THE South Wales Argus has been nominated for an award for its campaign raising the image of Newport.

The We’re Backing Newport campaign was launched in September last year and promoted the city as a great place to live and work.

And as part of Local Newspaper Week, which began on Monday, the Argus has been nominated for a Making a Difference award for the campaign.

The awards recognise campaigns which have made a real difference to their communities.

A total of 28 campaigns run by local newspapers across the UK have been nominated, with winners to be announced at an awards ceremony in London tomorrow, Friday.

Argus editor Nicole Garnon said: “Everyone at the Argus is passionate about Newport, so we are delighted to be recognised for our work promoting the city as a great place to live and work.”

Local Newspaper Week celebrates the industry’s central role in the lead-up to next month’s General Election and has won the support of political leaders and other figures, including Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron.

The Argus is read in print and online by 78,318 people every day, with local newspapers across the UK as a while reaching 40 million people every week.

The campaign follows on from the industry-wide Fighting Fake News campaign and last Friday’s Trusted News Day, which involved newsrooms across the UK, including the Argus, give readers a look into how we work.

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