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

This is a new Award, announced in 2019 to recognise the value of local journalism and its contribution to society. The AOP invites entries from regional publishers for journalists who are proving that investigative and campaigning journalism is alive and well in the communities of the UK. Our jury will also be looking for journalists who recognise the added power that digital publishing provides for the amplification of local stories and the building of local communities around great journalistic content.


This category benefits from an extended deadline: enter by Friday 26 April. Shortlisted nominees will be announced on 2 May, and the winner chosen by our independent jury. Shortlisted nominees will be invited to join us as guests of the AOP and the Google News Initiative at the AOP Awards dinner on 27 June.


To enter, please email Clare Dewhirst with your submission.



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