Cumberland News dominates 02 North West awards

The Cumberland News was named Newspaper of the Year and Best Weekly Newspaper of the year at the O2 North West Media Awards in Blackpool last night.

In a six-trophy haul, reporter Sarah Newstead also won the title of Feature Writer of the Year for the second year running and Jon Colman was named the region’s top sports reporter.

Judges described the News as ‘one of the outstanding newspapers in Britain today”, adding: ‘You cannot fail to be impressed by this title. Totally comprehensive … a paper to be applauded and admired for its content and design. It has the gravitas to rival any weekly newspaper and also any large regional daily in the UK.”

The Liverpool Post and Echo landed a total of 11 awards between them, while Granada Reports picked up six including TV Journalist of the Year for Matt O’Donohue.

The Lancashire Evening Post was named best Daily Newspaper of the Year.

The full list of winners:

Business Journalist of the Year

Adam Jupp – Manchester Evening News

Digital Journalist of the Year

Adam McClean – Granada Reports

Young Journalist of the Year – Daily

Miranda Newey – Bolton News

Young Journalist of the Year – Weekly

Tom Bristow – Southport Visiter

Feature Writer of the Year

Sarah Newstead – Cumberland News

News Reporter of the Year

Ben Rossington – Liverpool Echo

Photographer of the Year

Colin Lane – Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

Radio Broadcast Journalist of the Year

Janine Bolton – Rock FM

Scoop of the Year

Champion Newspapers

Sports Journalist of the Year

Jon Colman – Cumberland News

TV Broadcast Journalist of the Year

Matt O’Donoghue – Granada Reports

Editorial Team of the Year

Key 103

Daily Newspaper of the Year

Lancashire Evening Post

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

Cumberland News

Newspaper of the Year

Cumberland News

Outstanding Contribution Award

Gordon Burns – BBC North West Tonight

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