The Guardian has been crowned British Press Awards newspaper of the year.
The award, judged for the first time by an academy of more than 130 senior figures in journalism, recognises the success of the switch to Berliner format. It is, according to the judges “a newspaper package that exudes confidence”.
The event at the Dorchester Hotel saw other notable winners including the Daily Mirror taking scoop of the year for its ‘Cocaine Kate’ expose of Kate Moss, and arch-rival The Sun winning front page of the year with ‘Harry the Nazi’. The Sun’s Oliver Harvey was reporter of the year. In all, nine of the 21 awards went to tabloids.
There were four awards for the Sunday Times (cartoonist, specialist reporter, foreign reporter and feature writer).
Two journalists retained their crowns from last year: the Mirror’s Oliver Holt (sports reporter of the year) and the Sunday Times’s foreign reporter of the year Hala Jaber.
There was also one freelance winner: Edmond Terakopian, whose images from the July 7 London bombings made front pages around the world.
Stephen Moyes for Cocaine Kate Daily Mirror
Hamish McRae The Independent
Victoria Newton The Sun
Lucy Kellaway Financial Times
Observer Food Monthly The Observer
Edmond Terakopian Freelance
Rachel Cooke The Observer
Gerald Scarfe The Sunday Times
Michael Smith The Sunday Times
(The winner of this award also receives a £5,000 travel bursary presented by the Cecil King Memorial Foundation)
Lucy Bannerman The Herald
This is an award for editors, writers or teams of journalists for excellence in popular journalism. It’s given In memory of Hugh Cudlipp and sponsored by the British Journalism Review.
News of the World for ‘What about the Victims’
Hala Jaber The Sunday Times
Note: Hala Jaber also won this award last year.
Tom Jenkins The Guardian
Oliver Holt Daily Mirror
Note: Oliver Holt also won this award last year.
Jay Rayner The Observer
Daily Mirror 7/7 team
Francis Elliott Independent on Sunday
Bryan Appleyard The Sunday Times
Oliver Harvey The Sun
Harry the Nazi The Sun