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British Journalism Awards 2021 – winners announced

Press Gazette’s tenth British Journalism Awards returned to an in-person ceremony at the London Hilton Bankside on Wednesday after going online last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

British Journalism Awards 2021 – winners announced

Press Gazette editor-in-chief Dominic Ponsford said the awards show “probing public interest journalism is in fine health”.

“Crooked public figures of all types sleep a little less easily in their beds thanks to the efforts of you all. It has been a year where government corruption, incompetence and hypocrisy has rarely been out of the headlines as journalists have battled obfuscation and cover-up to tell Britain what is really going on at the top.”

The winners of the British Journalism Awards 2021 were:

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM

Sirin Kale and Lucy Osborne – The Guardian

BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS JOURNALISM

Sponsored by Starling Bank

Mark Kleinman – Sky News

POLITICS JOURNALISM

Jim Pickard, Cynthia O’Murchu, Robert Smith and Arash Massoudi – Financial Times

Highly commended: Tom Burgis and George Parker – Financial Times

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Google News Initiative

Sophia Smith Galer – BBC/Vice World News

COMMENT JOURNALISM

Marina Hyde – The Guardian

Highly commended: Tom McTague – The Atlantic

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Sponsored by Iconic Images

Hannah McKay – Reuters

NEW JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Nimo Omer – Tortoise

FEATURES JOURNALISM

Cara McGoogan, Sarah Peters and Theodora Louloudis – The Telegraph

Highly commended: Adam Wishart and Neil Grant – BBC/Apple TV+

LOCAL JOURNALISM

Sponsored by Pertemps

Ria Chatterjee – ITV News London

Highly commended: Matty Edwards – Bristol Cable

HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES JOURNALISM

Sponsored by Gilead

Dave West – Health Service Journal

Highly commended: James Tapper – The Observer

Highly commended: Nikki Fox and Matt Precey – BBC Look East

SPORTS JOURNALISM

Al Jazeera Investigations

Highly commended: Jeremy Wilson – The Telegraph

Highly commended: Molly McElwee – The Telegraph

Highly commended: Sam Wallace – The Telegraph

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR

Emma Barnett – BBC Radio 4

Highly commended: Stephen Wright – Daily Mail

FOREIGN AFFAIRS JOURNALISM

Robert Moore, Sophie Alexander and Mark Davey – ITV News

TECHNOLOGY JOURNALISM

Sponsored by Infosys

Stephanie Kirchgaessner – The Guardian

CRIME AND LEGAL AFFAIRS JOURNALISM

Liam Vaughan, Kit Chellel and Ben Bain – Bloomberg News

Highly commended: Sophie-May Clarke – The Lancashire Telegraph

SPECIALIST JOURNALISM

Paul Thacker – The BMJ

SOCIAL AFFAIRS, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION JOURNALISM

David DeHaney, Rochelle Humes and Lyttanya Shannon – Channel 4 Dispatches

Highly commended: Athar Ahmad and Georgia Catt – BBC

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT JOURNALISM

Sponsored by OVO Energy

John Ingham – Daily Express

Highly commended: Inzamam Rashid and Mickey Carroll – Sky News

Highly commended: Kevin Crowley and Akshat Rathi – Bloomberg

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

The Sun – Hancock’s affair with aide

ANTI-CORRUPTION JOURNALISM

Gabriel Pogrund and John Collingridge – The Sunday Times

INVESTIGATION OF THE YEAR

Greensill Capital – Financial Times

Highly commended: Queen’s Consent – Guardian News and Media

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Newsworks

Betrayal of the Brave – Daily Mail

NEWS PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Guardian News and Media

BARBARA BLAKE-HANNAH AWARD

Aniefiok Ekpoudom

PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM

Supported by the Journalists’ Charity

Geoff Hill – ITV News

MARIE COLVIN AWARD

Rukhshana Media

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Camelot

Robert Moore – ITV News

GEORGINA HENRY PRIZE

In association with Women in Journalism

Rachel Charlton Dailey – The Unwritten

Highly commended: Chandni Sembhi – So You Want To Be A Journalist

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

In association with Women in Journalism

Alex Crawford – Sky News

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