Paul Foot award shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Paul Foot award, which aims to celebrate the very best in campaigning journalism, are as follows:

  • Richard Brooks of Private Eye – for his articles investigating the government’s involvement with fund management company Actis
  • Camilla Cavendish of The Times – for a series of pieces and a campaign against miscarriages of justice carried out under the Children’s Act 1989
  • Andrew Gilligan of the Evening Standard – for his investigation into financial irregularities at London’s City Hall and the London Development Agency
  • Warwick Mansell of The Times Educational Supplement – for his work on the SATS test marking scandal and educational opposition to the government’s league table system for schools
  • Dan McDougall of The Observer – for investigating child labour in South Asia, particularly that perpetrated by clothing retailers Esprit, Primark and Gap Inc
  • Jim Oldfield of Rossington Community Newsletter, South Yorkshire Newspapers – for coverage of opposition to the proposed construction of an ‘eco-town’ in Rossington

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  4. Annabel Corser

    Paul Foot may have been an accomplished campaigner for what he believed in, but he was a horrifically cowardly writer, with the sense and knowledge only to attack, judge and tear apart those things and people he didn’t know or understand. For there to be an award that celebrates such a man is farcical. Boycott it.

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