The British Journalism Awards in association with Audi are open to all journalists wherever they work.
Launched partly as a response to the hacking scandal and the Leveson inquiry – they aim to celebrate and promote great journalism which is both interesting to the public AND in the public interest.
The 2015 British Journalism Awards are held at Stationers' Hall in London on Tuesday, 1 December, 2015.
The judges included former editor of The Guardian Peter Preston, former night editor of The Times Liz Gerard, head of journalism at City University George Brock and former Today Programme editor Kevin Marsh.
The event is generously supported by the Worshipful Company of Stationers.
The aim is to create an awards event with the prestige of the Pulitzers in the US which rewards journalists who not only tell compelling stories but who also make a difference for the better in society.
The inaugural British Journalism Awards was held at Stationers' Hall in the City of London on 4 December 2012.
Some 250 of the leading names in national and regional newspaper journalism, broadcasting, magazines and online gathered to celebrate prize-winners who included journalist of the year David Walsh of the Sunday Times (pictured below) and the late Marie Colvin who received a special prize for inspiring journalists and improving the reputation of our trade.
The 2013 British Journalism were held at Stationers' Hall on Monday, 2 December 2013, when Michael Gillard of The Sunday Times was named journalist of the year for his courageous exposure of the gangster David Hunt.
The Stationers’ Company has been at the heart of the UK media for 600 years and the awards are held on the very spot where, 400 years ago, the revision committee met to finalise one of the greatest ever British literary achievements – the King James Bible.
Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford said: “The British Journalism Awards is an event which is unashamedly idealistic in its aims, but this doesn’t mean that great popular journalism won’t be recognised. On the contrary, this event is as much about celebrating sensational journalism in the mould of that promoted by the Daily Mirror’s Hugh Cudlipp as it is about recognising high-minded investigations of the sort pursued by the Sunday Times Insight Team under Harold Evans.
“Crucially, the British Journalism Awards will recognise the best journalists of the year regardless of the medium they work on – be it print, online or broadcasting."
The 2015 British Journalism Awards in association with Audi are sponsored by:
The 2015 British Journalism Awards are supported by: