Sunday Times leads the way as nominations announced for Society of Editors Press Awards

The Sunday Times leads the nominations league table for this year's Society of Editors Press Awards with 21 finalists.

The Daily Mail has the next highest number of nominations with 18, followed by The Guardian on 17 and The Times and Daily Telegraph on 16. The Mail on Sunday is the highest-placed popular paper with 15 followed by the Daily Mirror on 13. The UK's top selling daily newspaper, The Sun, only has seven nominations this year.

The winners will be announced at the awards dinner on 1 April. The Press Awards are for UK national newspaper journalism and help fund the Society of Editors and the Journalists' Charity.

Chairman of judges Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors, said: "Yet again the judges were astounded and delighted by the range and diversity of the output of national newspapers. Their combined qualities are unparalleled in the world.”
 
Full list of finalists:

Young Journalist of the Year

  • Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett – The Guardian
  • Lucy Holden – The Times
  • Patrick Kingsley – The Guardian
  • Sarah Morrison – The Independent on Sunday
  • Simon Murphy – The Mail on Sunday
  • Lee Price – The Sun

Business and Finance Journalist of the Year

  • John Arlidge – The Sunday Times
  • Alex Brummer – Daily Mail
  • James Dean – The Times
  • Iain Dey – The Sunday Times
  • Andrew Hill – Financial Times
  • Sarah O’Connor – Financial Times 

Political Journalist of the Year

  • Ian Birrell – Freelance
  • Matthew d’Ancona – London Evening Standard
  • Dan Hodges – The Daily Telegraph
  • Fraser Nelson – The Daily Telegraph
  • Glen Owen – The Mail on Sunday
  • Simon Walters – The Mail on Sunday

Foreign Reporter of the Year

  • Ian Birrell- The Mail on Sunday
  • AA Gill – The Sunday Times
  • Roula Khalaf – Financial Times
  • Anthony Loyd – The Times
  • Ruth Sherlock – The Daily Telegraph
  • David Smith – The Guardian

Science and Health Journalist of the Year 

  • Steve Connor – The Independent on Sunday
  • Clive Cookson – Financial Times
  • Laura Donnelly – The Daily Telegraph
  • Jonathan Leake – The Sunday Times
  • Robin McKie – The Observer
  • Sarah-Kate Templeton – The Sunday Times

Specialist Journalist of the Year

  •  John Bingham – The Daily Telegraph
  • Richard Brooks – The Sunday Times
  • Michael Gillard – The Sunday Times
  • Leslie Hook – Financial Times
  • Chris Hughes – Daily Mirror
  • Jay Rayner – The Observer

Sports Journalist of the Year 

  • Andy Bull – The Guardian
  • Paul Hayward – The Daily Telegraph
  • Oliver Holt – Daily Mirror
  • Donald McRae – The Guardian
  • Martin Samuel – Daily Mail
  • Matthew Syed – The Times 

Feature Writer of the Year – BROADSHEET

  • Elizabeth Day – The Observer
  • Amelia Gentleman – The Guardian
  • AA Gill – The Sunday Times
  • Allison Pearson – The Daily Telegraph
  • Matt Rudd – The Sunday Times
  • David James Smith – The Sunday Times 

Feature Writer of the Year – POP

  • Ian Birrell – The Mail on Sunday
  • David Cohen – London Evening Standard
  • Oliver Harvey – The Sun
  • David Jones – Daily Mail
  • Andrew Malone – Daily Mail
  • Tom Parry – Daily Mirror

Interviewer of the Year – BROADSHEET

  • Bryan Appleyard – The Sunday Times
  • Simon Hattenstone – The Guardian
  • Camilla Long – The Sunday Times
  • Cole Moreton – The Sunday Telegraph
  • Matthew Syed – The Times
  • Janice Turner – The Times

Interviewer of the Year – POP

  • Chris Bucktin – Daily Mirror
  • Louise Gannon – The Mail on Sunday
  • Chris Hughes – Daily Mirror
  • Jenny Johnston – Daily Mail
  • Jan Moir – Daily Mail
  • Sue Reid – Daily Mail

Columnist of the Year- BROADSHEET 

  • Michael Deacon – The Daily Telegraph
  • Ian Jack – The Guardian
  • Boris Johnson – The Daily Telegraph
  • Charles Moore – The Daily Telegraph
  • Caitlin Moran – The Times
  • Gillian Tett – Financial Times 

