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Society of Editors Press Awards 2015 – shortlists announced

The shortlists have been announced for the Society of Editors Press Awards 2015, celebrating the best of UK national journalism.

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

The Sunday Times leads the nominations league table with 22, The Mail on Sunday has 19 and The Times has 18. The Guardian has 14, the Daily Mail has 13 and the Daily Mirror, The Sun, London Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph have 10. The Observer has 9, The Independent has 8 and the Financial Times has 7. The i has 4 and The Sunday Telegraph, the Press Association and Getty Images have 3. VICE Media and The Independent on Sunday have 2 and The New Statesman, Sunday Mirror, Colorsport Images, Reuters and Record Sport have one apiece.

There are 30 categories including the Journalists’ Charity Award, the Cudlipp Award and the Georgina Henry Women in Journalism Prize for Innovation, in memory of the former deputy editor of The Guardian. A shortlist will be announced by the WIJ at the end of the month.

The event is a prestigious date 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. Winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London on Tuesday 22 March 2016.

This year’s awards will be presented once again 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.

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, EY, Wiggin, Wellcome Trust, Google, Luther, Gorkana, Press Association, JTI, Reuters, The Hilton Park Lane, PCS, BT, Journalists' Charity and the British Journalism Review.

The awards are also supported by the Cecil King Foundation and Yves Saint Laurent. YSL makeup artists will be on hand to offer their services to guests ahead of the awards ceremony.

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. It is a huge pleasure and privilege for the judges to examine and discuss the range, diversity and vitality of national journalism. Their combined qualities are unparalleled in the world.”

The shortlist:

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Josh Boswell – The Sunday Times

Stephen Bush – The New Statesman

Martha Kelner – Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday

Jaber Mohamed – The Mail on Sunday

Tom Rowley – The Daily Telegraph

Dean Wilkins – The Sun

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST

Sponsored by EY

FT Investigation into Hanergy – Financial Times

Simon Goodley – The Guardian

Russell Lynch – London Evening Standard and The Independent

Richard Milne – Financial Times

Simon Neville – London Evening Standard

Oliver Shah – The Sunday Times

POLITICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Luther Pendragon

Janan Ganesh – Financial Times

Matthew Parris – The Times

Andrew Rawnsley – The Observer

Tim Shipman – The Sunday Times

Rachel Sylvester – The Times

Simon Walters – The Mail on Sunday

FOREIGN REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Reuters

Ian Birrell – The Mail on Sunday

Patrick Cockburn – The Independent and i

Patrick Kingsley – The Guardian

Christina Lamb – The Sunday Times

Andy Lines – Daily Mirror

Erika Solomon – Financial Times

SCIENCE AND HEALTH JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust

Stephen Adams – The Mail on Sunday

Sarah Boseley – The Guardian

Steve Connor – The Independent on Sunday and The Independent

Charlie Cooper – The Independent

Paul Gallagher – The Independent on Sunday

Robin McKie – The Observer

SHOWBIZ REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Richard Brooks – The Sunday Times

Scott Bryan – Buzzfeed News

Nicola Methven – Daily Mirror

Will Payne – The Sun

Vanessa Thorpe – The Observer

Dan Wootton – The Sun

SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Oliver Brown – The Daily and The Sunday Telegraph

Paul Hayward – The Daily and The Sunday Telegraph

Ian Herbert – The Independent and i

Matthew Syed – The Times

Danny Taylor – The Observer

Martyn Ziegler – Press Association

SPECIALIST JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by JTI

Tim Bullamore – Freelance (The Daily Telegraph)

