London Press Club reveals its 2016 shortlist and adds three new categories

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The London Press Club Awards has revealed its shortlist for this year’s ceremony which includes four Four major scoops which judges described as “jaw dropping stories” such as the Financial mismanagement at Kids Company charity, the Hatton Garden jewel thieves, deputy speaker of the Lords cocaine scandal and Olympic drug cheating have all been nominated for Scoop of the year.

Miles Goslett exposed the financial corruption at the Kids Company charity in an exposé, published in The Spectator, which was then published I all major newspapers and subsequently led to the closure of the charity in August 2015.

The Daily Mirror has been put forward for scoop of the year for its world exclusive which revealed the identity of the Hatton Garden jewel thieves under the headline ‘Diamond Geezers – Gem Raiders Caught on Camera.’

The Sun’s work revealing the how the deputy Speaker of the Lords, Baron John Sewel, had been caught on camera snorting cocaine with prostitutes has earned it a nomination.

The Sunday Times meanwhile also earned a nomination for ‘scoop of the year’ after its Insight team uncovered the biggest leak of blood test data in sporting history which showed the prevalence of doping among many medal winners.

This year’s awards also include three new award categories: Weekend Newspaper of the Year, Digital Journalist of the Year and Print Journalist of the Year.

Weekend Newspaper of the Year embraces Saturday and Sunday papers which were judged together for the first time; those shortlisted are: Financial Times Saturday edition, Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Times and The Times, Saturday edition.

The London Press Club Awards lunch will take place on Tuesday 5 April at the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall. The judging pannel also included The drum editor, Stephen lepitak and the full list of nominees is below

Business Journalist of the Year

Kamal Ahmed, BBC News

Becky Barrow, The Sunday Times

Mark Kleinman, Sky News

Rupert Steiner, Daily Mail

Broadcast Journalist of the Year

Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Two and BBC News Channel

Julie Etchingham, ITV News

Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News

Nick Robinson, BBC Radio 4

Digital Journalist of the Year

David Allen Green, FT.com and jackofkent.com

Heidi Blake, BuzzFeed

Holly Brockwell, Gadgette

Lara O’Reilly, Business Insider UK

Print Journalist of the Year

Katherine Faulkner, Daily Mail

Jane Moore, The Sun

Claire Newell, The Daily Telegraph

Simon Walters, Mail on Sunday

Scoop of the Year

Miles Goslett, Kids Company exposé, The Spectator

Daily Mirror, Diamond Geezers – Gem Raiders Caught on Camera

The Sun, Lord Coke – Top Peer’s drugs binges

The Sunday Times Insight team: athletics doping scandal

Weekend Newspaper of the Year

Financial Times Saturday edition

Mail on Sunday

The Sunday Times

The Times, Saturday edition

Daily Newspaper of the Year

Daily Mirror

Daily Mail

The Sun

The Times

Edgar Wallace Trophy for writing or reporting of the highest quality

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