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Mercury reporter makes list of most respected journalists in the country

Mercury reporter Red Williams
Mercury reporter Red Williams

Mercury journalist Red Williams has been included on a list of the 238 most respected journalists in the country - as voted for by their peers.

Red, who joined the paper in August, was included on the list compiled as part of a National Council for the Training of Journalists survey conducted earlier this year titled ‘Journalists at Work’.

All those on the 238-strong list were nominated at least once by a total of 411 people who voted for the “living journalist they felt most embodies the values of journalism that they respect and adhere to”.

Overall 885 journalists participated in the survey.

The journalist who received the most nominations will be announced as the NCTJ’s patron next week.

Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy at Cardiff University, who chaired the Journalists at Work research, said: “Journalists see colleagues all around them whose commitment to the right values they admire and respect.

“What’s striking is that the range of individual journalists who embody these values is so broad and so varied.

“This suggests to me that values-based journalism is thriving in these turbulent times.

"An outcome where one or two individuals wholly dominated the voting might have indicated the opposite: that such qualities are admirable but rare.”

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