Laura Donnelly – The Daily Telegraph

Dan Jones – The Sun

Sam Jones – Financial Times

Sean O’Neill – The Times

Jay Rayner – The Observer

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR: POPULAR

Natalie Clarke – Daily Mail

Charlotte Edwardes – London Evening Standard

Rebecca Hardy – Daily Mail

Cole Moreton – The Mail on Sunday

Tom Parry – Daily Mirror

Stephanie Rafanelli – London Evening Standard

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR: BROADSHEET

Bryan Appleyard – The Sunday Times

Lynn Barber – The Sunday Times

Mick Brown – The Daily Telegraph

Simon Hattenstone – The Guardian

Camilla Long – The Sunday Times

Krissi Murison – The Sunday Times

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR: POPULAR

Guy Adams – Daily Mail

Paul Bracchi – Daily Mail

Robert Hardman – Daily Mail

Oliver Harvey – The Sun

David Jones – Daily Mail

Tom Leonard – Daily Mail

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR: BROADSHEET

Ian Birrell – The Mail on Sunday

Martin Fletcher – The Times

Jonathan Freedland – The Guardian

Simon Hattenstone – The Guardian

Ben Judah – POLITICO Europe

Ben Machell – The Times

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR: POPULAR

Ian Birrell – Freelance (Daily Mail, The Independent, The Sun)

Richard Godwin – London Evening Standard

Dominic Lawson – Daily Mail

Sam Leith – London Evening Standard

Brian Reade – Daily Mirror

Ros Wynne-Jones – Daily Mirror

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR: BROADSHEET

David Aaronovitch – The Times

Giles Coren – The Times

Barbara Ellen – The Observer

Simon Jenkins – London Evening Standard

Dominic Lawson – The Sunday Times

Charles Moore – The Daily Telegraph

CRITIC OF THE YEAR

Craig Brown – The Mail on Sunday

Laura Cumming – The Observer

AA Gill – The Sunday Times

Marina O’Loughlin – The Guardian

Alexis Petridis – The Guardian

Jay Rayner – The Observer

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Manu Brabo – The Sunday Times

Phil Coburn – Daily Mirror

Jack Hill – The Times

Jeff Mitchell – Getty Images

Stefan Rousseau – Press Association

Andrew Testa – The Sunday Times

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Marc Aspland – The Times

Andrew Cowie – Colorsport Images

Mike Egerton – Press Association

Stu Forster – Getty Images

Tom Jenkins – The Guardian

Michael Regan – Getty Images

CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Peter Brookes – The Times

Michael Heath – The Mail on Sunday

Morten Morland – The Times

Matt Pritchett – The Daily Telegraph

Chris Riddell – The Observer

Gerald Scarfe – The Sunday Times

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Gorkana

Blood Money, Nick Craven and Nigel Bunyan – The Mail on Sunday

Doping Scandal, Team Insight – The Sunday Times

Fifa Investigation, Team Insight – The Sunday Times

Lord Coke, Stephen Moyes – The Sun

Tatler Tory, Simon Walters, Brendan Carlin and Tim Walker – The Mail on Sunday

The Diamond Geezers, Russell Myers – Daily Mirror

NEWS REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Nick Craven – The Mail on Sunday

Emily Dugan – The Independent and i

Andrew Gilligan – The Sunday Telegraph

Stephen Moyes – The Sun

David Rose – The Mail on Sunday

Omar Wahid – The Mail on Sunday

THE DIGITAL INNOVATION AWARD

Sponsored by Google

Financial Times

Reuters

The Daily Telegraph

The Guardian

The Times

VICE Media

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

London Evening Standard

Mirror Online

Telegraph.co.uk

The Guardian

The Independent

VICE News

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

£11 Million – The Mail on Sunday

Busted – The Sun

I can’t believe I escaped this – Sunday Mirror

Terror in Paris – i

Tiny victim of a human catastrophe – Daily Mail

United We Stand – The Times

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

Culture, The Sunday Times

FT Weekend Magazine

Style, The Sunday Times

The Guardian Weekend Magazine

The Saturday Times Magazine

You Magazine, The Mail on Sunday

SPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR

MailSport

Record Sport

Telegraph Sport

The Guardian Sport

The Sunday Times Sport

The Times Sport

NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Daily Mirror

The Guardian

The Mail on Sunday

The Sun

The Sunday Times

The Times

THE CUDLIPP AWARD

Organised by the British Journalism Review

Athletics Doping Scandal – The Sunday Times

Charity Cold-Calling campaign, Daily Mail

Criminal Courts Charges campaign – The Independent

Guantanamo/Shaker Aamer campaign – The Mail on Sunday

Teddy’s Story campaign – Daily Mirror

The Estate We’re In campaign – London Evening Standard

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Daily Mail

London Evening Standard

The Mail on Sunday

The Sun

The Sunday Times

The Times