Gympie Times wins top gong GT is Newspaper of the Year
THE Gympie Times took out two awards at the Australian Regional Media annual awards at Twin Waters on Wednesday night, including the top gong of Newspaper of the Year.
Gympie retained its title as Newspaper of the Year, with the judges picking it a clear winner, despite acknowledging the competition was tougher this time around.
It was the second year running your local daily has been judged Newspaper of the Year, and is recognition of the passionate and hard working news team that brings the region all of its local news five days a week in print, and now 24/7 online at gympietimes.com.au.
Former Gympie Times photographer Greg Miller (at bottom) picked up the Best Video award for his hilarious interview with a postie forced to endure the daily attentions of an angry magpie parent, and the subsequent aerial attack he was subjected to. You can watch the video at http://www.gympie times.com.au/nocache/ news/swooping-is-for-the- birds/2778698/
New Gympie Times editor Shelley Strachan and former editor Craig Warhurst (pictured below) accepted the Newspaper of the Year award together, paying tribute to the Gympie community for the strong support it continues to give its local daily.
Ms Strachan thanked the paper's loyal readers for creating the best print circulation story in the country in the past two years.
The award joins back-to-back Newspaper of the Year awards at Panpa in the past two years plus an INMA for community engagement.