The Journalists' Charity Wales Media Awards are judged by senior and respected journalists who are completely independent of the Awards organisers and the Journalists’ Charity.

The organisers would like to extend their grateful thanks to all of them for their time and commitment.

Jonathan Grun, Chair

Emeritus editor, Press Association

Barry Jones

Runs training and consultancy business BMJ Media following 40 years as a journalist in TV, radio and newspapers including the North Wales Weekly News, Liverpool Daily Post, ITV and BBC

Charlotte Nicol

BBC Five Live, BBC TV and ITV sports producer & broadcaster

Chris Dennis

Sports broadcaster, BBC Radio, 5 Live, BBC TV

Dafydd Rees

Head of television, Bloomberg, Europe, Mid East & Asia

Dan Mason

Internet media specialist

David Thomas

Broadcaster & trainer

Elis Owen

Former national director, ITV Wales, head of commissioning, BBC Cymru

Emma Hoskyns

News editor, ITN

Emma Meese

Centre for Community Journalism, Cardiff University

Geoff Mayor

Former picture editor, Central Television and Carlton Television; represented Daily Mirror, Scottish Daily Record and the Sunday Mirror in the US

Gerry Keighley

Gerry spent 40 years in journalism, holding senior posts on newspapers in Newcastle, Bedford and Reading and edited the South Wales Argus for 19 years before retiring. He then went on to work with Age Cymru as a campaigns officer for three years, and now enjoys golf and holidays with his wife Pam

Glenn Edwards

Former UK Press Photographer of the Year and regular contributor to The Independent and Independent on Sunday with 25 years’ experience delivering commissions for newspapers, magazines and NGO's around the world

Glyn Mon Hughes

Freelance journalist, musician and teacher. Former senior lecturer in journalism Liverpool John Moores University. Worked for the BBC, a range of newspapers and magazines and in PR

Gwenno Ffrancon

Head of Department, Hywel Teifi, Swansea University

Jill Palmer

Former medical correspondent, Daily Mirror

Joe Towns

Cardiff Metropolitan University School of Sport lecturer. Formerly with BBC Sport, Sky Sports, IMG, Eurosport and South Wales Evening Post

John Crowley

Journalist for 20 years who has worked for The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Wall Street Journal. Now works as a freelance journalist

John Curzon

John has worked in journalism for 50 years, starting at the Western Mail then moving to BBC Wales where he was Editor of English Language TV and radio news, before joining HTV where he was Editor of News. A move to Avid Technology saw him travelling world-wide introducing journalists to new technology before moving to the Bristol School of Journalism at the University of the West of England where he has been working as a senior lecturer in broadcast journalism

John Williams

Former head of communications, WRU, former head of news, ITV Wales

Keith Edwards

Keith Edwards began his career with ITN in 1979 in film despatch and moved up to the newsroom as assistant film editor the following year, before working in VTR and as an ENG editor. He was one of the first cameraman/editors in the country and worked around the world before retiring in March 2019 after 40 years with ITN

Ken Rees

Former scriptwriter, reporter and newscaster with HTV Wales, Northern Reporter and Washington Correspondent at ITN, and Controller of News and Current Affairs at HTV. RTS TV Journalist of the Year

Laura Watts

Watts Where Media, broadcaster & producer, Red Dragon, BBC Sport

Nadene Ghouri

Freelance journalist, writer & broadcaster; former BBC & Al Jazeera English correspondent

Non Williams

Lecturer in digital media, Swansea University

Paul Calverley

Former executive producer at Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV and S4C and producer on ITV’s Cook Report

Peter Brookes

Former News Editor TVam, Central ITV and Meridian TV. Night News Ed at the Today newspaper and latterly Managing Director of Manchester United TV

Richard Savill

Former Ireland & West of England correspondent, Daily Telegraph

Robert Campbell

University of South Wales journalism lecturer and researcher and former newspaper sub on national titles and regional titles. Highly commended in 2017 British Regional Press Awards columnist of the year category for his work on the Western Daily Press

Shirley Lewis

Broadcast journalism lecturer, former Sky News Northern office Bureau Chief

Sian Lloyd

Lecturer in Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Former ITV journalist and deputy editor of S4C’s ‘Y Byd ar Bedwar’ current affairs series

Spencer Feeney

40 years experience in the British regional press, including as editor of the Llanelli Star, Gloucester-based daily The Citizen, and the South Wales Evening Post in Swansea, as well as senior editorial positions at The Sentinel (Stoke on Trent) and the Express & Echo (Exeter). Served on the Press Complaints Commission, and represented Wales-based newspapers on the Leveson Inquiry

Tim Gordon

Former editor of the South Wales Echo, WalesOnline, Wales On Sunday and night editor of the Western Mail. Worked on the news desk and on consumer affairs programmes for ITV Wales. Currently Head of Communications and External Affairs at Cardiff Council

Tira Shubart

International freelance TV producer

Tweli Griffiths

Former award-winning current affairs reporter and producer

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