British Journalism Awards 2013 - sponsored by Santander

  • George Brock, former managing editor of The Times and head of journalism at City University (and a Liveryman of the Stationers’ Company)
     

  • Lori Miles, former editor of Mizz, Chat, Take a Break and the London Evening News
     

  • Kevin Marsh, former editor of Today and the BBC College of Journalism
     

  • Peter Preston, editor of The Guardian from 1975 to 1995
     

  • John Dale, fomerly of The Observer, Daily Mail and editor of Take a Break for 20 years. Ten-time BSME Awards winner
     

  • Liz Gerard, former chief sub-editor of The Times with 40 years experience in journalism - author of the SubScribe blog
     

  • Fiona Fox, chief executive of the Science Media Centre
     

  • Alan Geere, former editor of titles including The Tribune (USA), the Trinidad Express and the Northcliffe Media South East series
     

  • John Mair, former BBC producer and editor of 10 books on journalism
     

  • David Banks, former editor of the Daily Mirror, New York Daily News, Sydney Daily Telegraph
     

  • Robin Morgan, former Sunday Times Magazine editor
     

  • Peter Cole, emeritus professor of journalism at Sheffield University, former deputy editor of The Guardian and founder editor of the Sunday Correspondent
     
  • Ian Reeves, former editor of Press Gazette now director of learning at the University of Kent journalism department
     
  • Paul Charman, head of journalism at the London College of Communications
     
  • Dominic Ponsford, editor of Press Gazette

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The 2013 British Journalism Awards are supported by:

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Press Gazette is proud to announce the finalists for the second British Journalism Awards.

Uniquely among major British journalism prizes the Press Gazette British Journalism Awards is open to all journalists wherever they work and has a focus on recognising journalism which is in the public interest AND interesting to the public.

The event is free to enter and attend thanks to the sponsors (see below) and to The Stationers’ Company which has again contributed the use of its impressive hall on Ave Maria Lane, in London.

Santander UK is the lead sponsor for this year's event.

A spokesman for the bank said: “Santander UK is delighted to be supporting the British Journalism Awards 2013.   Having a vibrant British press is in the interest of both business and public alike, and we are looking forward to playing our part in congratulating the best of British journalism on December 2.”

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford said: “We launched the British Journalism Awards last year partly as a response to the one-sided portrayal of our industry which was on display at the Leveson Inquiry.

“With the News of the World hacking trial now under way, and the reputation of our industry again under attack, it is just as important this year to publicly celebrate the good that journalists do.

“We are particularly grateful to the various sponsors who are supporting public interest journalism by making this event possible, enabling us to again make it free to enter and attend.

“This year there were more than 300 awards entries representing every major British newspaper group and broadcaster as well as many specialist titles.

“Time and again they illustrate the vital role journalists play in British society, stepping in to highlight injustice and a shine light when politicians, business people and others in positions of power let us down.”

All the winners will be announced on Monday, 2 December, at Stationers’ Hall and on this website.

There is no shortlist for Journalist of the Year and the Marie Colvin Award (sponsored by Syria Relief), the winners will be announced on the night.

Business Finance and Economics Journalist of the Year - sponsored by Astellas

Tom Bergin, Reuters

Stephen Grey, Reuters

Sarah O'Connor, Financial Times

Laura Kuenssberg, ITV News

John Gapper, Financial Times

David Enrich, The Wall Street Journal Europe

Breaking News Award

Channel 4 News: Plebgate – Plebs, lies and videotape

Exaro, the Murdoch recording

The Independent (Tom Harper), blue-chip hacking revelations

The Observer (Catherine Deveney), UK’s top cardinal accused of ‘inappropriate acts’ by priests

