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Peter Jackson, Outstanding Contribution

Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards Journalist of the Year Katie Sands (left) with Peter Jackson and host Lucy Owen

Saturday / 24 March / 2018

WalesOnline reporter takes honours at Wales Media Awards

WalesOnline reporter Katie Sands took the honours at this year’s Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards tonight (23 March), scooping four awards including the prestigious Journalist of the Year.

Katie also came away with awards for Digital Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year as well as the joint award for Story of the Year with Western Mail & WalesOnline colleagues Adam Walker & Steffan Rhys. 

Outstanding Contribution went to Peter Jackson, the former Belfast Telegraph and South Wales Echo reporter who has achieved global recognition for his writing & broadcasting. In 1974, Peter joined the Daily Mail covering football and cricket and later became rugby correspondent, reporting on countless Grand Slams, Lions tours and Rugby World Cups.

The Wales Media Awards are organised on behalf of the Journalists’ Charity, which helps journalists and their dependants with advice, grants and other forms of financial assistance, with the generous support of a range of sponsors and partners. They are judged by senior and respected journalists who are completely independent of the Awards organisers and the Journalists’ Charity.

The full list of winners is:

News Photographer of the Year

Don Jackson-Wyatt, NWN Media

 

Camera Operator of the Year

Sponsored by Cleartech Live

Dai Baker, C4 News

 

Independent Community News Service of the Year

Sponsored by Spencer David

Caerphilly Observer

 

Magazine of the Year

Sponsored by Celf Creative

Wales Business Insider

 

Digital Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by NUJ Training Wales

Katie Sands, WalesOnline

 

Feature Writer of the Year

Sponsored by Specialist Models

Ceri Jackson, BBC Cymru Wales

 

News Website of the Year

Sponsored by Google

WalesOnline

 

Specialist Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Welsh Government

James Crichton-Smith, ITV Cymru Wales

 

On-line News Reporter of the Year

Sponsored by Comtek Sorrento Networks

Will Hayward, WalesOnline

 

Print News Reporter of the Year

Sponsored by Comtek Sorrento Networks

Mari Jones, Daily Post

 

Radio News Reporter of the Year

Sponsored by Comtek Sorrento Networks

Sarah Moore, BBC Radio Wales 

 

TV News Reporter of the Year

Sponsored by Comtek Sorrento Networks

Rob Osborne, ITV Cymru Wales

 

Daily/Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Sponsored by Western Power Distribution

Western Mail

 

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

Sponsored by Western Power Distribution

Western Telegraph

 

Radio News & Current Affairs Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Camelot

Eye on Wales, BBC Radio Wales

 

TV News & Current Affairs Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Camelot

Wales at Six, ITV Cymru Wales

 

Ed Townsend Student Journalist of the Year Award

Sponsored by the National Union of Journalists

Elen Hannah Davies, Cardiff University

 

Young Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Aston Martin

Katie Sands, WalesOnline

 

Political Journalist of the Year

Rachel Flint, BBC Cymru Wales

 

Sports Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Mercure of Accor Hotels

Ben James, Media Wales

 

Story of the Year

Sponsored by the Journalists’ Charity

Katie Sands, Adam Walker & Steffan Rhys, Western Mail & WalesOnline

 

Journalist of the Year

Katie Sands, WalesOnline

 

Outstanding Contribution

Peter Jackson

The Wales Media Awards are organised with the generous support of a range of sponsors and partners including lead sponsor Comtek Sorrento Networks, a North Wales based company which provides repairs, spares and support to the telecoms, datacoms, and network service industry.

Other sponsors are Aston Martin, Camelot, Google, the National Union of Journalists, NUJ Training, Welsh Government and Western Power Distribution.

The Awards are organised by sponsors Spencer David, and further support has come from Celf Design, Cleartech Live, Express Signs, Qatar Airways, Specialist Models, Mercure Holland House Hotel and Natasha Hirst Photography.

 

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