The Mail's finest make NW journalism awards shortlist

One of Stuart Walker's shortlisted images 50085533F013.JPG
One of Stuart Walker's shortlisted images 50085533F013.JPG
6 October 2017 6:13PM

AN IMPRESSIVE number of CN Group journalists are in the running for top awards.

The shortlist for the O2 North West Media Awards feature 11 nominations for writers, photographers and publications from the Cumbria based media company.

They include a strong showing from The Mail, from where the team is shortlisted in the categories for best daily newspaper, best team and most memorable (print) for its investigation into zoo deaths in Dalton. Caroline Barber is in the running for best news reporter (print) with columnist Louise Allonby shortlisted for best writer.

The Cumberland News has been shorlisted in the best weekly newspaper category, while photographer Stuart Walker will compete for the best images title and Carlisle United reporter Jon Colman for the print sports writer accolade.

Carlisle Living will compete for the best magazine title, with CN Magazines' Portrait of Cumbria shortlisted in the specialist publication section. Magazines writer Michaela Robinson Tate is also shortlisted in the best writer section.

James Higgins, CN's group editor, said: "Across the north west there are some powerhouses in the regional press industry, which are among the best in the UK.

"For our teams to be shortlisted in so many sections is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work that goes on across our publishing portfolio - in print and online - every day.

"Good luck to everyone shortlisted."

The winners will be announced in a ceremony at Manchester City's

Ethiad Stadium on November 9.

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