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Reporter scoops two gongs at annual Johnston Press awards

Laura DrysdaleA journalist has scooped two prizes at a regional publisher’s annual awards.

Johnston Press has honoured its staff for their work, with Wakefield Express reporter Laura Drysdale, left, taking both the Trainee Journalist of the Year and Learner of Year titles.

The Star, Sheffield, was crowned Title of the Year for its daily newspapers, while the Eastbourne Herald won the equivalent weekly prize.

Paul Lynch, of the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, won News Journalist of the Year, and Matt Scrafton, of Blackpool daily The Gazette, won the Sports Journalist prize.

Alice Jones, also of the i, triumphed in the Feature Writer category, with The Star’s Rochelle Barrand taking home Communities Journalist of the Year.

Simon Hulme, of the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, was named Photographer of the Year.

A Johnston Press spokesperson said: “The annual Johnston Press Awards recognise and celebrate the dedication and innovation of our employees.

“We would like to congratulate all of our winners who have worked hard to maintain and improve the high standards of our newspapers and websites.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR
The Lancashire Post – ‘The Darkest of Days’

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
iweekend

LEARNER OF THE YEAR
Laura Drysdale

INITIATIVE/PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Go2 Learning

CHIEF EXECUTIVE AWARD
HQ Finance

TITLE OF THE YEAR (WEEKLY)
Eastbourne Herald

TITLE OF THE YEAR (DAILY)
The Star, Sheffield

NEWS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Paul Lynch

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Alice Jones

COMMUNITIES JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Rochelle Barrand

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Matt Scrafton

BEST FIELD SALES INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR
Gareth Mellon

BEST CONTENT SALES TEAM
Team Yorkshire

BEST TELESALES INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE (INBOUND)
Kiera Keys

BEST TELESALES INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE (OUTBOUND)
Edward Forbes and Hannah Mills

BEST SALES LEADER
Jo Sier

BEST SUPPORTING INDIVIDUAL IN THE BUSINESS
Claire Jackson

DESIGN OF THE YEAR
James Trembath

BEST USE OF VIDEO/PICTURE GALLERIES
Tony McGuire

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
The News, Portsmouth

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR
Simon Hulme

TRAINEE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Laura Drysdale

EDITORIAL TEAM OF THE YEAR
iweekend

INVESTIGATION/STORY OF THE YEAR
Sam McBride

SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Chris Page

SUPPORT TEAM OF THE YEAR
IT Services

SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR
The Ireland Retention team

TITLE OF THE YEAR (NATIONAL)
i

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  • June 21, 2018 at 7:05 pm
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    One for the CV !! “BEST USE OF VIDEO/PICTURE GALLERIES”

    TITLE OF THE YEAR (NATIONAL) went to the i !!
    not much competition there!

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