The Sunday Times (Insight), Generals for hire

The Times (Anthony Loyd), Revealed: tragic victims of Syria’s nerve gas war

Campaign of the Year

Child sexual exploitation, The Times

Fight for April, The Sun

Ladder for London, London Evening Standard

Safe Weekend Care, The Sunday Times

Wedding for terminally ill cancer sufferer, Scunthorpe Telegraph

Westminster for Sale, The Sunday Times

Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year

Anthony Loyd, The Times

Hala Jaber, The Sunday Times

Katrina Manson, The Financial Times

Kim Sengupta, The Independent

Patrick Cockburn, The Independent

Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times

Investigation of the Year

The Snowden Files, The Guardian

Sins of our Fathers, BBC Scotland

Plebgate - Plebs, Lies and Videotape, Channel 4 Dispatches

Grooming scandal, Andrew Norfolk, The Times

David Hunt (The Untouchable), Michael Gillard, The Sunday Times

Cancer surgeon with high death rates, Jeanette Oldham, Birmingham Mail

New Journalist of the Year (for journalists who have been in the industry for three years or less)

Alex Ralph, The Times

Fiona O’Cleirigh, Exaro News

Maeve McClenaghan, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian

Sarah Morrison, The Independent

Simon Murphy, The Mail on Sunday

Photojournalist of the Year

Jeremy Selwyn, London Evening Standard

Mark Scott, The Sentinel

Oli Scarff, Getty Images

Richard Pohle, The Times

Suzanne Plunkett, Thomson Reuters

Politics Journalist of the Year

Amelia Gentleman, The Guardian

Janan Ganesh, Financial Times

Joe Murphy, London Evening Standard

Neil Elkes, Birmingham Post and Mail

Steve Richards, The Independent

Jonathan Calvert and Heidi Blake, The Sunday Times Insight team

Journalism Innovation of the Year

360 degree interactive camera, Lewis Whyld

GuardianWitness, The Guardian

Ooh-Ar augmented reality platform (as used in The Sentinel and Bristol Post)

Sun+

The Brixton Bugle and Brixton Blog

Voices in Danger, The Independent

Sports Journalist of the Year - sponsored by the Hippodrome Casino

Christian Sylt, freelance for City AM and The Independent

David Conn, The Guardian

Ian Herbert, The Independent

Luke Edwards, Telegraph Media Group

Mark Ogden, Telegraph Media Group

Sam Wallace, The Independent

Science and Technology Journalist of the Year - sponsored by the Wellcome Trust

Robin McKie, The Observer

Pallab Ghosh, BBC

Leslie Hook, Financial Times

Helen Thomson, New Scientist

Gareth Iacobucci, British Medical Journal

Andrew Gregory, Daily Mirror

The judges for the 2013 British Journalism Awards were: 

  • George Brock, former managing editor of The Times and head of journalism at City University (and a Liveryman of the Stationers’ Company)

  • Lori Miles, former editor of Mizz, Chat, Take a Break and the London Evening News

  • Kevin Marsh, former editor of Today and the BBC College of Journalism

  • Peter Preston, editor of The Guardian from 1975 to 1995

  • John Dale, fomerly of The Observer, Daily Mail and editor of Take a Break for 20 years. Ten-time BSME Awards winner

  • Liz Gerard, former chief sub-editor of The Times with 40 years experience in journalism - author of the SubScribe blog

  • Fiona Fox, chief executive of the Science Media Centre

  • Alan Geere, former editor of titles including The Tribune (USA), the Trinidad Express and the Northcliffe Media South East series

  • John Mair, former BBC producer and editor of 10 books on journalism

  • Robin Morgan, former Sunday Times Magazine editorPeter Cole, emeritus professor of journalism at Sheffield University, former deputy editor of The Guardian and founder editor of the Sunday Correspondent

  • Ian Reeves, former editor of Press Gazette now director of learning at the University of Kent journalism department
  • Paul Charman, head of journalism at the London College of Communications
     
  • Dominic Ponsford, editor of Press Gazette

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The judges will be looking for journalism which is compelling, revelatory and which makes a difference. It must be both interesting to the public – and in the public interest.

It will be up to the judges to decide how to apply the public interest test, but they must look for a higher standard than just that a story is interesting to the public.

The judges will take into account the level of journalistic skill, professionalism and effort employed to bring new information to light. The work must tell readers something they did not already know.