Columnist of the Year – POP
 

  • Susie Boniface – Daily Mirror
  • Craig Brown – Daily Mail
  • Oliver Holt – Daily Mirror
  • Liz Jones – The Mail on Sunday
  • Trevor Kavanagh – The Sun
  • Dominic Lawson – Daily Mail

Critic of the Year 

  • Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
  • Craig Brown – The Mail on Sunday
  • AA Gill – The Sunday Times
  • Ian Hyland – Daily Mirror
  • Rowan Moore – The Observer
  • Jay Rayner – The Observer

Showbiz Reporter of the Year

  • Laura Armstrong – The Sun
  • Katie Hind – Sunday People
  • Mark Jefferies – Daily Mirror
  • Nicola Methven- Daily Mirror
  • Colin Robertson – The Sun
  • Dan Wootton – The Sun

Photographer of the Year 

  • Jack Hill – The Times
  • Andy Hooper – Daily Mail
  • Roland Leon – Sunday Mirror
  • Eddie Mulholland – The Daily Telegraph
  • Dave Thompson – Press Association
  • Muir Vidler – The Sunday Times 

Sports Photographer of the Year 

  • Marc Aspland – The Times
  • Graham Chadwick – Daily Mail
  • Mike Egerton – Press Association
  • Ian MacNicol – Freelance
  • Andrew Matthews – Press Association
  • Darren Staples – Reuters 

Cartoonist of the Year 

  • Peter Brookes – The Times
  • Ingram Pinn – Financial Times
  • Matt Pritchett – The Daily and Sunday Telegraphs
  • Jonathan Pugh – Daily Mail
  • Chris Riddell – The Observer
  • Gerry Scarfe – The Sunday Times

Front Page of the Year 

  • ‘Assad’s snipers target unborn babies in wombs’– The Times
  • ‘Blood on his hands, hatred in his eyes’ – Daily Mail
  • ‘Boiling Point’ – Sunday People
  • ‘Crystal Meth Shame of Bank Chief’ – The Mail on Sunday
  • ‘Revealed: how US secretly collects private data from&hellip’– The Guardian
  • ‘The Son’ – The Sun 

Supplement of the Year 

  • Culture – The Sunday Times
  • FT Weekend Magazine – Financial Times
  • G2 – The Guardian
  • The New Review – The Observer
  • The Observer Tech Monthly – The Observer
  • You Magazine – The Mail on Sunday 

The Digital Award 

  • FT Interactive – Financial Times
  • Meet the settlers – The Daily Telegraph
  • Mirror.co.uk – Daily Mirror
  • Telegraph Wonder Women – The Daily Telegraph
  • theguardian.com  – The Guardian
  • The Times – The Times

Scoop of the Year    

  • Boiling Point: Nigella – Sunday People
  • Corporate Hacking – Tom Harper – The Independent
  • Crystal Meth Shame of Bank Chief – Nick Craven and Ross Slater – The Mail on Sunday
  • Edward Snowden Files – The Guardian
  • UK's top cardinal accused of 'inappropriate acts' by priests – Catherine Deveney – The Observer
  • Victimised for blowing whistle on NHS chiefs – Claire Ellicott – Daily Mail 

News Reporter of the Year 

  • Chris Bucktin – Daily Mirror
  • Rob Evans and Paul Lewis – The Guardian
  • Tom Harper – The Independent
  • Andrew Norfolk – The Times
  • Sarah-Kate Templeton – The Sunday Times
  • Watt and Newell – The Daily Telegraph

Sports Team of the Year

  • Daily Mail
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • The Mail on Sunday
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times

News Team of the Year

  • Daily Mail
  • Daily Mirror
  • London Evening Standard
  • The Guardian
  • The Mail on Sunday
  • The Times

The Cudlipp Award

  • Block Online Porn – Daily Mail
  • Britain’s Hidden Slaves – The Sunday Times            
  • Frontline London – London Evening Standard
  • Rugby Concussion Campaign – The Mail on Sunday
  • Safe Weekend Care campaign – The Sunday Times
  • Stop the Bedroom Tax – Sunday People

Newspaper of the Year

  • Daily Mail
  • i
  • London Evening Standard
  • The Guardian
  • The Mail on Sunday
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times  

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