Launched partly as a response to the hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry, these awards aim to celebrate and promote great journalism which is both interesting to the public AND in the public interest.
The 2017 British Journalism Awards are held in London December.
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.
Last year the winners ranged from journalist of the year Laura Kuenssberg to the brave citizen journalists behing the website Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently who have risk their lives to reveal the truth of the dreadful situation in Syria.
The 50 British Journalism Awards judges include 11 former national newspaper editors and are chosen for the expierence and expertise.
The judges are chaired by Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford.
The inaugural British Journalism Awards was held at Stationers' Hall in the City of London on 4 December 2012.
Since then the event has grown every year. In 2016 it attracted some 500 entries from every major national news orgnisation in the UK.
Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford said: “The British Journalism Awards is an event which is unashamedly idealistic in its aims, but this doesn’t mean that great popular journalism won’t be recognised.
"On the contrary, this event is as much about celebrating sensational journalism in the mould of that promoted by the Daily Mirror’s Hugh Cudlipp as it is about recognising high-minded investigations of the sort pursued by the Sunday Times Insight Team under Harold Evans.
“Crucially, the British Journalism Awards will recognise the best journalists of the year regardless of the medium they work on – be it print, online or broadcasting.
"The winning work must be in the public interest AND interesting to the public."
“Crucially, the British Journalism Awards will recognise the best journalists of the year regardless of the medium they work on – be it print, online or broadcasting."