The Results

 

Blogger of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: The fact that the winners are final-year students at Staffordshire University speaks volumes for their future careers. Their golf blog is creative and highly analytical and has already attracted national advertising.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Business Journalist of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: A multiple past winner, who has once again produced a series of great stories.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Campaign of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: Caroline is very strong at producing campaigning journalism. She worked hard on ‘Save a Life’ creating lots of angles.

 

Nominated

 

 

Columnist of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: Daniel’s skill is to find something new and incisive to say about current issues. He picks over the evidence, re-examines the news story and shines a totally new light for his readers.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Feature Writer of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: A very good entry, insightful and well told. Justine has produced some compelling insights into the horrors of the First World War, told by relatives of Birmingham men who suffered in the trenches.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Headline of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: A simple, but brilliant headline encapsulating Dudley Council’s difficulty in locating the owner of a hidden cemetery.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Journalist of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: The Auschwitz feature is incredibly touching and supported with some great photography. There is a good digital tie-in with readers encouraged to join the debate on the paper’s website.  The exclusive about Al-Madinah school became a running story of national importance.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Magazine of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: This new, amazing, one-woman monthly publication provides arts and entertainment information, interviews and reviews for the Peak District. With well-written articles, comprehensive local coverage, artsbeat also taps into local talent by using work of photographers.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Newcomer/Student of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: Emma demonstrates innate understanding of the diverse community she is working in. She clearly digs hard for stories. An all-round tough cookie!  We like her a lot!

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Newspaper of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: This year, we found it extremely difficult to draw dividing lines between very high quality work from newspapers around the region. But in a year in which they were in the forefront of reporting the tragic and challenging Philpott’s story, where they led a campaign to help preserve the future of an important local employer and in which they broke the story about the Al-Madinah free school, which was picked up by national newspapers and broadcasters, the Derby Telegraph was judged the outstanding publication. It has strong journalism, it campaigns successfully for the people it serves and it has very bold and impactful front-page treatments.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

News Photo of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: The photograph of a daughter of a Leicestershire police officer at her Dad’s funeral carrying his cap demonstrates Will’s ability to spot the image. The photo was taken in a sensitive situation – although with the family’s blessing – but captures the poignancy of the moment exactly.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

News Reporter of the Year (Daily)

Winner

Judges Comments: With a strong portfolio of three exclusive stories, which all garnered national attention, including the front page of The Times about a five year old boy with ADHD and autism expelled from his primary school, Katy shows she has a good grasp of important local issues and an ability to generate exclusives.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

News Reporter of the Year (Weekly)

Winner

Judges Comments: Adam is clearly a journalist immersed in his local community, who delivers high quality and topical stories featuring a wide range of subjects often then picked up nationally.

 

Highly Commended

 

 

News Website of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: A site packed with local news and information, providing constant updates.  Live coverage of Benefits Street and live blogging from a James Turner Street public meeting, which attracted more than one million page views. Unique user numbers increased by more than 50 percent in past year.

 

Highly Commeded

Nominated

 

 

Public Choice

Winner

Dine Birmingham, a platform for reviews and news about the city’s thriving gastro scene.This category invited the media to engage with readers, listeners or viewers to encourage support through votes on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Nominated

 

 

Radio Journalist of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: An in-depth series about the sex trade in Stoke-on-Trent stood out as the story that had the most impact on the Midlands radio scene this year. It contained effective use of music and sound to ensure delivery of a picture well-painted.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Scoop of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: Zena not only broke the story about the school where non-Muslim teachers were being made to wear veils, but she was able to stay ahead of the rest on what became a long-running saga over many months, culminating in the planned closure of the secondary section of the school.

 

Nominated

 

 

Sports Journalist of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: A quality portfolio from one of the country’s most authoritative sports journalists – with a good Ian Botham interview and a very sensitive racism-in-football piece.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Sports Photographer of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: A varied portfolio, showing a talent for capturing a split second of cricketing action, the ability to create a sports feature image and to portray an important moment of celebration in a crucial football match.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

Supplement of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: Merging pictures of the past and present is both eye-catching and a real page-turner. Well conceived and well executed.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

Television Journalist of the Year

Winner

Judges Comments: Won by a short head, thanks to a varied submission, which encompassed stories originated and shot by herself, including remarkable footage of the Worcestershire floods.

 

Highly Commended

Nominated

 

 

The Tony Flanagan News Photographer of the Year Award

Winner

Judges Comments: Darren’s picture of a fan taking a selfie of herself and Gary Barlow superbly captures the selfie – the phenomenon of the year. A magic moment portraying the craze which has swept the nation.

 

Nominated

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