Press Awards 2012: Times leads the way with 24 nominations - Press Gazette

Press Awards 2012: Times leads the way with 24 nominations

The Times leads the nominations league table at this year’s Press Awards – followed by the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail.

The Times has 24 nominations, The Daily Telegraph has 20 and the Daily Mail has 19, followed by The Sunday Times (17), The Guardian (16), The Daily Mirror (11) and The Independent (11).

There are 29 categories at The Press Awards and winners will be announced at a dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Gate, on Thursday 7 March, 2013.

The awards are organised on behalf of the industry by the Society of Editors. Proceeds will help to fund the Society of Editors’ campaigning for press freedom and the Journalists’ Charity.

Chairman of the judges Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors said: “These really are the best of the best. The judges have faced a huge task studying the rich output from the whole range of Britain’s diverse national newspapers.

"It is also a wonderful privilege because few people can see it all every day or every week. I defy anyone to find a greater range or higher standards of journalism.”

Here is the full shortlist:

Young Journalist of the Year

  • Charlie Cooper, The Independent
  • Andrew Dagnall, Sunday Mirror
  • Rachel Dale, The Sun
  • Katherine Faulkner, Daily Mail
  • Joshi Herrmann, London Evening Standard
  • Courtney Weaver, Financial Times

Business and Finance Journalist of the Year

  • Tim Bergin, Reuters
  • Alex Brummer, Daily Mail
  • Simon Duke, The Sunday Times
  • FT Team Libor, Financial Times
  • Jonathan Guthrie, Financial Times
  • Graeme Wearden, The Guardian

Political Journalist of the Year

  • James Lyons, Daily Mirror
  • Jane  Merrick, The Independent on Sunday
  • Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph
  • Andrew Pierce, Daily Mail
  • Andrew Sparrow, The Guardian
  • Simon Walters, The Mail on Sunday

Foreign Reporter of the Year

  • Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, The Guardian
  • Jamil Anderlini, Financial Times
  • David Blair, The Daily Telegraph
  • Marie Colvin, The Sunday Times
  • Hala Jaber, The Sunday Times
  • Barbara Jones, The Mail on Sunday

Showbiz Reporter of the Year

  • Matthew Garrahan, Financial Times
  • Mark Jefferies, Daily Mirror
  • Clemmie Moody, Daily Mirror
  • Will Payne, Sunday Mirror
  • Gordon Smart, The Sun
  • Richard White, The Sun

Sports Journalist of the Year

  • Neil Ashton, Daily Mail
  • Mike Atherton, The Times
  • Simon Barnes, The Times
  • Ian Herbert, The Independent
  • David Walsh, The Sunday Times
  • Richard Williams, The Guardian

Specialist Journalist of the Year

  • Simon Calder, The Independent
  • Richard Garner, The Independent
  • Robert Hardman, Daily Mail
  • Sean Rayment, The Sunday Telegraph
  • Robert Verkaik, The Mail on Sunday
  • Gaby Wood, The Daily Telegraph

Feature Writer of the Year – BROADSHEET

  • John Arlidge, The Sunday Times
  • Mick Brown, The Daily Telegraph
  • Elizabeth Day, The Observer
  • Tanya Gold, The Sunday Times
  • Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian
  • David James Smith, The Sunday Times

Feature Writer of the Year – POP

  • Paul Bracchi, Daily Mail
  • Robert Hardman, Daily Mail
  • David Jones, Daily Mail
  • Andrew Malone, Daily Mail
  • Tom Parry, Daily Mirror
  • David Rose, The Mail on Sunday

Interviewer of the Year – BROADSHEET

  • Timothy Adams, The Observer
  • Decca Aitkenhead, The Guardian
  • Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times
  • Lynn Barber, The Sunday Times
  • Camilla Long, The Sunday Times
  • Alice Thomson and Rachel Sylvester, The Times

Interviewer of the Year – POP

  • Nick Curtis, London Evening Standard
  • Andrew Dagnall, The Sunday Mirror
  • Jenny Johnston, Daily Mail
  • David Lowe, The Sun
  • Alun Palmer, Daily Mirror
  • Elizabeth Sanderson, The Mail on Sunday

