Financial Times wins five prizes at Comment Awards

The Financial Times claimed five prizes at the 2015 Comment Awards this week.

Janan Ganesh of the FT took home the commentariat of the year award as well as political commentator of the year. And the newspaper won the comment pages of the year award.

The annual ceremony, which is run by Editorial Intelligence, is in its seventh year.

The chair of judges Sir Anthony Seldon said: “It’s been an exemplary 12 months for UK comment journalism across the media landscape, from the general election at home, to political upheaval abroad; a changing media landscape, to violent attacks on free expression, there is a vibrancy of material to be covered.”

The Comment Awards 2015 winners list in full:

  • Chair’s Choice: Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer
     
  • eiDigest Special Award: 'The Sun Says' – The Sun
     
  • Arts, Culture and Entertainment Commentator of the Year: Hugo Rifkind, The Times
     
  • Business Commentator of the Year: Gillian Tett, Financial Times
     
  • Business Ethics Commentator of the Year: Michael Skapinker, Financial Times
     
  • Columnist of the Year: Simon Jenkins, London Evening Standard
     
  • Comment Pages of the Year: Financial Times
     
  • Comment Piece of the Year: David Aaronovitch, The Times
     
  • Commentariat of the Year: Janan Ganesh, Financial Times
     
  • Economics Commentator of the Year: Allister Heath, The Daily Telegraph
     
  • Foreign Commentator of the Year: Gary Younge, The Guardian
     
  • Independent Blogger of the Year: Matthew Scott, Barrister Blogger
     
  • Media Commentator of the Year: Sathnam Sanghera, The Times
     
  • Online Comment Site of the Year: Channel 4 News http://blogs.channel4.com/news/
     
  • Political Commentator of the Year: Janan Ganesh, Financial Times
     
  • Science Commentator of the Year: Philip Ball, Prospect Magazine
     
  • Society and Diversity Commentator of the Year: Jenni Russell, The Times
     
  • Technology and Digital Commentator of the Year: Cory Doctorow, The Guardian
  • Young Commentariat of the Year: Bintu Sannoh, The Observer.

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