RBI's Tom Vaughan takes top PTC new journalist award

Tom Vaughan of Reed Business Information title Caterer and Hotelkeeper has taken the overall prize at the Periodicals Training Council’s New Journalist of the Year Awards.

At the 25th annual ceremony held today in London, Vaughan was also awarded the PTC new business features journalist of the year award.

Judges described Vaghan’s work as ‘well-constructed, interesting and thoroughly enjoyable”. His editor, Mark Lewis, added: ‘When Tom’s copy hits the commissioning editor’s desk, it is witty, polished, free of cliché and ready for the page.”

The New Journalist of the Year Awards were set up to recognise up-and-coming editorial and design talent in the publishing industry, with senior editorial and design staff from the publishing industry acting as judges in the nine categories.

CMP Information picked up five awards, with Tina Smith of Property Week scooping the award for new designer of the year and four other CMPI journalists being highly commended.

Josh Woodfin from Bauer Media’s FHM and FHM.com beat off competition from rival men’s magazines Shortlist and Zoo to win new consumer journalist of the year.

The editor of BBC Focus magazine Jheni Osman was crowned new editor of the year.

Full list of winners

New consumer specialist/customer magazine journalist of the year
Ben Brain, PhotoPlus, Future Publishing

New consumer journalist of the year
Josh Woodfin, FHM/FHM.com, Bauer Media
Highly commended: Jo Adnitt, Look, IPC Media

New section editor of the year
Emma Dent, Health Service Journal, Emap Inform
Highly commended: Tom Bill, Building, CMPi

New designer of the year
Tina Smith, Property Week, CMP Information
Highly commended: Luke O’Neill, Computer Arts, Future Publishing

New business news journalist of the year
Crispin Dowler, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group
Highly commended: Victoria Gill, Chemistry World, Royal Society of Chemistry

New business features journalist of the year
Tom Vaughan, Caterer Hotelkeeper, Reed Business Information
Highly commended: Lydia Stockdale, Property Week, CMP Information

New editor of the year
Jheni Osman, Focus, BBC Magazines Bristol
Highly commended: Lucy Scott, Property Week, CMP Information

Most promising student
Audrey Ward, MA Magazine Journalism, City University
Highly commended: Alix O’Neil, MA Journalism, Goldsmiths University

PTC new journalist of the year – overall
Tom Vaughan, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Reed Business Information

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