May 22 2013 Latest news:
By DAVID BALE
Friday, March 1, 2013
Eastern Daily Press staff were among the big winners at the EDF Energy East of England Media Awards.
Sports reporter Michael Bailey was named Digital Journalist of the Year, Annette Hudson picked up the award for Designer of the Year, and photographer Denise Bradley was named News Photographer of the Year.
The Website of the Year was also won by www.pinkun.com, but the Basildon Echo triumphed over the EDP to scoop the region’s Daily Newspaper of the Year prize at yesterday afternoon’s ceremony in Newmarket. Judges said that Michael Bailey was a prolific Tweeter – heading towards 20,000 when he entered the awards –who used a variety of platforms including podcasts and live sites to engage with readers. They said: “The content is engaging and one podcast is now sponsored. The multi-channel approach is well thought out to supplement his printed column in the EDP. A combination of quality content and top notch engagement.”
Denise Bradley was praised for the “great variety” in her work, and judges singled out her charity ransom and 50 Shades of Grey photographs for special praise.
Annette Hudson was praised for her “bold use of colour and classic design mixed with innovation”. And judges picked the Pinkun.com website for “its great engagement with its audience, value added content and integration across digital channels”.
EDP editor Nigel Pickover said: “I’m thrilled our team scooped six great awards – recognising the quality of our products in both print and digital platforms. This means that the public of Norfolk, north Suffolk and east Cambridgeshire continue to enjoy high quality journalism and great products, now extending into our Mustard TV era. Nineteen nominations and six wins is a truly magnificent achievement.”
Meanwhile, our sister paper, the Norwich Evening News, won both Front Page of the Year for its coverage of the death of former City manager John Bond, and Community Campaign of the Year for A Friend in Need, designed to encourage readers to look out for vulnerable people.
The awards are now in their eighth year.
All the winners received a £100 cheque, certificate and trophy.
- To see a selection of the photos which helped Denise win the News Photographer of the Year award, see the gallery at the top-right of this page.
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