Argus journalist named best young reporter in the country

Argus journalist named best young reporter in the country

Argus journalist named best young reporter in the country

First published in News

Argus reporter Ben Leo has been announced as the country’s young journalist of the year.

The Worthing-based reporter was named the top young journalist in the country at the Regional Press Awards being held today.

The reporter, who first started working at the paper in August 2012, beat off talented entries from across the country including the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Birmingham Mail and Aberdeen Evening Express.

Judges were impressed with his portfolio of articles which included an expose of the commission-led selling of Sussex-based energy firm EDF Energy that rewarded staff for placing customers on more expensive tariffs.

His nominated stories also revealed the £1 billion put into fixed odds betting terminals in our county’s bookies every year and the craze of youngsters to free climb up building sites putting themselves at risk of serious injury and death.

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2:05pm Fri 16 May 14

P.Dant says...

The Weymouth Echo beckons.
The Weymouth Echo beckons. P.Dant
  • Score: 2

2:17pm Fri 16 May 14

tykemison says...

Astounded to say the least, is this the same Ben Leo who sickeningly agreed with worthing face book page to give them credit for photo of emergency services outside Worthing's guildbourne centre when someone jumped off the car park? God help us.
Astounded to say the least, is this the same Ben Leo who sickeningly agreed with worthing face book page to give them credit for photo of emergency services outside Worthing's guildbourne centre when someone jumped off the car park? God help us. tykemison
  • Score: 8

2:38pm Fri 16 May 14

Mr chock says...

P.Dant wrote:
The Weymouth Echo beckons.
wow you think he will be offered a job there .. .that photo of him looks so old HIS so young !!
[quote][p][bold]P.Dant[/bold] wrote: The Weymouth Echo beckons.[/p][/quote]wow you think he will be offered a job there .. .that photo of him looks so old HIS so young !! Mr chock
  • Score: 0

2:46pm Fri 16 May 14

Hovegeek says...

"The reporter, who first started working at the paper in August 2012, beat off talented entries from across the country including the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Birmingham Mail and Aberdeen Evening Express."

I thought it was a journalism contest?
"The reporter, who first started working at the paper in August 2012, beat off talented entries from across the country including the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Birmingham Mail and Aberdeen Evening Express." I thought it was a journalism contest? Hovegeek
  • Score: 8

3:02pm Fri 16 May 14

sussexram40 says...

The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.
The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy. sussexram40
  • Score: 1

7:46pm Fri 16 May 14

Roundbill says...

sussexram40 wrote:
The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.
I find that unlikely. I hear that staff at one of Brighton’s education establishments have complained to the paper regarding a serious breach of ethics by Anna, their self-styled “crime correspondent”. It seems Anna was discovered at the school gates last week, attempting to question some children who have learning disabilities without the permission of staff or parents. Are Anna’s colleagues right when they say she’s leaving soon, or was this just an attempt to stave off the complaints?
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.[/p][/quote]I find that unlikely. I hear that staff at one of Brighton’s education establishments have complained to the paper regarding a serious breach of ethics by Anna, their self-styled “crime correspondent”. It seems Anna was discovered at the school gates last week, attempting to question some children who have learning disabilities without the permission of staff or parents. Are Anna’s colleagues right when they say she’s leaving soon, or was this just an attempt to stave off the complaints? Roundbill
  • Score: 4

8:31pm Fri 16 May 14

nkwbtn says...

Never met you but good luck to you young fella! Hope you go to great things...
Never met you but good luck to you young fella! Hope you go to great things... nkwbtn
  • Score: 4

3:13am Sat 17 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Argus journalist?

He's obviously a w*nker.
Argus journalist? He's obviously a w*nker. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -7

3:14am Sat 17 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Argus journalist?

He's obviously a w*nker.
And he looks like a puff...........does Brighton need any more of them??
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: Argus journalist? He's obviously a w*nker.[/p][/quote]And he looks like a puff...........does Brighton need any more of them?? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -10

11:42am Sat 17 May 14

sussexram40 says...

