London, October 27, 2023
The Mail, one of the leading names in journalism, continues its winning streak, securing multiple nominations at the upcoming British Journalism Awards. The recognition follows the newspaper’s recent triumph at the London Press Club Awards, reaffirming its unmatched prowess in the field of reporting.
Among the ten nominations, the groundbreaking podcast “The Trial of Lucy Letby” by Liz Hull and Caroline Cheetham has once again captured the spotlight. The podcast, known for its innovative approach and insightful crime and legal journalism, received nominations in the Innovation of the Year and Crime and Legal Journalism categories. This commendation adds to the podcast’s growing list of accolades, solidifying its status as a trailblazer in the industry.
Tom Kelly and Izzy Lyons also received a well-deserved nomination for their courageous undercover exposé on corrupt immigration lawyers. Their fearless reporting sent shockwaves through the legal establishment, earning them a nomination for Investigation of the Year, a testament to their impactful journalism.
Kathryn Knight, known for her compelling and compassionate interviews, earned a nomination for Interviewer of the Year, showcasing her exceptional talent in capturing the essence of her subjects.
The Mail’s commitment to quality journalism is further exemplified by the nominations of Ian Birrell and Rebecca Hardy. Birrell’s courageous and insightful commentaries secured him a nomination in the Comment Journalism category, while his outstanding features, alongside the peerless Rebecca Hardy, earned them a spot in the Features Journalism category.
Additionally, Sian Boyle’s expertise on China garnered her a well-deserved nomination for Technology Journalism, highlighting her in-depth knowledge and insightful reporting on a complex and evolving subject.
In the realm of sports journalism, The Mail shines bright with nominations for Chief Sports Writer Oliver Holt and Rob Draper, both contending for the coveted Sports Journalism title. Their exceptional coverage of sports events and insightful analyses have earned them this prestigious recognition.
Upon announcing the shortlist, Press Gazette Editor-in-Chief Dominic Ponsford praised the high standard of entries, emphasizing that being included on the list was a ‘huge achievement,’ considering the fierce competition among major news organizations.
The winners of the British Journalism Awards will be unveiled at a grand ceremony scheduled to take place in London on December 14. The Mail, with its array of nominations, stands as a testament to its unwavering commitment to journalistic excellence and dedication to delivering impactful and insightful stories to its readers. Stay tuned for the announcement to see if The Mail’s outstanding contributors will bring home these well-deserved accolades.