Local papers well represented in the Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards shortlists

Society of Editors' Regional Press Awards 2011 logo - rotatedSome local newspapers and journalists appear in the shortlists for the Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards that celebrate the best of UK regional newspaper journalism in 2011.

Good to see the local weekly The Ulster Herald making the list alongside Belfast Telegraph, Irish News and Sunday Life success. Given the entrance fee, some local publications may chose not to nominate. However, with only five names in each shortlist, Northern Ireland journalists and titles clearly dominate some of the categories and look to be punching above their weight. [Click through the award category names to see the stories that accompanied each nomination.]

Specialist Writer of the Year

  • Ciaran Barnes – Sunday Life
  • Seanin Graham – Irish News

Feature Writer of the Year

  • John McGurk – Sunday Life

Daily/Sunday Sports Journalist of the Year

  • Steven Beacom – Belfast Telegraph

Daily/Sunday Reporter of the Year

  • Bimpe Archer – Irish News
  • Ciaran Barnes – Sunday Life
  • John McGurk – Sunday Life

The Digital Award

  • Belfasttelegraph.co.uk – Belfast Telegraph

Supplement of the Year

  • Weekend – Belfast Telegraph

Front Page of the Year

  • Carried on a Sea of Unity – Belfast Telegraph

Scoop of the Year

  • Bimpe Archer – Irish News

Campaign of the Year

  • Fighting Censorship by Killers – Sunday Life

Weekly Newspaper (below 20k)

  • The Ulster Herald

Daily/Sunday (above 25k)

  • Sunday Life
  • Belfast Telegraph

The awards ceremony takes place at lunchtime on 25 May in London’s Savoy Place.

Updatelink to post with details about local winners.

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  • BIGK

    Pay day in the savoy for those who toe the line.

  • The stories which were shortlisted can be easily accessed BIGK, so which of them would you regard as examples of journalists who toe the line ?

  • Mick Fealty

    I think that was intended as a cynical aside… There’s little enough good news for NI journalism. Congratulations to all!!!