Shortlist 2024


Individual awards

Young Journalist of the Year

Ben Gartside

The i Paper

Ben has used his nose for a story and his impressive contacts book to deliver a string of exclusives on government policy and infrastructure that repeatedly beat the entire Westminster lobby to major announcements. His award entries are scoops on the scrapping of the Government's smart motorways project, plans to expand migrant detenti...

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Emily Braeger

Daily Express

Emily's journey in journalism began as a trainee at the Express in August 2021, during a time when working from home became the norm due to ongoing Covid restrictions. Now, two years on, and armed with her NCTJ distinction, Emily has quickly established herself as a force to be reckoned with, and her dedication and passion for storytel...

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Felix Pope

The Jewish Chronicle

Since he joined the Jewish Chronicle two years ago as a Junior Reporter, Felix Pope has been promoted twice and is now the paper’s Senior Reporter covering news and investigations. Working alongside the paper’s Investigations Editor this year, he helped to uncover a web of Iranian influence in the UK that saw academics on British campu...

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Isaan Khan

Daily Mail, Mail Online and Mail Plus

Isaan Khan has conducted a series of agenda-setting exclusives in a standout year. It follows nine recent award nominations. Among them were a painstaking six-week undercover investigation as an NHS 111 call-handler exposing a system denying elderly patients pain relief before death, an emotive joint-interview with two bereaved fathers...

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Phoebe Davis

Tortoise Media

Since Phoebe Davis became a reporter for Tortoise in 2021, she shown the breadth of her journalistic skills: from an exclusive on the increasing rate of suicide among UK doctors and health care workers, the tense relationship between the Chinese government and Hollywood, the impact of Uganda’s anti-LGBT+ law, the science behind climbin...

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Sabrina Miller

Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday

Sabrina Miller has produced agenda-setting investigations on a variety of subjects, since joining The Mail on its graduate scheme.Her portfolio includes an exclusive undercover investigation into extremist animal rights group Animal Rising.Posing as a member of the group, she exposed a plot by over 100 vegan activists to sabotage the w...

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Svitlana Morenets

The Spectator

Just over a year ago, Svitlana Morenets came to the UK as a refugee from Ukraine. Since then, she has become one of the most closely followed journalists in the UK. Her in-depth reporting on the war in Ukraine, both from the UK and on the ground, has shown her remarkable dedication and fearlessness. Svitlana’s reporting in Ukraine has ...

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Business and finance journalist of the year

Anna Isaac

The Guardian

From sexual misconduct allegations at the UK’s foremost business institution, to revealing tax penalties negotiated by the chancellor, Anna Isaac’s revelations changed the landscape of business lobbying and triggered the sacking of the Conservative chairman. Isaac’s CBI investigation revealed multiple allegations - including rape and s...

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Arash Massoudi, Stephen Morris, James Fontanella-Khan, Laura Noonan and Owen Walker

Financial Times

In 2023, a banking crisis swept across the US before spilling into Europe and threatening to bring down Credit Suisse, a global bank that employs thousands of British workers and occupied one of the most iconic towers in London’s Canary Wharf. To save its own financial system and prevent calamity in global markets, Switzerland’s govern...

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Duncan Robinson

The Economist

While writing The Economist’s Bagehot column, Duncan Robinson has focused on the changing shape of Britain’s public finances and how it affects Britons’ personal ones. In the autumn of 2022, Robinson warned readers that Britain was sleep-walking towards a state that cost a lot but delivered a little. Well before other commentators caug...

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Graham Hiscott

Daily Mirror

IT has been another busy year in the world of business and finance, dominated again by the cost of living crisis for millions of ordinary households.But amid the onslaught of statistics, it is vital to always remember the impact on individuals.This was very much the case when Graham Hiscott revealed how one frail pensioner, Barry Secke...

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Jon Ungoed-Thomas

The Observer

Jon Ungoed-Thomas broke a series of exclusives in the business world in 2022/23.In June 2023, he revealed how the food giant Danone was calling for a tax in the UK on unhealthy foods, the first major food company in Britain to call for urgent action in the face of rising rates of obesity. Campaigners said it was “crazy” the government ...

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Kate Andrews

The Spectator

One of the first journalists to warn about the risks of inflation, Kate Andrews - a recent addition to the fraternity of economics journalists - has been a distinctive and invaluable voice in a year of financial turmoil. Never afraid to go against the grain, her analysis often opens new windows in familiar subjects, and her insights ar...

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Mark Kleinman

Sky News

Mark Kleinman dominates his subject to an extent very few other British specialist journalists can claim. His scoops about the world of finance are an almost routine feature of City life, setting the agenda and always parting the curtain to allow an iconoclastic glimpse into the world of money and power. Even by his standards, however,...

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Oliver Shah

Sunday Times

The potential sale of a stake in the John Lewis Partnership, which has been 100 per cent owned by its staff for more than 70 years, was one of the biggest business stories of the year. John Lewis and Waitrose occupy a special place in British shoppers’ hearts; the poet John Betjeman once joked that when the end of the world came, he wa...

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Foreign Reporter of the Year

Alex Crawford

Sky News

Alex Crawford has spent well over a decade on the frontlines of journalism, her drive and determination to get to a story have become a benchmark for others to follow and this year was no exception. The conflict in Ukraine was of course centre stage and Alex and her team once again pushed their reporting to bring ground-breaking frontl...

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Christina Lamb

Sunday Times

Mass abduction of Ukrainian children; castration of male soldiers taken prison by Russia; and an undercover investigation into the murderous regime in Zimbabwe - these powerful submissions demonstrate Christina's intrepid reporting, bravery, and compelling writing as well as her determination to uncover injustice. Imagine sending yo...

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Louise Callaghan

Sunday Times

Louise is the Middle East correspondent for The Sunday Times, but for the last year and a half has spent extensive periods in Ukraine, covering Putin's invasion and its impact on civilian lives from the frontlines and beyond, as well as travelling further afield, including covering stories in sub-Saharan Africa. She has consistently le...

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Max Seddon

Financial Times

Months of conversations with longtime Vladimir Putin confidants. Confidential Kremlin documents warning against war. Reporting trips into the very heart of the story. Max Seddin’s work documented Russia’s descent into darkness to produce ground-breaking reporting on the invasion of Ukraine.Max reported from Moscow, lavish seaside resor...

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Molly Blackall

The i Paper

Molly Blackall, the i paper’s youngest correspondent at just 25, has already built a reputation for covering devastating humanitarian crises and delivering hard-hitting investigations and news stories.A confident multimedia journalist, Molly writes, self-shoots video and audio reports and appears on TV and radio. Molly recently travel...

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Nataliya Vasilyeva

The Telegraph

Nataliya Vasilyeva has covered both of the two main conflicts of the year with distinction.Vasilyeva was a long-time Russia correspondent who switched to cover the Middle East just on the eve of the Israel-Hamas war.She is a superb writer, a brilliant story-getter, and a compassionate interviewer. She is someone who has such in-depth k...

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Nicolas Pelham

The Economist

Nicolas Pelham has spent three decades reporting on the Middle East. His skill and rigour have enabled him to repeatedly produce truly remarkable pieces of journalism, including a profile of Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, which broke new details about the prince’s ruthless behaviour towards associates and pol...

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Showbiz Reporter of the Year

Clemmie Moodie

The Sun

Once again, Clemmie has led the way in showbiz reporting. She has broken scoop after scoop with both agenda-setting news stories and interviews by proxy of her direct and unrivalled relationships with household names. Front page stories over the past 12 months include Taylor Swift, the world’s biggest popstar, dating Matty Healy from t...

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Ellie Henman

The Sun

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield’s secret toxic feud was blown wide open by The Sun’s Ellie Henman on May 11. The shocking story of how the previously inseparable duo’s relationship had deteriorated so badly they no longer spoke went on to spawn a slew of huge exclusives from Ellie and her colleagues at the paper – which eventuall...

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Jonathan Dean

Sunday Times

Jonathan Dean has, once again, been able to secure a rush of exclusives with the biggest A-Listers on the planet — and got them to say things they have never said before. Most of the time, these pieces become less like an interview — more the beginning of a talking point. Tracking John Lydon from LA to Dublin, where he was performing a...

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Katie Hind

Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday

In the same way that Simon Cowell was Mr Showbiz for years, Katie Hind has become the indisputable Queen of Showbiz reporting. Whenever there is a big, breaking news story – not one massaged by PRs – you’ll find Katie Hind’s byline at the top. By dint of a ‘never give up’ attitude, cast-iron contacts and a sublime sense of what ...

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Rachael Healy

The Guardian

Rachael Healy’s work for the Guardian spans television, theatre and comedy, with a particular focus on workers’ rights, diversity and equality. Her journalism seeks to scrutinise the arts, holding people and organisations to account, and bringing readers new perspectives on culture. In an exclusive investigation into Britain’s Got Tal...

