We’re shortlisted for a Future of Media award!


We don’t usually like even suggestion-swearing on our socials, but sometimes the occasion calls for it. BL**DY HELL we’re SHORTLISTED for a Press Gazette Future of Media international award!

“The judges were looking for technical excellence, evidence of audience and commercial success and editorial brilliance.” – Press Gazette Future of Media Awards

And on the shortlisting of the BV in the top six:

“Since its launch in 2020, The BV has successfully established itself as a respected digital publication representing the culture and lifestyle of rural Dorset. Through its efficient and profitable operations, continuous assessment and refinement, and a small but dedicated team, it has achieved significant growth and reader engagement.”

No pressure though – we’re only competing with the Sun, the Metro, two different Reach plc projects, and Kyiv Independent …



  1. You deserve your short listing. it is a pleasure to read: sometimes serious, entertaining, important local information in depth and so well written. Absolutely beautiful, positive photographs, I look forward to every edition! Jill

    • Wow, thank you! You’ve officially made our day – that sort of comment beats any national award, every day of the week. 🙂


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