About this event

 

The British Journalism Awards reward great public interest journalism regardless of the medium it appears in.
Launched partly as a response to the hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry, these awards are now in their sixth year and are seen as the UK's equivalent to the Pulizser Prize in the US.

The 2017 British Journalism Awards are held in London December.

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Timeline

Application events and deadlines

Categories and Shortlists

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    Business, Finance and Economics Journalism

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    For the journalist who has done the most to probe and investigate the world of business. For print/online entries provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Sports Journalism

    Aimed at the sports journalist who has done the most to investigate the world of sport and serve the public interest. For print/online entries, provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters, up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Science and Health Journalism

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    Aimed at journalists who cover science, health, technology and the environment, with a focus on those involved in investigative features and news (rather than comment). For print/online entries, provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    New Journalist of the Year

    This award is for a relative newcomer to the industry (who may have worked in other jobs before), and has been a journalist for less than 36 months. For print/online entries, provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters, up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer) can be submitted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Digital Innovation

    For the journalist or team, who has done the most to help secure the future of public interest journalism with a digital innovation. It could be a successful app, website, blog, a piece of software or hardware. A successful paywall or other commercial strategies could also be considered. A supporting statement of up to 500 words is required. This can also include links (not included in the word count). Entrants can also supply up to three supporting images.

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    Foreign Affairs Journalism

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    For the journalist working for a UK audience, whose reports from overseas have done the most to serve the public interest. For print/online entries, provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters, up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer) can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Campaign of the Year

    For the series of articles or broadcasts which have done the most to make a difference in society and have served the public interest (you cannot enter the same work in Campaign and Investigation categories). For print/online entries, provide up to five supporting articles. For broadcasters, up to five video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer) can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words which can also include additional links.

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    Investigation of the Year (global)

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    Investigation of the Year UK

    For the most incisive and revelatory public interest investigation of the year (you cannot enter the same work in Campaign and Investigation). For print/online entries, provide up to five supporting articles. For broadcasters, up to five video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words which can also include additional links.

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    Photojournalism

    For the photographer whose work has done the most to serve the public interest. Submit up to three photos (Jpeg files). Entrants can also provide PDFs of the photos as they appeared in print or online. Six-file limit per entry. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Local Heroes Award

    For the journalist who has done the most to serve the public interest at a local or regional level. For print/online entries provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words. Journalists who work for national titles cannot enter this award.

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    Politics Journalism

    This award is aimed at the journalist who has done the most to hold politicians to account, with an emphasis on revelation and investigation (rather than purely commentary). For print/online entries provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Popular Journalism

    This is the prize for the journalist who has done the most to serve the public interest with a piece of journalism which also has mass market appeal. Open to tabloid and mid-market newspapers, broadcast journalism with a mass-market audience and website journalism which has mass appeal. For print/online entries provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Journalist of the Year

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    For the outstanding journalist of the year. This may, or may not, go to someone who has entered another category.

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    The Marie Colvin award

    Sponsored by
    For the journalist who over the course of their career, has done the most to raise the reputation of the trade of journalism, in the tradition of the late Sunday Times foreign correspondent. There is no entry fee to enter this award. Anyone can make a nomination for this prize by providing a covering statement of up to 500 words.

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    Scoop of the Year

    This is the prize for the best story of the year (you can only enter one story for this award). For print/online entries provide one supporting article. For broadcasters one audio or video news clip, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Specialist Journalism

    A new prize recognising the best public interest journalism on specialist/B2B newspapers, magazines, websites, and broadcast outlets. This is for journalism aimed at a specialist business, trade or other interest areas. Specialist journalists on general interest publications (such as national newspapers) can enter for this award if their specialism is not covered by other categories. For print/online entries provide up to three supporting articles. For broadcasters up to three video or audio news clips, or one news programme (half hour or longer), can be submitted. Collaborative (team) entries are accepted. Supporting statement of up to 500 words.

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    Infrastructure Development Journalism

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    Technology Journalism

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Judges

Meet the judges

David Banks

Former editor of the Daily Mirror

Kurt Barling

Middlesex University Professor, writer and broadcaster

Henry Bonsu

Broadcaster, journalist and writer. Formerly with the BBC

Heather Brooke

Journalism professor and Freedom of Information campaigner

Paul Charman

Freelance journalist and media consultant

Peter Cole

Emeritus professor of journalism at Sheffield University

Vikki Cook

An active judge and member of RTS and BAFTA and a Director on the board of the London Press Club

Peter Cox

Runs a PR outfit with Bob Bird, Ex-Deputy Editor of the News of the World

John Dale

Journalist and founded the internet-based Brentford TV, the UK's first constituency TV channel

Jeremy Dear

Deputy general secretary of the International Federation of Journalists

Graham Dudman

Former managing editor of The Sun

John Edwards

Former picture editor of The Sun

Robin Esser

Former managing editor of the Daily Mail

Kim Fletcher

Chairman of the NCTJ. Editor of the British Journalism Review

Neil Fowler

Former editor of Which?, the Toronto Sun and four UK regional daily newspapers

Alan Geere

Former editor with 30 years experience in more than 200 newsrooms around the globe

Liz Gerard

Former night editor of The Times with 40 years experience in journalism - author of the SubScribe blog

Christopher Hird

Former editor of The Sunday Times Insight Team and of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Lis Howell

Professor of journalism and former managing editor of Sky News

Geoffrey Lean

Environmental journalist. Formerly Yorkshire Post, Observer, Independent on Sunday and Daily Telegraph

