About this event

The British Journalism Awards for public interest journalism will be held on December 10 at the Hilton Bankside in central London.
Launched in 2012, this event is unique among the major journalism prizes in the UK in that it is open to all journalists working across all types of media.
Created partly as a response to the hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry, these awards aim to celebrate and promote great journalism which is both interesting to the public AND in the public interest.
Last year the winners ranged from the Guardian’s Amelia Gentleman who collected the Journalist of the Year award for her reporting on the Windrush scandal to Buzzfeed LGBT editor Patrick Strudwick who took the Specialist Journalism prize.
The 50+ British Journalism Awards judges include 11 former national newspaper editors and are chosen for their experience and expertise. The judges are chaired by Press Gazette editor-in-chief Dominic Ponsford.
The British Journalism Awards has grown every year since it was first held at Stationers' Hall in the City of London six years ago. It is now a drinks reception, three-course dinner and awards ceremony.
Last year the award attracted nearly 500 entries from every major national news organisation in the UK.
Ponsford said: “The British Journalism Awards is an event which is unashamedly idealistic in its aims, but this doesn’t mean that great popular journalism won’t be recognised.
"On the contrary, this event is as much about celebrating sensational journalism in the mould of that promoted by the Daily Mirror’s Hugh Cudlipp as it is about recognising high-minded investigations of the sort pursued by the Sunday Times Insight Team under Harold Evans.
“Crucially, the British Journalism Awards will recognise the best journalists of the year regardless of the medium they work on – be it print, online or broadcasting."
For information about sponsorship, please contact commercial manager Kalpesh Vadher at kalpesh.vadher@pressgazette.co.uk or +44 207 406 6738.
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Categories and Shortlists

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    **NEW** Anti-corruption Journalism - sponsored by:

    Arguably journalism's greatest role in society is helping to keep our institutions honest by highlighting corruption in local and national government, public authorities and business. This new category is aimed at any journalism which fulfills this purpose. Please submit up to three examples of work along with a supporting statement of up to 300 words. The judges are looking for work which is revelatory, which displays journalistic skill and rigour and which makes a difference.

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    **NEW** Aerospace, Defence and Security - sponsored by:

    This award is for the journalism which has done the most to shine a light on the aerospace and defence industry (including the burgeoning field of cybersecurity). Judges are looking for work which is revelatory, probing and which makes a difference for the better in society. Up to three articles, or short video clips should be submitted or one full-length documentary. Team entrie are accepted.

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    Arts & Entertainment

    For the journalist who has done the most to probe and investigate the worlds of showbiz, the arts and entertainment. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Tom Bryant – Daily Mirror

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    Business, Finance and Economics - sponsored by:

    For the journalist who has done the most to probe and investigate the world of business. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Rob Davies – Guardian News & Media

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    Campaign of the Year

    For the series of articles, broadcasts or digital project which has done the most to make a difference in society and serve the public interest. You cannot enter the same work in the Campaign and Investigation categories. Judges will be looking for evidence of a campaign’s impact, originality, bravery, skill of execution and at how journalism has been used to further the campaign’s objectives. For print/online entries, please provide up to five examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to five clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Highly commended: Join the hospital help force – Daily Mail (Kate Pickles)

    2019 Winner: Helen’s Law – Daily Mirror (Fiona Duffy and Louie Smith)

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    Comment Journalism

    This category recognises the best comment journalist of the year. The judges are looking for the most incisive comment which has brought new ideas and thinking to bear when discussing a matter of public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Highly commended: Clare Dwyer Hogg – Financial Times

    2019 Winner: Marina Hyde – Guardian News & Media

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    Crime and legal affairs

    This category is for the best journalism covering crime, courts and the law. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Steve Swann, Thomas Mackintosh, Tom Symonds, Danny Shaw, Wesley Stephenson, Jodi Law and David Brown – BBC News

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    Features

    This award is for the best features journalist of the year. It rewards excellent journalism on a matter of public interest which could be descriptive or of a human interest nature and shows evidence of fine writing. This category is not intended for investigations or comment. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Highly commended: Chris Cook – Tortoise

    2019 Winner: Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle – Guardian News & Media

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    Foreign Affairs

    For the journalist working for a UK audience, whose reports from overseas have done the most to serve the public interest. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Highly commended: Anthony Loyd – The Times

    2019 Winner: Robin Barnwell – ITV Exposure/Hardcash Productions

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    Health and Life Sciences Journalism

    This category is for journalists who cover health and life sciences industries. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Deborah Cohen – BBC Newsnight

