Veteran Kentish Express journalist Mike Bennett has received a special Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his work in Ashford, Kent. Mike has been writing for the Kent Messenger Group for 40 years starting as a cub reporter in the
There are now an ever-increasing number of regional and national industry awards providing recognition for the hard work journalists put in to producing newspapers each day.
Whatever the award, whether it be for specialist writing or UK-wide events, we will strive to cover them in this section.
The 2002 Newspaper Awards – the only accolades to recognise and honour production excellence – will take place this year on May 21. More than 800 newspaper industry executives, suppliers, sponsors and guests attended last year’s event – the fifth
The eighth Highlands and Islands Media Awards have taken place with reporters from the very north of Scotland picking up awards. Noel Donaldson of the John O’Groat Journal scooped both the top prize of Journalist of the Year and the
Three regional newspapers have been nominated for a prestigious media award. The South Wales Echo, Yorkshire Post and Liverpool Echo have been named as the finalists in the regional and local newspaper category of the Race in the Media Awards,
Regional press journalist Ian Drury has been handed an award by the Prince of Wales for his story reporting positive community news. The former Nottingham Evening Post man met the Prince at a St James’s Palace reception. The event was
Feature writer Emma Outten has scooped a prestigious journalism award – for the second year in a row. She’s been named the Best Regional Writer in the Wella Hair Journalism Awards 2002. The main subject of each article entered must
Mike Laycock, chief reporter at the York Evening Press, has won a prestigious international award. He is one of only six winners of the Unsung Heroes award, presented by Gannett, the York paper’s American parent company. The judges decided to
The first Rhodri Jones Memorial Award has been given to South Wales Echo reporter Sian Harris. Sian was named Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year at a ceremony dedicated to the memory of Rhodri Jones, a former trainee journalist with
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The BT Media Awards Website, dedicated to BT’s annual award scheme for regional journalists, has been re-launched. The website includes everything entrants need to know, such as details of the competition’s 14 categories and its seven regional areas. It also
Journalists are to be rewarded for speaking in plain English at an annual awards ceremony. The Plain English Campaign’s Media Awards will recognise both print and broadcast media. The award for the Best Morning Newspaper will be collected by Metro.
Trevor Beer, the wildlife and countryside columnist for the Western Morning News, has been honoured with the MBE for his services to journalism and the environment. Trevor is a freelance journalist who helped set a up a chain of wildlife
Three journalists from the regional press are among those honoured at the Medical Journalism Awards. This year was the 10th anniversary of the awards, run jointly by Norwich Union Healthcare and the Medical Journalists’ Association. They recognise journalists who help
Irish Times reporter Dick Ahlstrom has been named National Science and Technology Journalist of the Year. Dick, who is the paper’s science editor, received the accolade at the third annual awards ceremony sponsored by IBM and the Forfás Science, Technology
Journalist John Swift has won awards for both his writing and driving skills at a major awards ceremony for motor journalism. John, motoring correspondent for the Stoke Sentinel, was named Regional Journalist of the Year at the recent Guild of
The role of the regional media in showing how local groups make a difference to their communities is to be recognised in the Big Difference Awards. They reward the people who make the North of England a better place in