Roundbill wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.
I find that unlikely. I hear that staff at one of Brighton’s education establishments have complained to the paper regarding a serious breach of ethics by Anna, their self-styled “crime correspondent”. It seems Anna was discovered at the school gates last week, attempting to question some children who have learning disabilities without the permission of staff or parents. Are Anna’s colleagues right when they say she’s leaving soon, or was this just an attempt to stave off the complaints?
Anna's left The Argus.
They are advertising for a replacement:
http://jobs.holdthef
rontpage.co.uk/displ
ay_job/51959/Crime_R
eporter.html
You can follow her on Twitter. She has been doing some work as a PA in London.
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.[/p][/quote]I find that unlikely. I hear that staff at one of Brighton’s education establishments have complained to the paper regarding a serious breach of ethics by Anna, their self-styled “crime correspondent”. It seems Anna was discovered at the school gates last week, attempting to question some children who have learning disabilities without the permission of staff or parents. Are Anna’s colleagues right when they say she’s leaving soon, or was this just an attempt to stave off the complaints?[/p][/quote]Anna's left The Argus. They are advertising for a replacement: http://jobs.holdthef rontpage.co.uk/displ ay_job/51959/Crime_R eporter.html You can follow her on Twitter. She has been doing some work as a PA in London. sussexram40
  • Score: 4

11:46am Sat 17 May 14

sussexram40 says...

http://jobs.holdthef
rontpage.co.uk/displ
ay_job/51959/Crime_R
eporter.html
http://jobs.holdthef rontpage.co.uk/displ ay_job/51959/Crime_R eporter.html sussexram40
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Sat 17 May 14

Roundbill says...

Ah, Twitter - the home of the "citizen reporter" (i.e. unpaid wannabe journalist). Good luck to her: London's loss is Brighton's gain.
Ah, Twitter - the home of the "citizen reporter" (i.e. unpaid wannabe journalist). Good luck to her: London's loss is Brighton's gain. Roundbill
  • Score: 2

1:31pm Sat 17 May 14

wales1973 says...

Roundbill wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.
I find that unlikely. I hear that staff at one of Brighton’s education establishments have complained to the paper regarding a serious breach of ethics by Anna, their self-styled “crime correspondent”. It seems Anna was discovered at the school gates last week, attempting to question some children who have learning disabilities without the permission of staff or parents. Are Anna’s colleagues right when they say she’s leaving soon, or was this just an attempt to stave off the complaints?
Anna Roberts , this is the vile journalist that knocked on my front door 3 days after my only son of 21 took his own life , fortunately for her I had just gone out to buy a suit for my son's funeral , she questioned my husband on what had happened and he told her he did not want to comment , so Anna Roberts then said " why don't you care ", so he shut the door , reading her report in the argus was not only untrue , she also quoted that my husband said " my son should never of had to die like that " , her story was made up solely by herself , no body spoke to her , how shallow can you get when we as a family are completely devastated and numb through shock , that was in 2011 and I will never forgive her for knocking my door at such a sad time , and making up her own little story which was not true ,or said to her , just to sell a story . Pathetic women.
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.[/p][/quote]I find that unlikely. I hear that staff at one of Brighton’s education establishments have complained to the paper regarding a serious breach of ethics by Anna, their self-styled “crime correspondent”. It seems Anna was discovered at the school gates last week, attempting to question some children who have learning disabilities without the permission of staff or parents. Are Anna’s colleagues right when they say she’s leaving soon, or was this just an attempt to stave off the complaints?[/p][/quote]Anna Roberts , this is the vile journalist that knocked on my front door 3 days after my only son of 21 took his own life , fortunately for her I had just gone out to buy a suit for my son's funeral , she questioned my husband on what had happened and he told her he did not want to comment , so Anna Roberts then said " why don't you care ", so he shut the door , reading her report in the argus was not only untrue , she also quoted that my husband said " my son should never of had to die like that " , her story was made up solely by herself , no body spoke to her , how shallow can you get when we as a family are completely devastated and numb through shock , that was in 2011 and I will never forgive her for knocking my door at such a sad time , and making up her own little story which was not true ,or said to her , just to sell a story . Pathetic women. wales1973
  • Score: 3

2:31pm Sat 17 May 14

sussexram40 says...

