Local/Regional Journalist of the Year

Winner: Martyn McLaughlin, The Scotsman & Scotland on Sunday

From a quality shortlist it took the judges a little time to agree on the winner. In the end it is a first win in this category for Martyn McLaughlin of The Scotsman & Scotland on Sunday.

“This in depth reporting is magnificent,” commented one judge. “Martyn shows why reporting at that intersection of business and politics is becoming ever more important, terrific stuff.” “All the stories were well-written, fresh and original, with exclusive investigative work too,” said another.

Highly Commended: Hannah Baker, Business-Live.co.uk

In this category, the judges were keen to also recognise Hannah Baker’s work. As one judge put it “the coverage leaves the reader in no doubt that here is a strong voice for the region. Clear, very well-written stories, proper news”.


Hannah Baker, Business-Live.co.uk

Mark Casci, The Yorkshire Post

Martyn McLaughlin, The Scotsman & Scotland on Sunday

Emma Newlands, Scotland on Sunday

Peter Ranscombe, Scottish Field

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