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Newsquest award entries to go before judges

Entries in this year’s Newsquest editorial awards will be judged tomorrow.

The awards are in 10 categories – for daily newspaper of the year, weekly newspaper, free newspaper, reporter, feature writer, sports writer, photographer, newcomer, graphic artist and website.

Judges are: Alison Hastings, editor of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle; Sue Campbell, head of journalism, media, art and design at Darlington College; award-winning Press Association photographer John Giles; Sheffield Telegraph editor Alan Powell; and Jonathan Turpin, chief executive of the online advertising service Fish4.

Results will be announced on the opening day of the the Newsquest Editors’ Conference in Bradford.

Guest speakers at the conference, on June 21 and 22 at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, will include Opposition leader William Hague, Data Protection Commissioner Elizabeth France and Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors.

“Making a difference” is the title of one of the key presentations to the conference, and Newsquest editors are being asked to say, in no more than 50 words, how their papers made a difference to their communities, through a campaign, or appeal, during the past year.

Northern Echo editor Peter Barron, who is co-ordinating submissions, said: “It’s a great opportunity for editors to shout about their successes and the brilliant work their titles do day in, day out.”

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