UK Media Moves: Regional Press Awards for 2019

June 19, 2020 Natalie Beale

The results are in for the Regional Press Awards 2019 organised by the Society of Editors. From a field of almost 700 entries, the winners and highly commended were announced today (June 19) in a special video event which replaced the planned gala awards lunch due to the Covid-19 crisis. The awards recognise excellence throughout the regional and local print press.

 

Journalists’ Charity Award

Winner: Dan Carrier, Camden New Journal

Young Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Amazon Prime Video

Winner: Jessie Mathewson, East London Guardian

Winner: Jack Dyson, Kentish Gazette

Highly Commended: Marcus Hughes, WalesOnline

Specialist Writer/Impact Journalist of the Year

Winner: Liam Thorp, Liverpool Echo

Highly Commended: Ciaran Barnes, Sunday Life

Feature Writer/Long Form Journalist of the Year

Winner: Amanda Powell, The Western Mail

Highly Commended: Joe Thomas, Liverpool Echo

Business & Finance Journalist of the Year

Winner: Greg Wright, The Yorkshire Post

Highly Commended: Robin Johnson, Derby Telegraph

Highly Commended: Margaret Canning, Belfast Telegraph

Columnist of the Year – Daily Paper

Winner: Carolyn Hitt, The Western Mail

Winner: Allison Morris, The Irish News

Highly Commended: Catriona Stewart, The Herald

Columnist of the Year – Weekly Paper

Winner: Peter Grant, Wirral Globe

Highly Commended: Mike Kelly, Sunday Sun

Sports Journalist of the Year – Daily Paper

Winner: Neil Allen, The News, Portsmouth

Highly Commended: Paul Abbandonato, WalesOnline

Sports Journalist of the Year – Weekly/ Sunday Paper

Winner: Paul Ferguson, Sunday Life

Highly Commended: Mark Taylor, Cambridge Independent

Data Journalist of the Year

Winner: Harriet Clugston, RADAR AI

Winner: Aimee Stanton, JPI Media

Highly Commended: Annie Gouk, Reach Data Unit

Social Media Journalist of the Year

Winner: Daniel Russell, The Nottingham Post and Nottinghamshire Live

Highly Commended: Will Hayward, WalesOnline

Digital Live News Reporter of the Year

Winner: Kristian Johnson, LeedsLive

Highly Commended: Neil Docking, Liverpool Echo

Highly Commended: Cathy Owen, Media Wales

Digital Live Sports Reporter of the Year

Winner: Gareth Hanna, Belfast Telegraph

Highly Commended: Beren Cross, LeedsLive

Reporting Communities Award

Winner: Rakeem Omar Hyatt, BirminghamLive

Winner: Kathryn Williams, WalesOnline

Highly Commended: Will Hayward, WalesOnline

The Cathryn Nicoll Award – in conjunction with the NMA

Winner: Joseph Locker, The Nottingham Post & Nottinghamshire Live

Weekly/Sunday Reporter of the Year – sponsored by Luther Pendragon

Winner: Rodney Edwards, The Impartial Reporter

Highly Commended: Charles Thomson, Yellow Advertiser

Daily Reporter of the Year – sponsored by Luther Pendragon

Winner: Martyn McLaughlin, The Scotsman

Highly Commended: Liam Thorp, Liverpool Echo

Highly Commended: Kelly Williams, Daily Post

Weekly/Sunday Photographer of the Year – sponsored by PA Media

Winner: Stuart Walker, The Cumberland News

Highly Commended: Mark Williamson, Stratford-upon-Avon Herald

Daily Photographer of the Year – sponsored by PA Media

Winner: Simon Hulme, The Yorkshire Post

Highly Commended: James Hardisty, The Yorkshire Post/Yorkshire Evening Post

Designer of the Year – Newspaper

Winner: Debbie Rodman, Bury Free Press

Highly Commended: Simon Hill, Express & Star

Designer of the Year - Magazines/Supplement

Winner: David Lewins, Bristol Post: Weekend Magazine

Highly Commended: Clarke Cooper, The Press and Journal

Supplement of the Year

Winner: TdY Magazine, The Yorkshire Post

Highly Commended: Back Where We Belong, Express & Star

Magazine of the Year

Winner: ecoJersey, Jersey Evening Post

Highly Commended: Life, Jewish News

Front Page of the Year - Daily Paper, sponsored by HoldTheFrontPage

Winner: They tried to make the world a better place, Cambridge News

Highly Commended: La Tragedie de Notre Dame, The Scotsman

Front Page of the Year – Weekly Paper, sponsored by HoldTheFrontPage

Winner: 'Choose something', The Herald on Sunday

Highly Commended: Shameless/ Killed for the Cameras, Sunday Life

Scoop of the Year – sponsored by Cision

Winner: Senior teacher bombarded pupil, 15 with flirty messages, Daily Post

Highly Commended: Evil Eyes, Sunday Life

Campaign of the Year - Daily Paper

Winner: Power up the North campaign, across Reach Plc, JPI Media & Newsquest titles

Winner: Birmingham Pub Bombing Inquest Campaign, Birmingham Mail

Campaign of the Year – Weekly/Sunday Paper

Winner: Save Kentish Town City Farm, Camden New Journal

Winner: Paedophile Police Informant campaign, Yellow Advertiser

Highly Commended: Save Reading Gaol, Reading Chronicle

Website of the Year – sponsored by Google News Initiative

Winner: HullLive, Hull Daily Mail

Highly Commended: Irishnews.com, The Irish News

Highly Commended: manchestereveningnews.co.uk, Manchester Evening News

Social Media Team of the Year – sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project

Winner: ChronicleLive Highly Commended: WalesOnline

Digital Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project

Winner: Brexit Voices from Northern Ireland, Belfast Telegraph

Highly Commended: Shaped by a River: Tales of the Tay, The Courier

The Overall Digital Award– sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project

Winner: liverpoolecho.co.uk, Liverpool Echo

Highly Commended: KentOnline, IM News

Innovation & Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project

Winner: Statement, The Irish News

Highly Commended: Radar AI | Local News Wire, RADAR AI

Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by Camelot

Winner: Islington Tribune

Highly Commended: Slough & Windsor Express

Paid for Weekly/Sunday Newspaper of the Year Above 50,000 Monthly Reach – sponsored by Camelot

Winner: Bucks Free Press

Highly Commended: Newbury Weekly News

Paid for Weekly/Sunday Newspaper of the Year Below 50,000 Monthly Reach – sponsored by Camelot

Winner: Farnham Herald

Highly Commended: The Impartial Reporter

Daily Newspaper of the Year Above 400,000 Monthly Reach – sponsored by Camelot

Winner: The Yorkshire Post

Highly Commended: Express & Star

Daily Newspaper of the Year Below 400,000 Monthly Reach – sponsored by Camelot

Winner: Western Mail

Highly Commended: Yorkshire Evening Post

 

 

 

 

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