Shortlist 2022

Congratulations to all this year's finalists!

The Press Awards

Young journalist of the year

Emily Braeger

Daily Express

Emily Braeger started on the Express training scheme in August last year - her first job in journalism - during a tricky time when working from home was still the norm due to the ongoing Covid restrictions. Since then she has transformed from a keen student amateur into a professional, rigorous and impactful journalist. While repor...

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Isaan Khan

Daily Mail

Isaan Khan has consistently broken agenda-setting exclusives in a standout year for this promising young journalist. It follows nine award nominations in 12 months. His work has admirably created real change through a truly memorable campaign, and demonstrated investigative techniques such as going undercover. Among them were the...

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Molly Blackall

i

Molly Blackall is a 24-year-old journalist specialising in global affairs, who has recently become the i paper’s youngest correspondent. She has already established a reputation for insightful, fresh and compassionate reporting on some of the world’s biggest humanitarian issues. Molly recently spent three weeks on board a search and...

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Molly Clayton

The Mail on Sunday

It’s always said that young people have the ideas, creativity and energy to shape a better world. As a reporter on a national newspaper (having joined Mail Newspapers through its trainee scheme) Molly Clayton has been able to bring about significant changes in the way major global corporations are run through the power of her journalis...

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Natasha Livingstone

The Mail on Sunday

Bristling with initiative and tenacity, Natasha Livingstone has produced agenda-setting stories on a very wide range of subjects. Her impressive portfolio includes a hard-hitting undercover investigation into extremists plotting a mass campaign of civil disobedience. ‘Exposed: Climate Change Fanatics’ Sinister Plot to Blockade Our O...

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Noa Hoffman

The Sun

Noa Hoffman - who had been at The Sun as Political Reporter for 4 days - got and broke the story of Chris Pincher, the conservative deputy chief whip who had sensationally quit after allegedly groping two men while drunk, which led to the Prime Minister resigning one week later. A story with serious matters of public interest, Noa co...

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Shayma Bakht

The Times

Having only graduated from a Masters last year, I am still processing the incredible opportunities that I have been given reporting at The Times: I have been able to pursue important undercover work, investigations in the Middle East, and original stories that tap into my own marginalized communities. My undercover investigation on ...

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Sophie Huskisson

Daily Mail

In my first week working on general news, I brought in an exclusive on the scandal-hit MP David Warburton. Claims of sexual harassment and drug use surfaced against him the previous day, along with the infamous photos of him posing next to lines of what appeared to be cocaine. No other newspaper managed to move the story along the ...

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Business and finance journalist of the year

Danny Fortson

The Sunday Times

The meltdown of cryptocurrencies this past year has generated fascination and endless headlines, but lost in the fallout was a brutal reality: the $2 trillion crash was not just about the destruction of digital money traded amongst speculators. It ruined thousands upon thousands of average people. Retirements were vaporised. Families l...

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Emily Gosden

The Times

The energy crisis has been the biggest story of the past year, leaving businesses and the government scrambling to deal with the fallout of soaring prices and mounting security of supply threats. Emily Gosden, The Times's energy editor, has set the agenda with her work. She used her contacts across the energy industry and beyond to rev...

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Jon Ungoed-Thomas

The Observer

Jon Ungoed-Thomas has helped illuminate some of the biggest stories in the business and finance world in 2021 and 2022 from diligent analysis of corporate, legal and government filings; documents obtained under freedom of information laws; and tip offs from contacts. He revealed in an analysis of corporate filings of Shell and BP how t...

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Kate Andrews

The Spectator

Since becoming Economics Editor of The Spectator in 2021, Kate Andrews has written a series of agenda-setting articles which have established her as a go-to economics writer, with her finger on both the economic and financial pulse. One of the criteria of this award is to “predict trends.” Her 6 March 2021 cover story for The Spectator...

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Patrick Hosking

The Times

Patrick has become an institution at The Times. He has set the tone of our business and finance coverage for many years with his writing and has become the go-to voice for readers trying to understand and interpret the latest news.

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Rob Davies

The Guardian

Rob Davies has established himself as one of the foremost authorities on the gambling industry. This year Rob published his book Jackpot: How Gambling Conquered Britain, which coincided with a once-in-a-generation legislative review. The then gambling minister Chris Philp, now chief secretary to the Treasury, read Rob’s work while draf...

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Stephen Morris / Caroline Binham

Financial Times

The biggest stories in British business over the last year were about bad behaviour and controversy at the nation’s banks. One jaw-dropping story in particular was the pick of the bunch.A front page FT splash last November by Stephen Morris and Caroline Binham revealed that Barclays chief executive Jes Staley had exchanged 1,200 emails...

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Political journalist of the year

Adam Bychawski

openDemocracy Ltd

Adam’s stories here set out to answer two questions: who is funding climate denial in the UK and what impact is that money having? He started by investigating a group that climate campaigners have accused of promoting climate denial in the UK – the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Founded in 2009, the GWPF has risen in pro...

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Anna Isaac

The Independent

As the Johnson government became embroiled in turmoil, Anna Isaac's reporting has been central to revealing to the public what has gone on behind the closed doors of Downing Street, despite obfuscation and misinformation from government press officers and spads. In April her revelation that Rishi Sunak's wife was using non-dom status ...

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Gabriel Pogrund

The Sunday Times

Gabriel belongs to our lobby team but does the job with a brief to ignore the weekly vicissitudes of Westminster. He instead uses his access to parliament to subject SW1 to the sort of investigative journalism most MPs could do without. As our entry shows, he has produced scoop after scoop, securing investigations, suspensions, resigna...

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Glen Owen

The Mail on Sunday

Without fail, Glen Owen’s weekly bombshells wreak havoc across the Westminster landscape. Not just his never-ending front-page exclusive stories but also his forensic analyses of behind-the-scenes machinations, and a constant supply of piquant political gossip. With contacts across the political divide, The Mail on Sunday’s Political...

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Harry Cole

The Sun

Harry Cole, The Sun's Political Editor, together with insight and analysis has broken a series of timely and agenda-setting scoops over the last two years. In June 2021, Harry broke the story that Matt Hancock, the then Health Secretary was having an affair with his aide breaking the very rules he had made as well as the ministerial...

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Marina Hyde

The Guardian

Marina Hyde had an extraordinary year holding a flailing, accident-prone government, multiple ministers and other authorities to account. Many of Hyde's columns deployed her trademark humour and satirical skills, but others displayed genuine anger and an ability to draw together the strands of the political debate, highlighting incompe...

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Pippa Crerar

Mirror

No journalist has done more to hold politicians to account over the last year than Pippa Crerar. Her scoops revealing Johnson and senior aides held lockdown parties in Downing Street were the biggest political story of the year that ultimately led to the Prime Minister’s downfall. Her first Partygate exclusive, in November, disclo...

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Foreign reporter of the year

Anthony Loyd

The Times

With his fine eye for detail, a willingness to go far forward, and an ability to identify the key moments in evolving news stories, the reports from Afghanistan and Ukraine by the Times correspondent Anthony Loyd marked out milestones in the chaos of war . In the first of these three powerful reports, written from outside the city of H...

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Bel Trew

The Independent

Bel Trew, The Independent’s international correspondent, photographer and videographer, has spent more than a decade risking her life to report from some of the most dangerous conflicts, focusing on lesser-reported stories and smashing damaging stereotypes. Under heavy fire, Bel crisscrossed Ukraine for multiple months-long investigat...

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Christina Lamb

The Sunday Times

This deeply reported story of ‘a Guantanamo of women and children in the desert’ – 60,000 women and children stranded in Syrian camps - accomplishes a fundamental task of journalism: to remind us of uncomfortable truths. Most people when they think of ISIS women think of Shamima Begum. But there are around 60 other British women and...

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Neil Munshi

Financial Times

I have spent nearly half a decade reporting on the impact of and forces driving violence in West and Central Africa, often at great personal risk. For these pieces, I spoke to victims of the brutality of Russian mercenaries from the infamous Wagner Group in Muslim ghettos in the Central African Republic, where the Kremlin-linked grou...

