Nautilus International’s flagship publication, the Telegraph, has again won praise for its news, features and topical comment at the TUC communications awards.
The Telegraph was highly commended by the judges as a ‘superlative magazine and a sheer joy to read’. It was also praised for its ability to ‘break the news and not just report it, and with fascinating features and topical comment across a wide-ranging industry’. Overall the Telegraph was described as ‘comprehensive, campaigning and crisp’.
The Telegraph’s January 2014 feature investigating shoddy offshore wind industry practices — Time to clean up the windy wild west — was described as a ‘gripping read, and skilfully delivered’. In the best one-off publication section, the Union’s Protect and Respect bullying and harassment resource was held up as a ‘model guide’. Its new campaign on Fair Transport was also praised as a smart low budget way for the Union to use public support for Fairtrade to improve the lives of seafarers.
Arena, the journal for members of Usdaw — the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers — claimed this year’s crown for best journal/magazine.
The Nautilus Welfare Fund’s new website launched last year was praised in the best use of electronic communications category for a ‘bright, clear and content-packed website, with a welcoming feel, and an enviable accessibility web rating.’
TUC assistant general secretary Paul Nowak — who presented the awards — said: ‘With continued pressure on wages and working conditions, there are a wide range of issues for unions to cover in their campaigns and their publications. The flair and enthusiasm with which comms professionals in unions continue to tackle the key issues is a vital contribution to our movement.’