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Royal Central among finalists for prestigious journalism award

Royal Central is among ten finalists in the best specialist site for journalism category as part of the Drum Online Media Awards, which celebrates the very best in online journalism.

Royal Central, which celebrates its fifth birthday this year, is the world’s most popular source for news on the British Royal Family and monarchies of the world.

With total readership tripling in little over a year, the efforts of our contributors and editors have been recognised with the nomination which “identifies the cleverest, boldest and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world.”

A lavish awards ceremony will be held in Central London on June 1st when the winner will be announced.

Previous winners of Drum awards have included some of the biggest and most innovative names in journalism.

Last year, winners included Al Jazeera, the Guardian and Bloomberg.

Royal Central’s Editor-in-Chief, Charlie Proctor, said: “The fact that we have made it through the rigorous nomination process to become finalists in this prestigious award is an acclamation to all of our writers and contributors who give up their own time to provide quality news on monarchies from around the world.

“From humble beginnings in 2012 when we were lucky to get 10,000 views a month, we now get 10,000 views every few hours as a result of the high-quality news, breaking stories and analysis we provide.

“We are up against some excellent candidates in the final, and making it this far is a huge commendation for all of the work we have produced.”

A full list of finalists in the the best specialist site for journalism category are as follows:

Alphr “Covering the amazing technologies that are changing the way we work and the way we live.”

Dennis Publishing“One of the world’s fastest-growing independently owned media companies.”

Carbon Brief“Analysis and fact-checking of energy policy and climate change science, with a focus on the UK.”

Energy Voice“All the latest news, analysis and expert opinion from the oil, gas and renewables industries.”

Global “Media & entertainment group, proud parents of Heart, Capital FM, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Gold, LBC, Global TV and Global Entertainment.”

Good Therapy “A leading online therapist directory and mental health resource dedicated to promoting ethical therapy and reducing stigma.”

EnergyDesk“Reporting on climate change and the environment from Greenpeace.”

IMediaEthics “International media ethics news site.”

Refinery29 “World leader in fashion, health, entertainment and beauty news.”

Royal Central“The world’s leading news site on the British Royal Family and the Monarchies of the world.”

  • Lesleyc

    Well done! Hopefully, if there’s a cash prize you’ll be able to spring for someone to proof read your articles.

    • UF

      Wow. Talk about a left-handed compliment.
      (Ok. I confess. I was going to say a little something about editing and particularly English translations but I chickened out. Thought I’d belay it until I saw if they won. LOL ☺

      • Lesleyc

        LOL – I now look for the mistakes !

  • UF

    Congratulations and best of luck. You’ve certainly demonstrated you are worthy. Fingers crossed.

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