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Citizen named best daily in Northcliffe regional awards

Gloucester’s The Citizen was named the best daily newspaper of the year in an internal awards ceremony held for one of Northcliffe’s regional divisions.

The ACE Awards were held for staff at Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset centres earlier this month, which were attended by more than 150 employees.

At the awards, the top weekly newspaper was the Western Gazette, while the best centre was Bath and Wells.

The event in Bristol was hosted by Sarah Pullen, managing director of GSD, and Rich Mead, executive director of Northcliffe Media, who congratulated all those who had “gone the extra mile” in their jobs.

Staff celebrate at the awards ceremony

Sarah said: “We are so proud of everyone and thrilled that we could take the time to recognise our outstanding achievements and celebrate in style.”

Bath Chronicle deputy editor Paul Wiltshire was named joint line manager of the year with Citizen assistant editor Jenny Eastwood.

The Citizen also won the campaign of the year for its Young Citizen initiative, which saw the paper largely written and edited by young people.

The full list of editorial winners is:

Editorial Campaign of the Year
Young Citizen

GSD Photograph of the Year
Len Copland, Laughing Children

GSD Sports Reporter of the Year
Nick Purewal, Gloucestershire Media

Photographer of the Year
Paul Nicholls, Gloucestershire Media

Best Product or platform
Young Sport

Best Front Page of the Year
Echo Bomb

Best Sub Editor of the Year
Pete Brooke, Western Gazette News & Media

Best Line Manager of the Year
Paul Wiltshire, Bath News & Media and Jenny Eastwood, Gloucestershire Media

Reporter of the Year
Ben Falconer, Gloucestershire Media

Centre of the Year
Bath and Wells

Newspaper of the Year – Daily
The Citizen

Newspaper of the Year – Weekly
Western Gazette


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  • November 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Congratulations to all of the winners!
    It’s good to see that at least some of the management are trying to boost team moral – good on em I say.
    However – I wonder what the number of attendees would have been less than 4 years ago!
    Not having a dig – just reflecting …….

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  • November 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Good to see The Citizen is still upholding high standards of journalism, and gaining recognition from Northcliffe.
    I’ll be drawing my pension soon from my day’s in St John’s Lane.

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