Three Cheers from the Waverley Web for this huge achievement. However, perhaps it is time to dispel the myth that our tiny team, also based in Farnham, is in any way linked to this giant of progressive local journalism.
However, what a great pity that it has recently lost some of its treasured freelance journalists that have served the newspaper for many years. Including their stalwart Haslemere reporter – the much loved and highly respected Bea Philpott.
The newspaper of the year titles for 2019 was won by:
Daily Newspaper of the Year Above 400,000 Monthly Reach: The Yorkshire Post.
Daily Newspaper of the Year Below 400,000 Monthly Reach: Western Mail.
Paid for Weekly/Sunday Newspaper of the Year Above 50,000 Monthly Reach: Bucks Free Press.
Paid for Weekly/Sunday Newspaper of the Year Below 50,000 Monthly Reach: Farnham Herald. Sponsored by Camelot.
Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year: Islington Tribune.
Website of the Year award went to HullLive, Hull Daily Mail.
The Birmingham Mail was chosen as the joint winner for daily newspaper Campaign of the Year category for its focus on the Birmingham Pub Bombings. The judges also awarded top marks to the Power up the North campaign carried jointly by titles from publishers Newsquest, Reach and JPIMedia.
A full list of award winners can be found below and by visiting the event page where there is full coverage of all of the nominated entries in all categories.
In a video message of support, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden MP paid tribute to all who worked in the regional press. He added: “Particularly local and regional press has a unique role to play both in holding local politicians to account and in building a sense of community.”