Islington Tribune named as one of the best newspapers in the country
Reporter Emily Finch is also shortlisted for reporting prize
12 April, 2019
Axel Scheffler’s Gruffalo reading the Trib’
THE Islington Tribune was named among the best print titles in the UK after being shortlisted for the Newspaper of the Year award at the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.
Judges at the Regional Press Awards also nominated reporter Emily Finch for the top award of Weekly Journalist of the Year.
She said: “It’s great to get the nomination. We all work very hard here, from the sub-editors and editors to the sales team.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the country’s best regional reporters at the ceremony next month. Local newspapers are dwindling at an alarming rate, we’ve managed to withstand the pressures and I hope we can long continue. I want to thank the local community for trusting us with your stories and it’s been a genuine privilege to meet so many incredible people in this borough. I’ve made friends here who i’ll keep for life! ”
The nominations follow the Tribune’s coverage of the community’s efforts to fight back against the rise in knife violence, our ongoing investigation into the police response to Nashon Esbrand’s plea for help before he was stabbed to death and coverage of the future of the Holloway Prison site. Our sister paper, the Camden New Journal is also up for the top prize.
The awards are organised by the Society of Editors.
Its executive director, Ian Murray, said: “We have seen record entries for this year’s Regional Press Awards.
“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 Tribune and New Journal deputy editor Richard Osley said: “These nominations are recognition of how hard everybody works at our papers during a tough time for the local newspaper industry.
“But it is also recognition of how our readers engage with the paper each week, the bulging letters pages and their tips and stories.
“Ultimately, you drive a community paper open to all – the real judges of what we do – so thank you for your continued support.”
Winners will be announced next month.