The honour has been given for services to regional news journalism and charity. Mr Faure Walker, chairman of the News Media Association, has been chief executive of Newsquest since 2014 and has worked in local news publishing for almost 20 years, having previously been digital director for Johnston Press and general manager of The Scotsman Publications.
Mr Faure Walker said: “It’s an absolute honour to receive this award but the real recognition should go to the amazing people that work in local news publishing across the UK.
“It is their news brands that not only provide their communities with essential trusted news but also provide such valuable support in championing charities and promoting local businesses.”
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