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Rosamund Urwin and Charlotte Wace

The Times and Sunday Times

The investigation by The Times, Sunday Times and Dispatches in to allegations of rape, sexual abuse and controlling behaviour by Russell Brand was the scoop of the year in the showbiz industry. In early 2019, The Sunday Times were made aware of allegations against Brand relating to his treatment of women. The Sunday Times reporter Rosa...

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Simon Boyle

The Sun

Simon’s contacts across showbiz are unrivalled in their diversity as demonstrated this year by a series of exclusive scoops which have seen him reveal astonishing stories from across the worlds of music, television and film which are widely followed by rivals. His scoops this year have included a string of celebrity divorces, confirmin...

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Science And Technology Journalist of the Year

Guardian Investigations Team

The Guardian

Disinformation has been compared to an “atomic bomb in our information ecosystem”, a problem so insidious that it allows hate, anger and conspiracy theories to spread faster than truth. From Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, to the January 6 2021 insurrection on the US Capitol, to deadly lies around Covid-19, disinformation is shapi...

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Hannah Devlin

The Guardian

One article of Hannah's covers an astonishing scientific advance that poses profound ethical and legal questions. She exclusively revealed that scientists had created synthetic human embryos in the lab from stem cells, without the need for eggs or sperm. News of the breakthrough, for many, came entirely out of the blue as there had bee...

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James Titcomb

The Telegraph

While artificial intelligence has dominated headlines in the world of technology this year, James has shone a light on the very real dark side of AI.In 'Why computer-generated child abuse is next crime wave waiting to happen', James investigated the rise of harmful imagery generated by AI. He worked with researchers and experts who det...

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Madhumita Murgia

Financial Times

Madhumita Murgia has shown this year why she has consistently been the best technology correspondent in Britain. After years of scrutinising the development of AI technologies like facial recognition and adtech, no other journalist was better placed to lead coverage of how AI swept the world in 2023, including reporting on its inner wo...

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Robin McKie

The Observer

Robin Mckie, the Observer’s science editor, is hugely respected. As the choice of pieces submitted suggest, he has a remarkable capacity to write across a wide and varied range of subjects and to make accessible and popular complex concepts and developments. One piece of Robin McKie’s is an investigation into one of modern medicine’s m...

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Tom Whipple

The Times

We are not in a pandemic world any more, but when it comes to the life sciences its shadow remains - for ill but also, surprisingly, sometimes for good. The first article is about a trial I'm surprised hasn't had more attention; it will almost certainly end up as the biggest in the world. During covid, we collected health data and geno...

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Health Journalist of the Year

Adam Bychawski

openDemocracy Ltd

Adam’s health reporting has caught ministers telling falsehoods about new NHS centres, exposed businessmen getting rich off supplying unusable PPE, and highlighted how eating disorder patients have been failed by the government. Adam faced months of legal threats to break a story about a company that supplied £27m worth of PPE d...

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Anna Bawden and David Batty

The Guardian

Anna Bawden and David Batty's investigation into sexual harassment in the NHS was a hard-hitting series of stories that laid bare the extent of sexual violence and misconduct in the NHS. A joint investigation with the British Medical Journal, it had a huge impact, was widely followed up in the UK, was endorsed in evidence su...

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Eleanor Hayward

The Times

Throughout the year Eleanor Hayward has demonstrated her versatility and impact as a journalist, getting to the heart of the key health issues facing the country. She has broken scoops, while also humanising the complex issues facing the NHS by spending days alongside staff and patients on the frontline, enabling her to tell health...

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Ethan Ennals

Mail on Sunday

Ethan Ennals demonstrated his exceptional skills with a year of revelatory health stories from across the NHS. His eye for an original story is combined with the ability to explain complex medical concepts with authority and clarity. His exclusive news stories are well-sourced and hard-hitting. Above all, his work places ordinary indiv...

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Samira Shackle

The Guardian

Three stories show the range of Samira Shackle’s skill in forensic investigation, and powerfully human, empathetic reporting. “It’s as if a thief came into our family home and took the heart of it” The killing of Zara Aleena was a terrible tragedy, a murder that should not have happened: the killer had recently been released from pr...

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Sarah Neville

Financial Times

Sarah Neville’s entry showcases her ability to write about complicated and sensitive subjects – infertility, cancer and dementia – with depth, clarity and compassion. Each article revealed important information that readers told us had led them to make changes in their own lives. But, avoiding dry exposition, Neville’s findings were co...

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Shaun Lintern

Sunday Times

The conviction of killer nurse Lucy Letby came on a Friday afternoon. Many broadcasters and newspapers reported comments about a cover-up of concerns from the doctors perspective immediately. But for nine months Lintern had been investigating Letby and the actions of managers. Cultivating multiple NHS sources who shared hundreds of doc...

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Environment Journalist of the Year

Adam Vaughan

The Times

The Times's award-winning Clean Air for All campaign, launched in 2019, pushed the issue of air pollution up the national agenda, playing a crucial role in securing policy changes such as the government's 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales. When Adam Vaughan joined the newspaper in 2022, the Times decided to do the same for th...

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Ben Webster

openDemocracy Ltd

Ben Webster’s investigation into the gas industry’s ‘greenwashing’ helped prompt a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation and forced companies to remove misleading information from websites and advertising. His stories on this topic have resulted in a more honest public debate about one of the most difficult questions so...

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Graham Lawton

New Scientist

As the most experienced features writer at New Scientist, Graham Lawton has delivered an exceptional array of original features throughout 2023. These articles offer unique insights into critical aspects of our environment and the escalating human impact on it. His timely and captivating features have been complemented by regular news ...

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John Vidal

The Guardian

Long before climate justice became a campaign slogan, John Vidal pursued this ideal in his reporting because it was the right thing to do. As Guardian environment editor for 28 years, he attended every UN climate conference to make sure he could amplify the voices of small, poorer countries. The apogee of this was the 2008 Copenhagen C...

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Nada Farhoud

Daily Mirror

Nada Farhoud's string of exclusives have helped to expose animal cruelty, shine a light on a silent crimewave in the UK countryside and uncover Britain’s environmental shame abroad. 2023 is the year of the cat in Vietnam, where they are hailed as symbols of protection and good luck. But every year one million are barbarically slaughter...

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Patrick Greenfield

The Guardian / Source Material

In January 2023, the Guardian led a joint investigation into rainforest carbon offsets approved by Verra, the world's leading certifier. It found that the carbon credits used by Disney, Shell, Gucci and other big corporations for their climate and biodiversity commitments were largely worthless, also uncovering allegations of human rig...

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Robin McKie

The Observer

Robin McKie’s entries reveal the need to have balance in environmental reporting. It is crucial to warn readers of the dangers we face in a world which is heating up dangerously and is facing serious biodiversity loss. However it is also important to balance this gloom with journalism that reveals there is hope. In one article, the da...

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Travel Journalist of the Year

Chris Leadbeater

The Telegraph

Chris Leadbeater has been The Telegraph’s Travel Correspondent since 2018. The role takes him to every corner of the planet (94 countries so far, and counting). In the last year, he has produced features covering a wide range of countries and regions, on a diverse selection of topics and themes. These have appeared prominently in the d...

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David Pilling

Financial Times

David Pilling has taken a fresh look at travel writing from Africa. In the articles (and four-part podcast) submitted here, he travels to Congo-Brazzaville, Central African Republic and Socotra (off the Somali coast, but officially part of Yemen) to write not only about the extraordinary ecosystems of those places but also the people w...

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Simon Calder

The Independent

Simon Calder is the UK’s best-known travel journalist by a country mile and has become a trusted institution with the British public. In the past year as the Covid comeback has continued and post-Brexit holiday travel has picked up in earnest, Simon’s output has been as prolific, reliable, and as necessary as ever.He has championed tra...

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Tom Robbins

Financial Times

A former news journalist, Tom Robbins blends detailed reporting with descriptive colour - a rare combination on travel pages - as well drawing on in-depth travel-industry knowledge and contacts built up over many years.The pieces work both as travel inspiration for those deciding where they might visit, and as stand-alone features to e...

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Data Journalist of the Year

Ainslie Johnstone

The Economist

Ainslie has used data to provide insights into the biggest stories of the last year. Her work has spanned topics ranging from the energy crisis, to the environment and natural disasters, to war. She relies on a host of different data types and statistical techniques, with a particular focus on analysing satellite images. One of ...

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John Burn-Murdoch

Financial Times

From the financial crisis to the pandemic, the developed world has faced crisis after crisis over the past two decades, but one country has consistently fared worse than others when faced with the same challenges. Through his engaging and original data analyses, coupled with striking and distinctive charts, the Financial Times’s John...

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Katie Riley

Tortoise Media

Although the Westminster Accounts was a huge project that involved dozens of people across two different news organisations, no one was more instrumental to its completion and success than Katie Riley. From the very beginning, she was the glue that held the entire endeavour – for which Sky News and Tortoise have already won a Press Gaz...

