Keith Magnum, centre, collects the award for the Hackney Citizen

The Hackney Citizen has been named Independent Community Newspaper of the Year.

The gong, supported by the Independent Community News Network and the Google News Initiative, was awarded at the recent newsawards ceremony held in central London.

The title was also commended in the corresponding website category and highly commended…

Penny Richter from Google News Initiative, Darren Toogood of Island Echo and host Mark Durden-Smith

Isle of Wight hyperlocal site Island Echo won the Google-sponsored ICNN Community Website of the Year.

The website secured the honour at the NewsAwards, one of the first journalism awards to be held in person since the pandemic.

The website, founded by editor Darren Toogood in 2012, reaches 340,000 people…

Picture editor Keith Heppell collects the award for the Cambridge Independent, which won Weekly Newspaper of the Year at the Newsawards 2021 at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, for the fourth successive time.

There was a familiar winner of the Weekly Newspaper of the Year award at this year’s NewsAwards in London — with the Cambridge Independent winning the title for the fourth year running.

The judges said: “For the fourth successive year, this magnificent stitched and trimmed magazine-style weekly scored highly with…

Maria Breslin, receives website of the year award at the newsawards

The Liverpool Echo scooped News Website of the Year at the annual NewsAwards.

The Echo, one of the country’s top three biggest regional news sites, picked up the award against a tough field of regional competitors at the awards, held in person in London earlier this month.

Little more than…

The Norwich Evening News is setting out to solve the problems of readers

Norwich Evening News editor Richard Porritt on his paper’s new campaign to ‘sort it’

A chap came into the office the other day.

He was holding a box of chocolates and a bottle of bubbles and wanted to see one of my reporters.

In October we launched the We’ll Sort it’ campaign — a fairly simple plan to put pressure on the council to…

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