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National Press Awards 2018: Shortlist Announced

Shortlists for the National Press Awards, celebrating the best of UK national journalism, were announced last week.

National Press Awards 2018: Shortlist Announced
Winners will be announced on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

The National Press Awards for 2018, organised by the Society of Editors, recognise reporters and correspondents, commentators, columnists, cartoonists, designers, photographers, scoops, investigations and campaigns. The awards culminate with the News Website of the Year and Newspaper and Sunday Newspaper of the Year titles.

There are 39 categories including the Journalists’ Charity Award, the Cudlipp Award for campaign of the year and the Georgina Henry Prize for Innovation, in memory of the former deputy editor of The Guardian and founding member of Women in Journalism. A shortlist for the Georgina Henry Prize for Innovation will be announced separately.

Winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

This year’s awards will be presented by BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Emma Barnett.

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

Sponsors for the awards include Camelot which has supported the Society of Editors since 2001, Google, Cision, Amazon Prime Video, EY, Wiggin, the Wellcome Trust, Press Association, Luther Pendragon, No 1 Lounges, Journalists’ Charity and the British Journalism Review.

The awards are also supported by the Cecil King Foundation which funds the Young Journalist of the Year to undertake a project up to the value of £5,000.

Ian Murray, chairman of the judges and Executive Director of the Society of Editors said: “Once again the British Press has proven that it is simply the best in the world by the sheer breadth and depth of the entries for these awards. The awards night itself, this year to be held on April 2, is rightly considered the time when the Press shows off its talent to the world.”

The Shortlist:

Individual Awards

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Supported by Cecil King Foundation

Chloe Cornish, Financial Times

Henry Zeffman, The Times

Laura Hughes, Financial Times

Rebecca Myers, The Sunday Times

Richard Holmes, BuzzFeed UK

Tom Payne, Daily Mail

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by EY

Graham Ruddick, The Times

Jeff Prestridge, The Mail on Sunday

John Gapper, Financial Times

Madison Marriage and Matthew Garrahan, Financial Times

Rob Davies, The Guardian

Simon Goodley, The Guardian

POLITICAL REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Alex Wickham, BuzzFeed UK

Glen Owen, The Mail on Sunday

Laura Hughes, Financial Times

Steven Swinford, The Daily Telegraph

Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times

Tom Newton Dunn, The Sun

POLITICAL COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR

Jack Blanchard, Politico

Marina Hyde, The Guardian

Matthew Parris, The Times

Rachel Sylvester, The Times

Stephen Bush, i

Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times

FOREIGN REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Anthony Loyd, The Times

Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times

Ian Birrell, The Mail on Sunday

Larisa Brown, Daily Mail

Martin Chulov, The Guardian and The Observer

Richard Spencer, The Times

SCIENCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Wellcome Trust

Hannah Devlin, The Guardian

Oliver Moody, The Times

Pilita Clark, Financial Times

Robin McKie, The Observer

Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph

Victoria Allen and Tom Kelly, Daily Mail

HEALTH JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Caroline Wheeler, The Sunday Times

Chris Smyth, The Times

Hannah Jane Parkinson, The Guardian

Ian Birrell, The Mail on Sunday

Laura Donnelly, The Daily Telegraph

Sophie Borland, Daily Mail

FASHION JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Anna Murphy, The Times

Bethan Holt, The Daily Telegraph

Claudia Winkleman, The Sunday Times, Style

Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian

Jo Ellison, Financial Times

Lisa Armstrong, The Daily Telegraph

TECHNOLOGY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer

Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times Magazine

Hugo Rifkind, The Times

John Thornhill, Financial Times

Louise Lucas, Financial Times

Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times

ENVIRONMENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times

Leslie Hook, Financial Times

Matthew Taylor, The Guardian

Pilita Clark, Financial Times

Robin McKie, The Observer

Tom Parry, Daily Mirror

TRAVEL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by No1 Lounges

Ben Clatworthy, The Times

Chris Haslam, The Sunday Times

Duncan Craig, The Sunday Times

Nick Trend, The Telegraph

Ruaridh Nicoll, Financial Times

Tom Robbins, Financial Times

SPECIALIST JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

David Willetts, The Sun

Frances Ryan, The Guardian

Robert Booth, The Guardian

Robert Mendick, The Daily Telegraph

Sanchez Manning, The Mail on Sunday

Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times

REPORTING DIVERSITY AWARD

Sponsored by Penny Appeal

Bias in Britain, The Guardian

Patrick Strudwick, BuzzFeed UK

Pink News Team, PinkNews

Rosamund Urwin, The Sunday Times

Shehab Khan, The Independent

Women in Sport, The Telegraph

SHOWBIZ REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Andy Halls, The Sun

