News & Opinion

Daily Mail named Newspaper of the Year at Press Awards

With the award accepted by Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre, the judges said the title stood out "for its campaigning on a number of issues during 2016 and its dominance in the Brexit debate".

They added: "From crusading reports on press freedom to Brexit, the sepsis scandal, the madness of drivers using mobile phones, wasteful foreign aid spending, betrayal of Afghan interpreters, the harm caused by 'plastic poison' and the battle to end the witch-hunt against British troops, the conviction of the paper's commentary and campaigning in 2016 was matched only by its energy. It is also never afraid to have a strong opinion.

"It is the job of a newspaper to hold power to account and to forensically question and probe those who act in our name.

"The decision of the judges was that it dominated the narrative and produced agenda-setting and stand out coverage in 2016."

The Daily Mail also won Columnist of the Year in the Pop category and its Andy Hooper scooped Sports Photographer of the Year and Stanley McMurtry was awarded Cartoonist of the Year.

See a full list of the winners and highly commended below:

Newspaper of the Year

Winner - Daily Mail

Journalist Charity Award

Winner - Guy Black, The Telegraph

The Georgina Henry Women in Journalism Prize for Innovation

Winner - Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, galdem.com

Highly commended - Rosamund Urwin, London Evening Standard

Young Journalist of the Year

Winner - Louise Callaghan, The Sunday Times

Business and Finance Journalist

Winner - Oliver Shah, The Sunday Times

Highly commended - John Gapper, Financial Times

Political Journalist of the Year

Winner - Rachel Sylvester, The Times

Highly commended - Matthew Parris, The Times

Foreign Reporter of the Year

Winner - Anthony Loyd, The Times

Highly commended - Louise Callaghan, The Sunday Times

Highly commended - Patrick Cockburn, The Independent

Science and Health Journalist of the Year

Winner - Billy Kenber, The Times

Highly commended - Anna Murphy, The Times

Environment Journalist of the Year

Winner - Pilita Clark, Financial Times

Highly commended - George Monbiot, the Guardian

Travel Journalist of the Year

Winner - Simon Usborne, Financial Times

Highly commended - Chris Haslam, The Sunday Times

Specialist Journalist of the Year

Winner - Amelia Gentleman, the Guardian

Highly commended - Larisa Brown, Daily Mail

Highly commended - Patrick Strudwick, BuzzFeed

ShowBiz Reporter of the Year

Winner - Laura Armstrong, The Sun on Sunday

Highly commended - Martha Kelner, Daily Mail

Interviewer of the Year Pop

Winner - Charlotte Edwardes, London Evening Standard

Highly commended - Frances Hardy, Daily Mail

Interviewer of the Year Broadsheet

Winner - Henry Mance, Financial Times

Highly commended - Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times

Columnist of the Year Pop

Winner - Peter Oborne, Daily Mail

Highly commended - Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

Highly commended - Jane Moore, The Sun

Columnist of the Year Broadsheet

Winner - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, i

Highly commended - Janice Turner, The Times 

Feature Writer of the Year

Winner - AA Gill, The Sunday Times

Critic of the Year

Winner - AA Gill, The Sunday Times

Highly commended - Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

Photographer of the Year

Winner - Dominic Lipinski, Press Association

Highly commended - Carl Court, Getty Images

Sports Photographer of the Year

Winner - Andy Hooper, Daily Mail

Highly commended -  Mike Egerton, Press Association

Cartoonist of the Year

Winner - Stanley McMurtry, Daily Mail

Highly commended - Peter Brookes, The Times

News Reporter of the Year

Winner - Daniel Taylor, The Guardian

Highly commended - Oliver Shah, The Sunday Times

Website of the Year

Winner - Financial Times

Highly commended - The Sun

Digital Scoop of the Year

Winner - Football For Sale, The Daily Telegraph

Highly commended - Keith Vaz, Daily Mirror

Supplement of the Year

Winner - FT Weekend Magazine, Financial Times

Highly commended - The Times Magazine, The Times

Highly commended - G2, the Guardian

Front page of the Year

Winner - Day of Reckoning, The Times

Highly commended - It's President Trump…What have they done?, Daily Mirror

The Cudlipp Award

Winner - Age UK investigation, The Sun

Highly commended - Drugs Companies campaign, The Times

Scoop of the Year

Winner - Being a mother gives me edge on May by Rachel Sylvester, The Times

Highly commended - My Secret Father by Charles Moore and Gordon Rayner, The Daily Telegraph

Chairman's Award

The New European

Source: Press Awards

by Lydia O'Neill 16/03/17

Want the latest news, opinion and insight on newsbrands?
Sign up and we'll send you a weekly update.

Sign up here

Get in touch

Newsworks
120 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0JR

Phone:
020 7839 8935

Email:
info@newsworks.org.uk

Keep up to date

Please take a minute to answer a few questions on our new website. The feedback you provide will help us make the website easier for you to navigate and ensure you can find the content you’re after. In addition, we’ll enter you in to a prize draw for a £100 Amazon voucher*.

Take Survey Not now Never