About this event


The British Journalism Awards, launched partly as a response to the hacking scandal and the Leveson inquiry – aim to celebrate and promote great journalism which is both interesting to the public AND in the public interest.

The 2016 British Journalism Awards are held at Stationers’ Hall in London on Tuesday, 6 December, 2016.


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Meet the judges


David Banks

Former editor of the Daily Mirror

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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

Peter Cole

Emeritus professor of journalism at Sheffield University

Vikki Cook

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

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Liz Gerard

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

Christopher Hird

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

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John Mair

Former BBC producer and editor of 10 books on journalism

Lisa Markwell

Lisa Markwell

Former editor of The Independent on Sunday


Rosalind Mckenzie

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

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Robin Morgan

CEO and founder of Iconic Images

Iain Overton

Iain Overton

Human Rights Researcher, writer, film maker and Executive Director

Eve Pollard

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

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

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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

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Anita Syvret

Journalist and runs her own PR and media consultancy

Neil Wallis

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



Patrick Younge

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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.



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Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University is known and respected all over the world for the quality of our education, our research, and our influence on professional practice and the School of Journalism, English & Communication at BU has an enviable reputation for innovative, collaborative, industry-leading journalism courses.


Newstag - a news service designed to make a real difference

Newstag is an innovative digital business model for video news that aims to rebalance the media ecosystem in a way that makes professional journalism sustainable.

The platform works with many of the best news content providers around the world – including AP, CNN and CCTV – pairing this professional video content with top brands. This makes quality news reporting available to global audiences for free.

Through Newstag, individuals and organisations can create their own video news streams by choosing tags that are relevant to them. The brands Newstag works with help to pay for the journalism, while the value created by user behaviour benefits news providers, brands and individuals who can allocate funds to causes and research they believe in.

Empowering users to make a real social impact is at the heart of Newstag. The platform sets aside 5% of its turnover and rewards users with points when they watch or share content. They can then engage directly with the news agenda by allocating points to charities and NGOs, including the United Nations WFP, the Red Cross and Oxfam.

The result is good for news and news is a force for good.


St Mary’s

Ranked as London’s number one university for student experience by Times Higher Education, St Mary’s University, Twickenham is a strong and welcoming community. The University is committed to the highest standards in teaching and was rated second nationally for Teaching Satisfaction at 93% by the Guardian University Guide.

In addition, St Mary’s has a vibrant research culture and environment. This year the university was nominated for five awards at the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards and is ranked in the top 10 nationally for graduate employability.

St Mary’s offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including Sports Journalism, Media Arts, Film and Screen Media, Creative and Professional Writing, Business Management, and Philosophy, amongst many others.

Located in South West London, our self-contained campus also includes modern and well-resourced teaching blocks, accommodation, two Libraries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities. Students have all the advantages of nearby towns including Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham, with Central London just 30 minutes away by train.

Business Economics and Finances

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Venue: Stationers’ Hall

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  • Kalpesh Vadher – Commercial Manager
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