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Johnston Press

Johnston Press was one of the biggest publishers in the UK regional press with 300 weekly newspapers and 18 daily titles.

Growing from a small base in Scotland it expanded rapidly during the 1990s amd 2000s buying up a series of daily titles including The Scotsman, The Yorkshire Post, the Sunderland Echo and The News, Portsmouth.

Its portfolio eventually grew to around 200 regional and local newspapers and associated websites.

The company went into administration in 2018 but swiftly re-emerged as a new business, JPIMedia, which continued the old JP’s publishing activities.

More information can be found on the company’s website at

What we have written about Johnston Press

Regional titles set to compete at Newspaper Awards

The nominees for the 2004 NewspaperAwards are: Regional Newspaper of the Year The Goss International Premier Award for all regional weekday daily newspapers Daily Echo, BournemouthEvening Chronicle, NewcastleEvening Star, IpswichLeicester MercuryReading Evening PostShropshire StarWestern Daily Press Regional Weekly Newspaper of

Prize-winning news staff celebrate

Newspaper staff from across the country have been celebrating after scooping prizes at Johnston Press’s annual awards night. The event was part of the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference, and saw the Yorkshire Evening Post crowned Johnston Press

Award nomination for HTFP

Holdthefrontpage is among the nominees for the 2003 Newspaper Society New Media Awards. The nomination is another welcome boost to the website, which has already seen readership grow to almost 2m page views a month. Our news stories about the

Gazette named Regional Newspaper of the Year

The Blackpool Gazette has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the Newspaper Society’s annual Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards. The award was one of many handed out at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel, in a ceremony attended by 300

Gazette named Regional Newspaper of the Year

Editorial Awards Campaigning newspaper of the year – All daily and Sunday paid-for newspapers Winner: Bristol Evening Post, Save Our Streets Highly Commended: Western Daily Press, Lelaina Hovercraft Rescue Fund Commended: Nottingham Evening Post, A range of four campaigns. Lincolnshire

News staff celebrate as prizes are handed out

Newspaper staff around the country have been celebrating after scooping awards at Johnston Press’s annual awards. The winners were announced during the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference held in London where the awards were presented by chairman Roger

Best weekly newspapers rewarded

Page 1 of 2 The Western Gazette has been named Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year at the Newspaper Society’s annual Weekly Newspaper Awards. The paper also won the Best Paid-for Weekly – Wales and South West – title as

Web favourites scoop awards

New media winners were toasting their success last night after the Newspaper Society handed out the prizes for its 2002 New Media Awards. Among the winners was Holdthefrontpage’s sister website, which scooped the award for best online community service.

Campaigns and high sales secure accolades

The Bristol Evening Post has been named daily Campaigning Newspaper of the Year for its Clubsafe campaign at the Newspaper Society’s Sales and Promotions Awards. The Sentinel and Brighton Argus were both Highly Commended for their its Proud of the

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

Grey Matters matters

An innovative monthly column dedicated to senior members of the community has won a national award. Grey Matters appears in the Lynn News, a twice-weekly newspaper in Norfolk. It was voted “best editorial idea” in a competition run by the

Newspapers on the up

The South Wales Argus, Paisley Daily Express, York Evening Press and Irish News were the daily papers that scooped awards for their circulation growth at a gala awards ceremony hosted by The Newspaper Society. The top-selling regional and local newspapers