The Society of Editors has decided to postpone the National and Regional Press Awards until later this year. New dates will be announced in due course. In the meantime the Society will continue its work in championing freedom of expression and supporting diversity in newsrooms, and will also plan for this year’s annual conference.
Shortlists for the industry’s premier awards celebrating the best of national journalism have been announced.
The Society of Editors’ Press Awards for 2020 recognise reporters and correspondents, commentators, columnists, cartoonists, designers, podcasts, photographers, scoops, investigations and campaigns. The awards culminate with the coveted News Website of the Year, and Daily and Sunday Newspaper of the Year titles.
There are 49 categories including the Journalists’ Charity Award and the Cudlipp Award for excellence in popular journalism.
The Society will be spotlighting the work of its nominees along with judges’ comments in the weeks up until the awards ceremony via the SoE News Bulletin – subscribe here.
Sponsors for the awards include Camelot which has supported the Society since 2001, headline sponsor Facebook Journalism Project, Google News Initiative, Amazon, The Careers Office, Newsworks, DialAFlight, Springer Nature, Luther Pendragon, the Cecil King Memorial Foundation, the British Journalism Review, and the Journalists’ Charity.
Chair of the Judges and Executive Director of the Society of Editors, Ian Murray, said: “We will surely always look back at 2020 in awe, not just for the fact it produced the greatest news story probably of our lifetimes, but the way in which the Press rose to the challenge in reporting it.
“Entries submitted for the 2020 Society of Editors’ Press Awards underscore the depth of talent and sheer professionalism that underpins the UK national press. This shortlist of those in the running for the awards proves once again that UK journalism is at the top of its game.”
The Society organises the awards on behalf of the industry, with proceeds helping to fund the SoE’s campaigns for media freedom and the work of the Journalists’ Charity.
To view the shortlist in full visit: https://www.societyofeditors.org/events/national-press-awards-for-2020/shortlists/