The Mayor of London’s free monthly newspaper ‘The Londoner’ has won the Journalism Award in the council publication section at the annual Good Communications Awards.
The Good Communication Awards 2007 aims to promote and encourage the public sector’s efforts towards effective communication with its citizens and its workforce.
The judging panel described the paper as: “A worthy winner. A tabloid paper that competes on equal terms with the London frees. It offers a good range of bright stories both news and features, but what really sets this item apart is the quality of the writing, with great intros and not a wasted word. This is journalism of national newspaper quality.”
Welcoming the award Mayor Ken Livingstone said “all of our polls show that people want news of the Greater London Authority directly. That is why we circulate the Londoner to every home in London.”
“Londoners have a right to be informed directly of what is done in their name, and given the chance to make their own voices heard. This award shows this can be done in an entertaining and accessible way. The Londoner team are doing a great job for Londoners”
The free paper is distributed ten times a year to households across London and is available online at www.london.gov.uk/londoner