Kidnapped Johnston on Press Club's shortlist

The London Press Club has announced the shortlist for its annual awards, to be presented on 10 May.

The nominees include Alan Johnston, the BBC journalist kidnapped in Gaza, who has been shortlisted as broadcaster of the year.

The nominees for daily newspaper of the year are the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph. Sunday newspaper nominees are The Mail on Sunday, The Observer and The Sunday Times.

Stephen Moyes of the Daily Mirror is shortlisted for scoop of the year for his story on John Prescott's affair. Also nominated are Jeff Randall (Daily Telegraph) for Michael Grade's move to ITV and Sarah Sands (Daily Mail) for "British army chief says quit Iraq".

On the list for business journalist of the year are Andrew Hill (Financial Times), Jeremy Warner (The Independent) and Ian King (The Sun).

Broadcast journalist of the year nominees are Alan Johnston (BBC), Dorothy Byrne (Channel 4) and Martin Brunt (Sky News).

Graham Hiscott (Daily Express) is nominated for consumer journalist of the year alongside Sean Poulter (Daily Mail) and Martin Hickman (The Independent).

The awards are decided by a committee of 11 judges which includes: Daily Mail managing editor Robin Esser, British Journalism Review editor Bill Hagerty and Mish Tullar, director of media relations for main sponsor British Gas.

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