On Thursday (15 July), Guardian and Observer journalism won eight awards at the Press Awards, including the coveted news website of the year prize.
This year, the Press Awards celebrated a remarkable year of brilliant journalism in the midst of a catastrophic global pandemic.
The Guardian won news website of the year, with the judges describing it as a “must-turn-to website in 2020” for its “reliable reporting and analysis” on Covid-19.
Scoop of the year was awarded to Matthew Weaver, in collaboration with the Daily Mirror, for exposing Dominic Cummings’ lockdown breaches. The judges praised the story, saying it “incensed a nation in lockdown and shocked No.10 to its foundations”.
Special supplement of the year was given to the Guardian for ‘The Lost Year: How Coronavirus Changed Everything’, with the judges describing it as “powerful, well-designed, and with eye-catching visuals”.
A number of Guardian and Observer journalists were also honoured with awards, including fashion journalist of the year for Jess Cartner-Morley, political commentator of the year for Marina Hyde, technology journalist of the year for Stephanie Kirchgaessner, and health journalist of the year for Sarah Boseley.
The Guardian was also highly commended across a number of other categories, including: innovation of the year (The Guardian’s Daily Edition app); investigation of the year (Dominic Cummings breaks lockdown); the Driving Diversity Award (The Guardian); sports journalist of the year (Andy Bull); fashion journalist of the year (Priya Elan); and columnist of the year (Marina Hyde).
You can view a full list of Press Award winners here.