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Daily Journalist of the Yearaward shared for first time

One of the top awards in Scottish journalism has been shared for the first time.

Allan Caldwell, of the Glasgow Evening Times, and Robert McNeil, of The Scotsman, were today jointly named Daily News Journalist off the Year in the BT Scotland Press and Broadcast Awards.

The Aberdeen Press and Journal was named Daily Newspaper of the Year for the third time, while the first Website of the Year award went to BBC Online Scotland.

The awards were announced at a lunchtime ceremony at Glasgow Trades Hall. Full results appear below.

Hundreds of entries in 12 categories had been received. The winners go on to compete against other regional winners in the UK finals in London on June 29.

Alan Bonas, BT Scotland’s head of communications, said: “Since the awards began in 1995, the number of entries we receive each year just keeps on growing.

“The entries have been of a magnificent standard, demonstrating the outstanding quality of Scottish journalism today. We are also delighted to give an online award, which responds to the changing face of journalism.”

Judges were: Neil Wallis, editor of the Sunday People; Rod Liddle, editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme; Nigel Dacre, editor of ITV News; Michael Calvin, chief sports feature writer on the Mail on Sunday; Paul Bennett, picture editor of the Sunday Mirror; Jonathan Grun, editor of PA News; Jim Anderson, feature writer with the Sunday Telegraph; David Felton, The Independent’s Online editor; Kerry Marcus, senior home news editor with Channel 4; and former ITN newsreader Tim Brinton.

Winners and runners-up:

Business Journalist of the Year
Winner: Simon Bain, The Herald
Highly commended: Christopher Hope, The Scotsman, and Ian McConnell, The Herald

Sports Journalist of the Year
Winner: Doug Gillon, The Herald
Highly commended: Michael Grant, Sunday Herald, and Catriona Harvey, Scottish Television

News Photographer of the Year
Winner: Robert Perry, Scotland on Sunday
Highly commended: Tony Marsh, Edinburgh Evening News, and Colin Rennie, Aberdeen Press & Journal

Feature Writer of the Year
Winner: Catherine Deveney, Scotland on Sunday
Highly commended: Gareth McLean, The Scotsman, and Nicola Barry, Aberdeen Press & Journal

Television News Broadcaster of the Year
Winner: Dave Cowan, Scottish Television
Highly commended: Mhairi Stuart, BBC Scotland, and David McKeith, Grampian Television

Weekly News Journalist of the Year
Winner: Alan Muir, Falkirk Herald
Highly commended: Tracey Miller, East End Independent, and Clare Grant, freelance

Daily News Journalist of the Year
Joint winners: Allan Caldwell, Glasgow Evening Times, and Robert McNeil, The Scotsman
Highly commended: Nic Outterside, Aberdeen Press & Journal

BT/Guild of Editors Scotland Newcomer of the Year
Winner: Derek Lambie (now Scottish Express), for Newsflash Press Agency
Highly commended: Natasha Mann, The Scotsman, and Chris Mooney, West Lothian Courier

News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
Winner: Forth FM
Highly commended: Wark Clements & Co

Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Winner: Falkirk Herald
Highly commended: Wee County News, and Dumfries & Galloway Standard

Daily Newspaper of the Year
Winner: The Press & Journal

Website Publication of the Year
Winner: BBC News Online Scotland

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