Dodd dishes out Merseyside awards

More than 200 media representatives from newspapers, radio and television attended the Merseyside Media Network awards at the Holiday Inn, Lime Street last Thursday.

Liverpool Echo reporter Michelle Fiddler was named journalist of the year. Michelle also claimed the scoop of the year title and shared the news journalist of the year prize Echo colleague Luke Traynor.

Ken Dodd, guest of honour at the event,  received a surprise award when he was presented with a special jade plaque for a ‘lifetime of laughs’by the network’s founder-secretary, Ken Bennett.

Full list of journalism award winners:

Merseyside journalist of the year: Michelle Fiddler – Liverpool Echo

Student journalist of the year: Gemma Jaleel – Ormskirk Advertiser

Newcomer of the Year: Mark Johnson – Southport Visiter

News journalist of the year: Michelle Fiddler/Luke Traynor – Liverpool Echo

Features journalist of the year: Radio City 96.7 team

Sports journalist of the year: Dominic King – Liverpool Echo

Broadcaster of the year: Andy Gill – BBC North West Tonight

Photojournalist of the year: Mark Sumner – Mercury Press

Freelance of the year: Jason Green – Mercury Press

Business journalist of the year: Neil Tague – North West Business Insider

Scoop of the year: Michelle Fiddler – Liverpool Echo

Designer of the year: Damien Wiehl – NW Business Insider

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