British Press Awards shortlists announced

The first shortlists have been unveiled for The British Press Awards 2003 -the “Oscars” of British journalism. Shortlists for the newspaper, team and visual categories will be published in Press Gazette next week.

The awards ceremony takes place at the Hilton Park Lane on the evening of Tuesday 18 March. For table bookings, contact event organiser Foy Harries on 020 8565 4359, or e-mail

Reporter of the Year: Steve Dennis, Daily Mirror; Daniel Foggo, The Sunday Telegraph; Paul Henderson, The Mail on Sunday; Roger Insall, The People; Gordon Rayner, The Daily Mail; Alan Rimmer, Sunday Mirror.

Sports Reporter of the Year: Mihir Bose, The Daily Telegraph; Matt Dickinson, The Times; Andy Dunn, The People; Harry Harris, Daily Express; Peter Jackson, Daily Mail; David Lacey, The Guardian.

Sports Writer of the Year: Simon Barnes, The Times; Paul Hayward, The Daily Telegraph; Oliver Holt, Daily Mirror; Paul Kimmage, The Sunday Times; Ian Stafford, The Mail on Sunday; David Walsh, The Sunday Times.

Political Journalist of the Year: Andrew Grice, The Independent; Steve Richards, Independent on Sunday; Peter Riddell, The Times; Paul Routledge, Daily Mirror; Philip Stephens, Financial Times; Simon Walters, The Mail on Sunday.

Interviewer of the Year: Andrew Billen, The Times; Ginny Dougary, The Times; Rebecca Hardy, Daily Mail; Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian; Jan Moir, The Daily Telegraph; Sean O’Hagan, The Observer.

Feature Writer of the Year: Keith Dovkants, Evening Standard; Richard Pendlebury, Daily Mail; Michael Tierney, The Herald; Christine Toomey, Sunday Times Magazine; Ann Treneman, The Times; Graham Turner, The Daily Telegraph.

Foreign Reporter of the Year: Matthew Campbell, The Sunday Times; Robert Fisk, The Independent; Mark Franchetti, The Sunday Times; Suzanne Goldenburg, The Guardian; Sam Kiley, Evening Standard; Ed Vulliamy, The Observer.

Business and Finance Reporter of the Year: Christine Buckley, The Times; Ien Cheng, Lionel Barber, Andrew Hill, Richard Waters, Caroline Daniel, Financial Times; Heather Connon, The Observer; Adrian Michaels and Peter Spiegel, Financial Times; Clinton Manning, Daily Mirror; Jill Treanor and Julia Finch, The Guardian.

Business and Finance Writer of the Year: Alex Brummer, Daily Mail; David Buchan and Tobias Buck, Financial Times; Paul Durman, The Sunday Times; Larry Elliott, The Guardian; Jeff Prestridge, Financial Mail on Sunday; Kate Rankine, The Daily Telegraph.

Showbusiness Reporter of the Year: Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail; Jessica Callan, Daily Mirror; Polly Graham, Sunday Mirror; James Morrison, Independent on Sunday; Victoria Newton, Daily Mail; Sathnam Sanghera, Financial Times.

Columnist of the Year: Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian/Daily Mirror/Jewish Chronicle; Stephen Glover, Daily Mail; Robert Harris, The Daily Telegraph; Peter Hitchens, The Mail on Sunday; Brian Reade, Daily Mirror; Carol Sarler, Daily Express.

Critic of the Year: Nigel Andrews, Financial Times; Michael Billington, The Guardian; Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times; Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph; Jim Shelley, Daily Mirror; Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph.

Young Journalist of the Year: Jon Clements, Daily Mirror; Jack Fairweather, The Daily Telegraph; Hadley Freeman, The Guardian; Johann Hari, freelance; Arthur MacMillan, freelance; Heather Tomlinson, Independent on Sunday.

Specialist Writer of the Year: Andrew Alderson, The Sunday Telegraph; Jonathon Carr-Brown, The Sunday Times; Steve Connor, The Independent; Sarah Ebner, freelance; Jeff Edwards, Daily Mirror; Michael Smith, The Daily Telegraph.

Health Writer of the Year: Severin Carrell, Independent on Sunday; Rachel Ellis, The Mail on Sunday; Celia Hall, The Daily Telegraph; Jeremy Laurance, The Independent; Jill Palmer, Daily Mirror; Sarah-Kate Templeton, Sunday Herald.

Motoring Writer of the Year: Jason Barlow, The Daily Telegraph; Russell Bray, The Mail on Sunday; Jeremy Clarkson, The Sunday Times; Ray Massey, Daily Mail; Giles Smith, The Guardian; David Williams, Evening Standard.

Travel Writer of the Year: Jeremy Atiyah, Independent on Sunday; Frank Barrett, The Mail on Sunday; Simon Calder, The Independent; Ben Mallalieu, The Guardian; Cath Urquhart, The Times; Nigel Tisdall, The Sunday Telegraph.

Food and Drink Writer of the Year: Joanna Blythman, Sunday Herald; Giles Coren, The Times; AA Gill, The Sunday Times; Matthew Norman, The Sunday Telegraph; Jay Rayner, The Observer; Jancis Robinson, Financial Times.

Property Writer of the Year: Ross Clark, The Sunday Telegraph; Hugh Pearman, The Sunday Times; Catherine Pepinster, Independent on Sunday; Hamish Scott, The Daily Telegraph; Anne Spackman, The Times; Jon Stock, The Daily Telegraph.

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