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Sunday Mail SCOOPS NEWSPAPER OSCARS; The Sunday Mail is a wonderful example of journalistic principles, exposing the baddies.

SUNDAY Mail journalists showed why we are Scotland's best-selling newspaper with another award-winning performance last week.

They collected two prizes at the prestigious Scottish Press Awards while another three of our top writers were commended.

Derek Alexander was named Young Journalist of the Year while Bill Caldwell won Cartoonist of the Year.

Their success shows how Scotland's favourite paper, the Sunday Mail, can mix the best hard-hitting scoops with humour to keep our two million readers entertained every week. The judging panel praised Derek's exclusives - which included undercover stories exposing major drug dealers - as way out in front.

They said: "It is a wonderful example of old-fashioned journalistic principles of exposing the baddie irrespective of personal danger." The judges also lavished praised on our cartoonist and applauded Bill's talent for wringing humour from the big news stories.

Other Sunday Mail writers nominated underlines our strength in every area of the paper.

Broadcaster and journalist Selina Scott's talked-about column saw her short-listed as Columnist of the Year.

Reporter Lorna Hughes was nominated in the Scoop of the Year category for her exclusive on a couple's battle to choose the sex of their baby.

And Hugh Keevins, our big-hitting writer in Scotland's top sport section, was nominated for Sports Journalist of the Year for articles on the collapse of the Kenny Dalglish regime at Celtic.

Journalist Of The Year was Alistair McKay of The Scotsman.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 24, 2001
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