London, 10th December, 2018 – Leading international transport and logistics insurer, TT Club has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Seahorse Club Journalist Awards for some years. The Awards are specifically for media professionals active in the maritime, air cargo and logistics arena. At the 2018 Awards presentation last week, TT Club again sponsored the category that encourages and celebrates new talent in the press ranks of freight transport. The Newcomer of the Year was announced as Joseph Stewart of The Naval Architect.
TT Club’s Risk Management Director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox presenting the award explained the Club’s thinking behind its support for the Award, “Effective communication through the media is an important priority in all walks of life. In this supply chain sector, TT Club wants to recognise and nurture those who have recently chosen to work in related media.”
The award entries were judged by a panel of international media and marketing communications professionals after editors of media outlets in the sector were asked to nominate journalists with no more than two years’ experience who show out-standing potential, demonstrating a clear understanding of the salient issues facing the modern freight transport industry. Furthermore, the editors were urged to identify candidates producing consistently high quality content, providing an informative read and a balanced view on the subject at hand.
This year the calibre of nominees’ writing was extremely high. The judges commented, “The scoring was very close, with the other short-listed entrants being Kate Jones of Carmar Media and Michael Juliano, who writes for Tradewinds quarterly, TW+. However, Joseph really shone as a clear winner. His article encompassed a very rounded discussion of a complex topic, presented with great understanding and a mature writing style.”
Joseph only joined The Naval Architect as Editorial Assistant last December, previously working on books about Lego for Dorling Kindersley, but has quickly developed a firm understanding of the complex issues that dominate discussion in the maritime industry.
As Storrs-Fox concluded, “We are keen to encourage young, enthusiastic and well trained journalists to thrive in the sector. I’m delighted to say that the standard of entrants for the Newcomer category was outstanding and their level of professionalism and balanced reportage was very impressive.”