Dr Fiona Lethbridge

John Mair

Former BBC producer and editor of 10 books on journalism

Lisa Markwell

Former editor of The Independent on Sunday

Rosalind Mckenzie

NCTJ course leader at UCFB, former journalists on the News of the World

Robin Morgan

CEO and founder of Iconic Images

Iain Overton

Human Rights Researcher, writer, film maker and Executive Director

Eve Pollard

Vice-Chairman of the women’s health charity Wellbeing of Women since 2003 and was Chairman of the BBC Radio 4

Peter Preston

Former editor of The Guardian, media columnist for The Observer

Ian Reeves

Deputy head of the Centre for Journalism at Kent University

Murdoch Rogers

Producer with thirty years television experience of investigative journalism

Bridget Rowe

Former editor Woman's Own, TV Tiunmes, Sunday Mirror and The People

Sean Ryan

Director of media for Save the Children UK and former Sunday Times foreign editor

Bob Satchwell

Executive Director of the Society of Editors

Mary Ann Sieghart

Journalist, radio presenter and former assistant editor of The Times

Jane Singer

Professor of Journalism Innovation at City University London

Jon Slattery

Independent Media blogger/freelance Journalist

Moira Sleight

Director, Recorder Editor and Publisher

John Sweeney

Long serving investigative journalist and former reporter for Panorama

Anita Syvret

Journalist and runs her own PR and media consultancy

Neil Wallis

Former editor of The People and deputy editor of the News of the World

Rosie Waterhouse

Freelance Journalist

Charlie Wilson

Former editor of the Glasglow Evening Times, The Times and The Independent

Dominic Young

Journalist

Patrick Younge

BJA Gallery

Photos From 2016 British Journalism Awards

 

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Sponsors

The 2017 British Journalism Awards are sponsored by

Heineken


Many a story, scoop, debate and discussion has happened in a pub, over a pint.

Pubs are at the heart of communities. They are where people come together – where friendships are made, where knowledge is exchanged and where celebrations are held.

The Great British pub is an institution, much like this country’s world class journalism. Together, you, as an industry, inspire pub conversations – so whilst we provide the setting, you provide the conversation starters.

So next time you’re in the pub, and overhear  “Did you see…” or “I read today that…”, we hope you’re as proud as we are that the pub is the original social network.

Let’s raise a pint to all the nominees and winners tonight at the Press Gazette’s British Journalists Awards.

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is an international non-profit organisation working to defend the freedom to be informed and to inform others throughout the world. Today, 30 years since its creation, RSF has enough experience and on-the-ground support to defend press freedom on a global scale. RSF accomplishes its work through its wide network of correspondents established in 130 countries, its 12 offices (Vienna, Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, Helsinki, Berlin, Madrid, Stockholm, Geneva, Tunis, Washington DC, London, and Paris) and its consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe. As a leading defender of press freedom and freedom of information, RSF alternates public interventions and effective behind-the-scenes actions.

www.rsf.org/en

Astellas

Astellas is a pharmaceutical company that is committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients worldwide. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet
medical needs and conducting our business with openness, integrity and a collaborative approach enables us to improve the health of people around the world.

Business Economics and Finances

TSB was built to bring more competition to British banking – to be a real challenger to the big banks and to deliver the kind of banking the people of Britain want. TSB only serves local customers and local businesses, to help fuel local economies, because communities thriving across Britain is a good thing for all of us.

GJobs

Gorkana jobs - The Next Chapter in Your Career Story.

Are you looking for the next step in your journalism or PR career and want to find the very best roles?

We know that looking for work can be a frustrating process, the internet can throw up hundreds of websites and it can be hard to tell where you will find the best jobs.

Gorkana Jobs is the UK’s leading website for Journalism vacancies. We cover all areas of the media and carry roles from interns to managing editors.

Why Use Gorkana jobs:

  • Hundreds of jobs can be easily filtered to match your career aspirations by seniority, salary or geography
  • Once you have your perfect search set up you can save it to emailed the roles as we receive them
  • Save your CV to the site so that you could be headhunted for your perfect next role.
  • Receive a breakdown of jobs every Friday by email; easily apply to the ones you are interested in.

What we do:

  • We work with the biggest and best employers to ensure the site has amazing jobs you will want to apply for
  • We have rules in place to ensure all internship roles are paid at fair rates.
  • Follow us on twitter to ensure you see all our most relevant jobs. We will also answer questions and offer advice through this channel. @gjournojobs
Mott MacDonald

Opening opportunities with connected thinking.
Mott MacDonald is a £1.5bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re involved in:
· solving some of the world’s most urgent social, environmental and economic challenges
· helping governments and businesses plan, deliver and sustain their strategic goals
· responding to humanitarian and natural emergencies
· improving people’s lives
Our expertise by sector includes buildings, communications, defence, education, environment, health, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water, wastewater and more. Our skills encompass planning, studies and design, project finance, technical advisory services, project and programme management, management consultancy and beyond.
For every project, we create the blend of talent needed to create the right result – appropriate; cost, carbon and resource-efficient; safe, easy and swift to deliver and operate; reliable and resilient; delivering great outcomes.
Engineering. Management. Development.
www.mottmac.com/

Gib Telecom

www.gibtele.com

HUAWEI

www.huawei.com

Testimonials

Venue: Stationers’ Hall

  • De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms

    Event Information:

  • Emily Mincer
  • +44(0)207 936 6977
  • britishjournalismawards@pressgazette.co.uk

    Sponsorship Information:

  • Kalpesh Vadher – Commercial Manager
  • +44(0) 203 096 2261
  • kalpesh.vadher@pressgazette.co.uk