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Editorial success saluted at Newsquest awards

The Argus, Brighton, has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the annual Newsquest editorial awards.

  • Simon Bradshaw, editor
    of The Argus, receives the
    Daily Newspaperof the Year
    award from Paul Davidson,
    Newsquest’s chairman and
    chief executive
  • The judge described the paper’s strength as “the all-round variety of its editorial package, from punchy news pages, through engaging features and an excellent What’s On service to a well-rounded sports section.

    He added: “The Argus is strong on human interest and tackles serious issues in an accessible way. It has personaility, verve and humour, provided by an array of ‘laugh-out-loud’ columnists. A thoroughly deserving winner.”

    The Pontypool Free Press and Wiltshire Times won the paid-for weekly newspaper under 64 pages and over 64 pages categories, respectively.

  • Andrew Parkes, Editor,
    News Shopper, receives
    the award for Free
    Weekly Newspaper of
    the Year (over 64 pages)
  • In the free newspaper of the year (under 64 pages) the Runcorn World was named winner while the News Shopper won the over 64 pages category.

    This year’s editorial awards were combined with the group’s newspaper sales and distribution awards and held at the Forest of Arden Hotel near Coventry.

    More than 170 people from across the three disciplines attended the event which was hosted by Margaret Strayton, group editorial manager, and Stephen Lowe, head of sales and marketing, Newsquest (Sussex).

    The prizes were presented by Paul Davidson, chairman and chief executive of Newsquest Media Group.

    Full editorial results were:

    TRAINEE REPORTER OF THE YEAR
    Danny Brierley, Lancashire Evening Telegraph (below)
    Highly Commended: Edward Davie, South Wales Argus
    Commended: Kate Bowman, The Northern Echo

  • Danny Brierley, of the Lancashire Evening Telegraph,receives the Trainee Reporter of the Year award
  • FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR
    Angela Wintle, The Argus, Brighton.
    Highly Commended: Carrie Buckle, The Argus, Brighton, and Victoria Tagg,Swindon Evening Advertiser
    Commended: Kate Thompson, Southern Daily Echo

    SPORTS REPORTER OF THE YEAR
    Andy Neild, Lancashire Evening Telegraph
    Highly Commended: Suzanne Geldard, Lancashire Evening Telegraph
    Commended: Graeme Hamlett, Basingstoke Gazette

    DAILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
    Clive Lawrence, Lancashire Evening Telegraph
    Highly commended: Mike Tipping, Evening Press, York
    Commended: Sean Wilton, Bolton Evening News

    WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
    Phil Loach, Stourbridge News
    Highly commended: James Watkins, Hereford Times
    Commended: Andy Brooks, Andover Advertiser

    DAILY NEWSPAPER DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
    Angela Harffey, The Argus, Brighton
    Highly Commended: Simon Straker, Southern Daily Echo
    Commended: Paul Plunkett, Lancashire Evening Telegraph

    WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
    Hywel Jones, The Watford Observer
    Highly commended: Steven Baxter, Andover Advertiser
    Commended: Jonathan Lee, Basingstoke Gazette, and Linda Morris, BasingstokeGazette

    DAILY NEWSPAPER REPORTER OF THE YEAR
    Liz Lamb, The Northern Echo
    Highly commended: Barry Nelson, The Northern Echo
    Commended: Phil Mills, The Argus, Brighton

    WEEKLY NEWSPAPER REPORTER OF THE YEAR
    Charis Mastris, Basingstoke Gazette
    Highly Commended: Craig Evry, Wiltshire Times
    Commended: Barbara Jordan, Widnes & Runcorn World

    FREE NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR – UNDER 64 PAGES
    Runcorn World.
    Highly Commended: Horley Life
    Commended: Dudley News

    FREE NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR – OVER 64 PAGES
    News Shopper
    Highly commended: Kidderminster Shuttle.
    Commended: Evesham Journal

    PAID-FOR WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR – UNDER 64 PAGES
    Pontypool Free Press
    Highly Commended: Bridgwater Mercury
    Commended: Richmond & Twickenham Times

    PAID-FOR WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR – OVER 64 PAGES
    Wiltshire Times
    Highly commended: Surrey Comet
    Commended: The Westmorland Gazette

    DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
    The Argus, Brighton
    Highly commended: Daily Echo, Bournemouth
    Commended: South Wales Argus

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