Former student is young journalist of the year

A former journalism student has taken a top prize at this year’s Regional Press Awards for a hard-hitting investigative story featured in the City’s local newspaper.

Josh Parry, who is Senior Reporter at the Liverpool Echo, was named Young Journalist of the Year 2018 for his undercover examination into gay 'cure' churches across Liverpool.

The awards, held in association with HoldtheFrontPage, were presented in a lunchtime ceremony on 18 May, hosted by LBC presenter Nick Ferrari at the Institute of Engineering Technology in London.

Josh’s lecturer, Alice Gregory, said: "Josh really deserves this award. He was a fantastic student and was always destined for great things.

"We knew he would succeed in the industry when he made front page of the Echo just weeks into the course!"

The paper won a further two Regional Press Awards for Business and Finance Journalist of the Year, awarded to Alistair Houghton for his reports on the regeneration of Liverpool, and the Scoop of the Year award which went to Joe Thomas for his investigation into the predatory exploitation of vulnerable young girls by two paedophile brothers.


Read NCTJ's feature on Young Journalist of the Year, Josh Parry, as part of Local Newspaper Week  


Picture: Josh Parry

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