List of British Press Awards Scoops of the Year

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The Scoop of the Year award is one of the honours given annually by the British Press Awards.

Year Newspaper Scoop Notes
2011 News of the World Pakistan cricket spot-fixing controversy[1] Associated award: reporter Mazher Mahmood won "News Reporter of the Year"[2]
Nominees: David Laws expenses scandal, The Daily Telegraph; Vince Cable undercover sting, comments, The Daily Telegraph; WikiLeaks revelations (Afghan War files, United States diplomatic cables leak), The Guardian; phone hacking scandal, The Guardian; FIFA World Cup corruption scandal, The Sunday Times; Wayne Rooney vice allegations, Sunday Mirror; "secret life of Jon Venables", Daily Mirror.[3]
2010 The Daily Telegraph United Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandal Associated awards: The Daily Telegraph was named the "National Newspaper of the Year" for its coverage of the scandal, with William Lewis winning "Journalist of the Year" for his role.[4]
2009 The Mail on Sunday Russell Brand Show prank telephone calls row Reporter: Miles Goslett[5]
2008 The Sun 190th Fighter Squadron, Blues and Royals friendly fire incident Associated awards: "Reporter of the Year", for reporter Tom Newton Dunn[6]
2007 Daily Mirror John Prescott affair with his diary secretary Reporter: Stephen Moyes[7]
2006 Daily Mirror "Cocaine Kate" (Kate Moss) Reporter: Stephen Moyes[7]
2005 News of the World "Beckham's secret affair" Story: David Beckham affair with Rebecca Loos
2004 Daily Mirror 'Intruder at the Palace' Associated award: reporter Ryan Parry awarded the "Hugh Cudlipp award" for outstanding tabloid journalism[8][9]
2003 Daily Mirror 'Sven and Ulrika' Story: Sven-Göran Eriksson affair with Ulrika Jonsson[10]
2002 The Sun 'Baby traders' Reporter: Briony Warden. Story: "how Alan and Judith Kilshaw adopted twins over the internet"[11]
2001 The Independent on Sunday 'GM crops' Reporter: Geoffrey Lean. Story: "ministers had secretly sanctioned trials of GM crops".[12]
2000 News of the World "Archer quits" Story: withdrawal of Jeffrey Archer from the London mayoral election of 2000 over allegations of perjury in a 1987 libel trial


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