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Press Awards 2014 – the shortlist

Shortlists for the 2014 Press Awards, celebrating the best of UK national newspaper journalism, have been announced.

The Society of Editors Press Awards for national newspapers recognise reporters and correspondents, commentators, columnists and cartoonists, designers, photographers, scoops and campaigns. The awards culminate with the News, Business and Sports Teams of the Year and coveted Newspaper of the Year titles.

The Times and Daily Mail lead the nominations league table with 20, The Sunday Times has 19 and The Daily Telegraph has 17. The Daily Mirror has 13, The Mail on Sunday has 12 and The Guardian has 11. The Independent, The Observer and the Financial Times have 9. The London Evening Standard has 6 and The Sunday Mirror and i have 5. The Daily Record and the Press Association have 4. The Sunday People, The Sun, Getty Images, The Independent on Sunday and Reuters have 2. Telegraph Media Group, The Wall Street Journal EMEA Banking team, Mail Sport and The Sunday Telegraph each have one.

There are 30 categories including the Journalists’ Charity Award and the Cudlipp Award. This year a new award, the Georgina Henry Women in Journalism Prize for Innovation, has been introduced in memory of the deputy editor of The Guardian and will recognise evidence of originality, excellence and impact in a female writer. Winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in London on Tuesday 10 March 2015.

The Press Awards is a prestigious event in the industry’s calendar with more than 400 editors and journalists coming together to salute the quality and success of national newspaper journalism in print and its corresponding digital platforms.

This year’s awards will be presented by LBC Radio presenter Nick Ferrari. A former co-presenter of The Big Boys' Breakfast on Talk Radio Ferrari moved to LBC in 2000 and after a few years he took over the breakfast show. Since then, has won many awards including Sony Golds and Arqivas. Last year he was awarded the BPG Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award.

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, Unison, the Gorkana Group, Reuters, EY, HW Fisher, L’Oreal, JTI, Luther Pendragon, Wiggin, Google and the Press Association.

Chairman of the judges Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors said: “The awards are judged by panels of newspaper representatives and respected independent figures from the media and beyond. They are always delighted by the range and diversity of the output of national newspapers. Their combined qualities are unparalleled in the world.”

The shortlist:

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Larisa Brown – Daily Mail

Susannah Butter – London Evening Standard

Peter Campbell – Daily Mail

Henry Foy – Financial Times

Billy Kenber – The Times

Alan Selby – Daily Mirror

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST

Sponsored by EY

Jim Armitage – The Independent

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard – The Daily Telegraph

John Gapper – Financial Times

Chris Giles – Financial Times

Simon Goodley – The Guardian

Jeremy Warner – The Daily Telegraph

POLITICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

David Clegg – Daily Record

Janan Ganesh – Financial Times

Fraser Nelson – The Daily Telegraph

Peter Oborne – The Daily Telegraph

Matthew Parris – The Times

Tim Shipman – The Sunday Times

FOREIGN REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Reuters

Ian Birrell – The Mail on Sunday

Martin Chulov – The Guardian

Patrick Cockburn – The Independent and i

Mark Franchetti – The Sunday Times

Anthony Loyd – The Times

Courtney Weaver – Financial Times

SCIENCE AND HEALTH JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by L’Oreal

Sarah Boseley – The Guardian

Pilita Clark – Financial Times

Steve Connor – The Independent and i

Laura Donnelly – The Daily Telegraph

Andrew Gregory – Daily Mirror

Robin McKie – The Observer

SHOWBIZ REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Baz Bamigboye – Daily Mail

Richard Brooks – The Sunday Times

Simon Cable – Freelance (Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, The Mail on Sunday)

Katie Hind – Sunday Mirror and Sunday People

Halina Watts – Daily Mirror

Dan Wootton – The Sun

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Mike Atherton – The Times

Nick Harris – The Mail on Sunday

Ian Herbert – The Independent and i

Nick Hoult – The Daily Telegraph

Matthew Lawton – Daily Mail

Tim Lewis – The Observer

SPECIALIST JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by JTI

Pilita Clark – Financial Times

Chris Giles – Financial Times

Katie Glass – The Sunday Times

Greg Hurst – The Times

Dan Hyde – The Daily Telegraph

Yvonne Roberts – The Observer

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR – POP

Rachael Bletchly – Daily Mirror

Adrian Deevoy – The Mail on Sunday

Charlotte Edwardes – London Evening Standard

Frances Hardy – Daily Mail

Rebecca Hardy – Daily Mail

Jenny Johnston – Daily Mail

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Decca Aitkenhead – The Guardian

Bryan Appleyard – The Sunday Times

Lynn Barber – The Sunday Times

Mick Brown – The Daily Telegraph

Bryony Gordon – The Daily Telegraph

Simon Hattenstone – The Guardian

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR – POP

Guy Adams – Daily Mail

Laura Freeman – Daily Mail

Robert Hardman – Daily Mail

Joshi Herrmann – London Evening Standard

Andrew Malone – Daily Mail

Tom Parry – Daily Mirror

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Chris Ayres – The Sunday Times

