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NUS Awards: York student newspaper Nouse nominated for fourth year running

University of York student newspaper Nouse has been nominated for Best Student Media in the NUS Awards for the fourth year running.

Nouse was a runner up in 2008, won the award in 2009, and then missed out to fellow York student publication the Lemon Press last year.

In 2006, the newspaper was nominated for Best Student Newspaper at the Guardian Student Media Awards, an award it won the year before, and the National Student Journalism Awards.

The other two nominees for this year’s award are 2009 finalist Forge Press, University of Sheffield, and the National and London Student Journalism Support Networks – University of London (submitted by Queen Mary Students’ Union).

Forge Press editor Matthew Burgess is nominated for the the Student Journalist of the Year prize, alongside Simon Murphy, news editor of Newcastle University’s the Courier, and Nick Stylianou, media and communications officer at Royal Holloway and former editor of university publication the Orbital.

Who said newspaper letter pages were dead? Prisoner finds time on the run

Liked this on Hold the Front Page this morning: an escaped prisoner took time to drop an email to his (ex?) local newspaper, the Courier, to correct them on a story:

“I read online your reporter’s untrue comments relating to my absconding from Castle Huntle [sic] open estate.The comments say I preyed on the elderly and vulnerable people. This is most certainly not true.”

HOTFP reports that Derek Watson ‘failed to return to Castle Huntly open prison on October 8 after a week-long release. He was sentenced to five years in prison last year on 25 charges of fraud.’

HOTFP quotes Ian Lamb editorial manager for Courier publisher DC Thomson, as saying that the prisoner “has complained about our coverage about his misdeeds in the past … but it’s quite bizarre that a convicted criminal who has absconded from an open prison would appear to be e-mailing us.”