Sun in contention for Mind journalist and bigot awards

The Sun appears for the first time on the shortlist of contenders for mental health charity Mind’s Journalist of the Year award – and for its Bigot of the Year award.

Health writer Emma Morton’s entry makes the Journalist of the Year shortlist in the category for outstanding reporting of mental health issues in the local, national and consumer press.

A piece by Alastair Taylor sees the newspaper nominated in the shaming bigot category for the worst reporting of mental health stories.

Sunday People columnist David Mellor has also been shortlisted in the Bigot of the Year category for the second year running, along with Robert Kilroy Silk for the Sunday Express.

The Mind Journalist of the Year shortlist also contains: John Howe, deputy news editor, Sunderland Echo; Sophie Goodchild, home affairs correspondent, The Independent on Sunday; David Batty, social care correspondent, The Guardian; Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian; Nick Cohen, columnist, The Observer; Petra Mann, Liverpool Echo; Jane Phillimore, freelance, Evening Standard, and Kim Jones, Bella.

The 22nd Mind Awards ceremony, hosted by president Melvyn Bragg, will take place on 5 June on board HMS Belfast.

By Jean Morgan

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