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Michael Goodier

The Guardian

Michael Goodier is the kind of journalist any editor hopes to have on their team: byline-hungry, hard-working with an uncanny nose for news. He also displays the traits every data editor wishes for in a data journalist: a collaborative nature, great attention to detail, and ability to use code creatively to find and create datasets fro...

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Oliver Price

MailOnline

With a science background, having studied a bachelors in astrophysics, Oliver Price has developed data skills which he uses to uncover stories that would otherwise go unreported. Oliver started investigating school taxi contracts at Birmingham Council after being emailed by a council insider, who was given his details by a mutual acqua...

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Sondre Ulvund Solstad, PhD

The Economist

Sondre Solstad is The Economist’s Senior data journalist. Since starting at the paper in February 2020, Sondre’s work has been widely cited in top tier publications, including BBC World News, Le Monde, the New York Times, CNN, and many others.Ever since the war in Ukraine began, Sondre started thinking of ways in which the fighting cou...

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Tom Calver

Sunday Times

Tom Calver is the Data Editor of The Sunday Times. His unique blend of data journalism, which uses a combination of exclusive analysis with striking visuals and interviews to get to the heart of a story, has become essential reading each Sunday.Balancing data with humanity is a core feature of Tom’s work. Why does this matter, and who ...

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The Hugh Mcilvanney Award for Sports Journalist of the Year

David Walsh

Sunday Times

As chief sports writer for The Sunday Times, David Walsh continues to produce agenda-setting columns, moving interviews and exclusive reports, as his portfolio confirms. His special report on December 18 on Gareth Southgate's future as England manager was based on his unique and unrivalled knowledge of the manager. It offered new det...

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Hannah Jane Parkinson

The Observer, The Guardian

The first submitted article, a first-person essay exploring the individual and societal effects of gambling addiction – in particular, sports betting – ran as a 4,000-word cover story for The Observer New Review. The feature was a mix of personal testimony, looking at the often life-changing (and, sometimes, tragically, life-ending) ps...

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Ian Ladyman

Daily Mail

Manchester United’s decision not to re-integrate Mason Greenwood back in to their first team squad after charges of attempted rape, assault and coercive behaviour were dropped was one of the sports stories of the year. Here Ian Ladyman delves deep in to Greenwood’s back story, unearthing previously unknown details of just how and why a...

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Jeremy Wilson

The Telegraph

Jeremy Wilson exclusively revealed in 2020 that Sir Bobby Charlton, England’s greatest ever footballer, had been diagnosed with dementia. It was a crucial tipping point in The Telegraph’s ‘Tackle Football’s Dementia Scandal’ campaign which Jeremy has led since 2016, and means that more than half of England’s 1966 World Cup winners have...

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Martyn Ziegler

The Times

The three articles entered were exclusives that set the sports news agenda in the UK and gained international attention. They were the result of painstaking research, accessing unpublished documents and valuable information gathered from contacts. - Chelsea investigated after payments to offshore companiesThis article revealed that Ch...

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Matt Lawton

The Times

Lionel Messi was the star of last year's World Cup in Qatar, arguably the greatest player in history, and during the tournament Lawton broke the story of his plan to join Inter Miami. It sent shockwaves across football. Others were reporting that he would either stay at Paris St Germain or return to Barcelona. Some speculated on a poss...

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Nik Simon

Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday

It was a standout year for Nik Simon who continues to deliver powerful, agenda-setting pieces week in, week out. Simon continues to demonstrate an exceptional grasp of his specialist area, rugby, and beyond. He has an unrivalled contacts book, sharp news sense and a unique talent to gain people’s confidence and tell their story. Adding...

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Oliver Holt

Daily Mail

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar was a symbol of the new power of sportswashing in football, which has grown and grown in influence in the months that have passed between last November and now, particularly with the emergence of the Saudi Pro League as a major player in the sport. Lionel Messi helped to ensure that last winter's tournament ...

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Specialist Journalist of the Year

Camilla Tominey

The Telegraph

Camilla Tominey is the journalist who broke the world exclusive scoop of Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle in October 2016, and also wrote the original story about the “royal sisterhood being at breaking point” following a tearful bridesmaids dress fitting. This last year Tominey continued to lead the royal press pack as t...

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James Beal

The Times

James Beal, Social Affairs Editor at The Times, examined the death of a British student - and uncovered a worldwide scandal involving poison seller Kenneth Law. Beal initially looked into the suicide of Tom Parfett, after the 22-year-old’s father, David, contacted him with concerns about the behaviour of his son’s university in the aft...

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Jessica Hill

Schools Week

Jessica Hill has explored some of the biggest scandals to hit the education sector since starting at Schools Week and FE Week back in November. For her first piece as an investigative journalist, she revealed for the first time to the general public how reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) was making school buildings 'liable t...

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Kaya Burgess

The Times

Kaya Burgess holds a unique dual role among specialist journalists, as both Religious Affairs Correspondent and Science Reporter. This entry focuses on his Religious Affairs coverage, an often under-recognised specialism. He took a scientific approach to a Religion story by building the widest-ranging survey ever of Church of Englan...

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Rosamund Urwin

Sunday Times

As media editor of the Sunday Times, Rosamund Urwin has shown she can carry off major investigations, bring in big scoops and also deliver highly entertaining interviews. The three pieces of work submitted reflect Urwin's range as a journalist, while also her specialism in covering the media, including holding our wider industry to acc...

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Roya Nikkhah

Sunday Times

For over 8 years, Roya has set the agenda, breaking exclusive stories and securing interviews with His Majesty the King, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex. With 13 years of experience on the royal beat, Roya has established unrivalled expertise. Her balanced and impeccably-sourced coverage gives unique insight and her pieces a...

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Stephen Wright

Daily Mail

Crime journalist Stephen Wright had a vintage year with several stand-out articles including a gripping two-part investigation into murderous Albanian drug barons targeting the UK from South America, an astonishing twist in the Lord Lucan mystery and a bombshell probe into a corrupt Scotland Yard detective suspended on full pay for sev...

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Broadsheet Interviewer of the Year

Alex Moshakis

Observer Magazine

Alex Moshakis is an editor on the Observer Magazine and over the last two years in particular, he has surprised us time and again with his flair, empathy and insight when it comes to interviewing celebrities. Most recently, he sat down with the famously private (and famously gruff!) Robert De Niro to discuss his latest film, Sco...

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Charlotte Edwardes

The Guardian

Since joining the Guardian in January, Charlotte Edwardes has cemented her reputation as one of the sharpest profile writers on Fleet Street, producing extremely readable and agenda-setting interviews with public figures ranging from Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy to football pundit Alex Scott and from modern acting great Lesley Manvi...

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Decca Aitkenhead

Sunday Times

It is a measure of her reputation that Evan Davis chose Decca Aitkenhead, a journalist he had never met before, to tell the extraordinary exclusive story of his father’s suicide. Her moving interview made headlines across print and broadcast media, and generated both a vast mailbag and an important debate about assisted dying. Aitkenhe...

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Henry Mance

Financial Times

Henry Mance’s interviews brought exclusive insight into some of the most complicated public figures. He secured the first British media interview with Boris Becker after the tennis star’s release from jail, following months of negotiations with Becker and his team, whom Mance had first contacted during the trial in early 2022. In ei...

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Jessamy Calkin

The Telegraph

The Telegraph Magazine cover ‘A Boy Named Sophie’ is without doubt one of the most remarkable stories to be published in this, or any, year - a subject of extraordinary complexity and sensitivity, which required a mixture of great skill, insight and compassion to tell. There is no finer journalist than Jessamy Calkin to have told it. S...

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Oliver Brown

The Telegraph

Oliver Brown’s portfolio as Chief Sports Writer of The Telegraph encompassed a series of remarkable agenda-setting interviews.Few monopolised attention in British public life in 2023 quite as memorably as Gary Lineker. For a week in March, the Match of the Day presenter was at the top of every nightly news bulletin, while also finding ...

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Simon Hattenstone

The Guardian

For more than two decades Simon Hattenstone has proven himself as one of the best interviewers in Britain – and the absolute master at getting people to open up. Whether it’s government ministers, Premier League footballers, movie stars or convicted killers, Simon’s unique and deeply human approach encourages his subjects to talk hones...

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Tim Adams

The Observer

Tim Adams has been writing insightful and emotionally astute interviews for the Observer for many years. The three pieces submitted reflect the range of his ability to bring the reader close to the heart of a story, with tact and intelligence. His exclusive interview with Anthony Seldon became a way of channelling outrage at Boris John...

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Tabloid Interviewer of the Year

Alison Phillips

Daily Mirror

A great interview is about allowing the subject to tell their story in their words but with enough context and insight from the writer to ensure perspective and depth. But what happens when an interviewee lacks the ability to fully articulate their situation? What happens when they are unable to remember key facts from their recent his...

