Headline Money Awards
Daily Business editor named Financial Journalist of Year finalist
The nomination in the Headline Money Awards is by industry peers.
Mr Murden, who launched Daily Business in November 2014, said he was honoured to be a finalist in the competition and regarded it as a recognition of the progress made by the website in a short period.
“To be a finalist in this competition is another stepping stone in confirming the place of Daily Business in the media fabric,” he said.
“It is fully invested in the modern digital media format, but is built on traditional media practices of thoroughness, relevance and networking in order to provide readers with a diet of news and analysis they can trust.
“In an age of spoon-fed news and fake news, it is important to maintain personal contacts. In the last week alone, the Daily Business team attended five conferences at home and abroad.
“Journalism faces many challenges, not least a trend towards passing off advertising as news, and managing the public’s addiction to social media.”
Over the past year Daily Business has chalked up a number of exclusive articles. It was the first to report on Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans to reform national insurance paid by the self-employed and also revealed Quiz Clothing’s £200m flotation plan.
Last year also saw the launch of Daily Business Magazine, providing a greater focus on interviews, the arts, work and lifestyle issues.
“As publisher of an early stage business I believe that innovation is important in order to maintain an appetite among readers, advertisers and other partners,” said Mr Murden.
The Headline Money awards will be announced at a ceremony in London in May.
Daily Business did not enter the Scottish Press Awards.