Three well-known annual awards ceremonies – including one celebrating the best of weekly newspapers – are reported to have been cancelled this year by its organisers.
Say reports, the Newspaper Society have cited the current economic climate as the reason for cancelling its Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards, Weekly Newspaper Awards and the Advertising and Digital Media Awards, the last two of which usually take place in the autumn.
A spokesperson for the Newspaper Society is quoted on the website, holdthefrontpage, saying: “At present we are in the process of reviewing the entire Newspaper Society awards structure. As a result we will not be holding any awards this year. This is partly due to current market conditions and partly because we want to look at improving the format of our awards going forward.”
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