Bournemouth Echo shortlisted for prestigious Newspaper of the Year award

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Echo shortlisted for prestigious Newspaper of the Year award Bournemouth Echo shortlisted for prestigious Newspaper of the Year award

THE Daily Echo has been nominated for another prestigious award.

The Bournemouth-based newspaper has been shortlisted in the Daily/Sunday Newspaper of the Year category at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards.

It will go up against the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, the Carlisle News and Star, Lancashire Telegraph, The Gazette, Blackpool, and The Journal, Newcastle.

The prizes will be handed out at a ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel on Friday, May 16.

The awards celebrate the best in British regional newspaper journalism for 2013 in print, online and any other news platform.

Also nominated is Samantha Harman, of sister title the Dorset Echo, who is in the running for Young Journalist of the Year.

Toby Granville, group editor of the Daily Echo and Dorset Echo said: “I am delighted that in the last six months since winning the EDF Energy award for Daily Newspaper of the Year last November, the Daily Echo has been commended at a national newspaper awards ceremony and is now nominated again for another award.

“It clearly demonstrates that the industry recognises that the Daily Echo's talented team is consistently delivering the highest standards in journalism.”

Chairman of the judges Paul Horrocks added: “Once again the judges have been astounded by the scale and quality of the entries that come out of the regional and local press. We very much look forward to welcoming the shortlisted candidates on May 16 to further celebrate the work of the regions.”

The latest nomination for the Daily Echo comes after it won EDF Energy London and the South Newspaper of the Year last November.

It was also shortlisted for Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year at the 2014 Fujifilm Newspaper Awards, as was the Dorset Echo.

The awards are organised by the Society of Editors in conjunction with the Newspaper Society and are held in association with industry website HoldtheFrontPage and the Press Association.

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12:26pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

I thought April 1st was last week.
I thought April 1st was last week. Hessenford
  • Score: 32

12:29pm Fri 11 Apr 14

the_baron1 says...

Hessenford wrote:
I thought April 1st was last week.
My thoughts entily.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: I thought April 1st was last week.[/p][/quote]My thoughts entily. the_baron1
  • Score: 14

12:33pm Fri 11 Apr 14

In Absentia says...

Part of the process ought to include the way these local papers manage their websites and the comments they contain.
Part of the process ought to include the way these local papers manage their websites and the comments they contain. In Absentia
  • Score: 15

12:56pm Fri 11 Apr 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

The people who shortlist must not look at this website to see the number of spelling and grammatical mistakes made by 'journalists' who make their living from writing.
The people who shortlist must not look at this website to see the number of spelling and grammatical mistakes made by 'journalists' who make their living from writing. PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: 15

1:40pm Fri 11 Apr 14

muscliffman says...

For newsworthy stories like the recent FSB one - and lot's more of them please, because there are plenty the Echo probably know about - YES.

For repeating headlined 'might have, could have - but didn't' stories usually involving compo seeking people of a certain unfortunate profile - NO!
For newsworthy stories like the recent FSB one - and lot's more of them please, because there are plenty the Echo probably know about - YES. For repeating headlined 'might have, could have - but didn't' stories usually involving compo seeking people of a certain unfortunate profile - NO! muscliffman
  • Score: 12

2:32pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Minty Fresh says...

A terrific achievement for a newspaper that USED to print today's news.
Unfortunately we now have a paper that is printed overnight and gives us yesterday's news. Surely the whole point of regional/local press is for the paper to be printed on the day and be up to date with local and national news. Not any longer. It's all about saving money and keeping share holders happy. Progress eh? I think not.
A terrific achievement for a newspaper that USED to print today's news. Unfortunately we now have a paper that is printed overnight and gives us yesterday's news. Surely the whole point of regional/local press is for the paper to be printed on the day and be up to date with local and national news. Not any longer. It's all about saving money and keeping share holders happy. Progress eh? I think not. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 16

2:58pm Fri 11 Apr 14

muscliffman says...

