On the perils and rewards of reporting from a war zone
The Press Awards News Reporter of the Year recalls his year on the Ukrainian frontline, and how he made sure his stories stood out from the pack
Jerome Starkey can vividly recall where he was when Russia invaded Ukraine – because he was, in many ways, far too close for comfort. The experienced foreign correspondent had been visiting the former frontline of the 2014 conflict as tensions swirled and woke on 23 February 2022 in the city of Severodonetsk, in the Luhansk region of the country, to the sound of mounting panic...
The Sunday Times’ star illustrator on the perils of AI and being funny in a post-satire world
“I’m here to make people angry”: meet Cartoonist of the Year Morten Mortland
Described by judges as the “best political cartoonist in the UK, in a class of his own”, Morten Mortland is not just a well-received winner of the 2023 Press Awards Cartoonist of the Year crown – he has arguably done more than anyone to make his discipline relevant to a new generation of readers.