Tuesday 29 June 2010

The Winners: NUJ Regional Press Awards

The News, Portsmouth, was named Newspaper of the Year at the 2010 NUJ Regional Press Awards today.
The Johnston Press-owned title was chosen from a shortlist that included The Cumberland News, the Hampstead & Highgate Express, the Irish News, the Nottingham Post, The Press, York, and the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Journalists from the Portsmouth paper also picked up a clutch of individual awards.
NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear said the union would run the event again next year if the "industry itself" didn't back awards recognising the talent in the local and regional press.
The awards were dropped this year by the Wilmington Group which held on to them after selling off Press Gazette, a move described by Steve Busfield, Guardian News and Media's head of media and technology, as "disgraceful" at today's award ceremony in London.

Individual winners were:
Reporter of the Year Daily/Sunday
Allison Morris, Irish News.

Reporter of the Year Weekly
Eleanor Harding, Wandsworth Guardian

Multimedia Journalist of the Year ,

Sion Donovan, The News, Portsmouth

Feature Writer of the Year Daily/Sunday

Jayne Dawson, Yorkshire Evening Post

Feature Writer of the Year Weekly

Roger Lytollis, Cumberland News

Sports Journalist of the Year Daily/Sunday

Neil Allen,The News, Portsmouth

Sports Journalist of the Year WeeklyItalicItalic

Eric Mackinnon, West Lothian Courier.

Specialist Writer of the Year

Carl Eve, Plymouth Herald

Columnist of the Year

Stacia Briggs, Norwich Evening News

Student Journalist of the Year

Rosie Taylor, Forge Press

Designer of the Year

Graeme Windell, The News, Portsmouth.

Photographer of the Year Daily/Sunday

Stuart Boulton, Northern Echo

Photographer of the Year Weekly

Chris Whiteoak, Surrey Advertiser

Sports Photographer of the Year Daily/Sunday

Lucy Ray, Bradford and Telegraph Argus

Sports Photographer of the Year Weekly

Stephen Garnett, Craven Herald

Scoop of the Year

Cherry Wilson, Rotherham Advertiser.

Campaign of the Year

Kathryn Torney, Belfast Telegraph

Multimedia Publisher of the Year

Stuart Kirkpatrick, Caledonian Mercury

The Felix Dearden Reporting on Race Award

Mary Griffin, Coventry Telegraph

  • Pic: Allison Morris of the Irish News - Reporter of the Year: Daily or Sunday - receives her award from NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear. (Pic: Jon Slattery)


Stewart Kirkpatrick said...

Blimey, couldn't make it down to the bash (the perils of being a start-up) so was relying on someone posting the results. Thanks, Jon, you've made the Caley Merc's wee virtual newsroom very happy!

JTownend said...

Hi Stewart,

Congratulations! It was me who was supposed to present you with your prize - it's a shame you couldn't make it.

Jeremy Dear did suggest putting me on a train to take the certificate and champagne up to Scotland, a plan of which I very much approved. Unfortunately it seems he was joking.

Instead, I'll have to shake your (and your team's) hand virtually!

Good luck with further development of the site.

best wishes

Judith Townend

Carl Eve said...

Good event, nice venue, fun atmosphere.
Also, a nice mix of papers/websites from across the UK thanks to the zero fee for entering the awards.
Cheers guys.