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Nicolas Pelham

The Economist's 1843 Magazine

Nick Pelham has written a series of outstanding investigative pieces on the Middle East for The Economist's 1843 magazine. Pelham has been covering the region for over 30 years and his ability to uncover riveting stories from the region is unrivalled. Pelham weaves insightful details into meticulously written stories. In the past year,...

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Shaun Walker

The Guardian

Shaun Walker has produced some of the most powerful, vivid and insightful reporting from the war in Ukraine, bringing his unmatched knowledge of the region to the most important story of the year. No other journalist has reported on the Ukraine war with such authority or humanity, his beautiful writing effortlessly transporting the r...

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Wendell Steavenson

The Economist's 1843 Magazine

Wendell Steavenson has reported from Ukraine for The Economist's1843 magazine since the start of the war. During that time, she has written a series of phenomenal pieces chronicling various aspects of the war. The people she has met, and written about, during her time in Ukraine each have fascinating stories: a violinist accused of spy...

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Showbiz Reporter of the Year

Alison Boshoff

Daily Mail

I’m submitting three articles to reflect my work across the Friday showbusiness column which I took over from (the legendary) Baz Bamigboye in April this year, plus the news stories and features I write for the Daily Mail. The aim is always to be revelatory - to grip the reader foremost and also to be followed elsewhere. The Jerry Hal...

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Clemmie Moodie

The Sun

Arguably ‘Wagatha Christie’ was the showbiz story of the decade, and certainly dominated the news agenda - TV, papers, social media and magazines - for two and a half years. Following Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy’s bombshell High Court trial, every media organisation in the country battled to get the exclusive first interview. Despi...

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Jonathan Dean

The Sunday Times

This year, whether on Zoom or at the Newport Folk Festival, Jonathan Dean has once again met the most famous people in the world – and got them to reveal things that nobody else could. He makes his interviewees feel comfortable and like their time with him is not just another stop on the circuit. It can be hard to get new lines in arts...

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Katie Hind

The Mail on Sunday

Quite simply, Katie Hind has an unparalleled knack of breaking scoops with a machine-gun frequency that no rival showbiz writers have ever matched. The sheer breadth of her stories is remarkable: from television, to film, pop, sports celebrities, radio, the magazine world to breaking the latest inside scoops on real-life soap operas su...

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Laura Armstrong

The Sun

In June 2021, I was given a tip by a contact that I'm A Celebrity winner Giovanna Fletcher - who together with husband Tom is worth £8million - had claimed furlough money from the Government. I was able to stand up this story and establish that the sum borrowed could have been as much as £30,000. This story sparked a massive backlash a...

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Simon Boyle

The Sun

Simon’s wide-reaching contacts book built up over years of showbiz reporting has seen him able to combine insightful exclusive scoops which rivals playing catch-up alongside deeply personal interviews with Britain’s biggest names.His relationships have allowed him to secure the only exclusive newspaper interviews with major stars inclu...

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Tom Bryant

Mirror

Revelatory, agenda-setting and always in the public interest, Tom Bryant’s showbiz scoops are the envy of Fleet Street. His world exclusive on Sir Rod Stewart both housing and rescuing Ukrainians made headlines around the globe, and was the end-result of months of planning and negotiations with the rock star, who also opened up his hom...

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Science and technology journalist of the year

Alex Hern

The Guardian

Launched in July 2021, TechScape was the first newsletter launched under the Guardian’s new strategy for inbox-exclusive journalism, aiming to deliver incisive, distinctive content from our writers direct to readers. TechScape takes advantage of the expert skills of the Guardian’s UK technology editor Alex Hern to talk about the bigges...

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Ben Spencer

The Sunday Times

March 20, 2022 - Nuclear fusion: The drop of fuel in this cube could power your home for two years Nuclear fusion, the joke goes, is always 30 years away from delivering on its promise. Now, in the biggest energy crisis for a generation, there is renewed interest in what has always been seen as the holy grail of clean, cheap power. I...

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Jim Norton

Daily Mail

Jim Norton’s impressive grasp of the technology sector has given the Mail scoop after scoop. He exposed the true scale of police depravity on social media just days after it emerged Wayne Couzens had exchanged degrading material with colleagues online before he kidnapped and murdered Sarah Everard. He revealed how almost a thousand off...

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Madhumita Murgia

Financial Times

Madhumita Murgia showed again this year why she is the UK’s best tech journalist, breaking huge global stories that were followed widely and highlighting the power of investigative journalism to make a difference. A months-long investigation saw Madhumita reveal that Deepmind, the Google-owned artificial intelligence company, had be...

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Matt Reynolds

WIRED UK

Matt Reynolds is a senior writer at WIRED UK, where for the past five years he has a track record of writing gripping stories that resonate with readers and bring to life hard-to-grasp subjects. Although his articles often tackle complex issues, his work focuses on the tangible impact that science and technology is having on our lives ...

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Robin McKie

The Observer

The first of my three entries covers a triumph: the full story of the discovery of the BRCA2 gene which is linked to many cancers today and which has saved countless lives in the process. It also highlights the challenges that lie ahead in tackling other cancers. The second entry focuses on the search to detect a supernova in our galax...

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Tom Whipple

The Times

This was still a year that was dominated by covid. But while in 2020 we were responding to and - as science journalists - explaining the crisis, in 2021 and 2022 there was space to consider what came next. Throughout the covid pandemic, we found readers preferred explanatory journalism to going for easy hits. As a science journalist...

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Health journalist of the year

Andrew Gregory

The Guardian

Andrew Gregory’s year-long series exposing the epic scale of health inequalities in the UK was an example of health reporting at its very best. Painstaking and persistent, it was powerful, impactful journalism which brought vital public interest issues to light, sparked debate, and spurred action. In February, before its official publi...

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Catherine de Lange

New Scientist

Catherine de Lange is New Scientist’s magazine editor. Alongside her day job of running the magazine, she somehow manages to find the time to cook up exclusive, thought-provoking health stories that are always best-sellers. She is, at heart, a fantastic journalist with the most brilliant eye for new trends. She has a unique ability to ...

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Grace Browne

WIRED UK

Grace Browne is a staff writer at WIRED UK, where she covers health, science and medicine. Her reporting has doggedly followed the Covid-19 pandemic, which has entailed keeping constantly abreast of every somber development, every government twist and every new major paper. Other than the pandemic, her work focuses on where new innovat...

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Laura Donnelly

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

During the pandemic, Laura Donnelly’s journalism led the way right from the start, revealing Government “stay home” plans - and abandonment of testing - a full month before the policy was announced. Front page revelations revealed plans for the second lockdown, exposed flawed data behind key lockdown decisions, and reliance on out-of-...

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Rebecca Thomas

The Independent

As the NHS has tried to battle back from Covid and been hit by a growing A&E crisis, Rebecca Thomas's stellar contacts at all levels of the health service have allowed her to reveal the truth behind the spin as hospitals face increasing pressure. The best example of this has been her work on "hidden" A&E waits, showing the true scale o...

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Sarah Neville

Financial Times

Sarah Neville's portfolio exhibits her deep knowledge of healthcare, gleaned through decades writing about the NHS and international systems. From the lasting impact of the pandemic on individuals' health, to a rare and revealing interview with the then-head of the NHS and the urgent search for a super-shot to protect against emerging ...

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Shaun Lintern

The Sunday Times

Shaun joined The Sunday Times as health editor in December 2021 and within months delivered agenda setting scoops in the very best traditions of The Sunday Times. The three submitted stories demonstrate Shaun’s ability to handle complex stories sensitively while at the same time using his deep contacts within healthcare to root out fac...

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Sophia Smith Galer

VICE World News

Sophia Smith Galer has set the agenda on UK and global reproductive rights in the aftermath of the fall of Roe v. Wade in the US. Her reporting for VICE World News has exposed contradictions in the official account of why US border officials asked an Australian woman whether she’d recently had an abortion, examined how the far-right in...

