Free first - Metro shortlisted as national newspaper of the year

Metro has made history by becoming the first free newspaper to be
shortlisted for the British Press Awards National Newspaper of the Year.
The team of independent judges said they felt
that its commercial impact on the industry as a whole meant that it
merited inclusion.The free daily has also been shortlisted in the
front-page of the year category for its splash John Peel: The day the
music died.
Since being launched in London in 1999 the
Associated Newspapers-owned title has spread throughout the country and
now as a total distribution of more than one million.
It contains some localised content but the majority of the news stories
are the same throughout the different editions. Last year it moved into
profit for the first time.
In addition to the main London edition it is
distributed on public transport in Bristol, Bath, Leicester, Derby,
Nottingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester,
Leeds and Sheffield.
It is distributed outside London through a system of franchise
arrangements with regional newspaper companies such as Trinity Mirror,
Johnston Press and Newsquest who also print it and sell local adverts.
Metro was launched as a 20-minute read for commuters and boasts a much younger readership than conventional national papers.
The 2005 British Press Awards winners will be announced at the Hilton in Park Lane on Tuesday 15 March.
The full shortlist is:
National Newspaper of the Year
The Independent
Daily Mail
News of the World
The Observer
The Sunday Telegraph
Front Page of the Year
Metro – John Peel The Day the Music Died
News of World – Beckham’s Secret Affair
Daily Mirror – How can 59,054,087 people be so dumb?
The Sun – Hutton Report Leaked
The Independent – Whitewash? The Hutton Report
Evening Standard – Bloodbath
Sports Photographer of the Year
Alex Livesey, Getty Images
Hugh Routledge, The Sunday Times
Phil Noble, Press Association
Mark Pain, The Mail on Sunday
Dave Rogers, Getty Images
Toby Melville, Reuters
Feature Photographer of the Year
Sean Smith, The Guardian
Jude Edginton, The Times Magazine
Graham Wood, The Times Magazine
Dan Chung, The Guardian
Mitch Jenkins, The Times Magazine
Richard Cannon, The Times
News Photographer of the Year
Chris Harris, The Times
Colin Mearns, The Herald
Jeremy Selwyn, Evening Standard
Roger Allen, Daily Mirror
John Giles, Press Association
Stefan Rousseau, Press Association
Supplement of the Year
The Herald Magazine
Weekend – The Guardian
Homes and Holidays – Sunday Mirror
TV Mag – The Sun
The Telegraph Magazine – The Daily Telegraph
You Magazine – The Mail on Sunday
Cartoonist of the Year
Peter Brookes, The Times
Bill Caldwell, The Sun
Matt Pritchett, The Daily Telegraph
Dave Brown, The Independent
Steve Bell, The Guardian
Nick Newman, The Sunday Times
Team of the Year
News of the World – FA scandal
The Sun – Band Aid
Sunday Telegraph – Illegal abortions
Sunday Times – Authors On The Frontline
Sunday Times – Beslan
The Daily Mail – Casino


Young Journalist of the Year
Sam Coates, The Times
Benjamin Joffe-Walt, The Sunday Telegraph
Harry MacAdam, The Sun
Richard Milne, The Financial Times
Ryan Sabey, News of the World
Anna van Praagh, Mail on Sunday
Foreign Reporter of the Year
Nick Paton Walsh, The Guardian
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, The Guardian
Anton Antonowicz, The Daily Mirror
Charles Clover, The Financial Times
Julius Strauss, The Daily Telegraph
Hala Jaber, The Sunday Times
Reporter of the Year
Trevor Kavanagh,The Sun
Daniel Foggo, The Sunday Telegraph
David Rose, The Observer
Neville Thurlbeck, News of the World
John Askill, The Sun
Graham Johnson, Sunday Mirror
Financial Journalist of the Year
Alex Brummer, The Daily Mail
Helen Dunne, The Mail on Sunday
Ian King, The Sun
John Gapper, The Financial Times
Jeremy Warner, The Independent
Kate Rankine, The Daily Telegraph
Business Journalist of the Year
Neil Collins, The Daily Telegraph
Ian Griffiths, The Guardian
Michael Harrison, The Independent
Robert Peston, The Sunday Telegraph
Patience Wheatcroft, The Times
Andrea Felsted, The Financial Times