Work should have have been first published or broadcast between 31 August, 2012, and 1 September 2013.

Judging will take place in October 2013 and will be on a jury-style system with a consensus needed from all the judges before each winner is decided. Journalism will be judged on its merits regardless of the size of news organisation which produces it. Shortlists of awards finalists will be up to eight-strong and aim to include representation across national press, regional press, consumer and business magazines and broadcasting.

All awards finalists will enter the British Journalism Awards hall of fame.

The closing date for entries is 9am, 14 October 2013. Shortlists will be announced on Tuesday, 5 November.

These awards are for British journalism, so work which is produced for a British audience.

Entries should be made via email to britishjournalismawards@pressgazette.co.uk

Each entry needs to state the award category in the subject line of the email and contain up to three example of work plus an optional supporting statement of up to 300 words.

Examples of work must be provided either as PDFs (for stories which have appeared in print) or as weblinks for work which needs to be viewed online. In the case of broadcast work entrants must provide a link to a website where it can be viewed or send clips via post on CD, DVD or memory stick format to British Journalism Awards, Press Gazette, John Carpenter House, John Carpenter Street, London EC4Y 0AN.

The 2013 British Journalism Awards are sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

 

The 2013 British Journalism Awards are supported by:

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British Journalism Awards Hall of Fame

2012

Investigation of the year 

(See our showcase of all the award-winning work for this category here)

Winner: Alexi Mostrous and Fay Schlesinger (The Times) – Tax avoidance investigation

 

Finalists: 

  • Andrew Norfolk (The Times) – Child grooming
  • Chris Woods (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism) - Covert War on Terror
  • Channel 4 News – Suspended doctors still working
  • Jon Austin (Basildon Echo) – Dale Farm travellers’ site coverage
  • Nina Lakhani and Andrew Buncombe (The Independent)- How Western pharmaceutical companies use guinea pigs in India
  • Paul Lewis and Rob Evans (Guardian News and Media) – Police infiltration of the protest movement
  • Leigh Marles (The Wirral Globe) – Justice for Martin and for taxpayers
     
Breaking news award (for the best story of the year)
 
 
Winner: Andrew Gregory and Steve Black/Political Pictures (Daily Mirror) – Oliver’s Barmy, revelation that Cabinet minister Oliver Letwin was dumping secret documents in a park bin
 
 
Finalists:
 
  • Alexi Mostrous and Fay Schesinger (The Times) – Tax avoidance revelations.
  • Rupert Neate (Guardian News and Media) – Liam Fox quits, and coverage of the Fox-Werrity scandal)
  • Gareth Iacobucci (Pulse Magazine) – Clinical commissioning group calls on PM to drop the Health Bill
  • The Guardian – Assad emails exposed
  • Jon Ungoed-Thomas (The Sunday Times) – Google grabs secrets of our private lives
  • Sunday Times Insight Team – Cash for Cameron: cosy club buys the PM’s ear
  • Stuart Ramsay (Sky News) – Reports from the frontline of the Syrian civil war 
     
Political journalist of the year
 
 
Winner: David Hencke (Exaro
 
 
Finalists:
 
  • Andy Grice (The Independent)
  • Jane Merrick (The Independent on Sunday)
  • Patrick Wintour (Guardian News and Media)
  • Rachel Sylvester (The Times)
  • Simon Walters (Mail on Sunday)
     

New journalist of the year

(See our showcase of all the award-winning work for this category here)

Winner: Emma Slater (The BBC/Bureau of Investigative Journalism)

Finalists:

  • Charlie Cooper (The Independent)
  • Halina Watts (The People)
  • Kevin Rawlinson (The Independent)
  • Niall McCracken (The Detail)
  • Sarah Morrison (The Independent on Sunday)

     

Photojournalist of the year
 
 
Winner: Matt Cardy (Getty Images)
 
 
Finalists:
 
  • Dan Kitwood (Getty Images)
  • Leo Maguire (Freelance for The Sunday Times magazine)

Oli Scarff (Getty Images)

