Jewish News has been ‘highly commended’ as one of the top two free newspapers in the country by the prestigious Society Of Editors.
The Jewish community’s most popular newspaper was handed the accolade after being named runner-up in the Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year category at Friday’s Regional Press Awards.
Jewish News was shortlisted alongside five other titles, Camden New Journal, Islington Tribune, St Helens Star, Yellow Advertiser and overall winner Slough & Windsor Express.
Editor Richard Ferrer said: “There are many hundreds of outstanding free newspapers across the UK, so to be named by the prestigious Society of Editors as the one of the very best is a wonderful accolade and recognition of the tireless dedication of my incredible team.”
News Editor and co-publisher, Justin Cohen, said: “This is wonderful recognition of the achievements of the Jewish News’ small but perfectly-formed team that work tirelessly each week to entertain and inform. We are proud to call ourselves a community newspaper but also to have become so much more through events, conferences and groundbreaking partnerships.”
Our exclusive interview with Jeremy Corbyn and wider coverage of the Labour antisemitism scandal was a key part of the issues we submitted to the judges. At a time when these stories are becoming scandalously normalised and are gaining less national media attention they would at any other time, the role of Jewish newspapers media in holding Labour to account is more important than ever. We will continue to do just that.”
Jewish News previously won Free Newspaper of the Year at Press Gazette’s 2002 Regional Press Awards.