Shortlists Announced For Regional Press Awards

Powerful local newspaper journalism has been showcased in the shortlist for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards published today.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony over lunch to be held at the IET, Savoy Place in London on 18 May during Local Newspaper Week, which champions the power of local papers to make a difference to the communities they serve.

Hosted by LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari, the event will also see News Media Association chairman David Dinsmore hand out the Making a Difference award for the best local newspaper campaign as voted for by the public.

Chairman of the judges Paul Horrocks said: “The depth and wide-ranging subjects displayed in the entries this year was excellent. Judges spent hours poring over the details, prompting lively debate which reflects the quality and passion of the regional and local press in the UK.

“As always, it was a difficult, but enjoyable task to separate so many outstanding, properly researched entries. The Society of Editors is delighted to be hosting these awards and raising a glass to the winners at the lunchtime event on May 18 ”  

The Society of Editors, supported by Camelot since 2001, organises the awards on behalf of the industry. Key sponsors are UK Power Networks and United Utilities and partner sponsors are JTI, ASDA, Cision, Google and Foot Anstey.

The Press Association, HoldtheFrontPage, News Media Association and the Journalists’ Charity support the awards.