  • Peter Macdiarmid (Getty Images)
  • Robin Hammond/Panos Pictures ( The Sunday Times magazine)

     

Innovation of the year
 
Winner: Guardian News and Media – Reading the Riots project
 
 
Finalists:
 
  • The Times – Cities Fit for Cycling Project  
  • Channel 4 News – No Go Britain (multimedia campaign highlighting the problems faced by disabled transport users)
  • John Dale – 24 Hours in Journalism book and investigative project
  • Guardian News and Media – Reading the Riots project
  • The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Channel 4 Dispatches App

     

Sports journalist of the year
 
 
Winner: David Walsh (The Sunday Times)
 
 
Finalists:
 
  • John Sinnott (CNN/Sports Illustrated/The Blizzard)
  • Kevin Eason (The Times)
  • Mark Daly (BBC Scotland)
  • Nick Harris (Mail on Sunday)
  • Paul Kelso (The Daily Telegraph)

     

Business journalist of the year
 
 
Winner: Chris Giles (Financial Times)
 
 
Finalists:
 
  • Catherine Lea (Hull Daily Mail)
  • Chris Giles (Financial Times)
  • Deirdre Hipwell (The Times)
  • Larry Elliott (Guardian News and Media)
  • Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith (Marketing/Brand Republic)
  • Nick Mathiason (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

     

Science journalist of the year
 
 
Winner: Tom Feilden (BBC Today Programme)
 
 
Finalists:
 
  • Fiona Harvey (Guardian News and Media)
  • James Murray (Business Green)
  • Pallab Ghosh (BBC)
  • Suzanne Goldenberg (Guardian News and Media)
  • Warren Manger (The Coventry Telegraph)
     

British Journalism Awards Journalist of the Year for 2012 was David Walsh of the Sunday Times.

A special award was given to the late Marie Colvin and accepted on her behalf by Sunday Times foreign editor Sean Ryan and photographer Paul Conroy.

The 2013 British Journalism Awards are sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

 

The 2013 British Journalism Awards are supported by:

Sainsbury's logo

 

The British Journalism Awards are open to all journalists wherever they work.

Launched partly as a response to the hacking scandal and the Leveson inquiry – they aim to celebrate and promote great journalism which is both interesting to the public AND in the public interest.

The judges include two-time journalist of the year winner and former leading member of the Sunday Times Insight team Philip Knightley (one of only two journalists to achieve this feat), head of journalism at City University George Brock and former Today Programme editor Kevin Marsh.

Event partners include: the Society of Editors, the National Union of Journalists and the Worshipful Company of Stationers.

The aim is to create an awards event with the prestige of the Pulitzers in the US which rewards journalists who not only tell compelling stories but who also make a difference for the better in society.

The inaugural British Journalism Awards was held at Stationers' Hall in the City of London on 4 December 2012. 

Some 250 of the leading names in national and regional newspaper journalism, broadcasting, magazines and online gathered to celebrate prize-winners who included journalist of the year David Walsh of the Sunday Times (pictured below) and the late Marie Colvin who received a special prize for inspiring journalists and improving the reputation of our trade.

The 2013 British Journalism will be held at Stationers' Hall on Monday,  2 December 2013

The Stationers’ Company has been at the heart of the UK media for 600 years and the awards will be held on the very spot where, 400 years ago, the revision committee met to finalise one of the greatest ever British literary achievements – the King James Bible.

Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford said: “The British Journalism Awards is an event which is unashamedly idealistic in its aims, but this doesn’t mean that great popular journalism won’t be recognised. On the contrary, this event is as much about celebrating sensational journalism in the mould of that promoted by the Daily Mirror’s Hugh Cudlipp as it is about recognising high-minded investigations of the sort pursued by the Sunday Times Insight Team under Harold Evans.

“Crucially, the British Journalism Awards will recognise the best journalists of the year regardless of the medium they work on – be it print, online or broadcasting."

The 2013 British Journalism Awards are sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

 

The 2013 British Journalism Awards are supported by:

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