Tuesday 28 January 2020


The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IĠM) has announced the names of the 53 finalists who reached the final stage among the record number of 128 submissions for the Malta Journalism Awards.

This is the 29th consecutive edition that the Institute of Maltese Journalists is organising. Over the years, this competition has grown and in this year’s edition there are 19 categories. Several leading institutions and companies sponsor the Malta Journalism Awards year after year. Among these are the Broadcasting Authority, The Farsons Foundation, the Malta Tourism Authority, AX Hotels, Britannia Services Limited, the Good Causes Fund, the Malta Gaming Authority, the Malta Public Transport, Wasteserv, the Malta Information Technology Agency and Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti.

For the first time this year; the Parliamentary Secretariat for Youths, Sport and Voluntary Organisations has joined the above sponsors to support and assist in the organisation of these prestigious awards.

The jury of this edition chose these finalists, listed below in alphabetical order.

Category: Investigative Print Journalism

Karl Azzopardi, Maltatoday
David Hudson, Maltatoday
Victor Vella, it-Torċa

Category: Photographic Journalism – Sponsored by The Farsons Foundation

Alan Saliba, l-Orizzont
Mark Zammit Cordina, Times of Malta
Darrin Zammit Lupi, Reuters

Category: Broadcast Journalism TV Script – News

Keith Demicoli, TVM
Jonathan Farrugia, TVM
Antonia Micallef, TVM

Category: Broadcast Journalism TV Script – Features

Jonathan Farrugia,TVM
Mario Xuereb, TVM
Ruth Castillo, TVM

Category: Radio Journalism – Current Affairs

Andrew Azzopardi, Radju Malta
George Cremona, RTK
Melvic Zammit, Radju Malta

Category: Broadcast Journalism – Film

CVC Media, TVM
Joseph Mifsud, TVM
Brandon Pisani, TVM

Category: Print/Electronic Journalism – Human Stories – Sponosred by the Malta Public Transport
Karl Azzopardi, Maltatoday
Jonathan Cilia, Lovin Malta

Claudio Coleiro, l-Orizzont

Category – Broadcast Journalism – Human Stories – Sponsored by Malta Public Transport
Andrew Azzopardi, TVM 2
George Cremona, RTK

Fiorella Pace – TVM

Category: Cultural Journalism – Print – Sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority

George Cremona, Rivista Gwida
Noel D’Anastas, In-Nazzjon

Category: Cultural Journalism – Broadcasting – Sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority
CVC Media, TVM
George Cremona, RTK

Mario Xuereb, Radju Malta

Category: Cultural e-Journalism – Sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority

Mark Zammit Cordina, Instagram
Darrin Zammit Lupi, Reuters
Keith Demicoli, tvm.com.mt

Category: Environmental Journalism – Sponsored by Wasteserv

Jonathan Cilia, Lovin Malta
Alan Deidun, The Sunday Times of Malta
Keith Demicoli, TVM

Category: E-Journalism – Sponsored by the Malta Information Technology Agency

Keith Demicoli, www.facebook.com/ParlamentEwropewGlen Falzon, www.tvm.com.mt
Christian Peregin, lovinmalta.com

Category: Overseas Assignment – Sponsored by Britannia Services Limited

CVC Media, TVM
Mario Micallef, TVM
Maria Muscat, TVM

Category: Opinion Articles – Sponsored by AX Hotels

Karl Azzopardi, Maltatoday
Jonathan Cilia, Lovin Malta
Alan Deidun, The Sunday Times of Malta

Category: Print Journalism Sports – Sponsored by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth, Sport and Volontary Organisations
Charles Camenzuli, il-mument
Valhmor Camilleri, Times of Malta

Liam Carter, illum

Category: Broadcast Journalism Sports – Sponsored by the Good Causes Fund

Charles Camenzuli, Net TV
Keith Demicoli, TVM
Sandro Micallef, TVM

Category: Photographic Sports Sports – Sponsored by the Malta Gaming Authority

Domenic Aquilina, The Professional Imagemaker
Mark Zammit Cordina, Times of Malta
Darrin Zammit Lupi, Reuters

The jury is preparing its detailed report on the submissions and their level of journalism, which will be made public on the final night when the awards are presented. The composition of the jury will also be announced on the day. This year the presentation ceremony will be held on Saturday, 20th July, 2019, at The Seashells Resort at Suncrest, Qawra.

The winners of the Best Use of the Maltese Language in Broadcast and Print Media category will be announced during the presentation evening. This category is sponsored by the Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Malti.

During the same ceremony the winner of the Gold Award will also be announced. The Gold Award is sponsored by the Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism, has been presented since 1998.

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