Awards Shortlisting for Caledonian Mercury

Less than two months since its launch, a Scottish online news service has been shortlisted for a prize at awards celebrating the best of newspaper production.

The Caledonian Mercury has received a nomination in the Newspaper Awards, which have been on the go for 14 years and are held in association with trade title, Production Journal.

It has been nominated for the Digital News Service of the Year category and is up against belfasttelegraph.co.uk, europe.wsj.com,getreading.co.uk, guardian.co.uk, manchestereveningnews.co.uk and telegraph.co.uk.

Joining Caledonian Mercury on the awards shortlist is the Eurocentral print works, of News International, that produces, among others, the Scottish News of the World, the Glasgow Solicitors Property Guide and the Falkirk Herald. It has been nominated in the Newspaper Printer of the Year category.

Also, Aberdeen-based The Press & Journal has been shortlisted in the Regional Newspaper of the Year category.

Says Stewart Kirkpatrick, editor of the Caledonian Mercury: “I'm absolutely delighted that we've been shortlisted by the Newspaper Awards and humbled by the calibre of the other nominees.

“This is a real pat on the back for our journalists and commercial team, who've worked incredibly hard to make the Cally Merc a success.

“We have just increased the size of its writing team from 10 to 14 to match the high expectations of our readers and will be announcing the names of our new journalists soon.”

The full shortlist reads:

The Fujifilm Grand Prix, for the most significant contribution to future newspaper success

Essex Chronicle – Soapbox campaign

The Guardian – iPhone app

KOS Media – New media initiatives

Newspaper Society – Locally Connected

Oce Printing Systems – Niiu digitally produced personalised newspaper

PCS – Knowledge

Times+ – Loyalty programme

Newspaper Printer of The Year

The Agfa Premier Award for all printers of newspapers printed coldset web offset

Guardian Print Centre (The Guardian, The Observer)

Mortons Print (Fishing News, Church Times, The Irish Post)

Newsprinters, Broxbourne (The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph)

Newsprinters, Eurocentral (News of the World, Glasgow Solicitors Property Guide, The Falkirk Herald)

Newsprinters, Knowsley (Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Telegraph)

Peterboro' Web (Motor Sport News, MCN, Farmers Guardian)

Sheffield Web (Yorkshire Post Magazine, The TESS, Evening Courier – Halifax)

Webprint Concepts (Irish Examiner)

International Newspaper of the Year

The AbitibiBowater Premier Award for all international daily and weekly newspapers

Augsburger Allgemeine (Germany)

Expresso (Portugal)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (Germany)

Financial Times – Europe

Haber Turk (Turkey)

Welt am Sonntag (Germany)

National Newspaper of the Year

The manroland Premier Award for national weekday (Monday-Friday) daily newspapers

The Daily Telegraph

Financial Times

The Guardian

Irish Independent

The Sun

The Times

Regional Newspaper of the Year

The Goss International Premier Award for all regional weekday (Monday-Friday) daily newspapers

Dorset Echo

Eastern Daily Press

Evening Echo, Cork

Express & Star

The Press & Journal, Aberdeen

Yorkshire Post

Weekend Newspaper of the Year

The OneVision Award for national and regional weekend (Saturday/Sunday) newspapers

Eastern Daily Press

FT Weekend

The Guardian

The Mail on Sunday

Sunday Life, Belfast

The Sunday Times

Environmental Newspaper Company of the Year

The UPM Premier Award for all newspaper printers and publishing centres

Archant Print

Express & Echo, Exeter

Guardian News & Media


NWN Media

Trinity Mirror Printing Midlands

Most Outstanding Use of Colour

The Flint Group Award for all newspapers printed coldset web offset


Cage & Aviary Birds (Peterboro' Web)

Church Times (Mortons Print)

Farmers Guardian (Peterboro' Web)

MCN (Peterboro' Web)

Surrey Homes & Property (Surrey & Berkshire Media)

TLS (Newsprinters, Knowsley)


The Daily Telegraph

The Guardian

The Times


The Sun

The Sunday Times (Travel Section)

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

The Ferag, WRH Marketing Award for all paid-for and free weekly newspapers (except national/regional Sunday titles)

The Bath Chronicle

The Cumberland News

Cumberland & Westmorland Herald

Essex Chronicle

North Devon Journal

Surrey Advertiser

National Colour Supplement of the Year

The PCP Award for all national newspaper colour supplements printed any method (except coldset)

Fabulous (News of the World)

How to Spend It (Financial Times)

Live (The Mail on Sunday)

The Times Magazine

Stella (The Sunday Telegraph)

The Sunday Times Magazine

You (The Mail on Sunday)

Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year

The PCP Award for all regional newspaper colour supplements or stand-alone magazines printed any method (except coldset)

Culture (The Journal)

The Derbyshire Magazine (Derby Telegraph)

Focus (Kent Messenger)

GR8 Life – Champion Media Group

HomeLife (Jersey Evening Post)

Out & About (Newbury Weekly News)

Society (Newsquest Media Southern)

Coldset Colour Supplement of the Year

The Sun Chemical Award for all newspaper colour supplements printed coldset web offset

Agenda (The Sunday Business Post)

Independent Life

Property Paper (Reading Post)

Travel (The Daily Telegraph)

Yorkshire Post Magazine

Weekend (Irish Independent)

Niche Market Newspaper of the Year

The Newsprinters Award for all niche market (special interest) newspapers

Angling Times

Cage & Aviary Birds

Church Times

The Countryman's Weekly

Farmers Guardian



Newspaper Design of the Year

The Papermule Award for all newspapers

Cambridge News

The Daily Telegraph

Financial Times

The Sunday Times

Surrey Advertiser

Surrey Times

Best Use of New Media

The Atex Award for all news media businesses

Belfast Telegraph – user interactivity

Europe.WSJ.com – Berlin Wall Interactive

The Guardian – iPhone app

How to Spend It – new website

KOS Media – Your Kent TV

NWN Media – Leaderlive.co.uk

The Daily Telegraph – virtual Chelsea Garden

Digital News Service of the Year

The PCS Award for all digital news services








Best Use of Citizen/Community Journalism

For all news media businesses

Belfast Telegraph – user interactivity

The Argus (Brighton) – community reporters section

The Guardian – G20 coverage

Trinity Mirror – citizen involvement