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Writers from The Scotsman and its sister financial paper The Business have been recognised at an international journalism awards ceremony.
Scotsman associate editor George Kerevan was runner-up in the annual Bastiat Prize, for journalists who promote the institutions of free society, with third prize going to The Business’s Allister Heath. Wall Street Journal writer Anastasia O’Grady came first.

The managing director of Newsquest’s North London business, Frank McCaffrey, has been appointed managing director of Exchange Enterprises with immediate effect. He has been with Newsquest since 1990.

Two recent recruits to the Shuttle/Times & News carried off top honours during their journalism training.
Heather Large, (22), and Paul Whittaker, (24), who joined the Kidderminster-based newspaper as trainee reporters in the summer after completing a National Council for the Training of Journalists course were the top students for their year. Heather was named full-time student of the year for the course, at City of Wolverhampton College, with Paul being runner-up.

The January speaker for the Women Writers Network will be Prima’s features editor Ruth Tierney.

Freelance magazine writer Liz Garment provided students of the Masters in Magazine Journalism with an invaluable insight into her profession.
Liz started her career off at Preston Polytechnic, the forerunner of the University of Central Lancashire, before joining the Lancashire Evening Post. She then moved to London where she worked for the Daily Mail, the Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the London Evening Standard.