London Press Club reveals its 2016 shortlist and adds three new categories
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.
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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
Edgar Wallace Trophy for writing or reporting of the highest quality