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Cole Moreton

Daily Mail - Weekend Magazine

Celebrity interviews are becoming harder than ever. But in a world of copy approval, censorship and heavily managed questions, one interviewer continues to stand out. Cole Moreton has an unerring news sense and the ability to get a line out of any interview, making headlines beyond the arts pages and generating attention on social medi...

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Ian Gallagher

Mail on Sunday

Ian Gallagher’s range and versatility is amply apparent in these entries. So too is his rare ability to gain the trust of the people he interviews, often those whose lives have been upended by tragedy or seismic events, as with the Dee sisters who lost their mother and two of their siblings in a terrorist attack in Israel, or the troub...

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Inderdeep Bains

Daily Mail

Inderdeep Bains has had an extraordinary year: her explosive interviews set the agenda, raise uncomfortable questions for those in power and give voice to the voiceless. With the instincts of a news reporter and the emotional intelligence vital for every good features’ interviewer, her entries will make you weep - and your jaw drop wit...

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Tom Bryant

Daily Mirror

From suicide attempts to child abuse, no subject, no matter how deeply personal, was off the table as part of Tom Bryant’s vitally important Men in Mind series, about men’s mental health. The interviews, as part of a ground-breaking Mirror podcast, had one simple premise: to encourage men to open up. And thanks to Tom’s deft, yet deepl...

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Broadsheet Columnist of the Year

Allison Pearson

The Telegraph

Allison Pearson has a matchless bond with her readers. She combines strong indignation with laugh-out-loud humour and does not hesitate to take on the most controversial topics.She has ignited fierce discussions around the NHS, lockdowns, Conservatism, abortion and Royalty. Through her Telegraph platform she helped launch British Frie...

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Camilla Long

Sunday Times

Camilla Long never fails to get right to the heart of an issue, holding a huge range of powerful figures to the fire. Much of her writing shows incredible breadth: there is her signature wit but also heartfelt anger at the failures of people in authority. She is a must read. On January 22, for example, she wrote how her partner, a p...

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Dominic Lawson

Sunday Times

If a vital measure of a columnist is to be influential, in terms of forcing the government’s hand, or just changing the public discourse, then Dominic Lawson fulfils those objectives more than any other. He was the first columnist to identify the trend of the most heinous offenders refusing to face their sentencing after conviction, an...

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Fraser Nelson

The Telegraph

Fraser Nelson is not just a master of the art of political commentary, with unsurpassed insights into the workings of the British political system. His forensically argued columns on everything from the failures of Covid modelling and welfare dysfunction to Swedish drug gangs show that he is a writer of rare range. His columns are ext...

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Hadley Freeman

Sunday Times

I feel enormously lucky to be a columnist at The Sunday Times, because they give me total freedom to cover any subject I wish, in whatever manner I think best. I know that not all journalists are granted such a liberty. Since starting at the paper in December 2022, I have taken full advantage of this wonderful situation by writing abou...

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Marina Hyde

The Guardian

A year that has provoked incredulity, absurdity and sometimes rage could have been specifically designed for twice weekly intervention by Marina Hyde. She has often been hilarious, always perceptive but also markedly unafraid to use her platform to call out injustice. On March 28, 2023, Hyde displayed her biting wit and peerless knowle...

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Matthew Syed

Sunday Times

Matthew Syed is a writer who takes readers beneath the surface of the news cycle and into the deeper trends shaping the world. Constantly questioning the latest consensus and willing to take stances that don't fit neatly into either left or right, his columns are rarely predictable and always authoritative. Over the last twelve months,...

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William Hague

The Times

William Hague has delivered a year of outstanding columns, full of interesting and original arguments, often with a significant impact on public debate. He is unafraid to criticise his own former colleagues and has made the case for a series of initiatives with cross party appeal. He has developed his own style, which usually combines ...

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Tabloid Columnist of the Year

Andrew Neil

Daily Mail, MailPlus and MailOnline

Week-in, week-out Andrew Neil turns his laser-like focus onto everything from the shenanigans at Westminster to the machinations of the rich and powerful via his heavy-hitting columns in the Daily Mail. A must-read, they are not only written with unrivalled authority, but with the power not just to provoke debate but to change the opin...

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Dan Hodges

Mail on Sunday

Whereas it’s normally easy for an acute Westminster watcher to discern the allegiances of most political pundits, Dan Hodges can never be pinned down. Unwavering in his assessment of politicians of all colours, his thumpy and perceptive writing nevertheless exudes an abiding love of the world of Westminster. Hodges achieves this b...

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Jan Moir

Daily Mail, MailPlus and MailOnline

The slogan at the top of Jan Moir’s column reads: ‘Are you thinking what she’s thinking?’ And that is her strength in a nutshell: Jan speaks to her readers’ concerns, and does so in the most entertaining, clever and humorous way possible. Part of her genius as a columnist is that she can make you laugh out loud one moment and seet...

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Jenni Murray

Daily Mail

Jenni Murray is, quite simply, fearless. In an age where far too many shrink from ruffling feathers or sharing challenging personal reflections, she thrives on leading the debate. A fierce advocate for women, their struggles, frustrations, triumphs and joys are what motivate her each week. As such, her column for Femail Magazine is a...

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Kathleen Stock

UnHerd

Kathleen Stock is that rare thing, a weekly columnist who never fails to say something new. Her range is remarkable: over the past year she has written about Nicola Sturgeon’s shortcomings and Prince Harry’s ghostwriter; Caitlin Moran’s feminism and the appeal of Dua Lipa — topics on which there is no shortage of opinions, but about wh...

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Sarah Vine

Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday

The only female writer in Britain with two full-page national newspaper columns – in the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday – Sarah has had one of her most high profile and prolific years to date. Fast, brilliantly clever, often deliciously mischievous, always true to herself, she is regularly called on to be the paper’s voice on the topic ...

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Critic of the Year

Deborah Ross

Mail on Sunday

There are precious few water-cooler TV moments any more. Viewers are just as likely to be watching Netflix as BBC1. And so, the role of the television critic has changed to one that must advise and inform as much as critique a show the entire country has seen. Ross has recognised this and walks that tightrope brilliantly. After reading...

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Hugo Rifkind

The Times

Hugo Rifkind writes for The Times. He also hosts a Saturday show on Times Radio, which commands some of the highest audiences of the station. Midway through the show, he chairs a popular television review section along with other TV critics. Listeners enjoy identifying a classic theme tune played each week, and also the way that the ho...

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Jancis Robinson

Financial Times

Jancis Robinson, the FT’s wine columnist since 1989, is widely considered the global authority on wine – with no caveats for nationality or gender. Jancis built her reputation on commitment to her craft and to that of those she covers, making the wine world relevant to all. This is on display in the magazine every week. This year alone...

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Jay Rayner

The Observer

Don’t bring a dog if you’re planning to eat out with Jay Rayner. In June this year he reviewed the Parakeet in London, a dog-friendly restaurant that took its canine devotion to annoying extremes as far as Jay was concerned. “Dog lovers can be an ardent, overheated lot who think every room everywhere can only be improved by the presenc...

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Johanna Thomas Corr

Sunday Times

Johanna Thomas-Corr has established herself as one of the most influential literary critics working in British newspapers. She is highly regarded among readers, writers and publishers for her incisive opinions, wide-ranging tastes, mischievous sense of humour and iron-clad integrity. In January 2023, she took up the position...

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Laura Cumming

The Observer

Laura Cumming has been the Observer’s art critic since 1999 and is the author of the acclaimed art memoirs Thunderclap (2023) and On Chapel Sands (2019). In her weekly reviews for the paper, Laura's primary aim is to bring artworks alive so that readers who may never get to these shows can feel that they have experienced them. “My colu...

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Oliver Wainwright

The Guardian

Over the last decade writing for the Guardian, Oliver Wainwright has redefined the role of the architecture critic, going beyond reviews of buildings to exposing the invisible forces that shape the built environment – and revealing in vivid detail the unintended consequences of the best laid plans. This year, he examined the overlooked...

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Rachel Cooke

The Observer

Rachel Cooke, is an award winning and acclaimed writer and critic, as well as the author of Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties (Virago) and recently Kitchen Person - Notes on Cooking & Eating (W&N). A journalist whose work ranges from politics to visual art, it is fair to say that books are probably her first ...

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Broadsheet Feature Writer of the Year

Giles Tremlett

The Guardian

Over the past year, Giles Tremlett’s work has masterfully explored the most extreme human situations: the aftermath of murder, the search for one’s own origins, the question of what rights we owe to violent criminals. Despite the sensitivity of the subject matter, Tremlett was able to win the trust of the protagonists over the course o...

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Jennifer Williams

Financial Times

My aim as northern correspondent at the Financial Times is to tell often complex stories of national significance, while shedding a light on the political, economic and social reality of life in the region.The year I spent reporting on Newman College in Oldham was prompted by the disconnect I felt travelling around the north in the sum...

