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Press Awards 2020 – winners announced

The winners of the Press Awards 2020, organised by the Society of Editors, were announced yesterday.

Press Awards 2020 – winners announced

The Press Awards 2020 organisers said: “Despite this disruption, the press continued to do its job: representing the interests of readers, holding power to account, and telling the story of the human impact of the virus. As fake news online put lives at risk, the press, with its high editorial standards, presented news that could be trusted.”

The winners:

SPECIAL AWARD

Journalism Diversity Fund, NCTJ

JOURNALISTS’ CHARITY SPECIAL AWARD

Mail Force, Daily Mail

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Supported by the Cecil King Memorial Foundation

Will Brown, The Telegraph

Highly Commended: Sarah Newey, The Telegraph

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR – POPULAR

Rebecca Hardy, Daily Mail

Highly Commended: Gabrielle Donnelly, Daily Mail

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Decca Aitkenhead, The Sunday Times Magazine

Highly Commended: Charlotte Edwardes, The Times

LIFESTYLE PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Pod Save The Queen, Daily Mirror

Highly Commended: Tech and Science Daily, Evening Standard

NEWS PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Bed of Lies, The Telegraph

Highly Commended: Stories of our times, The Times and The Sunday Times

SCIENCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Springer Nature

Tom Whipple, The Times

Highly Commended: Clive Cookson, Financial Times

SHOWBIZ REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Katie Hind, The Mail on Sunday

Highly Commended: Clemmie Moodie, The Sun

DATA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project

Joint winners:

James Tozer and Martín González, The Economist

John Burn-Murdoch, Financial Times

Highly Commended: Tom Worville, The Athletic UK

SPECIALIST JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Max Daly, VICE World News

Highly Commended: Tim Harford, Financial Times

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Luther Pendragon

Dan McCrum, Financial Times

Highly Commended: John Arlidge, The Sunday Times Magazine

FASHION JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Joint winners:

Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian

Lauren Indvik, Financial Times

Highly Commended: Priya Elan, The Guardian

Highly Commended: Matthew Sweet, 1843 Magazine

ENVIRONMENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Amazon

Nada Farhoud, Daily Mirror

Highly Commended: Leslie Hook, Financial Times

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Dylan Martinez, Reuters

Highly Commended: Hollie Adams, Bloomberg

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Bradley Ormesher, The Times

Highly Commended: Carl Recine, Reuters

CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Morten Morland, The Sunday Times and The Times

Highly Commended: Matt Pritchett, The Telegraph

TRAVEL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by DialAFlight

Tom Payne, Daily Mail

Highly Commended: Joshua Hunt, 1843 Magazine

Highly Commended: Tom Robbins, Financial Times

FOREIGN REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Anthony Loyd, The Times

Highly Commended: Nicolas Pelham, 1843 Magazine

HEALTH JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

Highly Commended: Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph

Highly Commended: Simon Akam, 1843 Magazine

THE HUGH MCILVANNEY AWARD FOR SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sam Wallace, The Telegraph

Highly Commended: Andy Bull, The Guardian

POLITICAL REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Pippa Crerar, Daily Mirror

Highly Commended: George Parker, Financial Times

Highly Commended: Steven Swinford, The Times

POLITICAL COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR

Marina Hyde, The Guardian

Highly Commended: Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times

Highly Commended: Tom McTague, The Atlantic

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR – POPULAR

Ian Birrell, The Mail on Sunday / Tortoise

Highly Commended: Oliver Harvey, The Sun

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Mick Brown, The Telegraph

Highly Commended: Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times

TECHNOLOGY JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Joint winners:

Alexi Mostrous, Tortoise

Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian

Highly Commended: Dave Lee, Financial Times

DRIVING DIVERSITY AWARD

FT Early Career and Future Talent Programmes, Financial Times

Highly Commended: The Guardian

REPORTING DIVERSITY AWARD

Sponsored by the Careers Office

Saba Salman, Freelance, The Guardian

Highly Commended: Barnie Choudhury, Eastern Eye

CRITIC OF THE YEAR

Craig Brown, The Mail on Sunday

Highly Commended: Camilla Long, The Sunday Times

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – POPULAR

Joint winners:

Jan Moir, Daily Mail

Liz Jones, The Mail on Sunday

Highly Commended: Oliver Holt, The Mail on Sunday

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Janice Turner, The Times

Highly Commended: Marina Hyde, The Guardian

NEWS REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Joint winners:

Tom Wells, The Sun

Jeremy Armstrong, Daily Mirror

Highly Commended: Stephen Wright, Daily Mail

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project

FT coronavirus tracker, Financial Times

Highly Commended: Data and Digital Storytelling Team, The Times and The Sunday Times

Highly Commended: Spectator Data Hub, The Spectator

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Times Radio

Highly Commended: Bloomberg Green

Highly Commended: The Guardian’s Daily Edition App

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Joint winners:

Cummings broke lockdown rules, Daily Mirror

Revealed: Dominic Cummings breaks lockdown, The Guardian

Highly Commended: Megxit, The Sun

SCOOP OF THE YEAR: POPULAR LIFE

£250K Eat Out to Help Out scam, Daily Mail

Highly Commended: £335m Victoria Beckham gets taxpayer to pay staff’s wages, by Katie Hind of The Mail on Sunday

INVESTIGATION OF THE YEAR

Wirecard, Financial Times

Highly Commended: SAS war crimes, The Sunday Times

Highly Commended: Cummings broke lockdown rules, Daily Mirror

Highly Commended: Revealed: Dominic Cummings breaks lockdown, The Guardian

SPORTS NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR

Project Big Picture, by Sam Wallace, The Telegraph

Highly Commended: Sir Bobby Charlton, by Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph

GROUP AWARDS

BUSINESS & FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Wirecard reporting, Financial Times

Highly Commended: Bloomberg

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

Joint winners:

The Ripper – A Life of Evil, The Sun

The Lost Year: How coronavirus changed everything, The Guardian

Highly Commended: The Rich List, The Sunday Times

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

FT Weekend Life & Arts, Financial Times

Highly Commended: Femail, Daily Mail

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

The Times Magazine

Highly Commended: YOU, The Mail on Sunday

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

For pity’s sake, just let them hold hands, Daily Mail

Highly Commended: Young, British and Black, The Guardian

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Newsworks

Food For London Now and Help the Hungry, Evening Standard and The Independent

Highly Commended: Mail Force, Daily Mail

THE CUDLIPP AWARD

Supported by the British Journalism Review

Mail Force: PPE Crisis, Daily Mail

Runner-up: The Excluded: disruptive pupils campaign, Evening Standard

NEWS WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Google News Initiative

theguardian.com

Highly Commended: FT.com

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Camelot

The Sunday Times

Highly Commended: The Mail on Sunday

DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Camelot

Daily Mail

Highly Commended: Daily Mirror

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