14 April 2009

Regional Press Awards Shortlist Unveiled

The journalists and newspapers shortlisted for multimedia prizes at this year’s Regional Press Awards have been announced.

These are the six reporters competing for the title of Multimedia Journalist of the Year:

Nicola Dowling – Manchester Evening News

Among the stories reported on this year by the crime reporter was a car crash involving footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, where she captured video footage and still photos of the aftermath using a Nokia mobile phone.

Gary Grattan – Belfast Telegraph

Video journalist Grattan has produced and edited many multimedia features during the course of the past year, including this video about last month’s peace rallies in Belfast.

Joanna Hunter, Katy Wood – Hull Daily Mail

Nominated separately, the reporters worked on numerous projects including the newspaper’s Back Home campaign last year, which sought to speed up the return of people affected by floods to permanent accommodation.

Debbie Lockett – Worksop Guardian

Among the stories covered by the chief reporter last year was the murder trial of a local man taking place in Boston, US, from where she produced on-location video reports.

Joseph Watts – Nottingham Evening Post

Parliamentary columnist Watts is the man behind the Post’s political blog – Lobbydog.

And here are the seven titles in contention for the Multimedia Publisher of the Year award:

Belfast Telegraph
BPM Media
Henley Standard
Hull Daily Mail
Manchester Evening News
News & Star (Carlisle)
Nottingham Evening Post


The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the beginning of May.

A full list of nominees is available on Press Gazette, and a round-up of last year’s digital winners can be found in the JPDD archive.

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