AddThis SmartLayers

Muslims honour weekly newspaper editor for community work

Tristan HarrisAn Islamic community group has honoured a weekly newspaper editor for services to his local area.

Tristan Harris, left, who edits the Bromsgrove Standard, was given the accolade at the Bromsgrove Muslim Community Trust’s first ever awards ceremony.

During Tristan’s tenure the Standard has worked with the Trust on several occasions, most notably previewing and reporting on the group’s annual Eid celebrations and other events.

The newspaper also promoted and covered a special multi-faith remembrance service, organised by the Trust, in memory of the victims of November’s Paris terrorist attacks.

On his award, Tristan said: “It’s fantastic we have been recognised in this way by the Bromsgrove Muslim Community Trust, which we have a great working relationship with.

“We take a lot of pride in the fact the Standard is at the centre of the community and work hard in Bromsgrove to improve things for the better.”

Tristan, 39, started on the newspaper as a trainee reporter in 2001 before progressing to its editorship in 2005, via the roles of reporter, chief reporter and deputy editor.

He received his award from Bromsgrove Muslim Community Trust representative Dr Sabiha Azmi at a ceremony held at Council House, in Bromsgrove.

One comment

You can follow all replies to this entry through the comments feed.
  • March 9, 2016 at 11:23 am

    There was a time when editors would simply refuse to accept ‘You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ awards like this for obvious reasons. Not anymore, it seems.

    Report this comment

    Like this comment(4)