The Guardian has the full results from last night’s British Press Awards: the Telegraph took the big one, for newspaper of the year, while the Guardian’s Paul Lewis walked away with reporter of the year. Overall, the Telegraph won six prizes for its expenses story, including journalist of the year for its editor Will Lewis.
Heather Brooke got acknowledgement for her role in the expenses exposé, with a judge’s award. The Guardian reports:
The judges’s award went to freelance journalist and freedom of information campaigner Heather Brooke whose tireless campaigning did so much to keep the story in the public eye. She praised the Telegraph for doing a brilliant job but appealed to Fleet Street to be more co-operative on major stories.
“I don’t begrudge the Telegraph and I hope they don’t begrudge me. The fact is I’m fucking proud,” she said.
The awards remained with former owner Wilmington and questions were raised over how the prizes could continue without the industry mag to back them.
But according to a PG report, Wilmington will now donate a share of profits from the event to the Journalists’ Charity and run the awards in partnership with the Newspaper Publishers Association (NPA).
The Best Use of New Media prize went to local newspaper Hull Daily Mail’s site thisisyourmail.co.uk.
The Financial Times, fresh from wins at this months British Press Awards, won its third National Newspaper of the Year award of 2008 and the award for National Colour Supplement of the Year for the seventh year running.
The Guardian was highly commended in four out of its five nominated categories, but left without a win.
Guardian.co.uk was named website of the year at last night’s British Press Awards, as the paper picked up three awards.
Guardian journalist Sean Smith was named digital reporter of the year and Ghaith Abdul-Ahad foreign reporter of the year.
The Financial Times also scooped three awards winning the newspaper of the year title and prizes for two of its journalists.
The Sun walked away with most prizes on the night with four: scoop of the year and reporter of the year for Tom Newton Dunn; and its ‘Help for Heroes campaign’ named campaign of the year and winning the Cudlipp award.