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11 April 2019

Young Journalists Shortlisted For Inaugural Cathryn Nicoll Award

Three young journalists have been shortlisted for the inaugural Cathryn Nicoll Award which has been set up by the News Media Association to highlight and reward brilliant interviewing and feature writing by young journalists.

The Oxford Times’ Harrison Jones, Holly Lennon, of the Evening Times, and Molly Williams, from the Sheffield Star have been shortlisted for the award which was launched in memory of regional press journalist Cathryn Nicoll.

The best regional press journalism from the past year has been showcased in the shortlist for the Regional Press Awards which was announced by the Society of Editors yesterday.

Executive Director Ian Murray said; “We have seen record entries for this year’s Regional Press Awards, and I know that the judges have had a tremendously difficult task in choosing the nominated journalists and papers from such an excellent field of entries.”

The winners, including the first ever winner of the Cathryn Nicoll Award who will pocket the £500 prize, will be announced at the awards ceremony at IET London, Savoy Place on  17 May, during Journalism Matters week.  

The result of the Making a Difference online public vote for the best local media campaign will also be announced at the ceremony.

Cathryn Nicoll was known for her passionate belief in journalistic standards and training, and the new award will highlight and reward brilliant interviewing and feature writing by young journalists.

For individual tickets or tables for the event please contact Angela Upton at office@societyofeditors.org or on 01223 304080. Availability is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets for industry members are £80 (+VAT).