Chrissy Iley, The Sunday Times Magazine

Clemmie Moodie, The Sun on Sunday

Grant Tucker, The Sunday Times

Jonathan Dean, The Sunday Times

Katie Hind, The Mail on Sunday

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Amazon Prime Video

Daniel Taylor, The Guardian

Jeremy Wilson, The Daily Telegraph

Jonathan Liew, The Independent

Matt Lawton, Daily Mail

Oliver Holt, The Mail on Sunday

Paul Hayward, The Daily Telegraph

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR – POP

Caroline Graham, The Mail on Sunday

Chrissy Iley, Daily Mail

Jan Moir, Daily Mail

Jane Moore, The Sun

Rebecca Hardy, Daily Mail

Tom Newton Dunn, The Sun

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Andrew Billen, The Times

Decca Aitkenhead, The Sunday Times Magazine

Miranda Sawyer, The Observer

Polly Vernon, The Times

Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian

Sophie Heawood, The Observer Magazine

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – POP

Brian Reade, Daily Mirror

Deborah James, The Sun

Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

Jane Moore, The Sun

Liz Jones, The Mail on Sunday

Sarah Vine, Daily Mail

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Bryony Gordon, The Daily Telegraph

Celia Walden, The Daily Telegraph

Deborah Ross, The Times

Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times

Janice Turner, The Times

Matthew Parris, The Times

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR – POP

David Cohen, Evening Standard

David Rose, The Mail on Sunday

Ian Birrell, The Mail on Sunday

Richard Pendlebury, Daily Mail

Ros Wynne-Jones, Daily Mirror

Sarah Oliver, The Mail on Sunday

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Eleanor Steafel, The Telegraph

Guy Kelly, The Telegraph

Holly Baxter, The Independent

Josh Glancy, The Sunday Times Magazine

Mick Brown, The Telegraph

Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times

CRITIC OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by No1 Lounges

Craig Brown, The Mail on Sunday

Deborah Ross, The Mail on Sunday

Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine

Giles Coren, The Times

Grace Dent, The Guardian

Miranda Sawyer, The Observer

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Charlotte Graham, The Daily Telegraph

Danny Lawson, Press Association

Hannah McKay, Reuters

Jane Barlow, Press Association

Peter Macdiarmid, London News Pictures

Rowan Griffiths, Daily Mirror

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Andy Hooper, Daily Mail

Bradley Ormesher, The Times

Graham Chadwick, Daily Mail

Jeremy Selwyn, Evening Standard

Mike Egerton, Press Association

Richard Pelham, The Sun

CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Ben Jennings, i

Chris Riddell, The Observer

Jonathan Pugh, Daily Mail

Matt Pritchett, The Telegraph

Morten Morland, The Times and The Sunday Times

Nick Newman, The Sunday Times

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Cision

Financial Times, Presidents Club

The Mail on Sunday, Meghan’s Dad staged photos

The Observer, Cambridge Analytica Files

The Sun, That’s Not Justice

The Daily Telegraph, #MeToo Businessman Scandal

The Times, Oxfam staff paid Haiti survivors for sex

SCOOP: POPULAR LIFE

Daily Mail, Doctors cashing in on illegal designer IVF babies

Daily Mirror, Revealed: Who stole the Jules Rimet Trophy

Daily Mirror, TV star Jamie in spitting storm

The Mail on Sunday, Meghan’s Dad Staged photos

The Sun on Sunday, Ant’s new love

The Sun, My Babs has Alzheimer’s

INVESTIGATION OF THE YEAR

Financial Times, Presidents Club

Sunday Mirror, Telford Sex Abuse Scandal

The Guardian, Windrush

The Observer, Cambridge Analytica Files

The Daily Telegraph, #MeToo Businessman Scandal

The Times, Oxfam staff paid Haiti survivors for sex

SPORTS NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR

Daily Mail, £250K-a-club whip round for Scudamore!

Evening Standard, Wembley for Sale

The Sunday Times, Qatar sabotaged World Cup rivals with black ops campaign

The Daily Telegraph, Lehmann to quit over dirty tricks

The Times, Historic Vote set to approve video referees

The Times, PRL Sale to CVC partners

NEWS REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Amelia Gentleman, The Guardian

Claire Newell, The Daily Telegraph

Emily Dugan, BuzzFeed UK

Madison Marriage, Financial Times

Sean O’Neill, The Times

Sian Boyle, Daily Mail

Team awards

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

Femail, Daily Mail

Homes and Property, Evening Standard

Life and Arts, Financial Times

T2, The Times

The New Review, The Observer

Weekend, The Times

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Stella, The Telegraph

Sunday Times Culture

The Telegraph Magazine

The Times Magazine

Weekend, The Guardian

You Magazine, Mail on Sunday

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

Daily Mail, Corbyn’s Wreath at Graves of Munich Terrorists

i , Tory Party leaders turn against Boris

The Guardian, Lives of Grenfell Tower

The Observer, Revealed: 50m Facebook files taken

The Telegraph, The British #Me Too Scandal

The Times, Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti survivors for sex

THE CUDLIPP AWARD – CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Supported by The British Journalism Review

Change the Law for Life, Daily Mirror

Dark Factories, Financial Times

Family Matters & No-fault Divorce, The Times

Locked Up for Autism, The Mail on Sunday

Stop the Gambling, The Daily Mail

Windrush, The Guardian

NEWS WEBSITE

Sponsored by Google

BuzzFeed UK

HuffPost UK

The Guardian

The Sun

The Telegraph

The Times and The Sunday Times

DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Camelot

Daily Mail

Daily Mirror

The Guardian

The Sun

The Daily Telegraph

The Times

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Camelot

Sun on Sunday

Sunday Mirror

The Mail on Sunday

The Observer

The Sunday Telegraph

The Sunday Times