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Honorary degree for Newsquest Hampshire boss

The managing director of Newsquest Hampshire has been awarded an honorary degree by Southampton Solent Umiversity to recognise his “outstanding contribution to the media industry.”

Stewart Dunn, a former MD of the Southern Daily Echo, received the title Doctor of Media during a ceremony at Southampton’s Guildhall last week..

In addition to his role with the regional publisher, Stewart is chairman of the Hampshire Economic Partnership and former president of the Southampton & Fareham Chamber of Commerce.

He said:  “The regional news industry is very important and I am proud of the work that the Daily Echo and Solent University have done to encourage this industry and develop local graduate job opportunities to help the local economy.”