Southern Daily Echo leads London and South of England Regional Media Awards

The Southern Daily Echo has collected ten nominations for this year’s EDF Energy London and South of England Regional Media Awards it was announced this morning.

The Southern Daily Echo, a Newsquest-owned title, has nominations in seven of the 18 categories that have been announced so far.

Nominees of two categories are yet to be released which are the TV Journalist of the Year and TV News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year.

Sister title, the Bournemouth Echo, has nine nominations and Johnston Press-owned Portsmouth daily The News, has received eight.

The winners of the awards, which are held in association with Holdthefrontpage, will be announced during a ceremony which takes place at Lingfield Park Racecourse in Surrey on Thursday 21 October.

Here’s the full shortlist:

Print Journalist of the Year (Daily)
James Morton, Daily Echo, Bournemouth
Tara Russell, Southern Daily Echo
Jenny Makin, Southern Daily Echo
Dan Kerins, Southern Daily Echo
Ben Parsons, The Argus
Emily Walker, The Argus

Print Journalist of the Year (Weekly)
Simon Tullett, Gravesend & Dartford Messenger Series
Katie Alston, Kentish Gazette Series
Holly Thompson, Surrey Mirror
Lucy Buckland, Croydon Advertiser

Newcomer of the Year
Amy Andrew, Sevenoaks Chronicle
Lucy Pearce, Dorset Echo
Nikki Jarvis, Croydon Advertiser
Tara Russell, Southern Daily Echo

Feature Writer of the Year
Richard Osley, Camden New Journal
Sarah Foster, The News, Portsmouth
Sally Churchward, Southern Daily Echo
Ian Ray, The Argus
Faith Eckersall, Daily Echo, Bournemouth

News Photographer of the Year
Malcolm Wells, The News, Portsmouth
Grahame Larter, Woking News & Mail
Mark Soanes, East London & West Essex Guardian
Simon Dack, The Argus

Sports Journalist of the Year
Neil Allen, The News, Portsmouth
Jordan Cross, The News, Portsmouth
Neil Bell, BBC South East
Gordon Simpson, Southern Daily Echo

Business Journalist of the Year
Sam Thomson, The Argus
Gareth Lewis, Southern Daily Echo
Simon Carr, Southern Daily Echo

Environmental Journalist of the Year
Yvette Austin, BBC South East
Malcolm Shaw, ITV Meridian
Gavin Haines, Daily Echo, Bournemouth
Sarah Lewis-Hammond, The Argus

Columnist of the Year
Jordan Cross, The News, Portsmouth
John Nurden, Whitstable Times
Faith Eckersall, Daily Echo, Bournemouth
Andrew White, Southern Daily Echo

Designer of the Year
Pete Gavan, The News, Portsmouth
Lyndon Hogg, Daily Echo, Bournemouth
Neil Meldrum, Daily Echo, Bournemouth
Ashley Austen, The KM Group

Radio News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
Mark Carter, BBC Surrey
Will Roffey, BBC Radio Kent

Radio Journalist of the Year
Charlie O’Brien, Heart (Global Radio)
Mark Carter, BBC Surrey

Website of the Year
www.theargus.co.uk
www.bournemouthecho.co.uk
www.portsmouth.co.uk
www.gethampshire.co.uk

Front Page of the Year
Gravesend & Dartford Messenger Series – ‘I give up but please get me out of here’
Dorset Echo – ‘Sickening’
Croydon Advertiser – ‘Crisis club’
Daily Echo, Bournemouth – ‘I’m going to miss you so much’

Community Campaign of the Year
Camden New Journal – Save the Whittington
Southern Daily Echo – Do it for Andrew

Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Free)
Camden New Journal
East Grinstead Courier and Observer
The Wharf
Crawley News

Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Paid-for)
South London Press
Gravesend & Dartford Messenger Series
Kentish Gazette

Daily Newspaper of the Year
Dorset Echo
Daily Echo, Bournemouth
The News, Portsmouth

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