British Press Awards

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The Press Awards, formerly the British Press Awards,[1] is an annual ceremony that celebrates the best of British journalism.

History[edit]

Established in 1962 by The People and World's Press News, the first award ceremony for the then-named Hannen Swaffer Awards, named after journalist Hannen Swaffer, was held in 1963.[2] It was judged by a small panel of senior figures in journalism and awarded just three awards.[3] Following an earlier consolidation of companies into the International Publishing Corporation, the 1966 awards were restyled the International Publishing Corporation Hannen Swaffer Awards and the number of awards issued had increased to ten.[4] The 1975 awards saw the name change to the British Press Awards.[5]

After having been run by the Press Gazette for over 20 years, in 2010 the awards were taken over by the Society of Editors.[6] Although often still referred to as the British Press Awards,[7][8][9] after the take-over the name was changed for the 2010 awards to The Press Awards.[10][6] In the 2014 awards there were 31 categories,[11] and the number of judges had increased dramatically from the awards first days.[12]

In 2012, following the takeover by the Society of Editors and the name change to The Press Awards, the naming format of the awards changed.[13][14] Previously, the awards were named for the year in which they were issued;[15] subsequently they were named for the previous year (i.e. that which was under consideration),[16][17] although they are often reported on using the old naming format.[18][19]

Categories[edit]

The categories change from year to year, some previous categories have included:

2007[edit]

Newspaper of the Year, Reporter of the Year, Business Journalist of the Year, Financial Journalist of the Year, Young Journalist of the Year, Photographer of the Year, Sports Photographer of the Year, Foreign Reporter of the Year, Columnist of the Year, Feature Writer of the Year, Critic of the Year, Front Page of the Year, Sports Reporter of the Year, Sports Writer of the Year, Sports Journalist of the Year, Team of the Year, Interviewer of the Year, Supplement of the Year, Scoop of the Year, Cartoonist of the Year, Specialist Writer of the Year, Political Journalist of the Year and Showbusiness Writer of the Year.[20]

2013[edit]

Business Finance and Economics Journalist of the Year, Breaking News Award, Campaign of the Year, Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year, Investigation of the Year, New Journalist of the Year, Photojournalist of the Year, Politics Journalist of the Year, Journalism Innovation of the Year, Sports Journalist of the Year and Science and Technology Journalist of the Year.[21]

National Newspaper of the Year[edit]

Foreign Reporter of the Year[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Savoy Event Announced". The Press Awards. 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Press Awards Winners 2000 - 2008". The Press Awards. Section: 2003 British Press Awards. 
  3. ^ "Press Awards winners 1962-1969". The Press Awards. Section: 1962 Hannen Swaffer Awards. 
  4. ^ "Press Awards winners 1962-1969". The Press Awards. Section: 1966 International Publishing Corporation Hannen Swaffer Awards. 
  5. ^ "Press Awards Winners 1970 - 1979". The Press Awards. Section: 1975 British Press Awards. 
  6. ^ a b "Society of Editors takes over national press awards". New Statesman. 18 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Financial Times wins string of journalism awards". Financial Times. 2 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Guardian Wins Newspaper Of The Year At British Press Awards". The Huffington Post. 2 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "British Press Awards: Mirror scoops six awards at journalism's 'Oscars'". Daily Mirror. 10 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Savoy Event Announced". The Press Awards. 13 October 2010. 
  11. ^ "Winners Citations". The Press Awards. 
  12. ^ "Judges for the Press Awards for 2014". The Press Awards. 
  13. ^ "Press Awards 2011: Newspaper of the year finalists". The Press Awards. 24 March 2011. "Press Awards 2011" held in 2011 
  14. ^ "Full list of winners from the Press Awards 2011". The Press Awards. 21 March 2012. "Press Awards 2011" held in 2012 
  15. ^ "British Press Awards 2008". British Press Awards. 2008. 
  16. ^ "Winners announced for the Press Awards for 2014". The Press Awards. 10 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Press Awards: Times and Daily Mail lead nominations". The Guardian. 9 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "British Press Awards: Mirror scoops six awards at journalism's 'Oscars'". Daily Mirror. 10 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Daily Record nominated for Sports Team of the Year at 2015 British Press Awards - and here's why...". Daily Record. 10 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "British Press Awards: Past winners". Press Gazette. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "British Journalism Awards 2013 - sponsored by Santander". Press Gazette. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Winners citations 2014". The Press Awards. 2015. 
  23. ^ "Winners citations 2014". The Press Awards. 2014. 
  24. ^ "Winners List for The Press Awards for 2012". The Press Awards. 2013. 
  25. ^ "Winners List". The Press Awards. 2012. 
  26. ^ "The winners and shortlists for The Press Awards 2010". The Press Awards. 2011. 
  27. ^ "2009 Winners". The Press Awards. 2010. 
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Press Awards Winners 2000 - 2008". The Press Awards. 2009. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g "Press Awards Winners 1990 - 1999". The Press Awards. 2000. 

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