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London Press Club awards – shortlists announced

The London Press Club on Friday announced the shortlists for its annual awards.

London Press Club awards – shortlists announced
Nick Ferrari: "The health of the British press is as robust as ever and continues to be the envy of media around the world." Photograph: Federico Tasin on Unsplash

The Times and the Mail groups head those lined-up to win. In a tumultuous year of politics and finance dominated by Brexit, the FT and the BBC are also among those being put forward by the judges.

The speaker at the lunch awards ceremony on Tuesday 21 April at The MayFair Hotel off Piccadilly will be Andrew Marr and the compere will be Kate Silverton.

The shortlists:

BUSINESS JOURNALIST

Sponsored by Cision

Peter Smith and Owen Walker, FT

Ruth Sunderland, Daily Mail

Jim Armitage, Evening Standard

BROADCAST JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Associated British Ports

Andrew Neil, BBC

Emily Maitlis, BBC

Victoria Derbyshire, BBC

PRINT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Cision

Anthony Loyd, The Times

Stephen Wright, Daily Mail

Claire Newell, Daily Telegraph

DIGITAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by The Madison Square Garden Company

Matt Chorley, Red Box, The Times

Paul Staines, Guido Fawkes

Emma Youle, The Huffington Post UK

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Sir Philip Green Exposé, Daily Telegraph

Operation Yellowhammer, Sunday Times

Prince Andrew interview, Newsnight team, BBC

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Edwardian Hotels London

Daily Express

FT

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The Times

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Edwardian Hotels London

The Sunday Times

The Mail on Sunday

The winner of the Edgar Wallace Trophy for writing or reporting of the highest quality will be announced at the awards. The winner of the Londoner of the Year award will also be revealed at the lunch which will be sponsored by Edwardian Hotels London, Cision, Associated British Ports, The Madison Square Garden Company and Getty.

The chair of the London Press Club Awards judges Nick Ferrari said: "At a time when a grotesque pandemic is gripping the planet, it is at least encouraging to report that the health of the British press is as robust as ever and continues to be the envy of media around the world."