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Regional Press Awards Shortlist Announced

Posted on: April 10, 2019 by Charlie Bowden

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE REGIONAL PRESS AWARDS FOR 2018

Shortlists for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards for 2018 have been announced.

Celebrating the best of British regional and local newspaper journalism in 2018 for print, online and any other news platform, a full list of shortlisted entries appears below.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony over lunch to be held at the IET, Savoy Place in London on Friday 17 May. Tickets and tables can now be booked to attend the event that celebrates excellence in the regional and local press.  

The Society of Editors, supported by Camelot since 2001, organises the awards on behalf of the industry. The awards are made possible by headline sponsors Facebook and United Utilities. Other sponsors include Cision, Google, Foot Anstey, HoldtheFrontPage, the News Media Association, Press Association, Asda, Penny Appeal and No1 Lounges.

The event will also see the awarding of the Making a Difference ~ People’s Choice public vote organised by Local Media Works, part of News Media Association, for the Journalism Matters Campaign.

This year will also see an important new category: The Cathryn Nicoll Interviewer of the Year Award. Set up by the News Media Association (NMA), the Award has been launched in memory of Cathryn Nicoll who held the position of news editor at the Croydon Advertiser during her career as a journalist.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari.

Executive Director Ian Murray said; “We have seen record entries for this year’s Regional Press Awards, and I know that the judges have had a tremendously difficult task in choosing the nominated journalists and papers from such an excellent field of entries.”

For individual tickets or tables for the event please contact Angela Upton at office@societyofeditors.org or on 01223 304080. Availability is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets for industry members are £80 (+VAT). 

A full list of shortlisted entries in the Society of Editors Press Awards appears below.

                                                                  

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Alistair Houghton, Liverpool Echo

Coreena Ford, The Journal

Graham Huband, The Courier

Hannah Baker, Bristol Post

Robin Johnson, Derby Telegraph

Stuart Greer, Manchester Evening News

 

SPECIALIST WRITER/ IMPACT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Beth Abbit, Manchester Evening News

Brendan Hughes, The Irish News

Jennifer Williams, Manchester Evening News

Lindsay Pantry, The Yorkshire Post

Marion Scott, Sunday Post

Neil Docking, Liverpool Echo

 

FEATURE WRITER /LONG FORM JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

David Edbrooke, Jersey Evening Post

Jennifer William, Manchester Evening News

Laura Davis, Liverpool Echo

Ruby Kitchen, The Yorkshire Post

Trevor Heaton, Eastern Daily Press

Will Hayward, WalesOnline

 

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR DAILY PAPERS.

Allison Morris, The Irish News

Carolyn Hitt, The Western Mail

Catriona Stewart, The Herald

George R Mitchell, The Press and Journal

Toby Neal, Shropshire Star

Will Hayward, WalesOnline

 

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR WEEKLY PAPERS.

Blaise Tapp, West Sussex County Times

Maggy Whitehouse, The Moorlander

Mandy Rhodes, Sunday Post

Mike Lockley, Sunday Mercury

Phil Wisdom, Cornish Guardian

 

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR DAILY PAPERS

Andy Watters, The Irish News

Carolyn Hitt, The Western Mail

Neil Allen, The Portsmouth News

Neil Loughran, The Irish News

Paul Abbandonato, WalesOnline

Samuel Luckhurst, Manchester Evening News

 

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Alice Cachia, Reach Data Unit

Conor Gogarty, Gloucestershire Live
Aamir Mohammed, WalesOnline

Estel Farell-Roig, WalesOnline

Katie Timms, Plymouth Live

Stephanie Balloo, Birmingham Live

 

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR WEEKLY PAPERS

Chris Harby, Melton Times

Dave Powell, Chester Chronicle

Jon Colman, The Cumberland News

Mark Taylor, Cambridge Independent

Paul Davis, Rotherham Advertiser 

Paul Ferguson, Sunday Life

 

SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Blair Dingwall, The Courier

Dan Russell, Nottingham Post

Joshua Knapman, WalesOnline

Mal McCann, The Irish News

Nathan Judah, Express & Star

Will Hayward, WalesOnline

 

DATA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Martin Williams, The Herald

Annie Gouk, Reach Data Unit

Claire Miller, Reach Data Unit

Will Hayward, WalesOnline

David Dubas-Fisher, Reach Data Unit

Debora Aru, Reach Data Unit

 

DIGITAL LIVE NEWS REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Alex Richards, Devon Live

Cathy Owen, Media Wales

Emma Grimshaw, Bristol Post

Kristian Johnson, Leeds Live

Neil Docking, Liverpool Echo

Richard Duggan, Essex Live

 

DIGITAL LIVE SPORTS REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Beren Cross, Leeds Live and Plymouth Live 

Charlotte Duncker, Manchester Evening News

Gareth Hanna, Belfast Telegraph Digital

Michael Bailey, The Pink Un

Nathan Judah, Express & Star

Sam Carroll, Liverpool Echo

 

REPORTING COMMUNITIES AWARD 

The Lancashire Telegraph and Asian Image

BirminghamLive, Birmingham Live

Chronicle Champions, Newcastle Chronicle 

Hull Live, Hull Daily Mail

Liz Perkins, South Wales Evening Post

Will Hayward, WalesOnline

 

WEEKLY REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Charles Thomson, Yellow Advertiser

Emily Uchida Finch, Islington Tribune

Jamie Presland, Henley Standard

John Elworthy, Cambs Times and Ely Standard

Jon Macpherson, Accrington Observer and Rossendale Free Press

Les Reid, Coventry Observer

 

DAILY/SUNDAY REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Alex Ross, Express & Star and Western Daily Press

