Property Week's PTC hat trick

Property Week scooped three prizes at the Periodicals Training Council New Journalist of the Year Awards.

To qualify, journalists must have been in the profession for three years or fewer – apart from the new categories of section editor and editor of the year.

Section editor of the year went to Claer Barrett, B2B news journalist to Mike Phillips and B2B features journalist to Deidre Hipwell – all from CMPi-owned Property Week.

The wins are the icing on the cake for the title, which was named weekly business magazine of the year at the Periodical Publishers’ Association Awards earlier this year.

Overall winner of PTC new journalist of the year Dan Jones trained for four months as a boxer and challenged a colleague to a bout for one of his award-winning features in Men’s Health.

Feature writer of the year Deidre Hipwell from Property Week won her prize for reporting first-hand on the problems of a rundown Parisian suburb. Along with an interpreter, she visited Clichy-sous-Bois where, two years ago, there was a riot when two black teenagers were electrocuted running away from the police.

New editor of the year Ed Blomfield, from snowboarding magazine White Lines, has an unusual CV for a magazine editor.

‘My last job was actually working in a snowboard store, so I’ve come from having a passion for snowboarding rather than already being a journalist. I had an interview and was thrown in at the deep end,’he said. ‘I spent a few years bumming around ski resorts thinking about what I would like do afterwards and writing for a snowboard mag was the first thought.”

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