On Thursday 15th of December 2022, The British Journalism Awards took place. Throughout eleven years, the event has celebrated the best public interest journalism produced for a UK audience.
David Jones from CUE customer, Daily Mail, received the award for Best Features Journalism. Judges called his works “wonderfully evocative” and that he “makes powerful points while writing with humor”.
The British Journalism award has now existed for 11 years, open to all publishers and journalists to nominate their peers for awards, whatever the medium: print, broadcast, and online. The awards aim to recognize great journalism, which is revelatory and has an impact on the world. Since 2012, the awards have recognized over 1200 journalists and more than 100 organizations as finalists.
And the past year in UK journalism has certainly been one to remember: Downing Street partied during the COVID lockdown, the war hit Europe in Ukraine and the economic unrest took headlines every day.
This year we had the honor to celebrate the 28 winners and two special recognition awards of the 2022 British Journalism Award in London.
Olga Malchevska, the BBC News Ukraine, expressed her gratitude to the UK journalists for their continued coverage of the conflict in Ukraine. All the +100 UK journalists currently in the warzone received standing ovations from the participants at British Journalism Awards in London.
The Mirror’s Pippa Crerar was one of the big winners of the evening receiving both the reward for Journalist of the Year, Politics Journalism and Women in Journalism’s Woman of the Year. Her work in breaking the news of Downing Street parties has been instrumental in forcing the Prime Minister to resign earlier this year.
Press Gazette editor-in-chief and chairman of the judges, Dominic Ponsford, said the winners provide plenty of “proof that journalism matters, that it does make a difference”.
News provider of the year went to Sky News, and judges noted that: “It has had correspondents in Ukraine for every day of the conflict and secured a memorable first exclusive interview with President Zelensky when it seemed that Kyiv was soon to fall. It has also led the way on coverage of the cost of living crisis, Partygate and climate.”
In total 30 awards were chosen from 840 entries by a panel of 75 independent judges.
The full list of finalists and winners can be found here: https://pressgazette.co.uk/press-gazette-events/british-journalism-awards-winners-2022/.
Stibo DX wishes all winners congratulations, and we hope to see some great projects for next year as well. Entries for The British Journalism Award 2023 open 18th of May 2023.