Making a Difference

Making a Difference campaign highlights the power of local media titles to campaign for positive change in the communities they serve. Below is a showcase of the strongest editorial campaigns from the past year which have been shortlisted for the Making a Difference award.

Voting is now closed but you can still browse the campaigns. The Making a Difference winner will be announced by News Media Association vice chairman Henry Faure Walker at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards on Friday (17 May).  

Making a Difference

The Courier

A local legend, having played for Dundee United, Frank Kopel was struck down by dementia at an early age. Frank’s family were left to cope with not only a devastating diagnosis but also a significant weekly outlay on care costs. Financial support for people with conditions like Frank’s doesn’t kick in until they hit 65. The paper decided to campaign for Frank’s Law to support the thousands of people in the same situation.
The Courier’s tireless campaign to ensure free care for under-65s like Frank has captured the imagination of the nation’s politicians. The Scottish Government has ploughed millions of pounds into addressing the situation and further action is promised.