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    Innovation - sponsored by:

    This category is for the best journalism innovation of the year. The judges are looking for a project which brings new information to light on a matter of public interest either directly or indirectly by creating a new stream of revenue. Innovative digital storytelling can be submitted in this category but it is also open to print and broadcast work. Suitable entries could include: • A new editorial product or method of storytelling which has found a new audience • An innovative way of investigating a story • A paywall or other commercial strategy which helps to pay for journalism. Please provide supporting statement of up to 500 words. For print/online entries please submit up to five supporting articles. Broadcasters should submit up to five clips or one entire programme to support their entry. This innovation should either have been launched between September 1 2018 and September 30 2019 or have borne fruit in that time period.

    2019 Winner:

    ThinkIn – Tortoise

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    Interviewer of the Year

    For the journalist who has done the most to bring new information to light through interviews. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Decca Aitkenhead – The Sunday Times

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    Investigation of the Year - sponsored by:

    This award is for the most incisive and revelatory public interest investigation of the year. The judges will be looking for work which is compelling and which brings significant new information to light on a matter of public interest. You cannot enter the same work in the Campaign and Investigation categories. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to five examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to five clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Highly commended: Robin Barnwell and ITV Exposure/Hardcash Productions

    2019 Winner: Claire Newell, Telegraph Investigation Team – The Telegraph

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    Journalist of the year - sponsored by:

    This award is for the journalist who, more than any other, deserves recognition for their outstanding individual performance over the year. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to five examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to five clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Robin Barnwell

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    Local Journalism

    This category is for the best journalism at a local and regional level. It is open to local newspapers, websites and broadcast outlets. Those working for news outlets aimed at a national audience cannot enter this category. Journalists can enter this category as individuals or teams. They may want to highlight one particular project, investigation, campaign or a linked series of news stories. The judges are looking for work which has done the most to bring new information to light on a matter of public interest and for journalism which has made a difference for the better at a local level. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Adam Cantwell-Corn, Matt Woodman, Will Franklin and Alon Aviram – The Bristol Cable

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    Marie Colvin

    This category was launched in memory of the late Sunday Times foreign correspondent Marie Colvin who was killed reporting on the plight of people in the besieged Syrian city of Homs in 2012. It is free to enter and anyone can make a nomination. This award particularly seeks to recognise up-and-coming journalists – ‘a future Marie Colvin in the making’, as one of the judges put it. The judges are looking for a journalist who has raised the reputation of journalism and journalists through their efforts to bear witness to events in the way that Colvin did. Please submit a supporting statement and up to five examples of work which can be either from the last year or over a longer time period.

    2019 Winner:

    Josie Ensor – The Telegraph

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    New Journalist of the Year

    This award is for a relative newcomer to the industry (who may have worked in other jobs before) and has been a journalist for fewer than 36 months. The judges will be looking for work which is compelling and which brings significant new information to light on a matter of public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Paul Caruana Galizia – Tortoise

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    News Provider of the Year

    For the news organisation which has done the most to provide journalism that is both interesting to the public and in the public interest. This category is open to newspapers, magazines, websites and broadcast outlets. News channels, news agencies and particular broadcast journalism strands are all eligible. The award will recognise a news provider that has excelled in terms of serving the public interest and bringing new information to light. The judges are looking for a news provider which stands out because of the quality of its investigative journalism and ability to break news on matters of public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to ten examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to ten clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Highly commended: The Guardian

    2019 Winner: Financial Times

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    Photojournalism

    For the photographer whose work has done the most to serve the public interest. Please submit up to three photos (as jpeg files). Entrants can also provide PDFs of the images as they appeared in print or online. There is a six-file limit per entry. Please also include a supporting statement of up to 500 words.

    2019 Winner:

    Javier Fergo

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    Politics Journalism

    This category is for the best politics journalism published in any format aimed at a mainly UK audience. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Jim Pickard, Robert Shrimsley, Jonathan Ford, Chris Giles, Delphine Strauss and Sebastian Payne – Financial Times

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    Science Journalism

    This award is for journalists who cover science and the environment. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Highly commended: Tom Warren and Katie J.M. Baker – Buzzfeed

    2019 Winner: Nada Farhoud – Daily Mirror

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    Scoop of the Year

    This is the prize for the best story of the year (news providers can enter only one story for this award). The judges are looking for work which had an impact, brought new information to light and served the public interest. Please include a supporting statement of up 500 words. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner: Anthony Loyd – The Times

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    Specialist Journalism

    This category is aimed at specialist and trade publications. Specialist journalists working in other media can enter if they are not covered by one of the other categories. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    John Dickens – Schools Week

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    Sports Journalism

    This is for the sports journalist who has done the most to investigate the world of sport and serve the public interest. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Highly commended: Mark Daly – BBC Panorama

    2019 Highly commended: Matt Lawton – The Times / Daily Mail

    2019 Winners: Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott – Sunday Times Insight

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    Technology Journalism - sponsored by:

    For the journalist who has done the most over the course of the year to investigate the world of technology. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2018 and 30 September 2019 and aimed at a UK audience.

