On a night celebrating the best of British journalism, national news publishers took home a total of nine awards, with six more entries recognised as highly commended
The nation’s news brands were recognised for their high-quality journalism in an in-person ceremony in December, netting awards from across a wide spectrum of categories. The awards were unveiled at a live in-person event at the London Hilton Bankside.
Capturing the atmosphere of the night, the ceremony’s presenter Jeremy Vine said: “One of the things that’s happened during Covid and lockdown is we’ve all separated from each other and we needed journalism, we needed shared things.
“Because we’ve been a bit locked down and a bit separate for so long, I wasn’t ready to be in the room with that many journalism legends! Tonight I feel I met the writers, I met the reporters, I met the producers, I met the people who held us together and told us what was going on.”
Among the prizes won by the national news brands and their journalists last night were News Provider of the Year (The Guardian), Scoop of the Year (The Sun), Features Journalism (The Telegraph), Energy and Environment Journalism (Daily Express) and more.
This year, Newsworks also sponsored the Campaign of the Year award, won by the Daily Mail for their ‘Betrayal of the Brave’ campaign.
Vine added: “What an amazing night. You suddenly realise everyone was here and despite Covid, journalism has carried on and it’s better than ever and it’s more important than ever, and more exciting than ever as a career and I’m proud to be in it.”
Here is the full list of winning news brands’ entries:
- Arts and Entertainment Journalism (Sirin Kale and Lucy Osborne, The Guardian)
- Comment Journalism (Marina Hyde, The Guardian)
- Features Journalism (Cara McGoogan, Sarah Peters and Theodora Louloudis, The Telegraph)
- Technology Journalism (Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian)
- Energy and Environment Journalism (John Ingham, Daily Express)
- Scoop of the Year (Hancock’s affair with aide, The Sun)
- Anti-Corruption Journalism (Gabriel Pogrund and John Collingridge, The Sunday Times)
- Campaign of the Year (Betrayal of the Brave, Daily Mail)
- News Provider of the Year (The Guardian)
Also recognised as highly commended were:
- Health and Life Sciences Journalism (James Tapper, The Observer)
- Sports Journalism (Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph)
- Sports Journalism (Molly McElwee, The Telegraph)
- Sports Journalism (Sam Wallace, The Telegraph)
- Interviewer of the Year (Stephen Wright, Daily Mail)
- Investigation of the Year (Queen’s Consent, The Guardian)
See the full list of winners and highly commended entries on the Press Gazette website.