The Regional Press Awards celebrate the best of British regional and local newspaper journalism in 2019 for print and online.
Discussing the awards, executive director of the Society of Editors, Ian Murray commented: “The regional press has never been more needed and recent events have shown how vital a role it plays in our communities. The Regional Press Awards are our way of shining a light on the tremendous excellence that exists in the journalism created by local titles.”
Join the #LoveLocalMedia campaign
To coincide with the awards, the Society of Editors is asking readers to share what they love about their local paper using the hashtag #LoveLocalMedia on Twitter.
It could be a picture of someone with a local newspaper, sharing the link to an article they like, or a campaign they feel has really made a difference to a community.
If you want to take part, don’t forget to use the hashtag #LoveLocalMedia and tag @EditorsUK in the posts. Please also include #RegionalPressAwards.