What they said about the 2016 Awards…
Wales can be proud of its brilliant journalists and robust, ethical journalism is a force for good. Every day journalists in Wales represent the interests of citizens and reveal stories that are in the public interest. These awards give us an opportunity to celebrate the work of stars and unsung heroes.
Jonathan Grun, chair of judges
Click here to hear Jonathan talking about the Awards and what judges will be looking for.
It was an incredibly proud night for me and the Cambrian News. To win as a reporter for a weekly newspaper competing against journalists from national and daily publications across the country was an honour I never thought I would receive.
I know there are many talented journalists across Wales who serve their communities, both large and small, with just as much passion, pride, and dedication. I would encourage those journalists who are rightly proud of the work they produce to enter the Wales Media Awards 2017.
Chris Betteley, reporter, Cambrian News
Print News Reporter of the Year, Political Journalist of the Year and Journalist of the Year 2016
Editor, Caerphilly Observer
Independent Community News Service of the Year 2015 and 2016 and Scoop of the Year 2015.
Click here to hear Richard talking about what the Observer winning the Awards meant to him.
The awards were a wonderful evening, spent in the company of so many great journalists from across Wales. And having handed out so many awards over the years, it was a great feeling to actually win something myself for a change!
As a profession we can be cynical, and rightly so at times, but these awards are all about celebrating the very best in our great industry. But you 'have to be in it to win it', so get your nominations in now for the 2017 Awards.
Sion Barry, Business Editor, Western Mail
Business Journalist of the Year 2016