Showcase supplement

The Newspaper Society and Press Gazette are producing a showcase supplement, 100 of the Best Front Pages, from across regional press throughout 2002 and 2003.

The supplement will demonstrate the impact of the local angle on national stories and feature coverage on the war in Iraq, the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman and the death of the Queen Mother.

The pages display a wide range of quality journalism from across the daily and weekly regional press and were selected on the basis of visual impact, photography, use of headlines and choice of story.

Newspaper Society communications director Lynne Anderson said: “The book of front pages is a powerful reminder of the important work of the regional press.

“In many cases, the front pages demonstrate the close relationship that local newspapers have with their communities.

“This can be seen in exclusive interviews and local angles on national stories. The supplement also demonstrates the quality of work that is produced by regional newspapers across the UK.”

The full-colour, 32-page publication will be distributed with Press Gazette on 13 February and Media Week on 17 February, 2004.

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