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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.

Former Daily Record journalist receives lifetime award

A former Daily Record journalist has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Scottish Press Awards. Alex Cameron, former chief sports writer at the paper, received the 2001 Scottish Lifetime Achievement Award from the Editor’s Committee of the Scottish Daily

Scottish press honoured

Local, regional and national journalists from the whole of Scotland have been honoured at the 2001 Scottish Press Awards. More than 330 journalists, representing 50 publications, entered this year’s competition, making it the largest entry in the awards 22-year history.

Scottish Press Awards 2001

Page 1 of 2 Journalist of the YearWinner – Alistair McKay, The Scotsman Scoop of the Year Winner – Lorna Martin, The HeraldNominees – Lorna Hughes, Sunday Mail; Bill Greig, Daily Express; Gethin Chamberlin & Dave Thompson, Daily Record Reporter

Top candidates rewarded

A number of awards have been handed out for outstanding candidates in recent National Council for the Training of Journalists’ exams. Three shorthand prizes have been awarded. For the first time there were two winners of the Harry Butler Prize,

NCE Photography results

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has announced the results of the May 2001 National Certificate Examination for Press Photographers and Photo-journalists. Nine press photographers and two photo-journalists sat the NCE on May 16 and six gained the

Regional Press Awards shortlist announced

Judging is now under way to select the winners of the Press Gazette’s Regional Press Awards 2001. ITN political editor John Sergeant will present the winners, whittled from an entry of more than 700, with their awards at the Hilton

North West newspapers' anticipation grows

Newsrooms across the North West are buzzing after the announcement of the nominees for this year’s BNFL Newspaper Awards. The Lancashire Evening Post could be set for a trophy-laden day after being nominated in all but one of the categories.

Media people invited to apply for FoI Awards

The Campaign for Freedom of Information is looking for nominations for its annual Freedom of Information Awards. The awards recognise the authorities, individuals, media bodies and other organisations who have made significant contributions to Freedom of Information. Individual journalists, local

Floods coverage secures international accolade

The Evening Press at York has been recognised by its American owners for the way it handled the November floods crisis. The paper has won an Innovator Drive for Excellence award to become one of only five prize-winners in the

New Media Awards shortlist is published

The nominations for this year’s Newspaper Society New Media Awards have been announced, ahead of next month’s New Media Conference and Awards ceremony. Niche sites, innovation, design and community service are among the areas recognised in the list. The New

Trevor's commitment is honoured at awards

A westcountry columnist’s dedication to conservation has been recognised at a national awards ceremony. Trevor Beer, who writes a daily Nature Watch column for the Western Morning News, was awarded the David Bellamy Prize by the British Conservation Society in

More gongs for Don!

Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale has been presented with two more awards. One is the prestigious Freedom of the Press award at the London Press Awards, the other is for boosting the prestige of the Midlands. He successfully campaigned for

The Journal is North East Newspaper of the Year

The Journal has been named the North East Newspaper of the Year in the annual Tom Cordner North East Press Awards. The Newcastle paper also picked up several other awards, including the Business Prize, Health Prize and Scoop of the

Surprise award for journalists' champion

Journalist and NUJ stalwart John Bailey unexpectedly found himself on the receiving end at the annual North East Press Awards which he co-founded and has helped to organise for the past 20 years. Colleagues gave a standing ovation and presented

President's Prize awarded to Fred Johnston

Johnston Press chief executive Fred Johnston CBE was presented with the Newspaper Society’s prestigious President’s Prize at the Society AGM. As well as his role at Johnston Press, he is also chairman of the Society’s political, editorial and regulatory affairs

Lifetime award for former newspaper proprietor

A special award has been given to the former chairman of the Bolton Evening News for a lifetime of dedication to the town. Marcus Tillotson was recognised at the inaugural ceremony of the local Man of the Year Awards when