Power Up The North And Helen’s Law Win 2020 Making a Difference Awards

Two outstanding newspaper campaigns – Power Up The North and Helen’s Law – have won the local and national Making a Difference awards for 2020.

Power Up The North is a collaborative campaign run by regional newspapers in the north of England calling for an end to the widening of the divide between the north and south in England, but the winning Making a Difference entry was submitted by The Yorkshire Post.

The Daily Mirror ran the Helen’s Law campaign in support of a grieving mother to ensure that the perpetrators who refuse to reveal the location of their victims’ bodies are not granted parole from life sentences.

The online Making a Difference vote was conducted earlier in the week of Journalism Matters – the News Media Association’s campaign to highlight the importance of trusted journalism, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

The public were invited to view the campaigns in the local and national showcases and vote for their favourites.

Journalism Matters has attracted widespread support with The Queen issuing a message of support to NMA members and Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the public to support the campaign.  

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