Medical Journalists' Association unveils award winners

A film about euthanasia by Ray Tostevin for Panorama scooped broadcast TV award at the Medical Journalists’ Association Winter Awards earlier this week.

The film – titled ‘I helped my daughter to die’ – beat off competition from a BBC News report on euthanasia, this time by Mathew Hill, to claim the award. Hill was commended.

Mark Henderson collected the general readership feature prize at Wednesday night’s awards at the Wellcome Foundation in London for his piece ‘Making Cancer History’ which appeared in the Eureka magazine, which is given away with The Times.

Adele Waters won the general readership news prize for an article titled: ‘In the middle of the operation my colleague said he had to go – it was his home time’, which appeared on the Telegraph website and in the Sunday Telegraph’s News Review section.

Daniel Cressey was awarded the professional readership feature for Life in the Balance, about the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, which appeared in Nature magazine.

Lilian Anekwe collected the professional readership news awards for a report on a failing private healthcare provider which was carried in Pulse magazine and Liam Farrell collected the health column award for a piece carried in GP newspaper.

Each of the award winners was presented with cheque for £500 along as part of the prize.

The Medical Journalist’s Association was estabslished in 1967 and now has over 400 members.

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