Well she's gone now and the Argus are advertising for a replacement.
Well she's gone now and the Argus are advertising for a replacement. sussexram40
  • Score: -2

3:03pm Sat 17 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

He's the one on the left, I take it?
He's the one on the left, I take it? ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 2

8:14am Sun 18 May 14

wales1973 says...

sussexram40 wrote:
Well she's gone now and the Argus are advertising for a replacement.
Good , should of got rid a long time ago !!.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: Well she's gone now and the Argus are advertising for a replacement.[/p][/quote]Good , should of got rid a long time ago !!. wales1973
  • Score: 2

6:42pm Sun 18 May 14

Roundbill says...

wales1973 wrote:
Roundbill wrote:
sussexram40 wrote:
The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.
I find that unlikely. I hear that staff at one of Brighton’s education establishments have complained to the paper regarding a serious breach of ethics by Anna, their self-styled “crime correspondent”. It seems Anna was discovered at the school gates last week, attempting to question some children who have learning disabilities without the permission of staff or parents. Are Anna’s colleagues right when they say she’s leaving soon, or was this just an attempt to stave off the complaints?
Anna Roberts , this is the vile journalist that knocked on my front door 3 days after my only son of 21 took his own life , fortunately for her I had just gone out to buy a suit for my son's funeral , she questioned my husband on what had happened and he told her he did not want to comment , so Anna Roberts then said " why don't you care ", so he shut the door , reading her report in the argus was not only untrue , she also quoted that my husband said " my son should never of had to die like that " , her story was made up solely by herself , no body spoke to her , how shallow can you get when we as a family are completely devastated and numb through shock , that was in 2011 and I will never forgive her for knocking my door at such a sad time , and making up her own little story which was not true ,or said to her , just to sell a story . Pathetic women.
The pointy-faced ex-hack is on Twitter, if you follow such nonsense. I'm sure she'd be delighted to have everyone comment on her regurgitations.
twitter.com/journoan
nie
[quote][p][bold]wales1973[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: The Argus scoops yet another award. Time Anna R bagged another trophy.[/p][/quote]I find that unlikely. I hear that staff at one of Brighton’s education establishments have complained to the paper regarding a serious breach of ethics by Anna, their self-styled “crime correspondent”. It seems Anna was discovered at the school gates last week, attempting to question some children who have learning disabilities without the permission of staff or parents. Are Anna’s colleagues right when they say she’s leaving soon, or was this just an attempt to stave off the complaints?[/p][/quote]Anna Roberts , this is the vile journalist that knocked on my front door 3 days after my only son of 21 took his own life , fortunately for her I had just gone out to buy a suit for my son's funeral , she questioned my husband on what had happened and he told her he did not want to comment , so Anna Roberts then said " why don't you care ", so he shut the door , reading her report in the argus was not only untrue , she also quoted that my husband said " my son should never of had to die like that " , her story was made up solely by herself , no body spoke to her , how shallow can you get when we as a family are completely devastated and numb through shock , that was in 2011 and I will never forgive her for knocking my door at such a sad time , and making up her own little story which was not true ,or said to her , just to sell a story . Pathetic women.[/p][/quote]The pointy-faced ex-hack is on Twitter, if you follow such nonsense. I'm sure she'd be delighted to have everyone comment on her regurgitations. twitter.com/journoan nie Roundbill
  • Score: 2

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