The awards specifically recognise journalism which is in the public interest and interesting to the public, say the organisers. They are open to all journalists whose work is produced for a UK audience. This year there was also a new category of Global Investigation of the Year, aimed at international news organisations.
Press Gazette editor and chairman of judges Dominic Ponsford said: “All those on the shortlists are an inspiring reminder of the vital role our industry plays in society.
“In an age where ‘mainstream media’ can be used as a term of abuse, the British Journalism Awards finalists provide compelling evidence of the extent to which the journalism industry is a force for good.”
The winners will be announced at the British Journalism Awards dinner on 11 December at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
Finalists for the British Journalism Awards 2017:
(There is no shortlist for the Marie Colvin award and Journalist of the Year. The shortlist for News Provider of the Year will be announced next week.)
Ian Birrell, The Mail on Sunday
Tom Parry, the Daily Mirror
Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times
Lucy Bannerman, The Times
Eleanor Steafel, The Telegraph
Richard Pendlebury, Daily Mail
Partition Voices, BBC Radio 4 (Kavita Puri, Michael Gallagher, Ant Adeane, Tim Smith and Hugh Levinson).
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Krissi Murison, The Sunday Times
North Korea’s Reality Stars, Channel 4 Unreported World (Seyi Rhodes, Catherine Lee, Kate Hardie-Buckley, Monica Garnsey, Hugo Ward, Eamonn Matthews)
Dan Wootton, The Sun
Matthew Garrahan, Financial Times
Vanessa Thorpe, The Observer
Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian.
BUSINESS, FINANCE AND ECONOMICS JOURNALISM
Sponsored by TSB
Tom Burgis, Financial Times
RBS Dash for Cash, Buzzfeed News (Heidi Blake, Jane Bradley, Tom Warren, Richard Holmes and Alex Campbell)
Undercover at JS Sports, Channel 4 News (Ciaran Jenkins, Job Rabkin, Lee Sorrell and Andy Lee)
John Arlidge, The Sunday Times
Louise Eccles, Daily Mail
Patrick Collinson, The Guardian.
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian
Aditya Chakrabortty, The Guardian
David Aaronovitch, The Times
James O’Brien, LBC
Matthew Parris, The Times
Janice Turner, The Times
Susie Boniface (Fleet Street Fox), Mirror Online
Nick Cohen, The Observer.
Dab (shareable social videos), The Guardian – (Paul Boyd, Fred McConnell, Josh Strauss, Ekaterina Ochagavia)
The Bureau Local, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (Megan Lucero, Maeve McClenaghan, Gareth Davies, Charles Boutaud)
Bryony Gordon’s Mad World Podcast, The Telegraph
FT’s Visual Vocabulary, Financial Times – (Alan Smith, Chris Campbell, Martin Stabe, Ian Bott, Liz Faunce, Billy Ehrenberg, Paul McCallum and Graham Parrish)
BBC Radio Bristol for social media innovation (Adam Crowther, Rob Adcock and Jess Rudkin)
Viewsnight, BBC Newsnight.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS JOURNALISM
Sponsored by Gibtelecom
The Migration Machine, Reuters (Selam Gebrekidan, Stephen Grey and Amina Ismail)
ISIS and the Battle for Iraq, Channel 4 (Ramita Navai, Patrick Wells and Mais al-Bayaa)
Louise Callaghan, The Sunday Times
Emma Graham-Harrison, The Guardian
The Battle for Mosul, BBC News (Orla Guerin, Nicola Careem, Nicolas Hameon and Badr Katy)
Coming out of the Shadows in Kenya, BBC News (Anne Soy and Helen Grady)
Duterte’s War, Reuters
China Executive Crackdown, Financial Times (Lucy Hornby, Ben Bland and Jamil Anderlini).
INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION
Gill Plimmer, Financial Times
Will Hurst, Architects’ Journal
Rowan Moore, The Observer
Cormac Campbell, The Detail
Emanuele Midolo, Property Week
Martina Lees, The Sunday Times.
Burn to Earn, Spotlight BBC Northern Ireland (Conor Spackman, Richard Newman,Gwyneth Jones and Jeremy Adams)
Manchester Evening News
Jonathan Gibson, BBC Birmingham
Kettering Hospital Waiting List Scandal, BBC East (Matt Precey, Julian Sturdy and Mike Cartwright)
Cash for Ash, BBC Northern Ireland Nolan Show (Stephen Nolan, Chris Buckler, David Thompson, David O’Dornan and Ross Carson)
Martin George, Eastern Daily Press
Kevin Magee, BBC Northern Ireland
Emma Youle, Archant.
NEW JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Gareth Browne, freelance for The Times
Paul McClean, Financial Times
Amy Sharpe, Sunday Mirror
Gabriel Pogrund, The Sunday Times
Glen Keogh, Daily Mail
Adam Payne, Business Insider UK
Guy Kelly, The Telegraph
Johannes Laubmeier and Carlos Bafil, freelance for The Sunday Times.
Stefan Rousseau, Press Association
Claire Thomas, The Sunday Times
Richard Pohle, The Times
Jeremy Selwyn, London Evening Standard
Andy Stenning, Daily Mirror
David Rose, The Telegraph.
CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Bournemouth University
Changing Minds, The Telegraph (Bryony Gordon)
Food for London, The London Evening Standard (David Cohen)
Change the Law for Life, Daily Mirror (Andy Gregory, Jeremy Armstrong and Lloyd Embey)
Stub Out the Touts, Daily Record (Mark McGivern)
Frank’s Law, The Courier (Kieran Andrews and Gareth McPherson)
The Big Fix, The Sun (Daniel Jones).
SCIENCE AND HEALTH JOURNALISM
Sponsored by Astellas
Sarah Boseley, The Guardian
Steve Connor, i
David Shukman, BBC News
Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph
The Organ Beauty Pageant, BBC Radio 4 (Fiona Hill, Lesley Curwen and Deborah Cohen)
Clare Wilson, The New Scientist
Tom Chivers, Buzzfeed News
Sharon Brennan, Health Service Journal.
Daniel Taylor, The Guardian
Insight Team, The Sunday Times (Jonathan Calvert, George Arbuthnott and David Collins)
Nick Harris and Rob Draper, Mail on Sunday
Sam Cunningham, Daily Mail
Matt Lawton, Daily Mail
Northampton’s Missing Millions, BBC East (Matt Precey, Julian Sturdy and Tom Barton)
Ian Herbert, The Independent and Daily Mail.
Sponsored by Huawei
Nick Rufford, The Sunday Times
Carole Cadwalladr, The Observer
John Arlidge, The Sunday Times
Bill Goodwin, Computer Weekly
NHS Cyber attacks, Computer Weekly (Warwick Ashford, Lis Evenstad and Bryan Glick)
Geoff White, freelance for the BBC.
Athar Ahmad, BBC Asian Network
Fiona Hamilton, The Times
Peter Apps, Inside Housing
Deborah Haynes, The Times
Alison Holt, BBC News
Max Daly, Vice UK
Sophie Barnes, Inside Housing
Adi Bloom, TES.
Daniel Jones, The Sun, for Big Six energy rip-off
Robin Perrie, The Sun, for stories including “Hell of Heroes”
Britain’s Cheap Clothes, Channel 4 Dispatches (Kristin Hadland, Tazeen Ahmad Karen Edwards)
BBC’s TV Licence Bullies, Daily Mail (Paul Bentley, Glen Keogh and Sara Smyth)
Jeremy Armstrong, Daily Mirror, for stories including fooball child abuse revelations
Nick Ferrari, LBC work including his Diane Abbott interview
Lucy Thornton, Daily Mirror, for her investigation into the 25-year mystery of missing child Ben Needham
The CCJ Credit Rating Scandal, Daily Mail (Paul Bentley and Glen Keogh).
SCOOP OF THE YEAR
BBC’s TV licence bullies, Daily Mail
Prince Harry interview, The Telegraph
No 10 covered up Trident missile fiasco, The Sunday Times
Ant in drug rehab – The Sun on Sunday
Vice-chancellor pay scandal – Bath Chronicle
I wish I’d raped schoolgirl – The Sun
Labour MP Keith Vaz and the prostitutes in his flat – Sunday Mirror.
Battle for the Labour Party, Channel 4 Dispatches
Kate McCann, The Telegraph
Reality Check, The BBC
Jim Waterson, Buzzfeed
Ben Riley-Smith, The Sunday Telegraph
Matthew Parris, The Times
Election Expenses, Channel 4 News (Job Rabkin,Guy Basnett, Ed Fraser and Ed Howker).
INVESTIGATION OF THE YEAR
Google and digital advertising, The Times (Alexi Mostrous, Mark Bridge, James Dean, Fiona Hamilton and Michael Savage)
Football Abuse: The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game, BBC Scotland (Liam McDougall, Mark Daly, Calum McKay and Martin Conaghan)
Bell Pottinger scandal, BBC Radio 4 The World at One (Manveen Rana, Rosie Seed, Fiona Leach, Owenna Griffiths and Charlie Bell)
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad, Channel 4 (Lindsay Duncan, Nicola Cutcher, Sara Afshar and Callum Macrae)
Bupa Care Home Undercover, Channel 4 Dispatches (Jackie Long, Joanna Potts, Gesbeen Mohammad, David Henshaw and Lesley Bonner)
Revealed: fire spread linked to panels, Inside Housing (Peter Apps)
Poison in the System: Russian Assassinations, Buzzfeed News (Heidi Blake, Jason Leopold, Jane Bradley, Richard Holmes, Tom Warren and Alex Campbell)
Football for Sale, The Telegraph.
INVESTIGATION OF THE YEAR (GLOBAL)
Abuse at the UN, Swedish Television/Mission Investigate (Karin Mattisson,Joachim Dyfwermark and Ola Christoffersson)
The Malta Files, Black Sea and the EIC network (Craig Shaw, Zeynep Sentek and Michael Bird)
The Sex Slaves of al-Shabab, BBC World Service (Anne Soy, Charlotte Attwood, Michael Onyiego and Vladimir Hernandez)
Football Leaks, European Investigative Collaborations network
Passports in the Shadows, CNN en Espanol (Scott Zamost, Kay Guerrero, Drew Griffin, Rafael Romo and Richard Griffiths)
Father, my father: Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow, Boston Globe (Michael Rezendes).
Links / further reading: British Journalism Awards