The Mail on Sunday was last night named national newspaper of the year at the Society of Editors Press Awards for 2015 last night.
The judges said: "It continues to be a great product that produces landmark stories…It is always entertaining with hard-hitting exclusives and fantastic columnists. It is guaranteed to produce a marmalade-dropper."
It was also the biggest overall winner picking up seven prizes in total including scoop of the year for "Blood money: How Thomas Cook demanded – and won – £3.5 million payout – TEN times as much as parents got – after children's Corfu villa gas deaths… to help protect its image".
A special chairman's award went to The Independent (which closes at the end of this week), The Independent on Sunday (which closed on Sunday) and the i (which lives on under new ownership).
Pictured below are editors Amol Rajan, Lisa Markwell and Oliver Duff with Bob Satchwell and awards host Nick Ferrari (picture: Society of Editors)
Chairman of judges Bob Satchwell said: "The Indie was a brave innovation, as was its sister Sunday.
"The i proved so many soothsayers wrong. Five years on it has proved something of a driving force. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery especially when some have dispatched print into the history books. Let’s hope the i‘s success is mirrored elsewhere."
Scoop of the year went to the Mail on Sunday for:"Blood money: How Thomas Cook demanded – and won – £3.5 million payout – TEN times as much as parents got – after children's Corfu villa gas deaths… to help protect its image."
Front page of the year went to The Sun for: BUSTED: Cops probe peer's hookerdrug romp."
Full list of winners
Young Journalist of the Year
Tom Rowley of the Daily Telegraph
Business and Finance Journalist
Richard Milne of the Financial Times
Political Journalist of the Year
Rachel Sylvester of The Times
Foreign Reporter of the Year
Ian Birrell of The Mail on Sunday
Science and Health Journalist of the Year
ShowBiz Reporter of the Year
Nicola Methven of the Daily Mirror
Sports Journalist of the Year
Matthew Syed of The Times
Specialist Journalist of the Year
Dan Jones of The Sun
Interviewer of the Year: Popular
Cole Moreton of The Mail on Sunday
Interviewer of the Year: Broadsheet
Camilla Long of The Sunday Times
Feature Writer of the Year: Popular
Guy Adams of the Daily Mail
Feature Writer of the Year: Broadsheet
Martin Fletcher of The Times
Columnist of the Year: Popular
Columnist of the Year: Broadsheet
Dominic Lawson of The Sunday Times
Critic of the Year
Marina O’Loughlin of The Guardian
Photographer of the Year
Manu Brabo of The Sunday Times
Sports Photographer of the Year
Tom Jenkins of The Guardian
Cartoonist of the Year
Morten Morland of The Times
Scoop of the Year
Mail on Sunday for Blood Money
News Reporter of the Year
David Rose of The Mail on Sunday
The Digital Innovation Award
Website of the Year
Front page of the Year
Busted by The Sun
Supplement of the Year
The Guardian Weekend Magazine
Sports Team of the Year
News Team of the Year
The Mail on Sunday
The Cudlipp Award
The Daily Mail for is expose of the "bullying tactics and unscrupulous behavior of some major charities"
Journalists’ Charity Award
Irish ambassador Dan Mulhall
The Georgina Henry Women in Journalism Prize for Innovation
The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and the i
Newspaper of the Year
The Mail on Sunday