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Xantha Leatham

Daily Mail

The Daily Mail’s ‘Fix The HRT Crisis’ campaign is unique in that it resonates with the majority of the British population. All women will go through the menopause, and some with symptoms so crippling it forces them to leave work and even feel suicidal. Meanwhile husbands, sons, fathers and uncles have to watch from the sidelines as th...

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Environment journalist of the year

Damian Carrington

The Guardian

The Guardian’s environment editor, Damian Carrington, has published a wide range of agenda-setting journalism on the climate crisis, from exposing plans by the world’s fossil fuel giants for scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would result in catastrophic climate impacts to rigorously compiling and analysing all of the sc...

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David Pilling

Financial Times

David Pilling has devoted increasing time to covering the complex story of climate change and environmental destruction as it affects Africa. The African continent is generally an afterthought in the climate debate. Coverage that exists most often portrays it as a victim of climate change (which it is) but the story often stops there. ...

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Helena Horton

The Guardian

Helena Horton joined the Guardian as an environment reporter in February, and has already had a series of impactful scoops, from a leaked version of the government’s food strategy to breaking the news that England had officially entered a drought this summer and exposing the small but influential group of Tories behind the climate-scep...

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Nada Farhoud

Mirror

Nada Farhoud's string of exclusives and front pages have helped to expose animal cruelty, put the climate crisis at the front of our agenda and uncover Britain’s environmental shame abroad. In 2000 fur farming was banned on cruelty grounds but imports remain. Since the Mirror launched its Fur Free Britain campaign we have uncovered ho...

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Rhian Lubin

Mirror

The Mirror’s ground-breaking NextGen International project has provided young people from around the world the opportunity to share their stories of the climate crisis. This innovative piece of journalism was devised and coordinated by Rhian Lubin and launched in August 2021. Rhian used her journalistic skills to help 40 teenagers pr...

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Rhys Blakely

The Times

I was the first journalist to work with Professor Peter Hammond to expose the scale of illegal sewage discharges into UK rivers. My first exclusive with Peter — Public were not warned about massive waste spills in Thames — was published on 29 October 2020. It brought his analysis to national prominence. Several other outlets, including...

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Robin McKie

The Observer

The first two of my entries concern the critical issues that will have to be tackled if we are to ensure we stave off the looming climate crisis. These focus on the way we access the minerals and metals we will need for future flotillas of electric cars, solar arrays and wind turbines. Many of these materials are found in environmental...

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Travel journalist of the year

Chris Haslam

The Times

The role of Chief Travel Writer at The Times and Sunday Times demands extraordinary versatility, hugely varied knowledge and a contacts book spanning the world - not to mention an understanding of what readers want, on their smart phones, tablets and from their print paper. Haslam’s 2022 output ranges from aviation industry analysis an...

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Mark Palmer

Daily Mail

It’s been a torrid two years for travel, full of acrimony and confusion. But, through it all, Mark Palmer has emerged as a champion in helping consumers find a way through the chaos and encouraging them not to give up on well-earned holidays. His piece on July 25 2022 (‘Holidays mayhem…and how to survive it’) is a case in point, follow...

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Rebecca Rose

Financial Times

I am a versatile, industrious and observant travel journalist with a keen eye for colour and humour, which I consider essential to any good piece of travel writing. My work shows that I can do reported pieces, as well as first-person observations in column-form. As well as visiting far-flung Tuscan forts and writing about why the Fren...

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Simon Calder

The Independent

Simon Calder is the most vocal and knowledgeable consumer champion for UK travellers, going the extra mile to highlight and defend passengers' rights. In a period of great travel upheaval, from Covid restrictions to Brexit and the return of regular rail strikes, Calder has been an important voice in explaining the reality to travellers...

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Tom Robbins

Financial Times

A huge proportion of newspaper travel pieces originate with the PR departments of hotel companies, tourist boards and airlines: we have this new product, why not come to review it and see the area? Tom Robbins’ work isn’t like that. A former news journalist, he seeks out the nub of a good story first, then brings it to life with descri...

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The Hugh McIlvanney Award for Sports journalist of the year

David Walsh

The Sunday Times

David Walsh has been chief sportswriter for The Sunday Times since 2001 and is a former winner of the sports journalist award. His entry encapsulates his range of writing for agenda-setting interviews, exclusive investigations and powerful reporting. He remains a must-read every week for the general reader and those in the sports indus...

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Isaan Khan

Daily Mail

Isaan Khan has consistently broken agenda-setting sport exclusives in a standout year for a journalist who has truly shone. It follows nine award nominations in 12 months.His work has admirably created change through a truly memorable campaign, and demonstrated investigative techniques including going undercover.Among them were the pai...

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Jonathan Liew

The Guardian

One of this country’s most distinctive and original sportswriters, Jonathan Liew attempts to interrogate the wider meaning of sport beyond the everyday business of points and pots, medals and trophies. Curious and compassionate, his writing explores themes as diverse as race and gender, politics and finance, society and culture. And y...

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Martin Samuel

Daily Mail

Martin Samuel’s work emphasise his standing as a peerless live sports reporter, and as a hard-hitting columnist who is always “must read”. He tackled the very tricky subject matter of the tragic death of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes – who had been killed by his father - and football’s misguided (in his opinion) decision to honou...

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Martyn Ziegler

The Times

Martyn Ziegler’s broke the news on April 18 2021 that England’s six leading football clubs had secretly joined a breakaway European Super League (ESL). The report revealed the detailed plans for the Super League and within a few hours of The Times publishing the revelations on its website, both the prime minister of Great Britain and...

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Matt Law

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

The chaos that has engulfed Chelsea has been one of the sporting stories of the year, and Matt Law is the reporter who has set the agenda with a string of exclusive news stories and superbly informed analysis pieces. Matt was the first to reveal in January that manager Frank Lampard was going to be sacked, a story that rocked the Engl...

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Oliver Holt

The Mail on Sunday

On a pitch increasingly crowded with players, Oliver Holt’s writing stands out for its deep understanding on what keeps so many millions of us men and women in thrall to watching sport. His range of interests, passion and empathy (though sometimes scorn) for those involved is infectious.The enforced shutdown of sporting fixtures during...

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Specialist journalist of the year

Fiona Hamilton

The Times

Wayne Couzens - when the PC killer of Sarah Everard received a whole life sentence there was still a narrative amongst many senior police that he was an aberration; a rogue officer who could not have been stopped and that no one was aware of his depravity. There had been a prior report of indecent exposure but, prior to the murder, det...

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Graham Lawton

New Scientist

“There is no other journalist that I have worked with in 15 years that writes as beautifully, fluently or informatively, as Graham Lawton. He is, without doubt, the best science journalist working in the UK today.” Helen Thomson, Head of Features, New Scientist Graham Lawton has been a reporter and editor at New Scientist for more ...

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Kate Mansey

The Mail on Sunday

In the notoriously difficult field of Royal reporting, Kate Mansey has been unrivalled, producing a string of world exclusive scoops. As well as being elegantly written and insightful, Mansey’s reporting is impeccably well-informed thanks to more than a decade carefully developing contacts and sources. The result has been to shine th...

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Lucy Bannerman

The Times

The conflict over transgender rights has been real test for journalism. What is the ‘correct’ language to use and who decides? Whose rights matter most? Get it wrong, the activists and trolls are after your blood. Get it right, and some of them get angrier still. Her steady stream of exclusives has broken the taboo around the topic, ...

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Lucy Osborne

The Guardian

Lucy has worked with dogged determination over several years to expose a system of manipulation, sexual assault and rape within the fashion industry. This is a notoriously closed world, where, as Lucy's reporting has shown, abusers continue to be enabled and protected. Her special investigation for Saturday magazine revealed several...

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Robert Mendick

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

Robert Mendick has produced a series of scoops, writing with insight on security and intelligence. His investigations have lifted the lid on the disturbing and troubling murder of WPc Yvonne Fletcher, culminating in a legal ruling almost 40 years after her murder. Mendick secured the first and only ever interview with Director K...

