The Society of Editors has announced the shortlist for the 2011 Regional Press Awards.
The event is organised in conjunction with the Newspaper Society and will see 23 awards handed out at a London lunch on 25 May.
This year sees the new award of editor of the year launched.
Chairman of the judges Paul Horrocks said: “Panels of independent judges have pored over more than 700 entries to produce the shortlists. The entries demonstrated the amazing quality of journalistic effort that is still being produced in these challenging times for the whole of the media and regional and local papers in particular."