Times dominates What the Papers Say awards

The Times has scooped the Newspaper of the Year prize at the What The Paper Say Awards.
 
It was an afternoon dominated by the News International title which picked up three other prizes.
 
The
prize, from the long-running BBC Two TV media show, recognised a
triumphant year circulation wise for the paper which brought out a
tabloid version in London two years ago before later going fully
tabloid.
 
The Times is currently selling 691,283 compared with 682,109 a year ago
and 622,102 the year before that. The sales success has contributed to
a quality daily newspaper market which has been growing in size overall
in recent months.
 
Foreign correspondent of the year was Richard Lloyd Parry of The Times.
Sports reporter of the year went to Martin Samuel, who writes for both
The Times and the News of the World. And Times cartoonist Peter Brookes picked up
the prize in his category
 
The Guardian’s Dan Chung was named
photographer of the year and the Daily Mail’s David Jones was reporter
of the year.
The Telegraph picked up a brace of prizes courtesy of feature
writer of the year Jan Moir and columnist of the year Boris Johnson.
 
Scoop of the year went to the Daily Mirror for its September front page
picturing supermodel Kate Moss snorting cocaine
 
A special lifetime achievement award went to Observer media columnist Peter
Preston.
Preston, 67, began his career on the Liverpool Daily Post before
joining the Guardian. He became editor in 1975 and stayed in the post until
Alan Rusbridger took over in 1995.
 
The
judges award went to Rusbridger in recognition of the Berliner Guardian
and the success of the paper’s website Guardian Unlimited. 
 
 
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