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Croydon Advertiser chief reporter Gareth Davies picks up double journalism awards for second successive year

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CROYDON Advertiser chief reporter Gareth Davies has picked up double journalism awards for the second year in a row.

Gareth was named Weekly Reporter of the Year and Digital Journalist of the Year at the EDF Energy London and South of England Media Awards. He won both awards in 2013.

The judges described him as a reporter who "really gets his teeth into stories" and is "clever at breaking down his work into smaller, readable, informative pieces".

They praised his use of data journalism, interactive maps, research and analysis, as well as his investigation into fraudster Neelam Desai and his coverage of the illegal rave in East Croydon.

Designer Alex Leys won the Designer of the Year Award for his work creating the paper's imaginative front pages.

The Advertiser was highly commended in both the newspaper of the year and front page of the year categories, and Gareth received the same accolade in the feature writer category.

The awards, which received more than 300 entries, were held at Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex Stadium.

Advertiser editor Glenn Ebrey said: "Gareth is a first-rate journalist who doesn't just write articles - he gets under the skin of the issues he's tackling, finds new angles and exposes wrongdoing that others would miss. He fully deserves the accolades that come his way.

"I'm also delighted for Alex, who every week helps design front pages and graphics inside the paper that are of the very highest standard."

Croydon Advertiser chief reporter Gareth Davies picks up double journalism awards for second successive year


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