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DC Thomson Media Win 3 Awards at the 41st Scottish Press Awards

April 23, 2020

DC Thomson Media have won a fantastic three awards and have five runners up at this year’s Scottish Press Awards.

The winners are Evening Telegraph for Headline of the Year, The Courier for Digital Team of the Year and The Sunday Post for Campaign of the Year for Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail in 2019.

Runners up were Mark Aitken from The Sunday Post for Political Journalist of the Year, Callum Law from the Evening Express for Local/Weekly Sports Writer of the Year, Ellie House from The Press & Journal for Local/Weekly Feature Writer of the Year, Megan McEachern from The Sunday Post for Video of the Year and Dale Haslam from the Evening Express for Local/Weekly Reporter of the Year.

The Scottish Press Awards have become the top awards for the newspaper industry, in both print and digital formats, and have flourished into a prestigious event in the diary of every journalist. The awards are a wonderful showcase for the best journalistic talent in Scotland.

This year’s judging panel comprised 37 independent judges from across Scottish media, politics and public affairs, including veteran news presenter Jackie Bird, former Scottish Conservative leader and ex-journalist Ruth Davidson, Lib Dem MP and former Press Association Scotland editor Christine Jardine and BBC investigators Sam Poling and Lucy Adams.

Richard Neville, Head of Newspapers at DC Thomson Media, said, ‘We are delighted with our results at this year’s Scottish Press Awards. All those who have won and all those who were nominated have done some incredible work over the last year.

‘The awards, in particular The Courier’s award for Digital Team of the Year, highlight the strength of our digital journalism.  This is especially important during the current lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, as our teams work hard to deliver the latest news to our communities in print and online.

‘Hopefully we can celebrate later on in the year when the winners will be presented with their trophies.’

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