Times and Daily Mail garner most Press Awards nominations: full list of finalists - Press Gazette

Times and Daily Mail garner most Press Awards nominations: full list of finalists

The Times and Daily  Mail are the two frontrunners in this year's Press Awards with 20 nominations.

The awards for the national press are organised by the Society of Editors and have 30 categories.

The contenders for the top prize of newspaper of the year are: Daily Mail, London Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Times and The Times.

All the winners will be announced at an awards dinner held in London on 11 March

Titles with the most nominations (source, Society of Editors):

  • The Times and Daily Mail: 20
  • The Sunday Times: 19 
  • The Daily Telegraph: 17
  • Daily Mirror: 13
  • The Mail on Sunday: 12
  • The Guardian: 11
  • The Independent, The Observer and the Financial Times: nine
  • London Evening Standard:  six
  • Sunday Mirror and i: five.
  • Daily Record and the Press Association: four
  • Sunday People, The Sun, Getty Images, The Independent on Sunday and Reuters: two
  • Telegraph Media Group, The Wall Street Journal EMEA Banking team, Mail Sport and The Sunday Telegraph: one. 

Full list of nominations:

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 

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 

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 

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 – sponsored by HW Fisher – Pop 

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 – sponsored by HW Fisher – Broadsheet 

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 

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’, Vincent Moss and 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 – 

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 


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 


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 

Everyday Sexism extension – Laura Bates

Foreign Policy Interrupted – Lauren Bohn

Interactive Blog for moderate Muslim voices – Iram Ramzan

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