The Local Hero Award for Regional Digital Journalism Supported by Google News Initiative

2020 has been a year where the essential role that local and regional journalism plays in bringing communities together has never been more important. In an exceptional year, the AOP is happy to adjust the category criteria and entry process to ensure that The Local Hero Award for 2020 can celebrate the work of regional publishers during the Covid-19 pandemic – from investigative journalism that has sought to ensure communities have the opportunity to learn the truth about how the authorities are dealing with the challenge of public safety, to campaigning journalism that has rallied communities to support each other and raise funds for those in need at this challenging time. Entries are invited from the publishers and editorial teams of local and regional digital publishers – there is no entry fee associated with this Award.



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AOP - Association of Publishers