THE Daily Record swept the board at the 38th annual Scottish Press Awards held at Glasgow’s Radisson Blue Hotel this evening (Thursday 11th May).
The Glasgow-based title won the prestigious Newspaper of the Year award, while Daily Record sports writer Keith Jackson was named Journalist of the Year (Jackson also taking the Sports News Journalist of the Year title, for the sixth year running).
Front Page of the Year also went to the Daily Record and the publication was awarded Digital Team of the Year.
Journalism Team of the Year went to The Scottish Sun and Campaign of the Year was won by the Edinburgh Evening News.
Alan Roden and Neil Sears, from the Scottish Daily Mail, were awarded Scoop of the Year.
Winners of individual awards included Vivienne Aitken of the Daily Record, who was named Reporter of the Year, and Jim Lawson received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Among the first set of winners was Gordon Aikman of The Sunday Times Scotland, who was posthumously awarded Columnist of the Year. Gordon, who died in February, used his column to document his battle against motor neurone disease and campaign for more funding to find a cure for the degenerative condition.
The full list of winners reads as follows:
Young Journalist of the Year
Edinburgh Evening News
Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Cartoonist of the Year
Interviewer of the Year
Political Journalist of the Year
Columnist of the Year
Sports Columnist of the Year
Financial/Business Journalist of the Year
Feature Writer of the Year
The Herald/Sunday Herald
Sports Feature Writer of the Year
Sports News Writer of the Year
News Photographer of the Year
Sports Photographer of the Year
Outstanding Digital Journalist of the Year
Front Page of the Year
I’m The Victim
Digital Team of the Year
Journalism Team of the Year
Campaign of the Year
Edinburgh Evening News
Scoop of the Year
Alan Roden and Neil Sears
Scottish Daily Mail
Reporter of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Journalist of the Year
Newspaper of the Year
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Established by the Scottish newspaper industry in 1978, the Scottish Press Awards is a prestigious annual event which showcases the best journalistic talent in Scotland.
More information can be found at www.scottishpressawards.co.uk.
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