Dan Carrier and Pavan Amara with their media awards at the Brighton ceremony
Published: 2 November, 2012
ISLINGTON Tribune reporter Pavan Amara was named Newcomer of the Year at a prestigious media industry awards ceremony yesterday (Thursday).
Pavan, who also writes for the Tribune’s sister paper, the Camden New Journal, won her category at the EDF Regional Media Awards in Brighton for her article on child marriage published in the Tribune last year.
Judges were impressed with a feature article she wrote about visiting her extended family in an Indian village for the first time, published in the Review last year, and a heartbreaking interview with the mother of a murder victim who said she would sell her belongings to help her son’s killers go on holiday, published in the New Journal.
Pavan, 25, began working for the Tribune and the New Journal last summer. It is her first job in journalism.
Judges at the ceremony, held at Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium, said: “Pav’s brilliantly written and well-researched work dealt with highly emotive subjects sensitively and with real insight.”
Dan Carrier, the papers’ film critic and reporter on the Camden New Journal, scooped the weekly reporter of the year award.
Tribune editor Eric Gordon said: “Pav is a rare find in journalism. She manages to combine a real talent for writing with compassion, insight, curiosity and single-mindedness.
“She is an enormous asset to our talented team.”