    2019 Winner:

    Mehul Srivastava – Financial Times

Judges

Meet the judges

Kurt Barling

Middlesex University Professor, writer and broadcaster

Giles Barrie

Giles is a former Editor-In-Chief of Property Week who started in journalism at its predecessor Estates Times in 1988. He has also worked as News Editor at the architects’ paper Building Design and as Deputy Editor at Building magazine. During his time at Property Week he led the brand to the Professional Publishers Association Weekly Magazine of the Year award in 2007 and 2009 and to the PPA Business Media Brand of the Year title in 2012. He also led propertyweek.com to the Association of Online Publishers’ Editorial Team of the Year title in 2010 and the Business Website of the Year title in 2012. Giles was later named PPA Business Editor of the Year in 2009, and British Society of Magazine Editors Business Editor of the Year in 2012. Since joining FTI Consulting in 2013 he has worked on a number of corporate and financial PR briefs, focused on the built environment.

Luke Blair

LUKE BLAIR, VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Heather Brooke

Journalism professor and Freedom of Information campaigner

Paul Charman

Freelance journalist and media consultant

Peter Cole

Emeritus professor of journalism at Sheffield University

Martin Couzins

Martin is the director of B2B content and communications agency Itsdevelopmental Ltd, which he set up after 17 years of working in business journalism at Reed Business Information.

Michael Crozier

Michael Crozier is Editorial Director of Crozier Associates

Ralph Cunningham

Ralph Cunningham is a freelance editor and writer, and the director of the Hong Kong-based Sands Street Media Limited

Polly Curtis

Editor/Partner at Tortoise Media, former editor-in-chief of Huffpost UK

John Dale

In a career spanning 50 years John Dale pioneered citizen journalism through a new genre of award-winning magazines such as Take a Break. He is the author of 24 Hours In Journalism, worked for two decades on national newspapers and, more recently, founded the internet-based Brentford TV, the UK's first constituency TV channel.

Brian Flyn

Brian Flynn is a former investigations editor of The Sun.

Neil Fowler

Former editor of Which?, the Toronto Sun and four UK regional daily newspapers

Karen Fowler-Watt

Dr Karen Fowler-Watt is a former senior BBC journalist, who worked for news and current affairs programmes The World at One and PM, as well as in the field; in the Middle East, covering the first Gulf War, in Moscow and in the US. Now, as a senior academic at Bournemouth University, she is engaged in reflection on issues associated with journalism, with the aim of seeking best practices. Her research focuses on empathy in reporting conflict, trauma awareness in journalism education and marginalised voices. She works closely with Global Voices and she is currently co-investigator for a funded project working with children affected by the civil conflict in Colombia and another on fake news and media literacy.

Alan Geere

Alan Geere’s 40-year career in newspaper management

Liz Gerard

Former night editor of The Times with 40 years experience in journalism - author of the SubScribe blog.

Rod Gilchrist

Former Mail on Sunday deputy editor Rod Gilchrist has more than 50 years experience in journalism.

Mike Gilson

Michael Gilson is a former newspaper editor of 20 years standing. His titles include the Belfast Telegraph, The Scotsman, The News, Portsmouth and The Argus, Brighton. In 2014 he was the Northern Ireland Journalist of the Year and his newspapers have been regular award-winners. He has also served on the former Press Complaints Commission code committee for six years until 2009 and was a director of the Regulatory Funding Company which oversees IPSO. He is also an associate fellow at the School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex and is studying for an MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. He still writes on journalism for academic journals. He is now a communications director working for, among others Greater Brighton and Adur and Worthing Councils.

Leon Hawthorne

Leon Hawthorne is a journalist, broadcaster, erstwhile TV executive and consultant on digital content strategy for newspaper and magazine groups.

Lindsey Hilsum

Lindsey Hilsum is the International Editor of Channel 4 News, and the author of a forthcoming book

Christopher Hird

Former editor of The Sunday Times Insight Team and of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Stephen Jukes

Stephen Jukes is Professor of Journalism at Bournemouth University's School of Journalism, English & Communication.

