Today’s categories are sponsored by the Regional Press Awards headline sponsor the Facebook Journalism Project.
Each week day until the winners of the Regional Press Awards are announced online on June 19 the Society has been spotlighting several of the category shortlists and introducing the nominees and their work.
In spite of this year’s difficult circumstances, we are determined that the hard work done by journalists in the regional and local press should not go unrecognised.
Ian Murray, executive director of the SoE commented: “We are delighted that Facebook, who have been supporting the regional press through their Facebook Journalism Project, are now supporting the Regional Press Awards as our headline sponsor this year. This commitment to the local press underscores recognition of how vital a role this media sector plays in knitting our communities together and ensuring local democracy is held to account and indeed survives.”
Read more about Facebook’s mission here:
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
The Facebook Journalism Project is committed to strengthening communities by connecting people with meaningful journalism. As part of our work, the Facebook News Partnerships team collaborates with publishers, broadcasters, journalists, universities and other stakeholders across the news industry globally to promote quality journalism.
Our teams partner with news organisations to develop products and tools for newsrooms. The Partnerships team are also committed to training journalists, hosting workshops and sessions in newsrooms as well as providing online training and resources.
TODAY IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Click on the pictures to meet the nominees for today’s spotlight categories, sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project.