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Josh Glancy

Sunday Times

A great newspaper feature should have unique access, fascinating revelation and address some form of moral conflict. This selection of features from Josh Glancy has all three in abundance. Glancy's writing is in the finest traditions of The Sunday Times: vivid, witty, humane and balanced. These pieces all wrestle with difficult questio...

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Mick Brown

The Telegraph

Mick Brown has been a fixture at the Telegraph for many years, but his skill and enthusiasm are as fresh as ever, as this entry for the Press Awards show. He is, of course, a fantastic interviewer but has the rare ability to place quotes within a broader, deeper analysis of a subject - for example while speaking to Freddie Mercury’s fo...

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Nicolas Pelham

1843 Magazine, The Economist

Nicolas Pelham has spent three decades reporting on the Middle East. His skill and rigour have enabled him to repeatedly produce truly remarkable pieces of journalism, including a profile of Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, which broke new details about the prince’s ruthless behaviour towards associates and pol...

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Simon Hattenstone

The Guardian

Simon Hattenstone must be the most accomplished, versatile storyteller working in journalism today. Simon is not afraid to get stuck into his features, giving them the time and reporting they need. He spent months meeting and speaking to people who were arrested for protesting against the monarchy around the Queen’s death. The resultin...

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Wendell Steavenson

1843 Magazine, The Economist

For 1843 magazine, Wendell Steavenson has produced an extraordinary series of features from war-torn Ukraine and about the financial collapse of Lebanon. She has spent several months in Ukraine over the last year, often at great personal risk. Her stories offer visceral accounts of civilians whose lives have been upended by war and dem...

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Tabloid Feature Writer of the Year

Antonia Hoyle

Daily Mail

Antonia Hoyle is a brilliant, fearless feature writer, whether meeting the brave women suffering unimaginable misery to give birth in war-torn Ukraine or investigating the disturbing reality of chatbots offering vulnerable young people advice on how to hide an eating disorder. She always writes compellingly, and stays true to a sense t...

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Barbara Davies

Daily Mail

Her writing is as pacy and gripping as any Netflix thriller. That, combined with her enviable perspicacity, means a Barbara Davies byline is a hallmark of true quality. Such is her expertise that Davies beautifully conveys every bit of the drama and charge of the stories she tells without once overwriting. Take her article which unpic...

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Ian Birrell

Freelance

Ian shows his exceptional talent with a stream of fabulous features that focused on the year’s big issues. His eye for an original tale is combined with rare story-telling ability, beautiful writing, brave reporting and sharp analysis, backed by his unrivalled skill at getting people in tough situations to share their stories along wit...

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Liz Hull

Daily Mail

Liz spent 10 months covering the trial of Lucy Letby at Manchester Crown Court, attending the case almost every day and filing copy for the Daily Mail, Mail+ and MailOnline. With broadcaster Caroline Cheetham she also wrote and produced a hugely popular weekly podcast (which to date has received 14million downloads) and presented a 45-...

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Richard Pendlebury

Daily Mail, MailPlus and MailOnline

Richard Pendlebury sent his first gripping report from Ukraine during the first 24 hours of the conflict and he has made regular trips to cover the war there ever since. Access to the frontline is strictly rationed by the authorities in Kyiv but Pendlebury has earned the trust of key contacts through his bravery and commitment to the...

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Sally Williams

Daily Mail

When Sally Williams, a highly-respected, investigative feature writer gets her teeth into a story she doesn’t let go: some of the superb pieces she has written for the Mail have taken weeks, often months, to research. This year they have been among the most powerful pieces in the paper. Sally’s wonderful eye for detail and ear for huma...

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News Reporter of the Year

Abul Taher

Mail on Sunday

Abul Taher, Security Correspondent for The Mail on Sunday, has been writing about the dangers of Islamist terrorism for many years, getting agenda-setting scoops through his impeccable contacts and unmatched expertise on the issue. On October 7, as Hamas terrorists stormed into Israel and began their killing and kidnapping spree, bilin...

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Anna Isaac

The Guardian

Anna Isaac produced some of the biggest scoops - and probably the most impactful and shocking investigation - of the year. From sexual misconduct allegations at the UK’s foremost business institution, to tax penalties negotiated by the chancellor, Isaac’s revelations changed the landscape of business lobbying and cost the Conservative ...

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David Conn

The Guardian

David Conn is the journalist behind two major investigations that held power to account, resulting in genuine scoops with tangible impact. The first was the culmination of two years’ painstaking work, revealing how the Conservative peer Michelle Mone has secretly received tens of millions of pounds from the profits of a business that...

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Gabriel Pogrund

Sunday Times

This was a fitting tribute to a year in which Gabriel has produced stories on the most powerful people and institutions in public life. His work has changed perceptions, led to official investigations, and achieved accountability and impact on national scale. In January he revealed Richard Sharp took part in talks about a loan of up t...

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Gordon Rayner

The Telegraph

Gordon has taken on the Government, the BBC, British banks, the British Museum and misguided charities with stories that have consistently dominated the news agenda over the past year.In July Gordon broke the news that Coutts bank had admitted to de-banking Nigel Farage because he did not align with their values, then discovered that N...

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Madison Marriage

Financial Times

In the first five months of the year, Madison spearheaded a groundbreaking investigation into celebrated British financier Crispin Odey. The end result -- a forensically reported and compelling 8,000-word magazine investigation -- marked the first time any media organisation has been able to hold the hedge fund manager to account. It c...

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Rosamund Urwin

Sunday Times

Rosamund Urwin, the media editor of The Sunday Times, led the paper’s recent investigation into allegations against the comedian and actor Russell Brand. It was the best-performing story online in the history of the paper and had almost a clean-sweep of all the other newspaper front pages the day after The Sunday Times published the st...

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Photographer of the Year

Andy Stenning

Daily Mirror

These three entries by Andy Stenning were covered by hundreds of other photographers. It is a tribute to his skill that he managed to take images that not only stood out from the crowd but became the defining pictures of the event. 1 Princess of Wales Not all photographers covering large Royal events like the Coronation of King Charle...

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Charlie Bibby

Financial Times

Keir Starmer - glitter After the Conservatives’ chaotic autumn conference in Manchester, where Liz Truss and the right of the party managed to undermine the leadership of prime minister Rishi Sunak, Keir Starmer’s aim was to use his own event to portray the Labour party as the sensible and pragmatic government in waiting. As he was pre...

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Heathcliff O'Malley

The Telegraph

Heathcliff O'Malley has been a photographer with the Telegraph for 25 years, covering wars and conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Ukraine. He has provided Telegraph readers with unique dispatches as the conflict has progressed. These pictures capture the human and environmental cost of the conflict, and are testament to his bra...

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Jack Hill

The Times

Jack Hill is a highly experienced war photographer and has been taking pictures for The Times since 2001, often going to places where there were not many willing volunteers, such as conflicts across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and most recently Ukraine. Jack's powerful images from Ukraine's ongoing Russian invasion reveal the end...

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Simon Townsley

The Telegraph

Simon Townsley's work for the Telegraph's Global Health team over the past year has seen him on assignments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Turkey and photographing those in Britain most impacted by the Covid pandemic. Simon's picture from the scene of the Karamanaras earthquake captures the horrific scale of the scene with the re...

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Victoria Jones

Press Association

Victoria is a news photographer at the Press Association, based in London. King Charles III is crowned with St Edward's Crown by The Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Reverend Justin Welby during his coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Saturday May 6, 2023.Hundreds attend the military funeral of black WWII v...

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Sports Photographer of the Year

Andy Hooper

Daily Mail

Andy Hooper is The Daily Mail’s chief sports photographer, he has covered six Olympic games, five football World Cups and countless over sports over the last 30 years at The Daily Mail.In 2023 Andy covered The Ashes series, Wimbledon, The Grand National, FA Cup final, The premier League, Rugby Tests and all other major sports for The M...

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Marc Aspland

The Times

Marc Aspland, has had an illustrious career spanning over three decades. This selection for the UK Press Awards embodies his skill and intuition that lies at the heart of his work.One image captures the zenith of football glory, as Lionel Messi, falls to his knees in jubilation. This transcendent moment, frozen in time, encapsulates th...

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Mike Egerton

PA Media

Been a Sports Photographer for over 25 years. Lucky enough to have covered most major sporting events around the world from Summer and Winter Olympic Games to Football and Rugby World Cups.

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Richard Pelham

The Sun

Ashes second test match - July 4, Lords London In a split second The Second Ashes test match between England v Australia erupts into controversy Johnny Bairstow is Stumped out by Alex Cairey Legally but not seen to be in the Spirit of the game . This incident led to major talking point around the world , even the members in the Long ro...

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Tom Jenkins

The Guardian

Tom Jenkins is a sports photographer of many years standing who covers a wide range of sports for the Guardian and Observer. His engagement and experience with sport, which he's developed from a tender age, leads him to seek out different angles and original views of whatever subject he is photographing. Probably all the picture editor...