Minty Fresh wrote:
A terrific achievement for a newspaper that USED to print today's news.
Unfortunately we now have a paper that is printed overnight and gives us yesterday's news. Surely the whole point of regional/local press is for the paper to be printed on the day and be up to date with local and national news. Not any longer. It's all about saving money and keeping share holders happy. Progress eh? I think not.
True enough for the hard copy, but to be fair this web site has restored and noticeably improved the Echo's ability to promptly deliver local news.......and a load of rubbish - referring back to my own comment!
[quote][p][bold]Minty Fresh[/bold] wrote: A terrific achievement for a newspaper that USED to print today's news. Unfortunately we now have a paper that is printed overnight and gives us yesterday's news. Surely the whole point of regional/local press is for the paper to be printed on the day and be up to date with local and national news. Not any longer. It's all about saving money and keeping share holders happy. Progress eh? I think not.[/p][/quote]True enough for the hard copy, but to be fair this web site has restored and noticeably improved the Echo's ability to promptly deliver local news.......and a load of rubbish - referring back to my own comment! muscliffman
  • Score: 3

3:08pm Fri 11 Apr 14

LordLilliput says...

Nothing I said in my deleted comment contravened your terms of posting Echo except perhaps it don't compliment this farcical award. Please allow your posters free speech.
Nothing I said in my deleted comment contravened your terms of posting Echo except perhaps it don't compliment this farcical award. Please allow your posters free speech. LordLilliput
  • Score: 11

3:10pm Fri 11 Apr 14

LordLilliput says...

*doesn't compliment
*doesn't compliment LordLilliput
  • Score: 3

3:17pm Fri 11 Apr 14

shaft says...

Was it decided by raffle.
Was it decided by raffle. shaft
  • Score: 10

3:18pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Markmag says...

An impressive nomination, especially for a Gannett (translates to "milk as much out of the cow now, who cares if it dies tomorrow") publication without it's own editor. The remains of the team built up by Neal Butterworth have a lot to be proud of with this, to have kept the paper so strong despite their owners.
An impressive nomination, especially for a Gannett (translates to "milk as much out of the cow now, who cares if it dies tomorrow") publication without it's own editor. The remains of the team built up by Neal Butterworth have a lot to be proud of with this, to have kept the paper so strong despite their owners. Markmag
  • Score: 8

3:23pm Fri 11 Apr 14

retry69 says...

LordLilliput wrote:
Nothing I said in my deleted comment contravened your terms of posting Echo except perhaps it don't compliment this farcical award. Please allow your posters free speech.
Actually it's a good point that's worth mentioning,although I didn't see your comment on this thread I have noticed that there are a couple of commenters that continually break the Echos guidelines in as much as posting comments just to upset certain groups/individuals and yet other comments that are completely harmless in their content get removed,it's a mystery,as the song goes
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: Nothing I said in my deleted comment contravened your terms of posting Echo except perhaps it don't compliment this farcical award. Please allow your posters free speech.[/p][/quote]Actually it's a good point that's worth mentioning,although I didn't see your comment on this thread I have noticed that there are a couple of commenters that continually break the Echos guidelines in as much as posting comments just to upset certain groups/individuals and yet other comments that are completely harmless in their content get removed,it's a mystery,as the song goes retry69
  • Score: 9

3:37pm Fri 11 Apr 14

blackdog1 says...

This has got to be a joke!.The quality of the reporting is just awful,wrong details,no understanding of local area/place names etc,insensitive reporting,
if this is the best local paper I would hate to see the worse!
This has got to be a joke!.The quality of the reporting is just awful,wrong details,no understanding of local area/place names etc,insensitive reporting, if this is the best local paper I would hate to see the worse! blackdog1
  • Score: 10

3:45pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Derf says...

Hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahaha
...
Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahaha ... Derf
  • Score: 13

4:36pm Fri 11 Apr 14

High Treason says...

It means absolutely nothing. But if they win they can buy some spell checkers.
It means absolutely nothing. But if they win they can buy some spell checkers. High Treason
  • Score: 8

5:00pm Fri 11 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

Best paper called Bournemouth Echo? Might get shortlisted for that.....
Best paper called Bournemouth Echo? Might get shortlisted for that..... speedy231278
  • Score: -1

5:03pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Markmag says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Best paper called Bournemouth Echo? Might get shortlisted for that.....
Disqualified as it's called "Daily Echo".
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Best paper called Bournemouth Echo? Might get shortlisted for that.....[/p][/quote]Disqualified as it's called "Daily Echo". Markmag
  • Score: 7

6:29pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Yankee1 says...

