National newspaper of year accolade for Times

The Times, Guardian Unlimited, the Jewish Chronicle and the Reading Evening Post were among the big winners at this year’s Newspaper Awards, which were held last week.

Organised by the Newspaper Society’s Production Journal, the awards are for production excellence in newspapers and newspaper websites.

The Reading Evening Post won regional newspaper of the year while the Jewish Chronicle won two awards, weekly newspaper of the year and best weekly newspaper on the web.

The Times was named national newspaper of the year, The Mail on Sunday was Sunday newspaper of the year and The Sunday Telegraph won newspaper design of the year.

Best daily newspaper on the web was Guardian Unlimited. The award for the most innovative use of technology went to The Sunday Times for its soft proofing technology.

Ian McDonald, managing director of News International Newspapers, was named personality of the year at the awards ceremony in London.

Other award winners were:

Special interest newspaper of the year – Antiques Trade Gazette; printer of the year – The Printworks, Gloucestershire Echo; best implementation of CTP technology – Surrey and Berkshire Newspapers; best use of colour – The Sentinel Sunday; best coldset colour supplement of the year – The Irish Independent’s Weekend supplement; best heatset colour supplement of the year – How to Spend It (Weekend FT).

By Martin McNamara

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