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Cartoonist of the Year

Chris Riddell

The Observer

Great newspaper cartoons are a blend of three qualities: the concept, the drawing and the jokes. Of course, most cartoonists employ all three but few are able to execute all in such a way to consistently amuse and enlighten the reader. A glance through the hundreds of reader comments Chris Riddell work attracts shows he is one of the r...

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David Squires

The Guardian

David Squires, Guardian Sport’s cartoonist, reached new heights in 2022-23. Often his cartoons are funny, delightful sideswipes, tweaking the noses of football’s great, good, rich and ridiculous. He is appointment viewing for sport readers on a Monday – and in print in the sport section’s ‘column slot’ – on Todd Boehly choosing Frank L...

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Jonathan Pugh

Daily Mail

Pugh is a phenomenon. Every day in the Mail, he produces three [ or sometimes four ] pocket cartoons -- each one a masterpiece of gentle absurdity, finding life-enhancing humour in even the dreariest day's news. No other national newspaper boasts a cartoonist so prolifically and consistently funny.From the moment he joined the Mail in ...

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Matt Pritchett

The Telegraph

The last 12 months have been one of the busiest - and most challenging - news periods we have witnessed with the events in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza.It has, therefore, been a time when many of us have valued more than ever the chance to laugh, to smile, and to remember that life goes on. No one helps us do that better than the pocket ca...

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Morten Morland

Sunday Times

Morten Morland is one of Britain's leading political cartoonists. His drawings for the Times and Sunday Times combine sharp gag writing, great visual wit and a breathtaking level draughtsmanship more typically associated with academic fine art

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Nick Newman

Sunday Times

The multi-talented Nick Newman is one of Britain's funniest and most prolific cartoonists. He honed his craft at Private Eye, Punch and The Spectator before joining the paper in 1989. Nick's comedy-writing career began on Spitting Image and he has since written many comedies for television, cinema, radio and theatre, most recently The ...

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Stanley McMurtry

The Mail on Sunday

For all its beneficial wonders, the digital age, according to the Washington Post, has risked creating casualties, such as cartooning. Cheering proof that this is not the case is The Mail on Sunday’s Mac (Stanley McMurtry). With his lovingly drawn sketches and snappy captions, he enriches readers’ souls every week in a way that very li...

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Political Journalist

Ben Riley-Smith

The Daily Telegraph

The three articles submitted broke new ground in important areas of political journalism, displayed different reporting skills and, we believe, were firmly in the public interest. The first piece shone a light onto Rishi Sunak, his connections to influential figures in the media and how decisions are made that determine which indivi...

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Duncan Robinson

The Economist

As The Economist’s political editor, Duncan Robinson has provided agenda-setting analysis of British politics. In spring, Robinson argued that British politics had shifted from the “Magic Money Tree” to the “Reform Fairy”, with politicians of all stripes - but particularly Labour - assuming that overhauling public services can happen a...

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Georgia Edkins

The Scottish Mail on Sunday

The Scottish Mail on Sunday was the envy of every UK newspaper – not only its regular Scottish rivals - when it landed its SNP ‘motorhome’ scoop – and it was good, old-fashioned door-knocking investigative journalism that got the story over the line. It is the one story among the many written about the police fraud inquiry into the SNP...

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Glen Owen

Mail on Sunday

As Political Editor of the country’s best-selling Sunday paper, Glen Owen has the unerring knack of delivering stories weekend in, weekend out that the Westminster class fears … and which readers relish. There’s hardly a week when one of his exclusive splashes doesn’t reverberate unsettlingly for politicians for several days. When...

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Isabel Oakeshott

The Telegraph

Isabel Oakeshott exposed the conversations behind momentous decisions made during the Coronavirus pandemic that affected all our lives. By releasing more than 100,000 WhatsApp messages between Matt Hancock, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and ministers and advisers, Isabel took a personal risk to give the public access to unfiltered...

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John Stevens

Daily Mirror

John Stevens has dominated the news agenda with scoop after scoop demonstrating his determination to hold power to account. His bombshell Partygate tape showed for the first time footage inside one of the lockdown-busting gatherings in Westminster during the pandemic. It captured Tory aides joking about “bending” Covid rules ...

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Sam Coates

Sky News

The last 12 months have been among the most consequential in post war political history, and Sam Coates has guided Sky News viewers and readers through every step of the turbulence. During Liz Truss's premiership he previewed the danger of the mini budget as something which "could fall foul of investors,", revealed splits betwee...

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Steven Swinford

The Times

These entries demonstrate what we regard as the cornerstone of Steven’s reporting - giving readers the inside track on what is actually going on in government and thus fostering public debate. The first concerns one of the pivotal moments in British politics over the past year - the downfall of Boris Johnson. In June 2023 Steven ...

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Team Awards

Investigation of the Year

British Gas

The Times

The Times’s Paul Morgan-Bentley went undercover as a British Gas debt collector and exposed how the firm was sending agents to break into vulnerable customers' homes and force-fit prepayment meters. The investigation had an immediate and significant impact. Within hours of publication, all UK energy firms were stopped from force-fittin...

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CBI Investigation

The Guardian

Anna Isaac’s investigation into the Confederation of British Industry was a standout piece of investigative journalism. It had a huge impact, was followed up here and abroad, forced the CBI into wholesale reform and provoked national debate. The sexual misconduct scandal uncovered by Isaac shook one of Britain’s m...

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How Crispin Odey Evaded Sexual Assault Allegations for Decades

Financial Times

The Financial Times investigation into celebrated British financier Crispin Odey marked the first time any media organisation has been able to hold the hedge fund manager to account. The forensically reported investigation, running to 8,000 words, chronicled how Odey exploited his wealth, social status and political nous to intimida...

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Michelle Mone

The Guardian

On November 23, 2022, the Guardian revealed that the Conservative peer Michelle Mone had secretly received tens of millions of pounds from the profits of PPE Medpro, a business that had secured lucrative government contracts after she helped it win a place in the controversial “VIP lane”. The funds had been transferred to Mone and her ...

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Russell Brand

The Sunday Times and The Times

The investigation by The Times, Sunday Times and Dispatches in to allegations of rape, sexual abuse and controlling behaviour by Russell Brand demonstrates how high-quality journalism can expose alleged abuses of power and failures within huge organisations.It drew millions of extra readers and viewers to The Times website and Channel ...

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SNP in Crisis

Sunday Mail

This Sunday Mail investigation exposed lies, cover-ups and fraud allegations at the heart of the SNP, triggered top level resignations and uncovered new evidence now under police investigation. The reports sent shockwaves through Scottish and British politics, were followed up on front pages across the UK, and led TV news bulletins o...

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The BBC Chairman, the Prime Minister and the £800,000 Loan Guarantee

Sunday Times

That this story emerged so long after both his appointment at the BBC and Boris Johnson's time in No 10 points to a simple fact: absolutely nobody involved wanted it to come out. They probably assumed it wouldn’t. Owing to mutual self-interest, and through a series of omissions, the PM and the chairman of the corporation - two of the m...

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Scoop of the Year

Chinese Spy

Sunday Times

Starting with the vaguest tip that there were concerns that Parliament had been infiltrated by a hostile state, the Sunday Times political team, lead by Caroline Wheeler, began a meticulous investigation that would ultimately unmask a suspected Chinese spy working in the heart of Parliament for a prominent MP and an organisation set up...

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How Crispin Odey Evaded Sexual Assault Allegations for Decades

Financial Times

The Financial Times investigation into celebrated British financier Crispin Odey marked the first time any media organisation has been able to hold the hedge fund manager to account. The forensically reported investigation, running to 8,000 words, chronicled how Odey exploited his wealth, social status and political nous to intimida...

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Phillip Schofield

Dail Mail and Mail on Sunday

It was a truly bombshell exclusive that got people talking like no other story this year. During an epic saga that had captivated the country, Phillip Schofield, the presenter of Britain’s most-watched daytime programme, made an admission to the one journalist he knew had unearthed the truth.He confessed: ‘Sorry, I lied to you over a...

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Police Probing SNP Fraud Seize £110k Motorhome

The Scottish Mail on Sunday

The Scottish Mail on Sunday was the envy of every UK newspaper – not only its regular Scottish rivals - when it landed its SNP ‘motorhome’ scoop – and it was good, old-fashioned door-knocking investigative journalism that got the story over the line. It is the one story among the many written about the police fraud inquiry into the SN...

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Russell Brand

The Sunday Times and The Times

Even before the Sunday Times, Times and Channel 4 Dispatches published our investigation in to allegations of rape, sexual abuse and controlling behaviour by Russell Brand it had become the most anticipated story of the year.This was the scoop that many media organisations had tried to break before, but failed - hampered by legal threa...

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The BBC Chairman, the Prime Minister and the £800,000 Loan Guarantee

Sunday Times

That this story emerged so long after both his appointment at the BBC and Boris Johnson's time in No 10 points to a simple fact: absolutely nobody involved wanted it to come out. They probably assumed it wouldn’t. Owing to mutual self-interest, and through a series of omissions, the PM and the chairman of the corporation - two of the m...

