As the countdown quickens towards revealing the winners of the Regional Press Awards for 2019, the Society of Editors has launched an online campaign to highlight the tremendous work of local press.
Marking the start of the campaign, a video short has been launched today to be shared on social media platforms to amplify the important work of regional journalism.
And as the minutes tick away to the announcement of the Regional Press Awards tomorrow (Friday 19 June), we’re asking you to share what you love about your local paper using the hashtag #LoveLocalMedia on Twitter.
It could be a picture with your local newspaper, sharing the link to your favourite article this week, or a campaign you feel has really made a difference to a community.
The countdown culminates with the online video announcement of the Regional Press Award winners at midday on Friday on the Society of Editors website where details of all of those shortlisted can be found.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #LoveLocalMedia and tag @EditorsUK in your posts. Please do also include #RegionalPressAwards
Executive Director of the SoE, Ian Murray commented: “The regional press has never been more needed and recent events have shown how vital a role it plays in our communities. The Regional Press Awards are our way of shining a light on the tremendous excellence that exists in the journalism created by local titles.”
Please spread the word to your team and papers! You can share the campaign video here today.
The Society of Editors organises the awards on behalf of the industry and is supported by: headline sponsor Facebook Journalism Project; Camelot since 2001; Amazon Prime Video; Google News Initiative; Cision; PA, HoldTheFrontPage, Luther Pendragon and the Journalists’ Charity.