The final shortlists for the premier awards celebrating the best of UK national journalism have been announced.
The shortlist reflects the finalists chosen by the judges for the Newspaper of the Year, News Team, Sports Team and the Georgina Henry Prize for Innovation
The National Press Awards for 2017, organised by the Society of Editors, recognises reporters and correspondents, commentators, columnists, cartoonists, designers, photographers, scoops, investigations and campaigns. The awards culminate with the coveted News Website of the Year and Newspaper of the Year titles.
Winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner at the London, Hilton Park Lane Hotel on Tuesday 13 March 2018. The event is the most prestigious in the industry’s calendar with around 500 editors and journalists coming together to salute the quality and success of national newspaper journalism in print and on digital platforms.
This year’s awards will be presented once again by award-winning LBC Radio presenter Nick Ferrari.
The awards are organised on behalf of the industry by the Society of Editors. Proceeds help to fund the Society of Editors’ campaigning for media freedom and the Journalists’ Charity.
Sponsors for the awards include Camelot which has supported the Society of Editors since 2001, United Utilities, JTI, Cision, EY, Google, Wiggin, Wellcome Trust, Press Association, Reuters, Luther Pendragon, Normandy and Atout France, London Hilton on Park Lane, Journalists’ Charity and the British Journalism Review.
Georgina Henry Award for Innovation
Jem Collins, Journo Resources
Maeve McClenaghan, Tip Off
India Rakussen, Like Minds
Robyn Vinter, Overtake
News Team of the Year
Facebook and Google, The Times
Jihadi John Lair, The Daily Telegraph
Paradise Papers, The Guardian
The Europopulists, Financial Times
Sports Team of the Year
London Evening Standard
The Guardian and The Observer
The Sunday Times
Newspaper of the Year
The Mail on Sunday
The Sunday Times