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The Pre-payment Meter Scandal

The i Paper

As fuel bills rocketed in 2022, Dean Kirby exposed a national scandal: energy suppliers were increasingly using court warrants to force entry into the UK’s poorest homes to forcibly fit prepayment meters – leaving vulnerable families in the cold and dark. In 40 stories, including six front pages, over four-months, Kirby’s investigation...

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News Website of the Year

Bloomberg UK

The Bloomberg UK website provides unbiased news and global insights for business leaders.Over the last year, Bloomberg hit 500,000 online subscribers. We’ve achieved that growth through a multi-platform approach, with the website at the heart of it. Our site brings articles, videos, podcasts and newsletters together with a focus on pro...

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Financial Times

Over the past year the Financial Times has delivered world-class reporting and analysis, exposing abuses of power and unpacking complex financial and geopolitical stories at a time of global upheaval.On the year’s biggest financial story, the FT led the competition in the UK and around the world: the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and...

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The Guardian

The mark of a great news website is its responsiveness, not just to news events, but to what readers want. This year, the Guardian continued to show its strength in both, with the launch of a new Europe homepage for readers across the continent. We knew we had an engaged readership here, and have invested in an innovation that has brou...

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The i paper

In two short years inews.co.uk has built a strong digital subscriber audience, grown its reach to 11m users a month and broken some of the biggest scoops in UK journalism. Through deep reporting, incisive commentary and must-read lifestyle journalism, inews.co.uk has seen digital subscribers overtake print subscribers for the first tim...

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The Sun

The Sun is the biggest newsbrand in the UK reaching 27.1M people a month (PAMCo) across every demographic, and with tailored, data-led platform strategies we deliver readers a better experience than ever as the home for exclusive, original, live and comprehensive journalism. Blending agenda-setting scoops, big opinions and powerful cam...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph surpassed its ambitious target of one million subscriptions in 2023 through brilliantly presented scoops, innovative coverage of big events, and the release of new products to engage readers and expand reach. In a record-breaking year, subscriber page views rose by 13%, overall page views by 10%, commenting by 37%, and a...

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News Podcast of the Year

Next Year in Moscow

The Economist

Arkady Ostrovsky, born and raised in Russia, left the country when the Soviet Union fell apart to study and live in Britain. For years, he has written books and articles for The Economist about Russia growing more authoritarian. In the Next Year in Moscow podcast, Ostrovsky interviewed people from all walks of Russian life in exile fol...

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Slow Newscast

Tortoise Media

The Slow Newscast is a weekly narrative investigative podcast hosted by Basia Cummings that tells a different story each week.It uses the slow news ethos of Tortoise, which prioritises helping its audience understand the forces that are driving a story, instead of rushing to break news.At its core, it aims to be an investigative podcas...

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Stories of Our Times

The Times

Stories of Our Times is the award-winning daily news podcast from The Times and The Sunday Times, where daily news meets narrative storytelling. Hosted by investigative journalist Manveen Rana, we unravel a remarkable story each day with world-class journalism at its core. Our unique narrative format allows our listeners to delve deep ...

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The Trial of Lucy Letby

Daily Mail

The Trial of Lucy Letby followed the case of a neo-natal nurse accused of murdering premature babies in her care. Letby became the most prolific child killer in UK history when she was convicted in August - and earning widespread praise and a host of accolades along the way.Hosted by the Daily Mail’s Northern Correspondent, Liz Hull, a...

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Ukraine: The Latest

The Telegraph

The Telegraph's Ukraine: The Latest podcast has set the standard for coverage of the war, with over 60 million listens across platforms. The podcast delivers updates and analysis of the war every weekday, combining reporting with deep dives, interviews and reflections and is only possible through the immense effort and skill of the jou...

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News App of the Year

FT Edit

Financial Times

We built FT Edit in response to two big problems that we kept hearing from our customers. People felt overwhelmed by news and they wanted us to steer them towards the most interesting and important stories. They told us they needed more in-depth analysis, and that they were unsatisfied with one-sided reporting. Our target audience are ...

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InYourArea

InYourArea - Reach PLC

InYourArea is a hyperlocal news app that aggregates local news publications, area stats and info, listings, property and items for sale. Simply enter your postcode and tuck into the content we reference!In 2023, InYourArea successfully revamped its UK-only hyperlocal community news app, achieving significant recognition. The app rose t...

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Sky News

The Sky News website attracts an average of 3.3 million unique users per day through both its desktop and app – an average of 37 million users a month. 2023 has seen another strong year for Sky News and all its digital products - with events such as the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla; the continued war in Ukraine; w...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph app has become our flagship product over the past year and crucial in achieving our target of surpassing 1 million subscriptions.The focus is to design a high quality, habit-forming experience which serves our world-class journalism and supports the subscription strategy. We aim to make it the fastest, easiest, most delig...

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Supplement of the Year

FT Magazine

Financial Times

Over the past year, FT Weekend Magazine has grown its audience, deepened engagement and produced ever more ambitious journalism. In particular, the team has focused on impact and innovation, cementing the magazine’s status as a world-class home for powerful reporting and literary journalism.A highlight was the Crispin Odey investigatio...

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Style

Sunday Times

Which supplement did Coleen Rooney come to for her first newspaper interview post Wagatha Christie (October 1 2023)? Which magazine did Emma Raducanu open up to on her struggles following her US Open win (“I’ve been very high and very low”; June 18 2023)? Who convinced Gary Lineker to pose in a fake-fur trapper hat beside the duck pond...

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Sunday Times Magazine

Sunday Times

As The Sunday Times Magazine launches into its seventh decade under new editor Martin Hemming it has renewed its focus on the quality journalism that it has always been synonymous with. That means providing intelligent takes on the biggest stories of the day, delivered by voices that can be trusted in these turbulent times. Our success...

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The New Review

The Observer

The New Review is a unique supplement in the quality newspaper market. Alongside coverage of the best new arts, culture and books - and interviews with stars - we also cover science, politics, current affairs and tech. Our readers tell us that this range and depth is what they most enjoy about the section. They do not come to us for li...

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The Telegraph Magazine

The Telegraph

You could have been shown any number of covers of The Telegraph Magazine with celebrities on them - from Michael Caine to Ncuti Gatwa, Sarah Ferguson to David Attenborough - but these three examples of why the glossy supplement for the Telegraph (distributed every Saturday in print) deserves to win demonstrate something very different....

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The Times Magazine

The Times

The Times Magazine is a must-read each week. It’s crammed full of agenda-setting interviews with huge stars, hilarious columns from beloved columnists like Caitlin Moran and extraordinary life stories. The Magazine reflects the way we live today with warmth and wit. It leaves our readers feeling informed, amused and moved. Our cover in...

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Broadsheet Front Page of the Year

Accused: Russell Brand, the 'Sex Predator' Who Hid in Plain Sight

Sunday Times

The Sunday Times cleared its front page of September 17 to tell the remarkable story of Russell Brand when women had alleged that the comedian had abused them...The two line headline summed up the story and the two bullet point sub-decks detailed the main claims against Brand.The front page was held up by an image of Brand at his peak ...

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Cost of the Crown

The Guardian

The Guardian’s Cost of the Crown series sought to penetrate the centuries-old wall of secrecy in a bid to force the monarchy – an institution that is constitutionally resistant to change – to open up to the public. As we explained in an opening piece launching the series: ‘These are not easy topics for King Charles to confront. He may ...

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Dom & Bruno

The Guardian

The first time most of us became aware that our Brazilian-based colleague Dom Phillips had gone missing was when an email went round asking if anyone had heard from him in the past couple of days. Nail-biting weeks followed, until finally, his death, deep in the Amazon rainforest that he loved so much, was confirmed, along with that of...

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Israel

The Telegraph

If there was ever a front page that captured the horror of war, this was it. On Friday 13 October, The Telegraph published a warning from the Israeli government, concerning a photograph of a murdered child. This was a moment in history that had to be dealt with utmost sensitivity. We took an unconventional approach, putting the statem...

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The Lockdown Files

The Telegraph

The Telegraph’s exclusive investigation into the Government’s handling of the pandemic set the news agenda for 10 consecutive days. The front page, published almost three years after the first lockdown, was a powerful reminder of the Government’s failings at that time. The cover provided insight into how the Government operates. The le...

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Tabloid Front Page of the Year

Daily Mail

“THEY HAD TEN CHANCES TO STOP HER…”: Lucy Letby’s chilling mugshot spoke for itself and was the perfect illustration of the banality of evil. Our front page was the first page in an outstanding series of reports and analysis following the verdict – topped of, of course, with the astonishing Trial of Lucy Letby podcast.

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Daily Mirror

Newspapers do not usually hand the responsibility for writing the front page to a seven-year-old. But the Mirror did just that on June 30 2023 with its bold, innovative and eye-catching splash.The whole of page 1 was devoted to a letter to Rishi Sunak from seven-year-old Poppy in which she urged the Prime Minister to extend free school...

