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Independent title gains national recognition for tower block probe

Sean MorrisonAn independent city news title has vowed to keep fighting for “unreported” people on its patch after one of its journalists won national recognition.

Bristol Cable reporter Sean Morrison was recently shortlist for the Orwell Prize for Journalism for his ‘After the Fall’ series.

Sean’s investigation looked into life at the Lansdowne Court tower block in Bristol – examining issues including domestic abuse and anti-social behaviour.

The award was ultimately won by Guardian journalist Gary Younge.

Sean, pictured, said: “We continue to report on the lives of all kinds of Bristolians, particularly those that usually go unreported by the media.

“Our investigative work is the core of what we do, and is the most cited reason for people becoming members of the Cable. We have plenty more investigations in the pipeline.”

Sean’s Cable colleague Eliz Mizon added: “The Cable were honoured to be the only local newspaper nominated for this year’s Orwell Prize for Journalism, alongside the BBC, the Economist, Tortoise and others from the country’s biggest national news teams.

“We were proud to have had our hard work recognised by one of the UK’s most well-respected bodies for investigative journalism.

“We were frankly pretty happy to come second to Gary Younge, who has championed the Cable for many years, and continues to be one of the UK’s best and most important journalists.”