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Roya Nikkhah

The Sunday Times

Roya Nikkhah is the Royal Editor for The Sunday Times, where for more than 7 years she has been setting the agenda, breaking major exclusive stories and securing interviews with members of the royal family, including the King and the Duke of Sussex. With 12 years of experience as a royal correspondent, a role she previously held at Th...

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Tom Witherow

Daily Mail

Tom Witherow’s journalism has helped set the agenda on some of the most important scandals in the news. His front page story revealing the deaths of 33 victims of the Post Office IT scandal, published on the first day of the public inquiry, has been quoted in parliament several times and shifted the conversation on compensation for pos...

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Interviewer of the year- Broadsheet

Alice Thomson

The Times

How do you interview someone who is dying? The text to Alice Thomson arrived on a sunny morning. “Hey Alice. I have a favour to ask. I’ve been given a few weeks at most to live. Maybe it’s not your cup of tea but I want to do one last interview.” Alice had first met #Bowelbabe Deborah James after she was diagnosed with incurable cancer...

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Alyson Rudd

The Times

The Times secured the serialisation rights to Patrice Evra’s book because the publisher wanted me to write the accompanying interview after I had pitched for the chance to speak to the former Manchester United defender. There was only a very small section in his autobiography about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child, so I had to g...

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Caitlin Moran

The Times

For over twenty years, Cailtin Moran has been a name which is synonymous with The Times. She is perhaps best known as a wickedly funny columnist for The Times Magazine, where her frank and humorous writing is beloved by the readers. But what is often overlooked is her talent as an interviewer, and her ability to reveal her subjects’ se...

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Camilla Tominey

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

As associate editor covering both politics and royals - and a weekly columnist for the newspaper, Camilla Tominey is one of the Telegraph’s most prolific and well respected journalists.Since she joined in September 2018, she remains a top draw for readers, attracting the most subscribers to the Telegraph website for three years running...

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Mick Brown

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

When Mick Brown interviewed Swedish author Björn Natthiko Lindeblad about his years as a Buddhist monk he had no idea that Lindeblad intended to end his own life. Lindeblad was suffering from motor neurone disease, which would inevitably be terminal, and had no intention of enduring a drawn out, painful demise. He was about to publish ...

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Simon Hattenstone

The Guardian

Simon Hattenstone is brilliant at gaining the trust of the people he meets, at getting them to tell their stories, no matter how difficult they might be. His interviews are wonderfully sensitive, honest and beautifully written. His warm encounter with Shane McGowan, the singer with the Pogues, was a masterclass in how to get the bes...

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Interviewer of the Year - Tabloid

Amy Sharpe

Sunday Mirror

Amy Sharpe’s interviews range in subject matter - from an inspiring statement from an Olympic icon to the victim of a high-profile race case and a plea from a desperate mother. One article is a powerful interview with Kelly Holmes in which the athlete champion came out as gay after 34 years of hiding her sexuality from fans. In an emot...

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Helen Carroll

Daily Mail

Enlightened and empathetic, Helen Carroll is a deft interviewer. Whether speaking to a woman who fell in love with her sperm donor, a 38-year-old virgin who gave birth or EastEnders star Peter Dean, alongside the daughter he didn’t know he had, Helen demonstrates compassion and, when appropriate, a sprinkle of scepticism and dry wit. ...

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Helen Weathers

Daily Mail

It takes the most sympathetic of writers to win the trust of those who have survived terrible trauma. But no matter how harrowing the story, how raw the emotion, Helen Weathers - a feature writer and interviewer for the Mail of some 23 years standing - has a masterly skill at telling the story of interviewees afflicted by heartbreak an...

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Jenny Johnston

Daily Mail

There is no surer sign of a mark of quality than a Jenny Johnston byline. As previous Awards judges have said: ‘she can make you laugh. She can make you cry. What more do you want?’. Jenny has the skill to make her interviewees leap off the page - her warmth, humanity and wit means her work is always accessible - but it’s her clear-eye...

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Rebecca Hardy

Daily Mail

She has a singular ability to get everyone - from the most alpha to the most afflicted - to confess the contents of their hearts. Add to this a beguilingly clear and direct style, and a sophisticated talent for conveying powerful emotions, and it’s all too clear why Rebecca Hardy should again be head of the pack in this year’s Intervie...

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Stephen Wright

Daily Mail

The widow of ex Home Secretary Leon Brittan is not someone who seeks the limelight. Lady Brittan repeatedly refused interview requests from across the media but after five years of trying, Stephen Wright finally persuaded her to break her silence about her and her late-husband’s experience at the hands of the Metropolitan Police and of...

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Columnist of the year - Broadsheet

Aditya Chakrabortty

The Guardian

Over the turbulent past year, Aditya Chakrabortty has been a strong, essential, uncompromising voice. He has carved a niche which powerfully combines on the ground reporting and the telling of people's stories with his own strong opinions and challenges to those in power. He has developed an approach which allows him to make agenda set...

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Camilla Long

The Sunday Times

Camilla Long is unique as a writer - piercingly honest, funny, and original. Read any of her columns and you will be swept into a world of cutting opinion and zinging sentences. You may not agree with her, you may be riled by her - but you won’t be able to stop yourself coming back. She is a Sunday must-read. Her column on the arrival ...

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Daniel Finkelstein

The Times

This year has seen an unprecedented domestic political story - the fall of the Prime Minister due to ethical transgressions. Something that hasn't happened in 300 years. No one has covered this with greater clarity of thought, and boldness, than Daniel Finkelstein. Supporters of the prime minister have suggested his columns played a bi...

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Marina Hyde

The Guardian

The peerless Marina Hyde shines a constant light on hypocrisy, absurdity and malfeasance. This year provided her with talking points aplenty. Her columns displayed an incredible range and an extraordinary ability to run a gamut of emotions - amusement, incredulity, anger, anxiety, curiosity - while always being thought provoking and en...

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Matthew Parris

The Times

Over the year past, Parris has returned time and again to the danger the previous prime minister and his approach to government posed both to good governance in the United Kingdom and to the health and reputation of his own party. It is almost seven years since he started sounding these warnings, as prescient as they are merciless. To...

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Matthew Syed

The Sunday Times

Matthew Syed has written columns on a wide variety of subjects from energy and foreign policy to tech regulation and polarisation. These three entries showcase his range with one column about coming to terms with the death of his father, another on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the third on the moral psychology of the Co...

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Columnist of the Year - Tabloid

Andrew Neil

Daily Mail

In the run-up to the 2019 general election there was one TV interviewer that Boris Johnson dodged throughout the campaign: Andrew Neil. And everyone knew why: the then prime minister realised that if he went under the lights with the broadcast media’s Grand Inquisitor, he would be torn apart by Neil’s combination of forensic interviewi...

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Clemmie Moodie

The Sun

Bravely addressing one of the thorniest topics of the moment, Clemmie waded into the trans debate, and the rise of youngsters prematurely diagnosed transgender. In her own inimitable style, Clemmie revealed her own childhood gender confusion. Gamely including (less-than-flattering) photographs of her living as a boy, James, she was thu...

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Dame Deborah James, Things Cancer Made Me Say

The Sun

The final instalment of Dame Deborah James’ Sun column not only helped the campaigner raise a staggering £7million for cancer research - it undoubtedly saved lives. In the weeks before Deborah died of bowel cancer in June, the 40-year-old refused to stop raising awareness of the disease. James began her Things Cancer Made Me Say column...

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Dan Hodges

The Mail on Sunday

Proudly and defiantly independent of political tribes and of his own paper’s editorial view, Dan Hodges’ columns are consistently must-read insights into what governments and oppositions don’t want anyone to know. He gets underneath all the sparks and fire that ministers create and he gives a clear-headed assessment every week of where...

