our new Patreon account will be much more than that. The link is here.

Members who sign up – for a small fee – will gain access to a forum we want to use to help us find new ways to respond to the needs of this community and help those who care about climate change to connect with each other.

It’s fantastic to have the work of the past years recognised. We think there is a lot more we can do and we’d like your guidance.

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