Columnist of the Year

Allison Pearson, Evening Standard
Janice Turner, The Times
Jenny McCartney, The Sunday Telegraph
Craig Brown, The Daily Telegraph
Peter Hitchens, The Mail on Sunday
Jim Shelley, The Daily Mirror
Show business Reporter of the Year
Debbie Manley, The People
3am Girls, The Daily Mirror
Polly Graham, News of the World
Chrissy Iley, The Sunday Times
Nicole Lampert, The Daily Mail
Ben Todd, Sunday Mirror
Sports Reporter of the Year
Bob Cass, The Mail on Sunday
Shaun Custis, The Sun
Jeff Powell, The Daily Mail
Charles Sale, The Daily Mail
David Maddock, The Daily Mirror
Henry Winter, The Daily Telegraph
Sports Writer of the Year
Patrick Barclay, The Sunday Telegraph
Paul Kimmage, The Sunday Times
Matt Lawton, The Daily Mail
David Walsh, The Sunday Times
Oliver Holt, The Daily Mirror
Martin Samuel, News of the World
Food And Drink Writer of the Year
Marina O’Loughlin, Metro
Tracey Macleod, The Independent
Giles Coren, The Times
Hugh Fearnley-Whittinstall,

The Observer

Jay Rayner, The Observer
Terry Durack, The Independent on Sunday
Scoop of the Year
News of the World, Beckham Affair
News of the World, Sven Affair
News of the World, Blunkett Affair
The Daily Mail, Revealed: Nanny got her visa in 19 days
The Sun, Hutton Leaked
The Sunday Telegraph, Blunkett’s Lover Accuses Him Of Fast-Tracking Visa For Her Nanny
Motoring Writer of the Year
Michael Booth, The Independent on Sunday
Jeremy Clarkson, The Sunday Times
Joseph Dunn, The Sunday Times
Andrew English, The Daily Telegraph
Honest John, The Daily Telegraph
Jonathan Goddard, Metro
Critic of the Year
Laura Cumming, The Observer
Tim De Lisle, The Mail on Sunday
Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph
Sukhdeu Sandhu, The Daily Telegraph
Jaci Stephen, The Mail on Sunday
A.A. Gill, The Sunday Times
Property Writer of the Year
Ross Clark, The Sunday Telegraph
Caroline McGhie, The Sunday Telegraph
Christopher Middleton, The Daily Telegraph
Rosie Millard, The Sunday Times
Lowri Turner, The Mail on Sunday
Damian Barr, The Times
Travel Writer of the Year
Jane Bussman, The Mail on Sunday
Ed Grenby, The Guardian
Tim Moore, The Observer
Matt Rudd, The Sunday Times
Gill Williams, Sunday Mirror
Sarah Barrell, The Independent on Sunday
Interviewer of the Year
Emma Brockes, The Guardian
Robert Chalmers, The Independent on Sunday
Ariel Leve, The Sunday Times
John Preston, The Sunday Telegraph
Deborah Ross, The Independent
Alan Franks, The Times
Specialist Writer of the Year
Jane Barrie, The Sunday Mail
Richard Girling, The Sunday Times
Julie Henry, The Sunday Telegraph
Chris Leake, The Mail on Sunday
Lucy Siegle, The Observer
Ben Leapman, Evening Standard
Feature Writer of the Year
Decca Aitkenhead, The Guardian
Molly Watson, The Mail on Sunday
A.A. Gill, The Sunday Times
Olga Craig, The Sunday Telegraph
Ryan Parry, The Daily Mirror
Eamonn O’Neill, The Herald
Political Journalist of the Year
Jackie Ashley, The Guardian
Trevor Kavanagh, The Sun
Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer
Philip Stephens, The Financial Times
Simon Walters, The Mail on Sunday
Timothy Hames, The Times

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