65p in print?

Online for free.

Great business model.

Perhaps Bill Bryson will present the award.
65p in print? Online for free. Great business model. Perhaps Bill Bryson will present the award. Yankee1
  • Score: 2

6:50pm Fri 11 Apr 14

echoreader2701 says...

Yap yap yap, lets all slag off Daily Echo...yet we all log on every day and comment. ironic.

Daily Echo played a pivotal role in helping with Danilo Restivo, Elliott Turner and Dean Goodwin hunt might we all remember.
Good work DE. Some articles may be non newsworthy but without the stories, they are only forced to print articles such as my child fell over and could have died etc.
Lets not all wish for big time drama in our town!
Yap yap yap, lets all slag off Daily Echo...yet we all log on every day and comment. ironic. Daily Echo played a pivotal role in helping with Danilo Restivo, Elliott Turner and Dean Goodwin hunt might we all remember. Good work DE. Some articles may be non newsworthy but without the stories, they are only forced to print articles such as my child fell over and could have died etc. Lets not all wish for big time drama in our town! echoreader2701
  • Score: -5

7:08pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Derf says...

...hahahahahahahahah
ahahahahahahahahahah
ahahahahahahahahahah
ahahahahahahahahahah
ahahaha...
...hahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahah ahahaha... Derf
  • Score: 7

7:11pm Fri 11 Apr 14

504gld says...

Pitty there isn't a category for absorbancy of the newspaper.
Pitty there isn't a category for absorbancy of the newspaper. 504gld
  • Score: 7

7:17pm Fri 11 Apr 14

JemBmth says...

LMAO
LMAO JemBmth
  • Score: 7

7:42pm Fri 11 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

Now if the award was for an Art Deco building ......then maybe.
Now if the award was for an Art Deco building ......then maybe. O'Reilly
  • Score: 5

8:13pm Fri 11 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Had to read it twice! Who makes up this rubbish!? Do they not read the daily errors and awful stories, he could have been blinded, i could of died, it was like a river running through my house, tea towel catches fire, my kids could have watched a adult dvd, If that can win awards then i'm starting my own newspaper and signing up!
Had to read it twice! Who makes up this rubbish!? Do they not read the daily errors and awful stories, he could have been blinded, i could of died, it was like a river running through my house, tea towel catches fire, my kids could have watched a adult dvd, If that can win awards then i'm starting my own newspaper and signing up! hooplaa
  • Score: 7

9:12pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Understated says...

i like how its up for another award, yet there was no mention on how far the echo go the last time i t was nominated. i read that article a few months back, and then nothing was mentioned of it again. de ja vú here.
i like how its up for another award, yet there was no mention on how far the echo go the last time i t was nominated. i read that article a few months back, and then nothing was mentioned of it again. de ja vú here. Understated
  • Score: 3

9:18pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Dean Park says...

Huh?
Huh? Dean Park
  • Score: -2

10:38pm Fri 11 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

In Absentia wrote:
Part of the process ought to include the way these local papers manage their websites and the comments they contain.
Why?
[quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: Part of the process ought to include the way these local papers manage their websites and the comments they contain.[/p][/quote]Why? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 3

10:46pm Fri 11 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

Yankee1 wrote:
65p in print?

Online for free.

Great business model.

Perhaps Bill Bryson will present the award.
Adverts online (ignoring ad blocker,,,ahem)
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: 65p in print? Online for free. Great business model. Perhaps Bill Bryson will present the award.[/p][/quote]Adverts online (ignoring ad blocker,,,ahem) scrumpyjack
  • Score: 2

10:48pm Fri 11 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

echoreader2701 wrote:
Yap yap yap, lets all slag off Daily Echo...yet we all log on every day and comment. ironic.

Daily Echo played a pivotal role in helping with Danilo Restivo, Elliott Turner and Dean Goodwin hunt might we all remember.
Good work DE. Some articles may be non newsworthy but without the stories, they are only forced to print articles such as my child fell over and could have died etc.
Lets not all wish for big time drama in our town!
You have a point.
[quote][p][bold]echoreader2701[/bold] wrote: Yap yap yap, lets all slag off Daily Echo...yet we all log on every day and comment. ironic. Daily Echo played a pivotal role in helping with Danilo Restivo, Elliott Turner and Dean Goodwin hunt might we all remember. Good work DE. Some articles may be non newsworthy but without the stories, they are only forced to print articles such as my child fell over and could have died etc. Lets not all wish for big time drama in our town![/p][/quote]You have a point. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 4

7:49am Sat 12 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

The Compo claim stories are worth an award on their own for the humour which they aroused..
Then for drama we have the all year round pantomime of the local councils.

If Boscombe Pier can get an award then the Echo deserves one.
The Compo claim stories are worth an award on their own for the humour which they aroused.. Then for drama we have the all year round pantomime of the local councils. If Boscombe Pier can get an award then the Echo deserves one. Lord Spring
  • Score: 6

8:36am Sat 12 Apr 14

retry69 says...

I wasn't going to mention it but as you bought the subject up.Following on from my last attempt of staging an echo commenters pantomime and being inundated with applications for dopey and grumpy I have tried quietly to arrange a summer performance of Billy Goats Gruff only to be deluged with applicants for the troll under the bridge,I feel the project is doomed at such an early stage :(
I wasn't going to mention it but as you bought the subject up.Following on from my last attempt of staging an echo commenters pantomime and being inundated with applications for dopey and grumpy I have tried quietly to arrange a summer performance of Billy Goats Gruff only to be deluged with applicants for the troll under the bridge,I feel the project is doomed at such an early stage :( retry69
  • Score: 3

11:44pm Sat 12 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

I see you ! Right at the bottom of the page
Daily/Sunday Newspaper (Below 25,000)
Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Carlisle News & Star
Daily Echo, Bournemouth
Lancashire Telegraph
The Gazette, Blackpool

http://www.theregion
alpressawards.org.uk
/page-view.php?pagen
ame=Shortlists-2013
I see you ! Right at the bottom of the page Daily/Sunday Newspaper (Below 25,000) Bradford Telegraph & Argus Carlisle News & Star Daily Echo, Bournemouth Lancashire Telegraph The Gazette, Blackpool http://www.theregion alpressawards.org.uk /page-view.php?pagen ame=Shortlists-2013 hooplaa
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Sun 13 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

retry69 wrote:
I wasn't going to mention it but as you bought the subject up.Following on from my last attempt of staging an echo commenters pantomime and being inundated with applications for dopey and grumpy I have tried quietly to arrange a summer performance of Billy Goats Gruff only to be deluged with applicants for the troll under the bridge,I feel the project is doomed at such an early stage :(
Sorry you have dropped the panto idea,as either a dopey or grumpy part would have done me.According to some on here i am well qualified,although i appreciate most of the commenters are far more qualified.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: I wasn't going to mention it but as you bought the subject up.Following on from my last attempt of staging an echo commenters pantomime and being inundated with applications for dopey and grumpy I have tried quietly to arrange a summer performance of Billy Goats Gruff only to be deluged with applicants for the troll under the bridge,I feel the project is doomed at such an early stage :([/p][/quote]Sorry you have dropped the panto idea,as either a dopey or grumpy part would have done me.According to some on here i am well qualified,although i appreciate most of the commenters are far more qualified. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

6:08pm Sun 13 Apr 14

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
I wasn't going to mention it but as you bought the subject up.Following on from my last attempt of staging an echo commenters pantomime and being inundated with applications for dopey and grumpy I have tried quietly to arrange a summer performance of Billy Goats Gruff only to be deluged with applicants for the troll under the bridge,I feel the project is doomed at such an early stage :(
Sorry you have dropped the panto idea,as either a dopey or grumpy part would have done me.According to some on here i am well qualified,although i appreciate most of the commenters are far more qualified.
Nah I had already earmarked you as Doc :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: I wasn't going to mention it but as you bought the subject up.Following on from my last attempt of staging an echo commenters pantomime and being inundated with applications for dopey and grumpy I have tried quietly to arrange a summer performance of Billy Goats Gruff only to be deluged with applicants for the troll under the bridge,I feel the project is doomed at such an early stage :([/p][/quote]Sorry you have dropped the panto idea,as either a dopey or grumpy part would have done me.According to some on here i am well qualified,although i appreciate most of the commenters are far more qualified.[/p][/quote]Nah I had already earmarked you as Doc :) retry69
  • Score: 1

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