A former UK regional press journalist who went overseas to edit a newspaper in the Bahamas has won an award for a series of articles on marital rape.
The paper was honoured by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for its ‘Insight’ commentary articles defending a government bill to outlaw marital rape.
John was invited to Austin, Texas to collect the SNPA’s Carmage Walls Commentary Prize Award, which is given to newspapers which advocate strong, courageous and positive editorial page leadership.
He said: “This is a tremendous honour for The Tribune. It was a proud day for me.”
Judges said the articles were ‘incredibly powerful’ and were brave in taking on a taboo subject.