Northern Star editor Russell Eldridge, left, reporter Bree Price, and circulation manager Scott Lister.
Northern Star editor Russell Eldridge, left, reporter Bree Price, and circulation manager Scott Lister.

Star?s in the ascendancy



IT'S been a great week for your Northern Star.

The latest six-month circulation audit has revealed that The Star continues among the best-performing newspapers in Australia. And then, to cap it, the paper has won significant prizes in the inaugural APN trans-Tasman media awards.

The Star's circulation gains over successive audit periods in recent years records the newspaper's strongest growth cycle in decades.

This week, APN News and Media held its inaugural readership awards for 23 daily newspapers and more than 50 community newspapers across Australia and New Zealand.

The Star scooped up three of the 17 awards on offer: Cadet journalist Bree Price was named Young Journalist of the Year; Editor Russell Eldridge accepted the prize for the Campaigning Newspaper of the Year (for the campaign against the train axing); the paper also won Group Marketing Promotion of the Year.

Star journalists also featured prominently among award finalists: Eldridge was a finalist for Editor of the Year, Zoe Satherley and Megan Kinninment were finalists in Writer of the Year, and The Star was a finalist as Readership Team of the Year.

On Bree Price's entry, judges commented: "She has an eye for a story, the drive to tie it down and the ability to tell it crisply and well. Her entry oozed enthusiasm for the job."



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