KM Group sweeps the boards at Shepherd Neame awards
Winners at the Shepherd
Neame Kent Media Awards
The KM Group has swept the boards at the Shepherd Neame Kent
Media Awards - with KentOnline scooping a top honour.
The annual ceremony, which celebrates the best in
journalism from Kent, saw scores gather at Shepherd Neame's Old
Brewery Store in Faversham.
More than 100 guests listened to a talk from Ann Barnes, the
recently-elected Kent Police and Crime Commissioner.
Presented by radio stalwart Barbara Sturgeon, key awards
were given to KM Group employees.
They included kmfm's Jessica Banham for young journalist of the
year and Dan Bloom, of the Medway Messenger, for newspaper
journalist of the year and overall journalist of the year.
Judges described Dan Bloom as “a journalist whose breadth of
work, determination, ability and dedication has produced some
Gerry Warren of the Kentish Gazette was commended in the
newspaper journalist category, and Lesley Bellew was commended in
the feature writer category.
The title of news service of the year was won by this
Judges said KentOnline "presents a wonderful mix of written
copy, imagery, great interaction with users via social media, all
the result of talented journalists working well as a team.”
KM Group business editor Trevor Sturgess won the Shepherd Neame
contribution to journalism award, presented by former KM managing
editor Ron Green.
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