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Hadley Freeman

UnHerd

Hadley Freeman has found a new voice at UnHerd. Best known for her 22 years’ work at The Guardian, she started writing us a monthly column this year. She’s argued that the Left enabled the Republicans to overturn Roe v. Wade; that Kanye West deserved sympathy after his anti-Semitic outburst; and, in her first, overwhelmingly popular es...

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Oliver Holt

The Mail on Sunday

A deeply evocative line runs through Oliver Holt’s entries – leading from the death of his father midway through the Covid pandemic all the way to the immutable feeling that we are on the brink of having the essence of our national game ripped away from us. Holt’s dad took him to his first football matches as a supporter at their loca...

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Sarah Vine

Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday

Exceptionally clever. An excellent writer. Insanely fast. And very very brave. In the tumultuous last 18 months Sarah Vine has become the beating heart of the Mail - the columnist readers turn to first to make sense of it all. So powerful is her voice that she now has three weekly columns – in the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Weeken...

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Critic of the year

Christopher Stevens

Daily Mail

Christopher Stevens's acerbic TV reviews are feared by broadcasters for their unerring knack of capturing the public response, even before the first viewing figures are in. This is summed up by his searing mockery of Amazon Prime's billion-dollar Lord Of The Rings epic, The Rings Of Power. Before it was available for public streaming,...

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Craig Brown

The Mail on Sunday

After almost a quarter of a century and 1.5 million words, Craig Brown finally hung up his pen as The Mail on Sunday’s chief book critic earlier this year. Craig would poke fun at a cliche such as ‘end of an era’, but that’s surely what this is. No other reviewer tackled such a variety of works, bringing to each an astonishing depth of...

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Deborah Ross

The Mail on Sunday

For a decade now, Deborah Ross has flown the flag for television criticism. While rival newspapers have seen their columnists come and go, she has remained a constant presence for readers, her name a byword for wit, invention and entertainment.Over the past two years in particular, her Mail on Sunday TV column has proved a welcome sour...

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Hugo Rifkind

The Times

I’m a journalist for The Times, where I write an opinion column, leaders, regular features, a satirical column, and this entry, my Saturday television review. I also host a Saturday show on Times Radio which includes a television review section in which I discuss many of the same programmes with fellow critics. As this column runs on a...

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Jay Rayner

Guardian News & Media

As a restaurant critic, Jay Rayner doesn’t usually need to bring his own table and chair. Neither does he often have to set up on the pavement outside. But when you’re writing about a restaurant that serves a gold-leaf-wrapped steak for £1,450 you need to be creative – and Jay is nothing if not extremely creative. In October 2021, the ...

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Oliver Wainwright

The Guardian

It was billed as the biggest regeneration project in Europe, the “final piece in the jigsaw” of central London, that would see a 230-hectare swathe of the city from Vauxhall to Battersea transformed. Ten years on, Oliver Wainwright took his forensic scalpel to the Nine Elms “opportunity area”, and eviscerated the project with characte...

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Rachel Cooke

Guardian News & Media

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 (published by Virago). A multi talented journalist, it is fair to say that books are probably her first love and she brings authority and deep knowledge to her criticism in this area, ...

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Waldemar Januszczak

The Sunday Times

Driven by a passion to communicate the wonders of art and a determination to prove art’s continuing relevance to the wider world, Waldemar Januszczak always writes with spirit, knowledge, invention and flair. His qualities are always valuable. But they have been invaluable in 2022. Different times place different demands on the work o...

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Feature writer of the year - Broadsheet

Megan Agnew

The Sunday Times

Megan Agnew is a news features writer on the Sunday Times, breaking in-depth, original and compelling stories with a level of detail otherwise missed. The “Rolex Rippers” was a gripping, meticulously researched story, told with character and colour. This was the tale of how two young women targeted older men outside the golf clubs an...

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Nicolas Pelham

The Economist's 1843 Magazine

Nick Pelham has written a series of outstanding investigative pieces on the Middle East for The Economist's 1843 magazine. Pelham has been covering the region for over 30 years and his ability to uncover riveting stories from the region is unrivalled. Pelham weaves insightful details into meticulously written stories. In the past year,...

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Simon Hattenstone

The Guardian

Simon Hattenstone captures the human, personal story at the heart of his feature writing. He expertly told the story of Jacob Dunne, the man who killed someone by throwing a single punch. After serving time in jail, Dunne set out to meet the parents of his victim and change his life. Simon’s feature is a fascinating story of rehabilita...

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Sirin Kale

The Guardian

Sirin Kale is a brilliant storyteller, whose painstaking research, determination, and ability to ask the right questions and to understand complexity make for compelling features. Her article on Britain's worst cyberstalker is an astonishing piece of writing that she has since turned into a podcast, which instantly went to number one i...

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Steve Boggan

Freelance

My name is Steve Boggan. I am a freelance feature writer and have been a journalist for four decades, mostly writing for The Independent (as chief reporter), London Evening Standard, Times, Guardian, Mail, and a variety of magazines.I have written a series of features on policing for the Sunday Times Magazine. Two focus on the often un...

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Wendell Steavenson

The Economist's 1843 Magazine

Wendell Steavenson has reported from Ukraine for The Economist's1843 magazine since the start of the war. During that time, she has written a series of phenomenal pieces chronicling various aspects of the war. The people she has met, and written about, during her time in Ukraine each have fascinating stories: a violinist accused of spy...

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Feature Writer of the Year - Tabloid

Ian Birrell

Freelance

Ian has shown his exceptional talent with a stream of fabulous features from home and abroad that focused on the biggest stories. His eye for an original story is combined with rare story-telling ability, beautiful writing, fearless reporting and sharp analysis backed by the hard slog of research. The first article from the Mail on Sun...

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Oliver Harvey

The Sun

In an emotive and vivid piece of colour writing, Oliver brings to a tabloid audience the full horrors of the war in Ukraine. In the recently-liberated town of Izyum he visited a mass grave site where some of the dead - mostly civilians - had been discovered with bound hands or ropes around their necks, according to Ukrainian official...

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Patrick Strudwick

i

After the fall of Kabul, Patrick Strudwick was the first to expose the plight of LGBT people fleeing the Taliban. These two features form part of a series of exclusives documenting what was happening on the ground as this minority began to be targeted and killed. In the first piece, the interviewees were still in hiding, speaking via W...

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Richard Pendlebury

Daily Mail

Feature writer Richard Pendlebury has spent much of 2022 on the ground covering the biggest foreign story of this or any other recent year – the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While there he has written – to widespread acclaim – a series of long read dispatches from in and around the besieged capital Kyiv and, more recently, the south ea...

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Sian Boyle

Daily Mail

Sian Boyle’s adroitly written long-reads and special reports for the Daily Mail consistently engage readers, break new ground and bring tangible positive change.She combines the tenacity and diligence of the news reporter she once was with a flair for innovation and thinking outside the box. Her most poignant exclusive told for the ...

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Photographer of the year

Danny Lawson

PA Media

Danny Lawson is a staff photographer with PA Media. One photo is of Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he removes his jacket during a visit to Bury FC. The photo was used over two pages in The Times. Another photo is of members of the royal family as they follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is carried out of Westminster...

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Hannah McKay

Reuters

Hannah McKay is a staff photographer for Reuters, based in London. She covers a variety of news, sport and features. Hannah's entry contributed to three key stories in the UK throughout 2021 and 2022. The image taken of lone female protester being restrained by faceless male police officers at a vigil for murdered Sarah Everard helped ...

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Paul Grover

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

Paul Grover's photograph from Ukraine captures the human cost of war at its most visceral, showing the bereaved family of a young civilian woman killed by bombing. To operate in this environment a photographer needs bravery, tenacity, compassion and the ability to remain calm. In addition to the humour of the photograph capturing young...

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Peter Jordan

The Sun

Photojournalist Peter Jordan brought to life the horrors of the conflict in Ukraine, documenting the war from the front line with Sun’s defence correspondent Jerome Starkey. His photos have brought to light war crimes, the heartbreaking new lives of those left behind, the human consequences of war, and the destruction of a country b...

