Top spots at awards

2016-06-21 12:51
Smiling from ear to ear at the Annual Local Media Excellence Awards held last Friday in Centurion are from the left Ben Burger (People’s Post), Marita Meyer (Group Editor: WP Media) and Cecilia Hume (Editor: People’s Post).

Smiling from ear to ear at the Annual Local Media Excellence Awards held last Friday in Centurion are from the left Ben Burger (People’s Post), Marita Meyer (Group Editor: WP Media) and Cecilia Hume (Editor: People’s Post). (Isabel Venter)

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The People’s Post star shone brightly last Friday at the Annual Local Media Excellence Awards for 2015 held at Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion.
These awards have been presented under the auspices of the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) for more than two decades now.

People’s Post took home prizes in the following categories:

  • False Bay edition – Runner-up: Best front page (Corporate owned free newspapers)
  •  Woodstock/Maitland edition – Runner-up: Best newspaper (Corporate owned free newspapers)
  • Tiyese Jeranji, journalist for the Constantia/Wynberg and Retreat editions, was awarded a top 10 place in the Journalist of the Year category. Jeranji previously worked on the Woodstock/Maitland and Claremont/Rondebosch editions. This category is considered the most prestigious amongst journalists.
  • Samantha Lee was awarded a Top 15 place in the category Human Interest.

People’s Post’s sister publications in the WP Media stable, TygerBurger and City Vision, also had reason to celebrate.
 TygerBurger Table View edition – Winner: Best front page (Corporate owned free newspapers)
 Stehan Schoeman in top 10 of category Writing: Sport
 Sport photos: Stehan Schoeman – 7th
 Hard news photos: Carina Roux – 5th & 6th
 Feature photos: Carina Roux – 4th, 6th & 7th
 Mbongiseni Maseko of City Vision in top 10 of category Writing: Hard news

At the Annual Local Media Excellence Awards local and community newspapers from all over the country and across all media houses compete against each other to award the best of the best in the country.

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