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Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards.

The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday.

The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes of the past year.

The editorial awards recognise the vital role journalists play in weekly newspaper publishing.

The Newspaper Society says the event will focus on the service that local weekly newspapers give to the community and the all-round look, feel, empathy and relevance of the title.

Categories up for grabs include:

  • Newspaper community award, for campaigns championed by the newspaper working together with other companies or bodies in support of community issues;
  • Newspaper campaigning award, recognising campaigns championed by the newspaper working either independently or together with other agencies or bodies in support of a local or national issue;
  • Best news journalist;
  • Best feature journalist;
  • Best photographer;
  • 12 awards for the best free and paid-for newspapers on a regional basis;
  • Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year;
  • Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year;
  • Innovative Person of the Year.

    The nominees for all categories are:

    Archant South West
    The Aberdeen Independent
    The Bangor & Anglesey Mail
    The Barnsley Chronicle
    The Barnsley Independent
    The Basildon Yellow Advertiser
    The Borehamwood & Elstree Times
    The Bromley KM Extra
    The Bromsgrove Standard
    The Cannock & Rugeley Mercury
    The Chester Chronicle
    The Chronicle (Mold & Buckley)
    The Chronicle (Wolverhampton)
    The Comet Series
    Courier Newspapers
    The Dartford Times
    The Derby Express Series
    The Dunfermline Press
    The East Kilbride Mail
    The Essex Chronicle
    The Extra (Glasgow)
    The Falkirk Herald
    The Great Yarmouth Mercury
    The Herald & Post (Perth)
    The Hertfordshire Mercury
    The Herts Advertiser
    The Hunts Post
    The Ilford Recorder
    The Isle of Man Examiner
    The Islington Gazette
    The Jewish Chronicle
    The Kentish Times
    Kent on Sunday
    The Maidenhead Advertiser
    The Manx Independent
    The Market Rasen Mail
    The Newbury Weekly News
    The News Guardian
    The News Post Leader (Wansbeck)
    The North Devon Journal
    The North Shropshire Chronicle
    The North Somerset Times
    The Northern Scot
    The Oxford Times
    The Paisley Gazette
    The Press (Dewsbury)
    The Reading Chronicle
    The Rutland & Stamford Mercury
    The Shrewsbury Chronicle
    The Somerset County Gazette
    The Southern Reporter
    The Southport Visiter
    The Stourbridge News
    The Sutton Coldfield Observer
    The Tamworth Herald
    The Taunton Times
    The Tyrone Herald
    The Ulster Herald
    The Watford Observer
    The West Sussex County Times
    The Weston & Somerset Mercury
    The Weston & Worle News
    The Wiltshire Gazette & Herald
    The Yeovil Times.

    David Kerr, chairman of the event sponsors, Clacksons, said: “The Weekly Newspaper sector continues to be the bedrock of the industry, and one which includes many examples of excellence.

    “The work that goes into achieving this excellence can be seen in the pride and delight of the winners when they come to the stage to collect their trophies at the awards presentation each year.”

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