Herald takes production prize

THE Herald newspaper has won a prize for the most outstanding use of colour in awards celebrating the production of newspapers.

The Herald’s triumph was in the 2008 Newspaper Awards, run by Production Journal, which also saw Scotland on Sunday’s Spectrum magazine lift a highly-commended in the ‘Regional colour supplement of the year’ section.

Also among the Scottish entries, Aberdeen regional daily, The Press and Journal, was commended in the ‘Regional newspaper of the year (weekdays)’ section.

Among the other winners, Your Mail, a website for user-generated content, launched by the Hull Daily Mail, was named top in the ‘Best use of New Media’ category.

The Birmingham Post was named ‘Regional newspaper of the year’, with MK News scooping the title for weeklies.

Hull Daily Mail assistant editor, Alex Leys, who belongs to north-east Scotland, has led the Your Mail project, which launched less than three months ago.

The results included:

Regional newspaper of the year (weekdays)

Winner – Birmingham Post
Highly-commended – Irish News
Commended – The Press and Journal (Aberdeen)

Weekly newspaper of the year
Winner – MK News
Highly-commended – Slough & Langley Observer
Commended – The Irish Post

Environmental newspaper company of the year
Winner – Trinity Mirror Printing (Newcastle) – Go Green campaign and ncjMedia Green team
Highly-commended – Express & Echo (Exeter) – Green shoppers campaign
Commended – Sheffield Web (Dinnington) – Environmental initiatives

Newspaper printer of the year
Winner – Trinity Mirror Printing Midlands (The Birmingham Post)
Highly-commended – Harmsworth Printing Derby (Slough & Langley Observer)
Commended – Surrey & Berkshire Media (Woking News & Mail)

Most outstanding use of colour
Winner – The Herald (Newsquest Printing Glasgow)
Highly-commended – The Daily Telegraph (Newsquest Printing Oxford)
Commended – The Observer (Guardian Print Centre)

Regional colour supplement of the year

Winner – Oxfordshire Limited Edition (The Oxford Times)
Highly-commended – Spectrum (Scotland on Sunday)
Joint commended – Out & About (Newbury Weekly News), West Country Life
(Western Daily Press)