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American historian finds188-year-old Chronicle

A 188-year-old copy of the Chelmsford Chronicle has been discovered by an American historian. Now known as the Essex Chronicle, the edition from Friday, July 14, 1815 was first handed to Robert Thorpe of Iowa in 1987 after his grandmother

Primrose turns back the clock

The clock was turned back 50 years recently when former reporter Primrose Minney visited the Essex Chronicle’s headquarters. Now 72, the former Chronicle trainee still works part-time as a sub-editor on the Sunday Times magazine.She was interviewed by Ivan Sage.

Monkey business at the Chronicle

Essex Chronicle writer Stan Jarvis takes a regular look at the columns of days gone by.Here, in an article which first appeared in the Chronicle, he recalls a compelling story that made him read on… Page 1 of 2 Looking

240-up for 'trusted' Chronicle

One of the oldest surviving newspapers in Britain is celebrating 240 years this year with a series of special events and features. The early Essex Chronicle – called ‘The Chelmsford Chronicle or Essex Weekly Advertiser’ – was sold for two-and-a-half

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The presentation and design of the Norwich Evening News was described as “bold and brave”. It was said to have “clearly identified the readership it is going after” and as “trying really hard”. The judges said the paper “stood out

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Contenders line up as judges make their choices

The finalists for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004 are: Editorial categories Aberdeen IndependentBangor & Anglesey MailBirkenhead NewsBristol ObserverCornish GuardianDunfermline PressEdgware & Mill Hill TimesEssex ChronicleHinckley TimesHunts PostIsle of Man CourierKent on SundayKentish Express (Ashford)Kentish Gazette (Canterbury)Manchester Metro NewsNorth

Weekly newspaper staff set to do battle

The contenders for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards have been revealed, with the release of the shortlist ahead of next month’s competition. The great and the good of the weekly newspaper industry will battle it out for 34 prizes

Trainee is named Journalist of the Year

Yellow Advertiser trainee reporter Jon Austin has been named the 2004 Shepherd Neame Essex Journalist of the Year. The judges praised Austin’s string of exclusives, which included an expos√© of two cases of Legionnaire’s disease – one fatal – that

Best of weekly journalism is honoured

The winners of the 2003 Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards are: Paid-for weekly Newspaper of the Year Hampstead & Highgate Express Free weekly Newspaper of the Year Kent on Sunday Best news journalist – Paid-for weekly newspapers Kelly Crane –

Shortlisted weeklies are revealed

The finalists for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2003 are: Aberdeen Independent Alistair Harris (Lichfield Mercury)Allan Williamson (Lichfield Mercury)Allison Thomas-Mears (Llanelli Star)Andersonstown News Barnet & Whetstone Press Barnet Press Belfast News Beverley Rouse (Harlow Star) Clevedon Mercury Cornish Guardian

2002 Newspaper Awards

Regional newspapers will be competing against their national rivals at the 2002 Newspaper Awards. Shortlisted nominations for the event have now been announced, and the winners will be revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony at The Dorchester on London’s Park

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