Best in the biz? We won’t argue with you, Mr Murdoch
THE Gazette was crowned Community Newspaper of the Year in Sydney at the News Limited awards on Saturday night.
With News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch among the invited guests, the Gazette was judged the best community newspaper out of 105 contenders.
News Limited chairman John Hartigan paid tribute to the Gazette for the accolade.
“Your achievement is a considerable one,” he said.
“This category attracted more entries than ever, and you have triumphed over competition from substantially bigger and better-resourced papers.
“The sheer energy of the Gazette is an inspiration - I don’t know how you do so much with such a small staff, but I’m deeply impressed that you do.”
Gazette editor Greg McLean said it was a privilege to accept the award on behalf of his colleagues.
“The effort our team puts in week in and week out to deliver the Douglas region the best in local news makes me feel honoured to work alongside them,” he said.
“We’re always striving to do better and we’ve got some exciting new projects on the horizon which we look forward to bringing to the community in the coming months.
“But like all community newspapers, we’re only as good as the community we serve, and we don’t need an award to tell us ours is the best.”