People’s paper wins

2017-06-27 06:01
The team from People’s Post who excelled in the competition. Back from left are reporters Tiyese Jeranji, Samantha Lee and Nicole McCain and page layout artist Ben Burger. In front is editorCecilia Hume.

The team from People’s Post who excelled in the competition. Back from left are reporters Tiyese Jeranji, Samantha Lee and Nicole McCain and page layout artist Ben Burger. In front is editorCecilia Hume. (Carina Roux)

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People’s Post and its sister publications, TygerBurger and City Vision, made a clean sweep in the Front Pages category of the Forum of Community Journalists’ (FCJ) Excellence Awards on Friday night.

People Post walked away with the top spot in this category for corporate-owned free newspapers, with the front page of the False Bay edition of 21 June 2016 being selected as the winner. TygerBurger and City Vision took second and third places respectively.

In the category for Best Newspaper among corporate-owned free newspapers People’s Post was in second place while TygerBurger took top honours. Third place went to Cape Community Newspapers’ Tabletalk.

Journalists of both People’s Post and TygerBurger also featured in the writing and photography catagories of the competition.

  • Journalist of the Year: Tiyese Jeranji (People’s Post) in the top 10;
  • Hard News: Nicole McCain (People’s Post) in the top 10;
  • Human Interest: Tiyese Jeranji (People’s Post) and Richard Roberts (TygerBurger) in the top 10, with Desiree Rorke (TygerBurger) the winner;
  • Alet Roux Award for the Best Newcomer, awarded to a journalist with less than three years’ experience: Samantha Lee (People’s Post) in the top four;
  • Sport Writing: Stehan Schoeman (TygerBurger) in the top 10;
  • Headlines: Carina Roux (TygerBurger) in the top seven;
  • Investigative Reporting: Richard Roberts (TygerBurger) in the top five;
  • Best General Photograph: Samantha Lee (People’s Post) – eighth, Carina Roux (TygerBurger) – fifth;
  • Best Sport Photograph: Stehan Schoeman (TygerBurger) – ninth, Carina Roux (TygerBurger) – third;
  • Best News Photograph: Monique Duval (TygerBurger) – ninth spot; and
  • Photographer of the Year: Carina Roux (TygerBurger) – second.

The FCJ Excellence Awards is the only competition of its kind in which all local and community newspapers from all over the country, big or small, corporate or independently owned, compete against each other to be recognised as the best in South Africa.

This year’s competition honoured work produced last year. The awards ceremony took place at the Leriba Hotel & Spa in Centurion.


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