The local media industry’s star shone brightly last Friday at the annual Local Media Excellence Awards for 2015 held at Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion.
These awards have been presented under the auspices of the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) for over two decades.
At the annual Local Media Excellence Awards (previously known as the Sanlam/MDDA Local Media awards) local and community newspapers from all over the country and across all media houses compete against each other to award the best of the best in South Africa.
In the judges’ report they state the following: “In general, the judges were impressed with the work submitted by the finalists. The local media is clearly in the forefront of informing (and entertaining) the communities they serve. In fact, print media is far from dying when one looks at the local media newspapers. On the contrary, it is alive and kicking.”