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8 July 2009

Stage Screen and Radio, the members' journal has been recognised in the TUC's 2009 Trade Union Communications Awards.

Stage Screen and Radio

An award was given in the 'best use of a photo or illustration' category for the front cover of the September 2008 issue which featured an image by photographer, Marc Vallee.

The photograph was used to illustate a lead article about police intimidation of a news crew covering the climate change demonstration in Kingsnorth, Kent, last August. The crew in question was from ITV Meridian. 

The judges described the winning entry as a "striking image - well placed, and with good headline support - that powerfully illustrates the police force's sometimes heavy-handed approach towards media workers. The judges were particularly impressed by the fact that this was a real, and non-staged or adapted, photo of an actual event."

The feature, headlined Taking Liberties  and written by journal editor, Janice Turner, was also commended by the judges in the 'best feature' category. 

The judges also took the time to confer positive comment on the design of the union's flyer for the Cardiff Media Fair 2009 which took place in March. 

"The union should be proud that Janice Turner's work on Stage Screen and Radio has been recognised this year and there is no question that Marc Vallee and our designers, Red Engine, share equally in this recognition. Well done to everyone," commented general secretary, Gerry Morrissey.