Journalists' work recognised in Queen's birthday honours

Racing Post founder Brough Scott, First News editor Nicky Cox and Conde Nast UK boss Nicholas Coleridge are among the journalists named in the Queen's birthday honours.

Brough Scott gets an MBE for services to sport. The jockey-turned-journalist has written for The Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Telegraph and appeared as a guest co-presenter on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live.

Nicky Cox will pick up an MBE for services to children in recognition of her work on First News, the weekly newspaper for eight to 14-year-olds launched in 2006 with the backing of former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan.

Conde Nast UK managing director Nicholas Coleridge will receive a CBE for his services to the magazine publishing industry, 17 years after starting the job and 27 years after winning young journalist of the year at the British Press Awards for his London Evening Standard column.

The editor of the BBC's science programming on radio, Deborah Cohen, has been chosen for an OBE for services to broadcasting and science. Another BBC radio broadcaster, 5Live Up All Night presenter Dotun Adebayo, has been awarded the MBE for services to the arts.

Information commissioner Richard Thomas, who has overseen the use of the Freedom of Information Act, has been made a CBE.

Thomas's seven-year tenure is due to end later this month. His replacement is former Advertising Standards Authority chief executive Christopher Graham.

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