Columnist of the Year- BROADSHEET

  • David Aaronovitch, The Times
  • Camilla Cavendish, The Times
  • Dominic Lawson, The Independent
  • Caitlin Moran, The Times
  • Peter Oborne, The Daily Telegraph
  • Allison Pearson, The Daily Telegraph

Columnist of the Year – POP

  • Craig Brown, Daily Mail
  • Jeremy Clarkson, The Sun
  • Trevor Kavanagh, The Sun
  • Richard Littlejohn, Daily Mail
  • Jane Moore, The Sun
  • Tony Parsons, Daily Mirror

Critic of the Year

  • Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
  • Craig Brown, The Mail on Sunday
  • Grace Dent, The Independent
  • A A Gill, The Sunday Times
  • Will Hodgkinson, The Times
  • Clive James, The Daily Telegraph

Photographer of the Year

  • Andy Hooper, Daily Mail
  • Toby Melville, Reuters
  • Phil Noble, Reuters
  • Heathcliff O’Malley, The Daily Telegraph
  • Tom Pilston, The Times
  • Stefan Rousseau, PA

Sports Photographer of the Year

  • David Davies, PA
  • Andy Hooper, Daily Mail
  • Owen Humphreys, PA
  • Tom Jenkins, The Guardian
  • Mark Pain, The Mail on Sunday
  • Richard Pelham, The Sun

Cartoonist of the Year

  • Steve Bell, The Guardian
  • Peter Brookes, The Times
  • Dave Brown, The Independent
  • Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor, The Daily Telegraph
  • Matt Pritchett, The Daily Telegraph
  • Chris Riddell, The Observer

Supplement of the Year

  • Daily Telegraph Review, The Daily Telegraph
  • FT Weekend Magazine, Financial Times
  • Independent Magazine, The Independent
  • Observer Food Monthly, The Observer
  • The Times Magazine, The Times
  • YOU Magazine, The Mail on Sunday

The Digital Award

  • Mail Online
  • Guardian Interactive Team
  • The Daily Telegraph Sports Team
  • The Times

Best of Humour

  • Craig Brown, Daily Mail
  • Giles Coren, The Times
  • Victoria Coren, The Observer
  • Caitlin Moran, The Times
  • Hugo Rifkind, The Times
  • Ann Treneman, The Times

Scoop of the Year   

  • PM left his daughter, 8, down pub – Emily Ashton, The Sun
  • Cash for Cameron – Insight, The Sunday Times
  • Foster couple lose children for being members of UKIP-Sam Marsden, The Daily Telegraph
  • The Tax Avoiders – Alexi Mostrous and Fay Schlesinger, The Times
  • Baby girls aborted, no questions asked – Claire Newell and Holly Watt, The Daily Telegraph
  • Plebgate – Tom Newton Dunn, The Sun

Front Page of the Year

  • ‘Look at all those people’, Daily Mirror
  • ‘Going for Gold’, The Daily Telegraph
  • ‘Hillsborough’, The Independent
  • ‘Happy and Glorious!’, The Independent on Sunday
  • ‘History Man’, The Sunday Telegraph
  • ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’, The Times

News Reporter of the Year

  • Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, The Sunday Times
  • Ian Cobain, The Guardian
  • Claire Newell and Holly Watt, The Daily Telegraph
  • Alexi Mostrous, The Times
  • Andrew Norfolk, The Times
  • David Walsh, The Sunday Times

Cudlipp Award

  • Daily Mail: Gary McKinnon campaign
  • Daily Mirror: Hillsborough
  • Daily Mirror: Payday loans campaign
  • The Independent: Sex for Fees investigation
  • The Sunday Post: Puzzle firm expose
  • The Times: Cities Fit for Cycling campaign

News team of the Year

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

Sports team of the Year

  • Daily Mirror
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • Sunday Mirror
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times

Production and Design Team

  • i
  • London Evening Standard
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • The Independent
  • The Times

Newspaper of the Year

  • Daily Mail
  • London Evening Standard
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times




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