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South coast journalists among the winners

Journalists from the Daily Echo were among those honoured at this year’s Hammond-Whiteley memorial awards.

The annual awards are designed to reward excellence in journalism in Bournemouth and Dorset and plaques were presented to the winners by Martin Blaney, chairman of the Bournemouth and Dorset branch of the National Union of Journalists.

Reporter of the Year went to Fiona Pendlebury.

The Young Reporter of the Year, named in memory of Jane Hayward who died from cancer, went to Paula Roberts.

Photographer of the Year award, named after former chief photographer Harry Ashley, went to Finnbarr Webster of the Dorset Echo.

And the Judges’ Award went to Nick Churchill, the Daily Echo’s deputy head of features.

The awards, run by the NUJ, are held each year in memory of journalists John Hammond and Carl Whiteley, who died within four days of each other.

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