Post praised at national awards

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Your Pocklington Post was commended at the prestigious Newsawards 2015, but were pipped to the big prize by The Guardian.

The Post, which was labelled as “fantastic” by judges, was nominated for the Best Use of User Generated Content at the national awards and was up against the Evening Chronicle, Liverpool Echo, MNA, BBC and eventual winners the Guardian.

The Newsawards, the only awards that celebrate the best in news media print, digital and business innovation, were held at a gala event at Lancaster, London on 29 April, and were hosted by comedian Al Murray.

Last year, the Post created a new-style people’s paper, with contributions from our communities to support normal news coverage.

The response from communities has been remarkable, with superb contributions from teenagers, representatives from organisations and community-minded individuals, local historians, auctioneers, headteachers and pupils, and church leaders.

Pocklington Post editor, Ed Asquith said: “Thanks to everyone who contributed to Post’s revival, and going back to the first day when James Draper manned a stall at Tesco.

“We wanted to create a ‘people’s paper’ that is more engaged with the public and we have, thanks to the input from so many supportive people who have helped to make the paper more dynamic and involved.

“Well done Daniel with a big help from Phil and sport. They have all helped to encourage the new content and engagement.”