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Daily Mirror

The Mirror’s front page on July 19 2023 was the perfect amalgam of words, impact and imagery. The headline, in bright yellow, was just two words: Burning Up. But those two words captured the essence of the story. This summer southern Europe experienced a record heatwave. Temperatures reached 45C in Sardinia, 45.2C in Spain and 46.3C in...

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Mail on Sunday

The October 7 invasion of Israel was one of the biggest stories of this or any recent year.As the world struggled to digest rapidly changing developments on the war’s opening day, The Mail on Sunday ensured its front page - powerful, bold, bone-chilling - would stand apart from its rivals on newsstands next morning. Capturing the visce...

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The Sun

The biggest royal scoop of the year was secured when Matt discovered not only had the Duke of York been offered the keys to Harry and Meghan's Frogmore Cottage, but that the Sussexes had been issued with an eviction notice.This scoop - dubbed 'Frogxit' - was followed up in the UK and around the world, and seen as an end to Harry and Me...

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The Sun

The Sun lit the touchpaper for one of the biggest and widely-discussed showbiz scandals in years when we broke the news that started it all: Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby’s 13-year working relationship - and friendship - was over, and despite leading the charge on the story managed to get the first exclusive interview with Phi...

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Campaign of the Year

Act Now on Asbestos

Sunday Times

Despite being banned for new buildings almost 25 years ago, asbestos is Britain's biggest workplace killer - with more than 5,000 deaths a year.Where once the majority of those dying from the cancers it causes worked in construction and manufacturing industries, today they are in white-collar jobs including teaching, television, the NH...

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Clean It Up Campaign

The Times

The Times's award-winning Clean Air for All campaign, launched in 2019, pushed the issue of air pollution up the national agenda, playing a crucial role in securing policy changes such as the government's 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales. In 2023 The Times decided to do the same for the poor state of Britain's rivers and sea...

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Prigozhin and Lawfare

openDemocracy Ltd

In January, we discovered that the government had lifted its own anti-Russia sanctions to help a warmongering plutocrat wage lawfare in a London court. As a result of our journalism and campaigning, the government was forced to tighten its sanctions rules to stop the same thing happening again. The key character in this stor...

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The Bruno and Dom project

The Guardian

Killing the journalist must not be allowed to kill the story. That was the driving motive behind the Guardian’s Bruno and Dom Project, the most comprehensive investigation of crime and destruction in the Amazon rainforest ever undertaken by an English-language newspaper.The Guardian initiated the year-long project after the murders of ...

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Ticket Office Campaign

Daily Mirror

When the railway companies announced plans to close almost all of the UK’s ticket offices the Mirror immediately recognised this was an act of national vandalism.At stake were not just thousands of jobs but an essential service for disabled and elderly passengers. The Mirror also instinctively understood how ticket office staff provide...

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Time for Action on Danger Dogs

Daily Mirror

When the Mirror launched its campaign on dangerous dogs it was a lone voice in demanding action.The newspaper instinctively recognised the current laws on ownership were outdated and needed strengthening.But this was not just a campaign for tougher legislation, it was also a campaign for social justice. The majority of the victims of d...

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Excellence in Diversity Award

Cotton Capital

The Guardian

Following research commissioned in the aftermath of the UK’s largest-ever race equality protests, and renewed demands to examine Britain’s history, we published the Legacies of Enslavement report in March revealing that, even as the Guardian’s founder John Edward Taylor led a newspaper which favoured the abolition of slavery, he and at...

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FT Diversity Initiatives and Stories

Financial Times

Producing the best journalism relies on the FT having a diversity of perspectives. That makes it essential that we enable newsroom colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds and under represented groups to realise their full potential. The editorial apprenticeship launched in 2023 focused on recruiting talent from less advantaged soc...

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Telegraph Women's Sport

The Telegraph

“If the people who have the power to put money into women’s sport all saw it for what it is, which is an investment and not a cost, that change in mindset would make a huge difference.”That is a snippet from the activism episode of the Telegraph Women’s Sport Podcast. It is also a fitting description of how the Telegraph has committed ...

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Windrush 75 - Reporting team

The Guardian

Reporting Team: Geneva Abdul, Tobi Thomas, Amelia Gentleman and Elena MorresiPortraits by Antonio Olmos and Chris Thomond Design Team: Chris Clarke, Harry Fischer, Ellen Wishart, Alessia Amitrano and Tara HermanThe Guardian showcased the immense significance of the Windrush generation in the UK by tracing four generations of people des...

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Organisation Awards

Daily Newspaper of the Year

Daily Express

Campaigns have always been the lifeblood of the Daily Express. Indeed the paper’s founder Sir Arthur Pearson was a heroic advocate of greater support for military veterans blinded in conflict. Today that tradition continues under Gary Jones, whose editorship since 2018 has made the Express a powerful voice that seeks to challenge injus...

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Daily Mail

In a year of extraordinary turmoil at home and abroad, no paper could touch the Mail for quality and impact in 2023. Hard-hitting investigations agenda-setting exclusives, fearless on-the-ground reporting and award-winning commentary were mixed with brilliant features, uplifting interviews and joyful sections to give readers an unbeata...

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Daily Mirror

No other title is able to match the Mirror’s informed journalism, real-life stories and block-busting showbiz coverage - all underpinned by a strong social conscience. The Mirror, which marks its 120th anniversary this year, has rarely been so confident in its values or so clear about its purpose and identity. The lifeblood of all n...

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Financial Times

Over the past year the Financial Times has delivered world-class reporting and analysis, exposing abuses of power and unpacking complex financial and geopolitical stories at a time of global upheaval. On the year’s biggest financial story, the FT led the competition in the UK and around the world: the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank a...

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The Guardian

In the past year the Guardian’s journalism has rocked governments, challenged the powerful, and shaped public understanding of key global issues, from the urgency of the climate crisis to war in the Middle East. We published huge exclusives, including our revelation that Conservative peer Michelle Mone had secretly received tens of mi...

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The i paper

i's commitment to serving the public interest has been at the centre of its reporting ever since launching in 2010. Now a digital publisher with 8 million readers and a large subscriber base, that dedication has grown rapidly with i breaking a series of stories of national significance. Dean Kirby’s investigation into prepayment meters...

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The Sun

The Sun, Britain's biggest newsbrand reaching 31.1 million people a month, consistently holds power to account, champions the freedoms and rights of our readers as well as those in need, and is committed to promoting media freedom. We stepped up the campaigning for our 10 year campaign to keep the price of fuel duty down - ‘Keep it ...

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The Times

In print, online and across our digital platforms, via podcasts and on our own national radio station, The Times stands up for those who have no voice and pushes for positive change. This year we targeted the abysmal state of Britain’s rivers and coastal waters. With water companies reporting huge profits while escaping effective sa...

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The Daily Telegraph

Through a series of outstanding scoops and investigations, and stellar big-event coverage, the Daily Telegraph surpassed its ambitious target of one million subscriptions in 2023, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to holding power to account and bringing new information to light. This was the year the Telegraph got exclusive a...

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Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Sunday Mirror

The Sunday Mirror has led the way setting the agenda throughout the year with a string of must-follow scoops. The Partygate Tapes published on 18 June 2023 revealed the first-ever video footage of the "Jingle and Mingle" Christmas Party held in Shaun Bailey's office at Conservative Party HQ. Readers could see the full extent of dri...

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Sunday Times

After celebrating its 200th birthday last year, The Sunday Times continues to evolve by grabbing the news agenda and telling stories in an ever more dynamic way. And underpinning this mission is unmissable journalism firmly in the public interest.Yes, we break stories every week that grip Westminster and beyond but the task today is so...

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The Mail on Sunday

With agenda-setting exclusives week-in, week-out, hard-hitting campaigns that achieve genuine change, and an unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage, commentary, and advice, it’s no wonder that The Mail on Sunday remains Britain’s biggest-selling Sunday newspaper. By investing in top-flight journalism, the MoS dominates the mid-marke...

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The Observer

The Observer has enjoyed a strong year, winning awards for its ground-breaking journalism and securing record audiences online as well as a growing market share on the newsstands. Its powerful progressive editorial stance on issues ranging from immigration to the legacy of Brexit, global heating to gender politics sets it apart from it...

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The Sun on Sunday

The Sun on Sunday is Britain's most widely-read Sunday newspaper - and the best.Throughout 2023 The Sun on Sunday has broken exclusive stories across politics, show business and crime, all with our trademark humour and gusto, which have all been widely followed by our rivals. On January 15 we revealed that former Chancellor Nadhim Zaha...

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The Sunday Telegraph

Through a series of outstanding scoops and investigations, and stellar big-event coverage, the Telegraph surpassed its ambitious target of one million subscriptions in 2023, and demonstrated an unwavering commitment to holding power to account and bringing new information to light. The Sunday Telegraph showcased some of the best of t...

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