Asian Lite bags How-Do newspaper of the year award for 2012

London: Asian Lite, a fortnightly focussing on British Asian events and issues and edited by Indian-origin journalist Anasudhin Azeez, has won the prestigious How-Do newspaper of the year award for 2012.

A judging panel comprising BBC veteran Jim Hancock and Google’s Andy Barke selected Asian Lite as the Newspaper of the Year 2012 from the short-list of eight leading British titles, including Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporations’ The Times; Newsquest’s The Bolton News and Johnston Press Group’s Lancaster Guardian.

Asian Lite was the only British ethnic media title shortlisted in the 18 award categories. The award ceremony was held at the prestigious Lancashire County Cricket Club and attended by several media personalities and industry leaders, a statement said.

The award committee said Asian Lite, published by New Asian Media Ltd, bucked the current British trends in declining sales and circulation in publishing and derived innovative solutions to identify new models and revenue streams.

Azeez hails from Palakkad district in Kerala.

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