Fleet honoured for ‘courageous editorial’

A NEWSPAPER reporter who has worked on two Scottish daily newspaper, and has subsequently gone on to edit a newspaper in the Bahamas, is reported to have won an award for a series of articles on marital rape.

Says media website, holdthefrontpage.co.uk, John Fleet – who has worked for both The Scotsman and the Scottish Daily Express and is now managing editor of Nassau-based daily, The Tribune – was “honoured by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for [his paper’s] commentary articles defending a government bill to outlaw marital rape”.

Adds HTFP, Fleet was “invited to Austin, Texas, to collect the SNPA’s Carmage Walls Commentary Prize Award, which is given to newspapers which advocate strong, courageous and positive editorial page leadership”.

It continues to say he is a former chief sub at the Hartlepool Mail and has also held senior positions on the Northern Echo and the Daily Mail.