Dr Paul Lashmar

Dr Paul Lashmar is Deputy Head of Journalism at City, University of London

Robin Latchem

Robin joined Emap in 2008, initially as digital editor with Local Government Chronicle. In 2011

Geoffrey Lean

Environmental journalist. Formerly Yorkshire Post, Observer, Independent on Sunday and Daily Telegraph

Anthony Longden

Anthony Longden has been a journalist for 36 years

John Mair

Former BBC producer and editor of 10 books on journalism

Gren Manuel

Gren Manuel is formerly executive editor for Europe for the Wall Street Journal and editor of Financial News.

Freddy Mayhew

Editor of Press Gazette who started his career in local news

Rob McGibbon

Writer Rob McGibbon has been freelancing across the national titles since 1990. He is most noted for his in-depth celebrity interviews and is currently a regular contributor to The Sunday Times Magazine.

Simon Middelboe

After more than 30 years in B2B media, as a reporter, editor and then publisher, Simon Middelboe now runs his own consulting firm, Unicorn Digital Media, in the main helping publishers create more valuable, paid-for content propositions.

Robin Morgan

CEO and founder of Iconic Images

Vincent Moss

Former Sunday Mirror political editor with 25 years experience in senior editorial positions on national and regional titles, including Mail on Sunday & Bristol Post.

Ian Murray

Ian Murray is an award-winning journalist with almost 40-years’ experience in newsrooms and working with the British media.

Dawn Neesom

Columnist and broadcaster. Her editorship of the Daily Star editor made her the longest serving female national newspaper editor.

Sam Ogle

A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sam Ogle began his journalistic career on the Belfast Telegraph evening newspaper at the height of the IRA bombing campaign in the 1970s. At that time, and in those circumstances, there was no shortage of hard news to be covered. Later, he plied his trade for four years as an expatriate in the Ivory Coast followed by two years in Senegal and two in New York. Now resident in London, he edited Think Law magazine before specialising for the last thirteen years in the automotive logistics and supply chain industry. He has been editor of several automotive publications and, for the last six-and-a-half years, Automotive Purchasing & Supply Chain. He has moderated, and taken part in, panel discussions at automotive conferences in the UK, the USA, Russia, Turkey, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Mexico.

Iain Overton

Iain Overton is the Executive Director of Action on Armed Violence, and an investigative journalist. Having worked in over two dozen conflict zones, and a former BBC and ITN journalist, Overton’s human rights reporting has been awarded a Peabody Award, two Amnesty Awards, and a BAFTA Scotland among others. He was an executive producer on both Dispatches and Panorama and was the founding editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He has also written for the Guardian, the LA Times, Open Democracy, the Independent and the Huffington Post. He has been a lecturer in investigative journalism at a number of UK universities, including Birkbeck. His first book - Gun Baby Gun - was published in the UK in April, 2015 and was shortlisted for a Golden Dagger Award. His second book The Price of Paradise – how suicide bombers have helped shaped the modern world – was published in April, 2019.

Dominic Ponsford

Editor-in-chief of Press Gazette and chairman of the judges

Paul Reeve

Director of CSR and Communications, ECA

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan is the media director of Save the Children

Fergus Shanahan

Fergus Shanahan is a former deputy editor and executive editor of The Sun.

Jane Singer

Professor of Journalism Innovation at City University London

Becky Slack

Becky Slack has spent most of her career writing for, and editing, specialist titles, ranging from charity sector trade magazines through to B2B supplements for publications, such as the New Statesman, Guardian and Independent.

Jon Slattery

Independent Media blogger/freelance Journalist

Moira Sleight

Moira Sleight is Editor and Publisher of the Methodist Recorder weekly national newspaper and a Board member of both the Society of Editors and the London Press Club.

Hannah Stevenson

Hannah used to be a Copywriter and Award’s Editorial Manager for AI Global Media, a specialist B2B publishing house whose titles include Acquisition International Magazine, Wealth & Finance International and SME News.

