Mail on awards shortlist

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THE Hartlepool Mail features six times in the shortlist for prestigious journalism awards.

The Cordner Awards is being held for the 30th year at the National Glass Centre, in Sunderland, on February 4.

The awards, which were set up in memory of former Mail news editor Tom Cordner who died in 1976 aged only 38, are the longest-running regional press awards and reflect journalism talent across all newspapers, magazines and new media in the North-East.

The Mail’s chief photographer Tom Collins is shortlisted in three categories: Photographer of the Year, Best Picture of the Year and alongside colleagues Frank Reid and Craig Hope in recognition of his work on the weekly Pools video blog Frank and Hopeful.

Junior reporter Dominic Shaw is one of six young journalists in the running to land the North East Trainee Journalist of the Year honour, while Head of News Paul Watson is in the running for the Community Journalism award in recognition of his campaign work in the Mail.

The Mail’s production team, which designs the pages of the newspaper, has been shortlisted for the Splash Subbing Award.

Mail editor Joy Yates said: “I am delighted our staff at the Mail have been nominated for recognition in the Cordner Awards.

“This reflects the hard work, talent and dedication from the Hartlepool Mail’s team in delivering the best in news, sport and feature coverage in Hartlepool and east Durham.”