← back to all news Molly Williams of The Star wins Cathryn Nicoll Award
The Star’s Molly Williams has won the inaugural Cathryn Nicoll Award set up by the News Media Association during Journalism Matters to reward brilliant interviewing and feature writing by young regional press journalists.
Williams, a Local Democracy Reporter for The Star, Sheffield, and the Sheffield Telegraph, won the new prize for her in depth interview with the leader of Sheffield City Council who rarely spoke to the media.
She was presented with the award and £500 cash prize by NMA deputy chief executive Lynne Anderson at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards last week - at which The Yellow Advertiser was also announced as Making a Difference winner - as the industry celebrated Journalism Matters which saw hundreds of newspapers unite to celebrate the power of journalism.
Journalism Matters was supported by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who contributed a written article backing the campaign, and Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright.