Journalist Billy Briggs from The Herald in Glasgow has picked up a top accolade from Amnesty International, which recognise excellence in human rights reporting. The staff reporter won the Nations and Regions award for his chilling account of an insidious
There are now an ever-increasing number of regional and national industry awards providing recognition for the hard work journalists put in to producing newspapers each day.
HoldtheFrontPage helps run two major awards schemes – the UK-wide Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards, and the EDF Energy Regional Media Awards which cover the South West, East of England and London and South-East regions.
Whatever the award, whether it be for specialist writing or UK-wide events, we will strive to cover them in this section.
Staff from Archant have celebrated the achievements of the past year at the group’s annual awards. More than 800 staff from titles across England and Scotland gathered for the event at Audley End stately home in Essex, which was hosted
The Guardian has announced its shortlist for the 2005 Student Media Awards:
ManchesterOnline has been named Daily Newspaper Internet of the Year at the Newspaper Society’s Digital Media Awards. The Guardian Media Group-owned website took the honour at the event at the Hilton Gateshead Hotel last night, as judges praised the site
Manchester Evening News journalist Peter Sharples has won a top industry award for his writing on personal finance. The 55-year-old, who has been the paper’s personal finance editor for eight years, picked up the regional prize at the British Insurance
The Highbury and Islington Express and the Wembley Observer have been honoured at the Mayor of London’s first ever local press awards. The regional newspapers were among the winners at the event held to recognise balanced and accurate coverage of
Weekly newspapers around the country are being given the chance to shout about their successes, with the launch of this year’s Weekly Newspaper Awards. Organised by the Newspaper Society, the event is open to all paid-for and free weekly newspapers
University of Central Lancashire journalism graduate Stephanie Cartwright has won the first Alan Burgess award for her outstanding writing. The Lancashire Evening Post launched the award to honour the memory of Alan Burgess who was a journalist and executive on
Photographs from the EDF Energy South West Media Awards 2005.
Business journalists are being offered the chance to win £1,000, with the return of the Northern Business Journalist Awards. The event is back with a new sponsor, npower, after a three year absence, and is open to both print and
The Yorkshire Evening Post has won a national award in recognition of its positive coverage of race issues. The title, edited by Neil Hodgkinson, won the local newspaper category of the Race in the Media Awards. It beat competition from
Regional newspapers from across the UK have been recognised for their support of the RNLI. The charity, which rescues an average of 21 people from the sea every day, has handed out media supports awards to the Caithness Courier, Dundee
Staff at the News & Star and The Cumberland News are celebrating after winning both the Daily and Weekly Newspaper of the Year prizes at the North West Newspaper Awards. The newspapers, which are written and edited by the same
Staff from regional newspapers across the North West will face local rivals next month at the 2005 North West Newspaper Awards. Sponsored by British Nuclear Group and organised by the North West region of the Society of Editors, the competition
Broadcaster Jon Snow will celebrate students’ success