THE Advertiser's chief reporter Gareth Davies has been named weekly reporter of the year at the Regional Press Awards. It is the second time Gareth has won the award in the last three years, having taken home the prize the year before last. The judges described his work as a "worthy winner all round" and singled out his investigation into the "forgotten victims" of the 2011 riots for particular praise. The Advertiser was nominated for best weekly paper but missed out to The Cumberland News. The judging panel said the Advertiser produced "strong front pages alongside a combination of great journalism, quirky ideas, eye-catching design and a touch of humour". They added that our team "consistently produce a local newspaper built on the quality standards of a national". The awards, organised by the Society of Editors, attracted more than 700 entries across all its categories. It celebrated the best local and regional journalism in the UK. Last November, Gareth won two awards – print journalist of the year (weekly) and digital journalist of the year – at the London and South of England media awards.
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