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Ron Haviv

The Economist's 1843 Magazine

Veteran war photographer Ron Haviv was on assignment in Ukraine for The Economist's 1843 magazine for a month after Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. While there, Haviv took a series of phenomenal images documenting both atrocities and everyday conditions of a country under siege. He told visual stories in stunning sets of image...

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Rowan Griffiths

Mirror

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II marked the end of the longest reign of any British monarch at 70 years and 214 days. It was striking that the honour to pull the Queen on her final journey fell to 142 sailors from the Royal Navy. The simplicity of their uniform in contrast to a coffin laden with the imperial crown, orb and sceptre enc...

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Simon Townsley

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

Simon Townsley's photographs from Afghanistan, Madagascar and Ukraine capture the despair of families - adults, children and those left in charge when everybody else has fled for their lives. To operate in this environment a photographer needs bravery, tenacity, compassion and the ability to remain calm.

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Cartoonist of the year

Ben Jennings

The Guardian

Ben Jennings is a brilliant cartoonist, well versed in the traditions and grammar of his trade but able to bring the fresh perspectives of a younger generation. His abilities cover a broad canvas. Many of his cartoons have addressed this year's serious themes in sombre fashion, but on other occasions he has used sharply observed humour...

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Chris Riddell

The Observer

With Chris Riddell, it all begins with the supreme quality of his draughtsmanship. A recent UK Children’s Laureate who is also hugely celebrated for his adult books, which have won a series of major prizes, Chris is thus accustomed to capturing a great range of tone and emotion. In his drawing, this can translate into the cruelly graph...

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Morten Morland

The Spectator

There are three sorts of artists: those who can draw beautifully, those who can capture a likeness and those who know enough to satirise. Only Morten Morland combines all of them. His iconic Spectator covers have told the story of this incredible year.The fall of Boris, war in Europe and the debacle of Truss: for each, Morten has cura...

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Morten Morland

The Times and The 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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Peter Brookes

The Times

Peter Brookes needs no introduction. He is, after all, Peter Brookes. And there's little point using 1,000 words to describe his singular draughtsmanship and wit when, daily, they skewer, ridicule and excoriate those in power. Johnson, Truss, a flailing Tory government: Brookes is merciless. He manages to make it look easy while being ...

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Stanley McMurtry

The Mail on Sunday

Words cannot do justice to commending the handiwork of a peerless cartoonist such as Mac (Stanley McMurtry). His illustrative genius speaks for itself. That said, Mac’s wickedly funny yet never cruel mini-masterpieces never fail to raise readers’ spirits – an indispensable talent in these troubled times.

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Investigation of the year

Charles Cash for Honours

The Sunday Times

Our investigation concerns an institution which can feel impossible to scrutinise: the royal family.Some of that difficulty is inevitable: many argue that for constitutional monarchy to work, MPs shouldn’t be able to debate its future; royals should be exempt from transparency laws; a part-public, part-private family shouldn't have to ...

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China, The WHO and The Power Grab That Fuelled a Pandemic

The Sunday Times

In August 2021 The Sunday Times Insight team produced a 10,000 word exposé revealing evidence that the World Health Organisation missed its only chance to stop the Covid-19 pandemic because of a major campaign by the Chinese state to secure influence over its decision-making. We showed how China had propelled its chosen candidates into...

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DNARs Given to Patients with Mental Illness and Children with Learning Disabilities

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

The newspaper’s revelation that "do not attempt resuscitation" (DNARs) orders were given to people with mental illnesses or learning disabilities during the pandemic was truly shocking and exposed how some of society’s most vulnerable members were facing potentially life-threatening discrimination. In June 2021, the paper’s investiga...

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Partygate

Mirror

When the Mirror’s Political Editor Pippa Crerar first revealed Boris Johnson had broken his own lockdown rules by attending a number of parties in Downing Street she was met with obfuscation and lies by No 10. Downing Street denied there were any parties and claimed the guidance had been followed at all times. It was only thanks to Cr...

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Prince's Foundation

The Mail on Sunday

The Mail on Sunday’s ground-breaking investigation into the Prince of Wales’s charitable foundation was followed not just by our Fleet Street rivals, but by news outlets around the world. Our journalists spent months doggedly pursuing leads and persuading sources to talk. The breakthrough came in August 2021 when we obtained a crucial...

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The Murder of Agnes Wanjiru

The Sunday Times

Our investigation last year came after an initial report by Sky News in 2012 which linked British soldiers to the death of a sex worker in Kenya. A decade on from that report, we decided to dig into the story further, as the family of the sex worker – Agnes Wanjiru – had still not had justice. Agnes was stabbed and then locked inside a...

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The Pegasus Project

The Guardian

Pegasus is the powerful phone-hacking spyware sold by the NSO Group, an Israeli company that provides surveillance technologies to governments. The software can harvest the entire contents of iPhones and Androids, or turn them into listening devices. The Pegasus Project revealed widespread abuse of the spyware by authoritarian governme...

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Scoop of the year

Charles Aide Told Saudi Donor: We'll Help You Get Knighthood

The Mail on Sunday

The Mail on Sunday’s front page exclusive ‘Charles aide told Saudi donor: We’ll help you get knighthood’ was a scoop which left both the palace and our Fleet Street rivals reeling. It exposed the scandal of how Michael Fawcett, the then Prince of Wales’ closest aide, had written to a Saudi tycoon, offering to help him secure a Britis...

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Chinese Hypersonic Weapon Test

Financial Times

Demetri Sevastopulo and Kathrin Hille produced the world-beating scoop that China in July 2021 tested a hypersonic weapon that orbited the planet, demonstrating a new way to strike the US with a nuclear weapon. Demetri and Kathrin (our respective US-China correspondent and Greater China correspondent) teamed up on many excellent excl...

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Ghislaine Maxwell

Daily Mail

The world’s media descended on New York in late 2021 for the long-awaited trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. Competition for scoops was intense but it was a long-serving Fleet Street journalist who outwitted the dozens of journalists, authors, TV crews and news anchors covering the case to land a series of scoops including a world exclusive i...

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Hancock's Affair With Aide

The Sun

The Sun’s world exclusive on Matt Hancock’s affair with his aide and in turn breaching his own social distancing rules led to a national public outcry and, within 72 hours the resignation of the health secretary. The story has had more views than any other in The Sun’s history, and as Britain's number one news brand in terms of daily...

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Partygate

Mirror

Pippa Crerar's exclusive that Johnson and senior aides held lockdown parties in Downing Street was the biggest political story of the year that ultimately led to the Prime Minister’s downfall. Her first Partygate revelation, in November, disclosed that a No10 Christmas party was held the year before, with the PM also giving a speech ...

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Partygate

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

What happened in No10 Downing Street on the evening of Friday April 16 2021, first uncovered by The Telegraph in January, became a standout revelation in the Partygate saga which would eventually lead to Boris Johnson's downfall. At the time the country was in public mourning after the death of Prince Philip. Flags were flown at half...

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Prince Charles Accepted €1m Cash in Suitcase From Sheikh

The Sunday Times

For the last year, the Sunday Times has dedicated significant resources to scrutinising King Charles, lifting the veil on the world where money, royalty and politics meet and asking questions about the ethics and probity of the sovereign and those around him. Charles remains embroiled in a police investigation into alleged offences und...

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Tory Whip Quits after 'Groping Two Men'

The Sun

Noa Hoffman (Political Reporter, the Sun) and Kate Ferguson (Sun on Sunday Political editor, The Sun's Deputy Political Editor at the time of the story) exclusively revealed that Tory deputy chief whip Chris Pincher had allegedly groped two men at the Carlton Club. This top exclusive was broken by Noa and Kate during Noa’s first week...

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News Reporter of the Year

Gabriel Pogrund

The Sunday Times

It was Ros Atkins who recently said on BBC Radio4's Media Show that Gabriel was “so prolific his scoops are in danger of becoming part of the nation’s weekly routine”. His tribute was a fitting capstone to a year in which Gabriel produced story after story about the most powerful people in society, securing police investigations, inq...