Allison Morris, The Irish News

Kelly Williams, Daily Post

Marion Scott, Sunday Post

Martyn McLaughlin, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday

Phil Coleman, News and Star

 

Visual awards

 

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Keith Heppell, Cambridge Independent

Mark Williamson, Stratford-upon-Avon Herald

Michael Gillen, The Falkirk Herald

Phil Cannings, Newbury Weekly News

Richard Harris, Tamworth Herald

Stuart Walker, The Cumberland News

 

DAILY/SUNDAY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Cawley, Sunday Post

James Hardisty, The Yorkshire Post

Kevin Scott, Belfast Telegraph

Kristopher Miller, The Courier

Mal McCann, The Irish News

Simon Hulme, The Yorkshire Post

 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: NEWSPAPER

Gus Proctor, The Courier and Advertiser

Heather Byrne, The Belfast Telegraph

Ian Bond, Hull Daily Mail

Kelly Leung, Reach Data Unit

Kevin Farrell, The Irish News

Marianna Longo, Reach Data Unit

 

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: MAGAZINE

Gus Proctor, The Courier and Advertiser

Lindsay Molloy, Essex Living

Mhorvan Park, Society Aberdeen

Sandra Evans, Swansea Life

Sue Hall, Swansea Bay Business Life

Lisa Walsh, WM Magazine

 

Team awards

 

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

Armistice 100, Press and Journal

Chalktalk, Evening Telegraph

Feel the Noise concert series, Evening Telegraph

On Our Way Back – Story of the Season 17/18, Express and Star

The Lonely Death Of Janet Parker, Birmingham Mail

Weekend, Western Mail

 

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Altrincham Today, Altrincham Today

Cumbria Life magazine, Cumbria Life

Liverpool City Region Business Post, Liverpool Echo

Living, Bournemouth Echo

Velvet Magazine, Bury Free Press

Yorkshire Vision, The Yorkshire Post

 

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR DAILY PAPER

72 Dead, Evening Telegraph

Armistice 100, The Yorkshire Post

Dream Maker, Leicester Mercury

Jimmy Armfield 1935 – 2018, Blackpool Gazette

Stephen Hawking, Cambridge News

The Anniversary of the Manchester Bomb, Manchester Evening News

 

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR WEEKLY PAPER

Happy Birthday Paul Weller, Woking Advertiser

Here’s one chimney Santa didn’t climb down, Cambridge Independent

Messy & Shabby, The Falkirk Herald

River of Tears, Carmarthen Journal

Sepsis victim: A paper cut cost me my hands and feet, Sunday Post

War veteran dies a day after being discharged from hospital, Wisbech Standard 

 

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Bogus doctor’s life of lies, News & Star

Exposed: City’s terror attack defence network left thousands at risk, Liverpool Echo

Failing NHS board raided £2.7m from charity fund, The Herald

Hidden Homeless, Manchester Evening News

Property buyers face £90m loss – police consider fraud probe, Liverpool Echo

Victory, The Mail Barrow

 

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR DAILY PAPER

BrumFeeds, Birmingham Live

Glasgow’s Got Heart, Evening Times

No more knives, Hull Daily Mail

One North, The Yorkshire Post

SenCom – the fight to save a special needs service, South Wales Argus

Year of Change, Bristol Post

 

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR WEEKLY PAPER

Drugs Awareness Campaign, The Moorlander

Give Them A Break, The Westmorland Gazette

Newry Clean-Up, Newry Reporter

Project Feed, Chorley Guardian  

Shoebury Sex Ring, Yellow Advertiser

We Need It Now, Devon Live

 

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Cambridgeshire Live

Leeds Live

Liverpool Echo

Manchester Evening News

The Yorkshire Post

WalesOnline

 

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM OF THE YEAR

Chronicle Live

Hull Live

Kent Live

Nottinghamshire Live

WalesOnline

Warrington Guardian

 

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Geraint the Robot Reporter, WalesOnline

Instagram Initiative, Manchester Evening News

Live Coverage of John Henry Sayers Trial, Chronicle Live

Manchester Family, Manchester Evening News

Poppy Map, Grimsby Live

Vertical Sports Videos: Big Match Guide, As It Happened & Stat Packs, WalesOnline

 

THE OVERALL DIGITAL AWARD

Birmingham Live

EDP24, Eastern Daily Press

Hull Live

Liverpool Echo

Reach Data Unit

WalesOnline

 

INNOVATION AND INITIATIVE AWARD OF THE YEAR

Chalktalk, Evening Telegraph Dundee

Inspiring Women of Suffolk, East Anglian Daily Times

Norfolk Day, Eastern Daily Press

Oxford United 125 Years, Oxford Mail

Young News Readers, Irish News

 

THE CATHRYN NICOLL INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Harrison Jones, Oxford Times

Holly Lennon, Evening Times

Molly Williams, Sheffield Star

 

FREE WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Camden New Journal

Islington Tribune

Slough & Windsor Express

St Helens Star

The Jewish news

Yellow Advertiser

 

PAID FOR WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 10,000)

Bury Free Press

Cambridge Independent

Henley Standard

Hexham Courant

Impartial Reporter

Newry Reporter

 

PAID FOR WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 10,000)

Bucks Free Press

Kent Messenger

Newbury Weekly News

The Cumberland News

The Powys County Times

The Westmorland Gazette

 

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 15,000)

Birmingham Mail

Herald on Sunday

Jersey Evening Post

News & Star

Sunday Mercury

The Journal

The Mail, Barrow

Western Mail

 

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 15,000)

Belfast Telegraph

Eastern Daily Press

Express & Star

Hull Daily Mail

Manchester Evening News

Sunday Life

The Press and Journal

The Yorkshire Post

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