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Shortlist announced for Weekly Newspaper Awards

The nominations for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2002 have been revealed.

The competition, open to all UK paid-for and free weekly newspapers in current membership of the Newspaper Society, is designed to recognise the most outstanding journalism and best advertising within the regional weekly newspaper industry.

There are 20 categories in the editorial section of the competition and because some entrants may be vying for more than one category, the Newspaper Society is not revealing which newspapers are up for which award.

Among those nominated is the Aberdeen Independent, which won the best free weekly newspaper in Scotland prize last year; the Chester Chronicle which won the best paid-for weekly newspaper in the North title last year and the Impartial Reporter which took the award for best paid-for weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland.

Other previous winners ,which are on the shortlist again this year, include the Milton Keynes Citizen, Tameside Advertiser and the Walsall Advertiser.

To see the full shortlist, click here.

This year’s categories are:

  • Best news journalist – paid-for
  • Best news journalist – free
  • Best feature journalist – paid-for
  • Best feature journalist – free
  • Best photographer – paid-for
  • Best photographer – free
  • Best paid-for weekly newspaper in the South East, including Greater London
  • Best free weekly newspaper in the South East, including Greater London
  • Best paid-for weekly newspaper in Wales and the South West
  • Best free weekly newspaper in Wales and the South West
  • Best paid-for weekly newspaper in the West and East Midlands and Eastern region
  • Best free weekly newspaper in the West and East Midlands and Eastern region
  • Best paid-for weekly newspaper in the North West, North East and Yorkshire
  • Best free weekly newspaper in the North West, North East and Yorkshire
  • Best paid-for weekly newspaper in Scotland
  • Best free weekly newspaper in Scotland
  • Best paid-for weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland
  • Best free weekly newspaper in Northern Ireland

    Special awards for the Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year and Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year will also be presented together with the Clacksons Special Award for Creative Thinking and eight awards which cover advertising.

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