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Scotsman reporter wins money journalism prize

Jeff Salway, from The Scotsman, has been named regional money journalist of the year at the 2010 media awards.

Paul Lewis, who presents BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme and writes for Saga Magazine, was crowned overall journalist of the year.

Money Mail, the Daily Mail’s personal finance section, lifted the award for best consumer money title while Money Marketing secured the prize for best financial B2B publication.

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has launched a new alumni section on its website for journalists whose career started with an NCTJ-accredited course.

Among the well known journalists who will feature include ex-Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, BBC rugby broadcaster John Inverdale and ITV news presenter Mark Austin.

The first alumnus is Sky News presenter Kay Burley who started her career as a 17-year-old trainee with the Lancashire Evening Post after studying at Preston Polytechnic.

Each month a new NCTJ-trained journalist will feature the dedicated alumni section of

Accreditation of the University of Lincoln’s school of journalism has been extended to 2012 by the Periodicals Training Council.

A panel from the PTC, which included brand director from football magazine FourFourTwo Hugh Sleight and Building magazine editor Denise Chevin, commended the school on “its clear commitment to move the course forward and a much improved guest speaker programme”.

The news means students leaving Lincoln with a BA in Journalism will have an industry-recognised accreditation.

Guardian Media Group has appointed Andrew Miller as its interim chief executive from 1 July.

He is currently the publisher’s group chief financial officer and replaces Carolyn McCall who is joining easyJet and steps down at the end of June.

The process to recruit Carolyn’s successor is being led by a nominations sub-committee chaired by Amelia Fawcett, chair of GMG, and includes Liz Forgan, chair of the Scott Trust, and non-executive directors John Bartle and Neil Berkett.

Editorial staff on the Powys County Times worked overtime to produce extensive coverage of the Queen’s first visit to the county in 24 years.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen spent just over three hours arrived in Welshpool visiting local farming businesses.

After her departure staff swung into action and produced a front page wrap around, five pages of news and an eight page souvenir supplement.