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Hayley Dixon

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

Hayley Dixon’s work consistently has a major impact on both policy and public opinion. Her investigations have led to: ministers’ reassessing a central part of the Government’s Net Zero policy; an investigation by the Charity Commission into major safeguarding concerns at a children’s charity; and prompted the Health Secretary to launc...

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Inderdeep Bains

Daily Mail

Inderdeep Bains’ bombshell revelations of misogyny, bullying and sexual harassment aboard Britain’s nuclear submarines sent shockwaves through the armed services. The Royal Navy was forced to launch probe after probe as a queue of whistleblowers trusted Bains with their harrowing stories. She started with an expose of serious claims of...

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Insight - Jonathan Calvert & George Arbuthnot

The Sunday Times

This year The Sunday Times Insight Team produced three devastating in-depth investigations exposing corruption on the world stage, inside the House of Lords and within the royal family. China, the WHO and the power grab that fuelled a pandemic - In August 2021, Insight revealed evidence that the World Health Organisation missed its on...

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Jerome Starkey

The Sun

From the moment Russia invaded Ukraine, Jerome Starkey’s reporting was marked by his determination to bear witness from the frontlines. Time and again he gave Sun readers searing eye-witness accounts that cut through the blizzard of hearsay and uncertain truths. But he also went much further, delivering a string of stand-out scoops. ...

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Robert Mendick

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

Robert Mendick has produced a series of scoops while at the same time helming the biggest stories of the day, written beautifully and with insight. His investigations into the shooting of WPc Yvonne Fletcher led to the High Court finding a close associate of Colonel Gaddafi liable for her murder in a landmark judgment 38 years after...

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Stephen Wright

Daily Mail

For seven years, Stephen Wright has led the way in exposing the scandal of Operation Midland – Scotland Yard’s disastrous VIP child abuse inquiry based on the lies of the now convicted paedophile, Carl Beech, aka Nick. Proving the importance of persistence and making the story your own, Wright spent years trying to land a first exclusi...

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Susie Coen

Daily Mail

In a string of courageous undercover operations, Susie Coen changed public policy and prompted MPs to urgently attempt to reform the law. Her bombshell probe into smart motorways revealed a litany of failures putting lives at risk. She carried out weeks of gruelling undercover work to get to the bottom of one of Britain’s biggest issu...

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News website of the year

Financial Times

The Financial Times has been at the forefront of the online news revolution and the last 18 months have been a landmark period for FT.com, with the launch of a fresh homepage design and new digital features and storytelling tools. These initiatives have turbocharged our journalism, bringing in new audiences and paying subscribers - we ...

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inews

i

i's commitment to public interest reporting that genuinely breaks new ground has this year been matched by it’s remarkable digital expansion, with real scoops, investigations and exclusive news stories read by millions of interested, returning readers online. The website, continually refreshed 24 hours a day, uses both real-time data ...

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The Guardian

The past year has been stellar for the Guardian journalistically and commercially - and a vindication of our six-year strategy to focus on being more global, more digital and more reader-funded. We bring our journalism to the broadest, most diverse audiences, wherever they are - from Instagram and TikTok to short-form video and longer...

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The Sun

In the last two years, we at Sun Online have driven up the quality and diversity of our digital offering, and the scale and value of our readership. We have driven record on-platform audiences, record reader loyalty and engagement, record video views, record yields and revenues, with Sun digital ad revenues overtaking print for the fir...

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The Telegraph

The best way to judge the quality of a website is to look at one example in detail. The coverage of the Queen's death shows how telegraph.co.uk has been transformed in the last year. Readers have been turning to the Telegraph in record numbers with its brilliant new app, in-depth reporting, stunning design, engaging video and graphic...

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The Times

The Times is undergoing its biggest digital transformation in a decade. The result, outlined below, means we are growing our subscriber base faster than ever, attracting a growing number of female and younger readers. Our strategy rests on five pillars: Live news coverage: We have transformed how we cover breaking news. From the invasi...

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News podcast of the year

Call Bethel Podcast

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

Call Bethel combines gripping storytelling with hard-hitting public interest journalism, to shine a light on the ways in which Jehovah’s Witnesses have let down victims of child sexual abuse. Over the course of five episodes, it follows reporters in the Telegraph’s investigations team as they set about verifying a tip-off that comes i...

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Coffee House Shots Podcast

The Spectator

In this year of tumult, Coffee House Shots has brought you the latest in politics, often several times a day. A rotating staff of Spectator writers – James Forsyth, Katy Balls, Fraser Nelson, Isabel Hardman and Cindy Yu – has explained what’s happening and why with podcasts often released 15 minutes after news breaks. This immediacy...

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Last Man Standing Podcast

The Times

Anthony Loyd, The Times’s veteran war correspondent, sought answers to one of the enduring mysteries of the Syrian hostage crisis: what happened to ISIS hostage John Cantlie, the only one of 22 western hostages held by Islamic State whose fate is unknown? The question became more pressing with the trials in America this year of El Shaf...

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Liz Jones's Diary Podcast

The Mail on Sunday

When I was first asked by the editor of You Magazine to record a weekly podcast -- all 129, 40-minute weekly episodes ago, just before the first lockdown -- I was sceptical. I’m a writer. I’m deaf, so I don’t listen to podcasts, as I can’t catch every word. I hate the sound of my own voice. But, boy, was I wrong. To my surprise, a p...

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The Prince Podcast

The Economist Group Ltd

Xi Jinping is the most powerful person in the world. In October this year, he secured a third term as leader of China’s communist party. Set to rule for life, he is forging a world very different to the one we know. Yet the real Xi remains a mystery. The Economist launched an eight episode narrative podcast in September ahead of the...

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The Slow Newscast Podcast

Tortoise Media

The Slow Newscast is a weekly narrative investigative podcast hosted by Basia Cummings. Using 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, The Slow Newscast tells a different story each week. At heart of it, is an investigative...

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Today in Focus

The Guardian

Each weekday Today in Focus brings listeners a deeply reported, richly produced look at a single news story. Despite increasing competition, the podcast remains a leader in the field. On any given day its most recent episodes sit towards the top of the Apple news podcast chart. It has built a loyal and ever-growing audience, and a you...

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Supplement of the year

Femail

Daily Mail

After 54 years Femail is as fearless, fresh and funny as ever. Each week we cram in provocative opinion, juicy insider gossip, extraordinary true stories and stylish life updates. Here’s why 2.6million total daily readers can’t put it down: *Cover stars offer agenda-setting revelations – like Mel C saying that she contemplated suici...

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New Review

Guardian News & Media

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 the stars of the moment - 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...

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Saturday Magazine

The Guardian

When the Guardian announced that many of its long-standing Saturday print supplements were to close and be replaced by one single magazine, there was a collective gasp. The brief was to create a new weekly magazine that appealed both to loyal print readers and to a new audience - and so the new Guardian SATURDAY magazine launched in Se...

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The Observer Magazine

The Observer

The Observer Magazine complements the necessary seriousness of other sections of the newspaper with warmth, vibrancy and wit to reflect on the way we live today. Covid continued to dominate the news in 2021. We tackled it head-on, and sideways. In March 2021, we asked if the virus had forever killed off the handshake; and in July we ...

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The Sunday Times Magazine

The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times Magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2022 more relevant, stylish and thought-provoking than ever. With a sharp new print redesign and digital growth up 19%since 2020, it enters its seventh decade as the destination for gripping and intelligent reads - a place nobody leaves without feeling more genned up about ou...

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The Times Magazine

The Times

On February 12, 2022, the cover of The Times Magazine was a probing interview with Tony Blair on Boris, Keir, and the problem with politics now. On September 4, 2021, the cover was ‘My big day out with Bob’, a joyful piece in which comedian Bob Mortimer gave our beloved columnist Caitlin Moran a private tour of his home town. Those two...

