SENTINEL SCOOPS THREE AWARDS AT MEDIA CEREMONY
THE Sentinel and its journalists won three awards and were highly commended twice in the O2 North West Media Awards.
Our film-maker, Martin Brough, won for Visual Media, and live reporter Tom Burnett won in the Emerging Talent category.
Chief photographer Steve Bould was highly commended, while head of events and special publications Jenny Amphlett, and graphic designer Andy Stoddard, were also highly commended in the Team of the Year category.
The Sentinel also won the award for the Most Memorable story for our coverage of the Ryan Evans tragedy at Westport Lake and subsequent Swimsafer campaign – in conjunction with Stoke-on-trent City Council – which saw more than 1,000 children receive water training courses and swimming lessons.
Ryan’s dad Glynn surprised The Sentinel team by making the trip to Chester to present this award.
Sentinel Editor Martin Tideswell said: “Recording local life and championing our patch is a responsibility our journalists take very seriously, and it is gratifying to be recognised for the work we do 24/7 at the largest awards event of its kind in the UK.
“I am extremely proud of our team.”
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