National Press Awards for 2018 shortlist announced

Posted on: February 19, 2019 by admin


Shortlists for the premier awards celebrating the best of UK national journalism have been announced.

The National Press Awards for 2018, organised by the Society of Editors, recognise 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 and Sunday Newspaper of the Year titles.

There are 39 categories including the Journalists’ Charity Award, the Cudlipp Award for campaign of the year and the Georgina Henry Prize for Innovation, in memory of the former deputy editor of The Guardian and founding member of Women in Journalism. A shortlist for the Georgina Henry Prize for Innovation will be announced at a later date.

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. Winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Tuesday 2 April 2019.  

This year’s awards will be presented by BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Emma Barnett.  

The awards are organised on behalf of the industry by the Society of Editors. Proceeds help to fund the Society of Editors’ campaigns for media freedom and the Journalists’ Charity.

Sponsors for the awards include Camelot which has supported the Society of Editors since 2001, Google, Cision, Amazon Prime Video, EY, Wiggin, the Wellcome Trust, Press Association, Luther Pendragon, No 1 Lounges, Journalists’ Charity and the British Journalism Review.

The awards are also supported by the Cecil King Foundation which funds the Young Journalist of the Year to undertake a project up to the value of £5,000.

Ian Murray, chairman of the judges and Executive Director of the Society of Editors said: “Once again the British Press has proven that it is simply the best in the world by the sheer breadth and depth of the entries for these awards. The awards night itself, this year to be held on April 2, is rightly considered the time when the Press shows off its talent to the world.”

For tickets or tables for the black-tie event on April 2 please contact Angela Upton at or on 01223 304080.

Information and prices can be found here.

The Shortlist

Individual Awards

 Young Journalist of the Year – supported by Cecil King Foundation

Chloe Cornish, Financial Times
Henry Zeffman, The Times
Laura Hughes, Financial Times
Rebecca Myers, The Sunday Times
Richard Holmes, BuzzFeed UK
Tom Payne, Daily Mail

 Business and Finance Journalist of the Year – sponsored by EY

Graham Ruddick, The Times
Jeff Prestridge, The Mail on Sunday
John Gapper, Financial Times
Madison Marriage and Matthew Garrahan, Financial Times
Rob Davies, The Guardian
Simon Goodley, The Guardian

Political Reporter of the Year

Alex Wickham, BuzzFeed UK
Glen Owen, The Mail on Sunday
Laura Hughes, Financial Times
Steven Swinford, The Daily Telegraph
Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times
Tom Newton Dunn, The Sun

 Political Commentator of the Year

Jack Blanchard, Politico
Marina Hyde, The Guardian
Matthew Parris, The Times
Rachel Sylvester, The Times
Stephen Bush, i 
Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times

 Foreign Reporter of the Year

Anthony Loyd, The Times
Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times
Ian Birrell, The Mail on Sunday
Larisa Brown, Daily Mail
Martin Chulov, The Guardian and The Observer
Richard Spencer, The Times

 Science Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Wellcome Trust

Hannah Devlin, The Guardian
Oliver Moody, The Times
Pilita Clark, Financial Times
Robin McKie, The Observer
Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph 
Victoria Allen and Tom Kelly, Daily Mail

 Health Journalist of the Year

Caroline Wheeler, The Sunday Times
Chris Smyth, The Times
Hannah Jane Parkinson, The Guardian
Ian Birrell, The Mail on Sunday
Laura Donnelly, The Daily Telegraph
Sophie Borland, Daily Mail

 Fashion Journalist of the Year

Anna Murphy, The Times
Bethan Holt, The Daily Telegraph
Claudia Winkleman, The Sunday Times, Style
Jess Cartner-Morley, The Guardian
Jo Ellison, Financial Times
Lisa Armstrong, The Daily Telegraph

Technology Journalist of the Year

Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer
Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times Magazine
Hugo Rifkind, The Times
John Thornhill, Financial Times
Louise Lucas, Financial Times
Tim Bradshaw, Financial Times

 Environment Journalist of the Year

Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times
Leslie Hook, Financial Times
Matthew Taylor, The Guardian
Pilita Clark, Financial Times
Robin McKie, The Observer
Tom Parry, Daily Mirror

Travel Journalist of the Year – sponsored by No1 Lounges

Ben Clatworthy, The Times
Chris Haslam, The Sunday Times
Duncan Craig, The Sunday Times
Nick Trend, The Telegraph
Ruaridh Nicoll, Financial Times
Tom Robbins, Financial Times

 Specialist Journalist of the Year

David Willetts, The Sun
Frances Ryan, The Guardian
Robert Booth, The Guardian
Robert Mendick, The Daily Telegraph
Sanchez Manning, The Mail on Sunday
Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times

Reporting Diversity Award – sponsored by Penny Appeal

Bias in Britain, The Guardian
Patrick Strudwick, BuzzFeed UK
Pink News Team, PinkNews
Rosamund Urwin, The Sunday Times
Shehab Khan, The Independent
Women in Sport, The Telegraph

Showbiz Reporter of the Year

Andy Halls, The Sun
Chrissy Iley, The Sunday Times Magazine
Clemmie Moodie, The Sun on Sunday
Grant Tucker, The Sunday Times
Jonathan Dean, The Sunday Times
Katie Hind, The Mail on Sunday

Sports Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Amazon Prime Video

Daniel Taylor, The Guardian
Jeremy Wilson, The Daily Telegraph
Jonathan Liew, The Independent
Matt Lawton, Daily Mail
Oliver Holt, The Mail on Sunday
Paul Hayward, The Daily Telegraph

