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Print and online double for city daily as O2 awards handed out

The Hull Daily Mail scooped a print and digital double at last night’s O2 Media Awards after being named best newspaper and best online product.

The Reach-owned daily pipped the Yorkshire Post and Huddersfield Daily Examiner to the top print prize as the O2 awards for Yorkshire and the Humber were handed out at Leeds United FC.

Mail journalists also won the award for most memorable print story for its coverage of a transgender taxi-driver’s £4m scratchcard win.

The Whitby Gazette, whose editor Ed Asquith has just stepped down after six years, retained the best weekly newspaper award.

All the winners from the 2018 O2 media Awards for Yorkshire and the Humber

All the winners from the 2018 O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and the Humber

Other top awards went to YP and Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Ruby Kitchen, who was named best print news reporter, and the YP’s Simon Hulem who picked up the best photographer prize.

And Paul Davies, of The Star, Sheffield, became the first journalist to win both the best sports writer and overall best writer awards

There were two awards for the Grimsby Telegraph – best young print journalist for  Conor Lynch and best image for its picture of a police raid in the town.

BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin hosted the awards alongside O2’s Head of Corporate Communications Dave Massey at Elland Road.

Nicola Green, Director of Corporate Affairs at O2, said: “This year’s O2 Media Awards reflected the major impact the media and creative sectors have on their region and across the UK. It was wonderful to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations working in TV, radio and print.

“It was also a fitting opportunity to thank some of Yorkshire’s unsung heroes, the doctors, nurses and support staff working across Yorkshire communities, on a day which marked a special anniversary for the NHS.”

The full list of winners was as follows:

News Reporter Print: Ruby Kitchen – Yorkshire Post & Yorkshire Evening Post

Highly commended

Georgina Morris – Yorkshire Evening Post
Kevin Shoesmith – Hull Daily Mail
Chris Burn – Yorkshire Post
Peter Craig – Grimsby Telegraph

News Reporter Broadcast: Sam Casey – ITV Yorkshire

Highly commended

Emma Glasbey – BBC Look North
Louise Fewster – BBC Radio York
Tracy Gee – BBC Radio Leeds

Television Broadcast Presenter: Kerry Maule – Made in Leeds

Highly commended

Amy Garcia –  BBC Look North
Tim Iredale – BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Peter Levy – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Radio Broadcast Presenter: Toby Foster – BBC Radio Sheffield

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Katie Radley – Global Radio Yorkshire
David Burns – BBC Radio Humberside
Julia Lewis – BBC Radio York

Best Writer: Paul Davis – The Star, Sheffield

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David Behrens – Yorkshire Post
Ruby Kitchen – Yorkshire Post & Yorkshire Evening Post
Tony Earnshaw – Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Television Journalist: Jamie Coulson – BBC Look North

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Emma Glasbey – BBC Look North
Phillip Norton – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Lucy Hester – BBC Inside Out

Sports Journalist Print: Paul Davis – The Star, Sheffield

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Philip Buckingham – Hull Daily Mail
Danny Hall – The Star, Sheffield

Sports Journalist Broadcast: Chris Dawkes – ITV Yorkshire

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Mark Ansell – BBC Look North
Rob Staton – BBC Radio Sheffield
Jonathan Buchan – BBC Radio Sheffield

Young Journalist Broadcast: Thomas Dambach – Radio Aire

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Ben Bason – Hallam FM
Katharine Walker  – ITV Yorkshire
Otis Holmes – ITV Yorkshire
Adam Goacher – That’s North Yorkshire

Young Journalist Print: Connor Lynch – Grimsby Telegraph

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Alex Grove – Hull Daily Mail
Joseph Keith – Yorkshire Evening Post
Sam Jones – Whitby Gazette

Radio Journalist: Tracy Gee – BBC Radio Leeds

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Andy Kershaw – BBC Radio Sheffield
Louise Fewster – BBC Radio York
Rosanna Austin – Radio Aire

Camera Operator: Michael Newton – ITV Yorkshire

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Anna Crossley – BBC Look North
Peter Thompson – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Best Photographer: Simon Hulme – Yorkshire Post

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Jonathan Gawthorpe – Yorkshire Post
Stephen Garnett – Dalesman

Best Image: Jon Corken – Grimsby Telegraph

News Programme: Manchester Arena bomb – BBC Look North

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Modern Slavery – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
Huddersfield Town FC homecoming – ITV Yorkshire

Sports Programme: Huddersfield Town FC promotion – BBC Radio Leeds

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Sheffield ‘Derby’ – BBC Radio Sheffield

Entertainment Programme: The Pets Factor – True North Productions

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The Yorkshire Dales & The Lakes – True North Productions
The Harry Hometime Show – Minster FM
999 Rescue Squad – Air Televison

Online Media: Hull Daily Mail

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Leeds Live
BBC Radio York
The Star, Sheffield

Daily Newspaper: Hull Daily Mail

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Yorkshire Post
Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Weekly Newspaper: Whitby Gazette

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Sheffield Telegraph
The Scarborough News

Magazine & Specialist Publication: Asian Life – Telegraph & Argus

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Dalesman – Country Publications
Tour De Yorkshire – Yorkshire Post
Clubland – Rotherham Advertiser

Community Publication: Down Your Way

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Just Beverley
Out and About in the North York Moors

Community Journalism: Yorkshire Evening Post, BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

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Telegraph & Argus
Sabbiyah Pervez – BBC Yorkshire

Most Memorable Broadcast: “I live in the car” – BBC Radio York

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NHS in crisis –  ITV Yorkshire
Yorkshire Ripper letter – ITV Yorkshire
Trusted Trader Investigation – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Most Memorable Print: Scratchcard Millionaire – Hull Daily Mail

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Yorkshire’s Missing MP – The Yorkshire Post
Remembering the Triple Trawler Tragedy – Hull Daily Mail

Best Team: BBC Look North

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Air Television
Radio Aire News
BBC Radio York

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