Jeremy Thompson

Jeremy Thompson is one of the UK’s most experienced and acclaimed TV newsmen. He started as a journalist in newspapers and went on to spend over 40 years in network TV news with the BBC, ITN and Sky News, reporting from every corner of the world. He ran bureaux in Asia, Africa and America, covering many of the most important news stories of our times, including Tiananmen Square, the election of Nelson Mandela, 9/11, two Gulf Wars, the Balkan conflict, the Genocide in Rwanda, the War on Terror and the Indian Ocean Tsunami. He became Sky’s early evening news anchor and pioneered presenting from the frontline for nearly two decades, winning many accolades, including three Emmys, three BAFTAs and the Royal Television Society’s Presenter of the Year Award. Jeremy recently retired from full-time TV news presenting, signing off his illustrious career with coverage of his sixth and most unusual US presidential campaign - the election of Donald Trump. His very successful autobiography ‘Breaking News’ has now been published in paperback.

Charlotte Tobitt

Chief reporter at Press Gazette who started out in local news

Bob Tyrer

Richard Vize

Richard Vize (@RichardVize) has been a commentator on public policy and public services reform for more than 25 years

Tim Walker

Tim Walker is a writer, author and broadcaster. He has worked on the staffs of The Observer, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, where he edited the Mandrake diary for 12 years. He writes election diaries for the Daily Mirror and has lately revived Mandrake in The New European.

Rosie Waterhouse

Rosie Waterhouse PhD is an experienced investigative journalist having worked for local and regional newspapers, five national newspapers including the Sunday Times Insight Team (twice), the Independent and Independent on Sunday (Investigations Editor), the Mail on Sunday, and the Daily Telegraph and as a reporter for BBC Newsnight. Until September 2016 she was Director of the MA in Investigative Journalism at City University London. She is now working freelance and most recently wrote a series of articles in Private Eye on the 'Satanic Panic' and false historical allegations of child sex abuse. She has contributed freelance work to New Scientist, New Statesman, the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, and acted as consultant to BBC Newsnight and BBC Real Story. Her seminal investigation published in the Independent on Sunday in August 1990, The Making of a Satanic Myth, is cited as one of the first investigations by a journalist – or any academic researcher – to expose the origins and spread of the myth. Rosie has been researching false allegations of child sexual abuse – in one guise or another – for 28 years and her published work on these issues forms the basis of her PhD by Prior Publication, awarded by City University London in August 2014. Her thesis is entitled “Satanic abuse, false memories, weird beliefs and moral panics: Anatomy of a 24 year investigation”.

Lloyd Watson

Lloyd Watson has worked for regional newspapers and in regional television, becoming Head of News and Current Affairs. He was Duty Editor at GMTV, before becoming Senior Output Editor for Reuters. His last position with Thompson Reuters was as Editor Television Production. He now runs his own media consultancy and is a visiting lecturer at City, University of London. He is a regular judge for the Royal Television Society awards and has also judged the Rory Peck Trust awards.

David Worsfold

David Worsfold is best known for his work as an award-winning financial journalist, in particular as a writer on the financial services which he has covered for over 35 years. As well as editing a range of leading insurance titles, including Post and Insurance Age, David wrote for The Guardian for several years and has contributed to most major national newspapers. He has appeared on radio and television as a commentator on insurance and financial issues and is an experienced conference speaker and facilitator. Among his many achievements, David launched the British Insurance Awards – now the most successful B2B awards scheme in the UK. From 2005 to 2013 he was Group Editorial Services Director of Incisive Media where he launched a successful editorial graduate training scheme. Since 2013 he has been a freelance writer, editorial trainer and presenter. His first book Fighting for the Empire was published in 2016. He has had two books published by Business Expert Press: Twitter for Financial Services (2017) and From Behind the Desk to the Front of the Stage (2018)

Dominic Young

Dominic Young is CEO of Axate, which is making consumer revenue streams available for any publisher by removing all the barriers – including subscription

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Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the UK chapter of Transparency International, the global movement against corruption. TI-UK fights corruption by promoting changes in values attitudes and behaviour at home and abroad, through programmes that draw on the UK’s unique position as a global political and financial centre. TI-UK successfully campaigned for the introduction of the UK Bribery Act and more recently the Criminal Finances Act that will make it tougher for corrupt individuals to use the UK to launder stolen money.

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Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognised in the world. The Google News Initiative, launched in March 2018, is Google's effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in a digital age. The GNI will advance solutions across 3 major pillars where the news industry faces challenges and opportunities today: elevating and strengthening quality journalism, evolving business models to drive sustainable growth, and empowering news organisations through technological innovation.

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Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. With its headquarters in Shenzhen, China we operate in 170 countries across the world. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Every day one third of the world’s population uses our technology to help to connect with others. Driven by customer-focused innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing, and provides them with world class smartphones and other consumer devices. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating the best possible value and experience for telecom operators, businesses and consumers.

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