Bernews launched on March 1st, 2010 becoming the first media outlet to offer 24/7 news coverage of the island. Our editorial style is data-based, focused on delivering the full story, incorporating multimedia as much as possible.
Owned and operated by Patricia Burchall, Bernews has evolved from a small one-person website to the leading online news provider on the island. We take immense pride in our work, and hope to continue to grow and evolve as the years pass.
Thanks largely to support from our readers with news tips and other assistance, we have scooped up the majority of awards in the genre since our launch in 2010, including multiple Best of Bermuda Awards, TechWeek awards, Award of Excellence and the Yellow Pages People’s Choice Award.
2014 Best of Bermuda Awards, Best Source of Local News & Information
This 24/7 news source is constantly updating the island with the latest breaking news and lifestyle and entertainment stories, making Bernews a winner in this category. Whether you follow Bernews on Facebook or Twitter, or receive their daily e-mail headlines or breaking news text alerts, you’ll always be the first to know thanks to the hardworking, always awake, team at Bernews.
2013 Best of Bermuda Awards, Best Source of News & Information
News travels fast in Bermuda, particularly when it’s via word of mouth. But no organization does a better job of getting the news to the public at sizzling speeds than Bernews.
2013 Best of Bermuda Awards, Best Local Website
Releasing breaking news before anyone else, Bernews is one of Bermuda’s most trusted sources for online news reporting. Simple in its aesthetic, Bernews is user friendly and content rich, making it the number-one place where Bermudians go to get their news fix.
2012 Best of Bermuda Awards, Best Local Website
Designed to be a for-the-people-by-the-people local news and information site, Bernews is quickly launching Bermuda into the modern age of journalism. Its constant stream of interactive media is updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2011 Product and Services Awards, Functioning Business Website
So what is it that makes Bernews a hotspot for news and information? Its simplicity, insist our judges. One of our judges even posed the question: “Who doesn’t get up every day and get their news from Bernews?”
2011 Award of Excellence
Our judges awarded Bernews.com with the Award of Excellence for the exceptional job they do in providing news coverage of our island. Long before radio or TV or the internet was invented, Bermudians had a network along which information travelled, but what used to be the question du jour—’You know what so-and-so told me?’— has now become ‘Did you see what was on Bernews?’
2011 Best of Bermuda Awards, Best Source of News & Information
Considering it takes only minutes to post something on a website and seconds for a status update on Facebook, more and more people get their news from online sources. Steadily rising above all the other digital news sites is Bernews, run by the supersmart and highly efficient Patricia Burchall, who consistently breaks news before anyone else.
2011 Best of Bermuda Awards, Local Website
It didn’t take the judges long to reach a unanimous decision: Bernews.com is, without a doubt, the best local website. Since its launch, Bernews has quickly become the most trusted online news source in Bermuda, releasing breaking news before anyone else.
2010 TechWeek, Best Website
A local website that is successful, innovative and evolving to meet the increasing sophistication of the market.