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 9 July 2003 

Wendy Berliner wins national journalism award

Wendy Berliner, a freelance specialist education writer journalist, who contributes regularly to The Guardian and Guardian Education, has won the 2003 Edexcel Outstanding Educational Journalism Award.  She wins a £2,000 cash prize, sponsored by the Linney Group.

Wendy has been (at different times) the former education correspondent for The Guardian, and features editor for The Independent.  She is the third winner of the award which is open to journalists from national, local, regional and trade media (print, online and broadcast) and is part of a wide range of awards which seek to celebrate educational achievement in its broadest sense.

Judges of the Outstanding Educational Journalism Award included the Independent’s columnist Deborah Orr and Barry Sheerman MP, Chairman of the Education & Skills Select Committee.

The winner was announced during the Edexcel Achievement in Education Awards ceremony tonight (9th July) at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square.  Other awards were presented to seven exceptional students, the most outstanding teacher/trainer, governor and employer and to the centres that nominated them.

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