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William Randolph Hearst
Gilbert John Outstanding Contribution, 2019
The Wales Media Awards are now closed for entries and judging is under way.
Wales Media Awards 2020
The free-to-enter Awards celebrate and promote great journalism in Wales - work produced in Wales, for an audience in Wales, by journalists, photographers and camera operators.
The Awards – supported this year by headline sponsor Camelot - will be presented in Cardiff on 20 March 2020 at a ceremony hosted by BBC Cymru Wales presenter Lucy Owen and ITV Cymru Wales’ Jonathan Hill.
The Awards are organised on behalf of the Journalists’ Charity by Spencer David. Other sponsors are Aston Martin, Cardiff University, Grayling, ITV Cymru Wales, Liberty, National Union of Journalists, NUJ Training Wales, Openreach, S4C Clic, University of South Wales, Welsh Government and Western Power Distribution.
Eligible work is anything published or broadcast between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.
Eligible work for the Student Journalist of the Year Category only is work produced by a journalism student when in full time education, and appearing between 1 March 2018 and 31 August 2019 in print, magazine, online or broadcast.
The Wales Media Awards are organised as a fundraiser for the Journalists’ Charity in Wales which helps journalists and their dependants with advice, grants and other forms of financial assistance.