Winners of the Ian Bell ‘New Writing’ award were presented with their prizes at a lively session on ‘The Importance of Good Journalism’ at the Aye Write Book Festival on Saturday. The award was set up in memory of radical journalist Ian Bell, who died in 2015, by his family and the Edinburgh Branch of the National Union of Journalists of which he was a member.
Scotland’s new organisation for women in media has launched an award celebrating one of our country’s finest female writers.
The Nicola Barry Award, which aims to encourage the kind of brilliant reporting and campaigning journalism that the award-winning columnist and feature writer was known for, was launched by Barry’s husband, Alastair Murray, who made the announcement at Women in Journalism Scotland’s End-of-Summer Party in Glasgow.
The winner will receive a trophy, presented at the Scottish Press Awards dinner next spring. A WiJ Scotland member will be part of the judging panel. Continue reading