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European journalism awards offer €20,000 prize money

Journalists covering major European issues can enter an awards scheme with a €20,000 prize fund pot. There are four categories – press, radio, TV and internet – in the inaugural European Parliament Prize for Journalism.
It is open to any journalist who has reported on a major European issue or promoted a better understanding of EU institutions and policies. The deadline for entries is May 15. For more information visit the awards website.

Peter Kilfoyle, MP for Liverpool Walton, has tabled an Early Day Motion calling on political journalists to apply standards to themselves which they demand of others. It comes in the wake of recent media commentary on maintenance of the Speaker’s room.
In it, Mr Kilfoyle notes that £8.2m has been spent on the renovation of the press gallery but that the media pays nothing for its use or London telephone calls. He says he is “bemused” that ten hacks have a car park pass for the Palace of Westminster and notes the £210,000 annual subsidy of the press bar.

Archant Life has added another magazine to its stable of lifestyle titles. North East Life is a paid-for monthly magazine covering Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear and Tees Valley.
The first edition features interviews with football legend Sir Bobby Robson, singer-songwriter Chris Rea and TV presenter Matt Baker. The magazine will be edited by Anne Graham.

Trinity Mirror has launched a new business recruitment website in Scotland. is part of Business7 – Trinity’s Scottish business newspaper and website. It is aimed at senior appointments and executive positions.

The paid-for weekly Crewe Chronicle has appointed a news editor. Antonia Merola joins from her role as senior reporter in the Shropshire Star’s Oswestry office.
Antonia, (25), studied at Staffordshire University and has previously worked for North Wales Pioneer.