Outstanding British Journalism Celebrated at Awards
The best of British journalism was celebrated at the British Journalism Awards this week with The Times and The Sunday Times scooping a clutch of awards at the Stationers’ Hall event on Tuesday evening.
The Times and The Sunday Times claimed seven awards between them including journalist of the year for Andrew Norfolk’s investigation into child abuse and the Marie Colvin award for raising the reputation of journalism and providing inspiration for fellow reporters and politics journalist of the year .
The Sunday Times won a clutch of awards including business journalist of the year award, investigation of the year for its FIFA coverage and campaign of the year for the paper’s campaign on slavery in modern-day Britain.
The Local Heroes award was scooped by The Herald in Plymouth for an investigation into police failures to prosecute members of a child abuse ring. Innovation of the year was picked up by the Guardian for its work on NSA files and photojournalist of the year was won by The Telegraph which was also highly commended for its Qatar corruption story.
The breaking news award was won by The Mail on Sunday for its revelations about the former Co-Op bank chairman and foreign affairs journalist of the year was scooped by The Independent/i for its coverage of the emergence of Isis.