Interviewer of the Year – Pop

Caroline Graham, The Mail on Sunday
Chrissy Iley, Daily Mail
Jan Moir, Daily Mail
Jane Moore, The Sun
Rebecca Hardy, Daily Mail
Tom Newton Dunn, The Sun

Interviewer of the Year – Broadsheet

Andrew Billen, The Times
Decca Aitkenhead, The Sunday Times Magazine
Miranda Sawyer, The Observer
Polly Vernon, The Times
Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian
Sophie Heawood, The Observer Magazine

Columnist of the Year – Pop

Brian Reade, Daily Mirror
Deborah James, The Sun
Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail
Jane Moore, The Sun
Liz Jones, The Mail on Sunday
Sarah Vine, Daily Mail

 Columnist of the Year – Broadsheet

Bryony Gordon, The Daily Telegraph
Celia Walden, The Daily Telegraph
Deborah Ross, The Times
Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times
Janice Turner, The Times
Matthew Parris, The Times

Feature Writer of the Year – Pop

David Cohen, Evening Standard
David Rose, The Mail on Sunday
Ian Birrell, The Mail on Sunday
Richard Pendlebury, Daily Mail
Ros Wynne-Jones, Daily Mirror
Sarah Oliver, The Mail on Sunday

 Feature Writer of the Year – Broadsheet

Eleanor Steafel, The Telegraph
Guy Kelly, The Telegraph
Holly Baxter, The Independent
Josh Glancy, The Sunday Times Magazine
Mick Brown, The Telegraph
Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times

Critic of the Year – Sponsored by No1 Lounges

Craig Brown, The Mail on Sunday
Deborah Ross, The Mail on Sunday
Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine
Giles Coren, The Times
Grace Dent, The Guardian
Miranda Sawyer, The Observer

Photographer of the Year

Charlotte Graham, The Daily Telegraph
Danny Lawson, Press Association
Hannah McKay, Reuters
Jane Barlow, Press Association
Peter Macdiarmid, London News Pictures
Rowan Griffiths, Daily Mirror

Sports Photographer of the Year

Andy Hooper, Daily Mail
Bradley Ormesher, The Times
Graham Chadwick, Daily Mail
Jeremy Selwyn, Evening Standard
Mike Egerton, Press Association
Richard Pelham, The Sun

Cartoonist of the Year

Ben Jennings, i 
Chris Riddell, The Observer
Jonathan Pugh, Daily Mail
Matt Pritchett, The Telegraph
Morten Morland, The Times and The Sunday Times
Nick Newman, The Sunday Times

 Scoop of the Year – sponsored by Cision

Financial Times, Presidents Club 
The Mail on Sunday, Meghan’s Dad staged photos
The Observer, Cambridge Analytica Files
The Sun, That’s Not Justice
The Daily Telegraph, #MeToo Businessman Scandal
The Times, Oxfam staff paid Haiti survivors for sex

 Scoop: Popular Life

Daily Mail, Doctors cashing in on illegal designer IVF babies
Daily Mirror, Revealed: Who stole the Jules Rimet Trophy
Daily Mirror, TV star Jamie in spitting storm
The Mail on Sunday, Meghan’s Dad Staged photos
The Sun on Sunday, Ant’s new love
The Sun, My Babs has Alzheimer’s

Investigation of the Year

Financial Times, Presidents Club
Sunday Mirror, Telford Sex Abuse Scandal
The Guardian, Windrush
The Observer, Cambridge Analytica Files
The Daily Telegraph, #MeToo Businessman Scandal
The Times, Oxfam staff paid Haiti survivors for sex

 Sports News Story of the Year

Daily Mail, £250K-a-club whip round for Scudamore!
Evening Standard, Wembley for Sale
The Sunday Times, Qatar sabotaged World Cup rivals with black ops campaign
The Daily Telegraph, Lehmann to quit over dirty tricks
The Times, Historic Vote set to approve video referees
The Times, PRL Sale to CVC partners

News Reporter of the Year

Amelia Gentleman, The Guardian
Claire Newell, The Daily Telegraph
Emily Dugan, BuzzFeed UK
Madison Marriage, Financial Times
Sean O’Neill, The Times
Sian Boyle, Daily Mail


Supplement of the Year

Femail, Daily Mail
Homes and Property, Evening Standard
Life and Arts, Financial Times
T2, The Times
The New Review, The Observer
Weekend, The Times

 Magazine of the Year

Stella, The Telegraph
Sunday Times Culture
The Telegraph Magazine
The Times Magazine
Weekend, The Guardian
You Magazine, Mail on Sunday

Front Page of the Year

Daily Mail, Corbyn’s Wreath at Graves of Munich Terrorists
, Tory Party leaders turn against Boris
The Guardian, Lives of Grenfell Tower
The Observer, Revealed: 50m Facebook files taken
The Telegraph, The British #Me Too Scandal
The Times, Top Oxfam staff paid Haiti survivors for sex

 The Cudlipp Award – Campaign of the Year – supported by The British Journalism Review 

Change the Law for Life, Daily Mirror
Dark Factories, Financial Times
Family Matters & No-fault Divorce, The Times
Locked Up for Autism, The Mail on Sunday
Stop the Gambling, The Daily Mail  
Windrush, The Guardian

 News Website – sponsored by Google

BuzzFeed UK
HuffPost UK
The Guardian
The Sun
The Telegraph
The Times and The Sunday Times

 Daily Newspaper of the Year – Sponsored by Camelot

Daily Mail
Daily Mirror
The Guardian
The Sun
The Daily Telegraph
The Times

Sunday Newspaper of the Year – Sponsored by Camelot

Sun on Sunday
Sunday Mirror
The Mail on Sunday
The Observer
The Sunday Telegraph
The Sunday Times