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You Magazine

The Mail on Sunday

Name a supplement that this year made cover stars of Joely Richardson in a balaclava with a cat on her shoulder, an empty deckchair and a statue of Venus staring at a discarded bra? This variety and originality is what makes YOU Britain’s best-read national magazine, and keeps the weekly readership of more than 1.5 million loyal. ...

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Front page of the year - Broadsheet

Daily Telegraph

The Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph

If ever there was a front page which was memorable, original, beautifully clear and impactful then this was it - The front page of the Daily Telegraph on September 9th. The black and white image of the Queen, used across the whole of the broadsheet front page, was a magnificent tribute. It captured - with stunning reproduction quality ...

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Game Changers

The Guardian

As a media organisation that has always championed women’s sport and made it a priority to both invest in our coverage and present and project it in a way that furthers the cause of equality, the Lionesses’ triumph at Euro 2022 represented a huge opportunity for the Guardian. Throughout the tournament our coverage, led by Suzanne Wr...

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Huge Leak Uncovers Global Abuse of Spy Weapon

The Guardian

The Guardian has been at the forefront of several major global investigative collaborations down the years. But the Pegasus project, an award winning expose of spyware installed on smartphones around the world that was used to target dissidents, political opponents and journalists, was different in several respects. For one thing, this...

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The Sunday Times

House of Lords - If the yardstick for a front page is to kickstart debate then the pictures of 85 hereditary peers on the front of the Sunday Times certainly passes that test. The paper’s data team had dug deep into the backgrounds of those legislators who earn their place through birth. They discovered many intriguing facts, including...

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The Times

‘In Kharkiv’s hospitals, the faces of war are sculpted by flying glass and burning shrapnel. Women are adorned with stitches, their skin coloured by bruises and garish green disinfectant. Wounded children stare up from their hospital beds, listless with pain and trauma. Some weep in shock.’The introduction to Anthony Loyd’s March 8 dis...

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Front Page of the Year - Tabloid

Be Brave for Your Mother

Mirror

The Mirror’s front page on February 28 2022 contained one of the most eye-catching images from the war in Ukraine. In the photograph by the Mirror’s Andy Stenning a young father makes an emotional farewell to his son at a station in Lviv. The image captured the personal sacrifice made by so many Ukrainians after their country was ...

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Boris Party Broke Covid Rules

Mirror

The Mirror’s revelation that Boris Johnson had broken his own Covid rules was the biggest political story of the year. It was launched with a confident front page in the best traditions of bold tabloid journalism. The headline was simple but direct. Anyone who picked up a copy of the paper was left in no doubt the Mirror had scor...

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Evening Standard

The Evening Standard was the first newspaper to cover the launch of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine on February 24 in print, with a "wipeout" splash hitting the streets within hours of the first missiles landing, depicting the bloodied face of Olena Kurilo following a strike in the town of Chuguev. The image would go on to be share...

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Hancock's Affair With Aide

The Sun

The Sun’s world exclusive on Matt Hancock’s affair with his aide and in turn breaching his own social distancing rules led to a national public outcry and, within 72 hours the resignation of the health secretary. The front page that went everywhere that year - from top of BBC, ITV and ITN News bulletins to online stories. The story h...

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We've Got Your Back

The Sun

The Sun's Euros 2020 coverage was second to none, with columns full of insight and expert knowledge from footballing legend Jose Mourinho, detailed live blogs of games, and wall-to-wall coverage, support and celebration for the team. Ahead of the tournament starting we ran an open letter to fans asking them to cheer not boo our play...

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Campaign of the year

Betrayal of the Brave

Daily Mail

For seven years the Daily Mail’s Betrayal of the Brave campaign has fought for former Afghan translators who risked their lives beside UK forces to be granted sanctuary in Britain.Hundreds of stories of those ‘abandoned’ (the word used by the translators) have been carried by the Mail highlighting their plight as they have been hunted,...

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End This Injustice

Daily Express

The exclusive Daily Express End This Injustice campaign, ran by Liz Perkins, changed the law through the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill during April, 2021.The purpose of the two-year campaign was to call for the overhaul of the Family Court system, which perpetrators were targeting to continue their abuse of their victims.Due to the cove...

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Jabs Army

The Sun

One of the most important campaigns The Sun has ever run, Jabs Army set out to recruit 50,000 volunteers to help the NHS roll out the most ambitious vaccine programme in British history.Within three weeks it had smashed its target, and now has over 66,000 volunteers with volunteers having donated over a million hours helping in over 90...

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Menopause Matters

The Sun

As the UK's biggest lifestyle brand with a 5 million-strong audience, Fabulous is never afraid to stand up and fight for its readers with hard-hitting, multi-platform campaigns that make Britain better for women. We recognised many readers were suffering in silence about something that's inevitable for half of the UK’s population, and ...

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Smart Motorways Death Traps

Daily Mail

The Mail’s intrepid smart motorways campaign was impossible to ignore. It led to a Government U-turn – pausing the rollout of a further 120 miles of the ‘death trap’ roads.The campaign was spearheaded by a six-month investigation by Susie Coen, a series of damning front pages and a video that exposed holes in officials’ claims about th...

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Sodium Valproate Scandal

The Sunday Times

Sodium valproate is an anti-epileptic that has been prescribed to women of childbearing age for more than four decades - despite knowledge when it was first licensed that it could damage unborn babies. This has been a slow-burn scandal that has left a generation of UK children permanently disabled and needing life-long care. Estimates ...

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Transparency in British Public Life

openDemocracy Ltd

In 2021 and 2022 openDemocracy has run a high-impact campaign on transparency in public life. This led to a government overhaul of the way it handles Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, to changes in how members of the House of Lords must report their interests and to record levels of reader involvement in openDemocracy journalism. ...

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Ukraine Appeal

Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday

It started as powerful, campaigning popular journalism at its best – and became the fastest newspaper fundraising appeal in the history of the world. When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the world stood horrified at the spiralling humanitarian crisis. Within three days, we had launched our Mail Force Ukraine Appeal in the Mail o...

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Excellence in diversity award

Disabled Britain: Doing It For Ourselves - Daily Mirror Series

Daily Mirror

This summer the Daily Mirror ran a landmark week-long Disabled Britain: Doing It For Ourselves series in the newspaper and on our digital platforms, showcasing the lives of disabled people and highlighting important disability issues. On day one, we began our Voice of the Mirror editorial with these words: “There are 14 million disab...

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Patrick Strudwick

i

Patrick Strudwick is a tireless investigative journalist whose commitment to telling underreported stories is absolute. Patrick ran a series exposing the plight of LGBT people fleeing the Taliban; the first journalist to shine a light on the dangers facing this minority following the fall of Kabul. He was the only journalist to discove...

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Sunday Mirror

At the Sunday Mirror, Diversity & Inclusion isn’t a buzz phrase, it’s a core value. We project the voices of people from marginalised communities, and strive to create a truly inclusive newsroom and a diverse future talent stream. LGBTQ+Over the past year we have been campaigning for justice for LGBTQ+ servicemen and women who were dis...

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The Guardian

The Guardian values and respects differences in all people and aspires to a supportive and inclusive newsroom that reflects the communities and people we report on. Guardian journalism is meaningful, impactful and committed to representing diverse voices, and we have hired community affairs reporters to ensure these voices are heard. S...

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The Sun

The Sun's Give It Back Campaign - Sparked by fact that only 4% of families with disabled children reported getting the support they needed. The Sun partnered with the Disabled Children’s Partnership, highlighting the £573m funding gap for disabled children and urging Government to address this, giving a voice to unheard parents.Their p...

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THIIIRD Magazine

THIIIRD is a fashion, arts and culture platform which centralises the thought, being and art of people of colour, those of marginalised genders and others with underrepresented backgrounds — inclusively. Through our many mediums including a digital platform, podcast, events and printed magazine, we have created a platform that not only...

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Newspaper of the year - Daily

To be announced at the awards ceremony

Newspaper of the Year - Sunday

To be announced at the awards ceremony