British Press Awards: Sun wins four gongs

The Sun has collected four British Press Awards, including a hat-trick for its defence editor Tom Newton Dunn and two for its ‘Help For Heroes’campaign.

Newton Dunn collected awards for Reporter of the Year and Scoop of the Year.

Both awards cited Newton Dunn’s reporting on the incident in Iraq where 25-year-old Lance Corporal Matty Hull was killed by friendly fire from a US plane and the subsequent cover-up.

Newton Dunn’s work on the story was also highly commended for the Cudlipp Award, which celebrates popular journalism and was won by The Sun’s ‘Help for Heroes’campaign.

The Sun campaign, which sought donations to support for British troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. also collected the Campaign of the Year award.

The awards were presented during a ceremony hosted by Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Website of the Year
Guardian.co.uk

Scoop of the Year
Tom Newton Dunn, The Sun

Columnist of the Year
Matthew Norman, The Independent

Campaign of the Year
The Sun, ‘Help for Heroes”

Feature Writer of the Year

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

Business and Finance Journalist of the Year
Gillian Tett, Financial Times

The Cudlipp Award
The Sun, ‘Help for Heroes”

Political Journalist of the Year
Philip Stephens, Financial Times

Foreign Reporter of the Year
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, The Guardian

Reporter of the Year
Tom Newton Dunn, The Sun

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