The News named newspaper of the year at NUJ awards

Portsmouth’s The News was the big winner at the National Union of Journalists Regional Press Awards yesterday as it collected four prizes, including the coveted newspaper of the year accolade.

Judges praised The News as a “great all round package” as the Johnston Press title beat off competition from six other shorlisted daily and weekly papers.

The News was the only paper to collect more than a single prize at the awards ceremony as two reporters and a designer working on the daily paper picked up honours.

Neil Allen was named daily or Sunday paper sports journalist of the year while fellow reporter Sion Donovan was named multimedia journalist of the year.

The regional newspaper designer of the year prize was presented to The News’ Graeme Windell.

The prize for reporter of the year of on a daily or Sunday paper went to Allison Morris of the Irish News. Eleanor Harding, from the Wandsworth Guardian, was named weekly newspaper reporter of the year.

The winners across all 20 categories were unveiled at the awards event at Dingwalls, in London, yesterday afternoon.

The Regional Press Awards have historically been organised by Press Gazette, but the event was retained by publisher Wilmington when it sold Press Gazette in April 2009.

The NUJ stepped in as organiser earlier this year when Wilmington said it had suspended the awards because of lack of support from the industry.

Hundreds of entries were submitted for the NUJ event, which was free to enter and open to non members of the union.

Full list of winners:

Campaign of the Year

Winner: Kathryn Torney, Belfast Telegraph

Student Journalist of the Year

Winner: Rosie Taylor, Forge Press

Designer of the Year

Winner: Graeme Windell, The News, Portsmouth

Feature Writer of the Year Weekly

Winner: Roger Lytollis, Cumberland News

Feature Writer of the Year Daily/Sunday

Winner: Jayne Dawson of Yorkshire Evening Post

Multimedia Journalist of the Year

Winner: Sion Donovan, The News, Portsmouth

Multimedia Publisher of the Year

Winner: Stuart Kirkpatrick – Caledonian Mercury

Sports Photographer of the Year Weekly

Winner: Stephen Garnett, Craven Herald

Sports Photographer of the Year Daily/Sunday

Winner: Lucy Ray, Bradford and Telegraph Argus

Photographer of the Year Weekly

Winner: Chris Whiteoak, Surrey Advertiser

Photographer of the Year Daily/Sunday

Winner: Stuart Boulton, Northern Echo

Sports Journalist of the Year Weekly

Winner: Eric Mackinnon, West Lothian Courier

Sports Journalist of the Year Daily/Sunday

Winner: Neil Allen, The News, Portsmouth

Columnist of the Year

Winner: Stacia Briggs, Norwich Evening News

Specialist Writer of the Year

Winner: Carl Eve, The Plymouth Herald

The Felix Dearden Reporting on Race Award

Winner: Mary Griffin, Coventry Telegraph

Scoop of the Year

Winner: Cherry Wilson, Rotherham Advertiser & Croydon Advertiser

Reporter of the Year Weekly

Winner: Eleanor Harding, Wandsworth Guardian

Reporter of the Year Daily/Sunday

Winner: Allison Morris, Irish News

Newspaper of the Year

The News, Portsmouth

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