Midweek’s the top in the West - again!
- Credit: Theo Moye
The Midweek Herald has been named the top free newspaper in the South West - for the second successive year.
Reporter Katy Griffin was presented with the prestigious EDF Energy South West Media award at a glittering ceremony at the home of the Exeter Chiefs.
The Archant-owned newspaper was among the three free newspapers shortlisted. The other two were the North Devon Gazette and Nailsea, Clevedon and Portishead Times - both Archant titles, too.
The judges said: “The Midweek Herald is a great weekly, with good hard news and a consistently high story count.
“It doesn’t try to cram too much on the front, with confidence in the strength of its splashes.
“Inside it’s busier, with lots of news, photos, court reporting, opinion and features.
“The paper is full of faces and is not afraid to cover big issues.
- 1 MP Selaine backs plans for boost to workers' pensions
- 2 Village halls offered cash helping hand in Covid battle
- 3 Superb win on the road sets 2022 tone for Bideford
- 4 Rishi's thumbs up to £60m investment and 200 new jobs
- 5 Small steps of hope for Bideford and Barnstaple
- 6 Store giants say Merry Christmas 9,000 times over
- 7 OPINION: The North Devon Hospice has come so far
- 8 SWW warns: 'Don't be frozen out'
- 9 ‘What a Beautiful Noise' takes to Queens stage
- 10 Young Jack strides out again for charity
“Sport coverage includes football, rugby, running, netball, hockey, bowls, golf and a full page devoted to league tables.
“Good journalism ensures all angles are covered – and it’s been another successful year in terms of advertising revenue.”
The judges concluded the Herald was an ‘impressive and in-depth read’.