The Press Awards, held in London last night (Wednesday 7 March), celebrate outstanding talent from across the UK’s press and champion the importance of journalism to society, with the awards open to all news media publishers distributing nationally in the UK.
The Guardian was named daily newspaper of the year, with the category covering editorial coverage, digital strategy, design and use of photography.
Katharine Viner, editor-in-chief, Guardian News & Media says:
“The Guardian winning both daily newspaper of the year and supplement of the year for Saturday magazine is a fantastic achievement, as well as individual accolades for our columnists and journalists. These awards are a testament to the quality, impact and creativity of Guardian and Observer journalism, as well as the collaborative work of so many hard-working teams, who help bring this vital reporting to our readers every day.”
The judges said the Saturday magazine was “witty, engaging, eclectic” adding that it delivers “agenda-setting magazine journalism” with articles that “linger in the mind and are spoken about, and followed up elsewhere”.
Pippa Crerar, who is currently the Guardian’s political editor, won political journalist of the year for her work with the Daily Mirror.
The Guardian was also highly commended in two other categories, showcasing the impact of its journalism across audio and illustration. The Guardian’s daily podcast Today in Focus was highly commended in the news podcast category, along with Ben Jennings for cartoonist of the year.