Elizabeth Day – The Observer

AA Gill – The Sunday Times

Simon Hattenstone – The Guardian

Anthony Loyd – The Times

Patrick Strudwick – The Independent

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – POP

Sponsored by HW Fisher

Ian Birrell – Freelance (Daily Mail)

Matthew d’Ancona – London Evening Standard

Dominic Lawson – Daily Mail

Quentin Letts – Daily Mail

Alison Phillips – Daily Mirror

Brian Reade – Daily Mirror

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – BROADSHEET

Sponsored by HW Fisher

Michael Deacon – The Daily Telegraph

Howard Jacobson – The Independent

Stewart Lee – The Observer

Fraser Nelson – The Daily Telegraph

Matthew Parris – The Times

Mark Steel – The Independent and i

CRITIC OF THE YEAR

Michael Deacon – The Daily Telegraph

Waldemar Januszczak – The Sunday Times

Jay Rayner – The Observer

Deborah Ross – The Mail on Sunday

David Sexton – London Evening Standard

Christopher Stevens – Daily Mail

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Ben Birchall – Press Association

Rowan Griffiths – Daily Mirror

Owen Humphreys – Press Association

Jeff Mitchell – Getty Images

Richard Pohle – The Times

Stefan Rousseau – Press Association

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Marc Aspland – The Times

Tom Jenkins – The Guardian

Alex Livesey- Getty Images

Ian MacNicol – Freelance (The Mail on Sunday, The Times)

Kevin Quigley – Daily Mail

Martin Rickett – Press Association

CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Peter Brookes – The Times

Dave Brown – The Independent

Matt Pritchett – The Daily Telegraph

Chris Riddell – The Observer

Gerald Scarfe – The Sunday Times

Peter Schrank – The Independent on Sunday

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by the Gorkana Group

‘62p an hour’, Ben Ellery, The Mail on Sunday

‘Boxing legend Frank: I’m now a woman’, Matthew Drake, Sunday Mirror

‘Fifa Files: Plot to buy the World Cup’, Insight, The Sunday Times

‘New boss of investigation into VIP child abuse claims is linked to Leon Brittan’, Martin Beckford, The Mail on Sunday

‘Tory Minister Quits after Sex Photo’, Matthew Drake, Sunday Mirror

‘World Cup chief and family paid millions by Quatari firm’, Newell and Watt, The Daily Telegraph

NEWS REPORTER OF THE YEAR

David Collins – Daily Mirror

Ben Ellery – The Mail on Sunday

Dipesh Gadher – The Sunday Times

Sian Griffiths – The Sunday Times

Insight – The Sunday Times

Andrew Norfolk – The Times

THE DIGITAL AWARD

Sponsored by Google

Daily Mirror

i100 – i

Project Babb – The Daily Telegraph

Telegraph travel app – The Daily Telegraph

The Guardian

The Times

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

‘62p an hour’ – The Mail on Sunday

‘Boxing legend Frank: I’m now a woman’ – Sunday Mirror

‘Here is the news, not the propaganda’ – The Independent on Sunday

‘The great unravelling’– The Independent

‘The Vow’ – Daily Record

‘Times journalist shot in Syria by kidnap gang’ – The Times

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

Culture – The Sunday Times

Notebook – Sunday Mirror

The Observer Tech Monthly – The Observer

The Times Magazine – The Times

Uncovered – The Observer

Weekend Magazine – The Guardian

BUSINESS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Luther Pendragon

Financial Times

Reuters

Telegraph Media Group

The Sunday Times

The Times

The Wall Street Journal EMEA Banking Team

SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Daily Mirror

Daily Record

Mail Sport

The Daily Telegraph/The Sunday Telegraph

The Guardian

The Times

NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Unison

Daily Mail

Reuters

Sunday People

The Mail on Sunday

The Sunday Times

The Times

THE CUDLIPP AWARD

Supported by the British Journalism Review

‘Hear No Devo, See No Devo, Speak No Devo’ – Daily Record

‘Kids in Crisis’ – Daily Mirror

‘My Battle for the Lost Girls of Rotherham’ – The Times

‘Police corruption and child abuse scandal’ – Daily Mail

‘Slaves in Peril’ – The Sunday Times Magazine

‘United Against Isis’ – The Sun

THE GEORGINA HENRY WOMEN IN JOURNALISM PRIZE FOR INNOVATION

Sponsored by Wiggin

Challenge University Guidelines allegedly backing gender segregation on campuses – Iram Ramzan

Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates

Foreign Policy Interrupted – Lauren Bohn

Road to Wigan Pier – Ros Wynne-Jones

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Daily Mail

London Evening Standard

The Guardian

The Mail on Sunday

The Sunday Times

The Times