Award success for Independent journalists
The Independent has been shortlisted in seven categories in the British Press Awards, the national newspaper industry's most prestigious annual prizes. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in London next month.
Saturday 27 February 2010
Business and Finance Journalist of the Year
Our acclaimed economics commentator
Hamish McRae has been selected for his coverage of the stock market and his explorations of the fiscal issues confronting the British Government in the aftermath of the global banking crisis.
Cartoonist of the Year
Dave Brown, whose work is admired for its wit and virtuosity, won the judges over with a portfolio of three outstanding visual riffs on the travails of Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Alistair Darling.
Columnist of the Year
Ian Birrell's superb writing on public services, disability and world affairs, often informed by personal experience, has seen him recognised in this important category.
Foreign Reporter of the Year
Robert Fisk, The Independent's distinguished Middle East correspondent, scored an impressive scoop with his revelation that the dollar was to be superseded as the global reserve currency. This, and his vivid reporting from Iran, secured him a place on the shortlist.
Feature Writer of the Year
A writer of passion and integrity, Johann Hari has been shortlisted for his stunning articles on the oppression of women in Africa, the last days of the Dubai "bubble", and the terrifying psychology of British jihadis.
Specialist Journalist of the Year
Terri Judd's reporting of the post-traumatic stress suffered by soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan was not just agenda-setting but brought home the realities of modern conflict.
The Cudlipp Award for Outstanding Tabloid Journalism
When the shadow Home Secretary compared Britain's streets to those depicted in the US television show The Wire, we decided to put his claims to the test. Our crime correspondent Mark Hughes swapped places with his counterpart on the Baltimore Sun. The experiment yielded a landmark series of articles exploring crime, politics, community and punishment on both sides of the Atlantic.
East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
Germanwings plane crash: Investigators may have already found remains of suspected killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
Children take eight Isis captives to be beheaded in latest propaganda video
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- 2 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 3 WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar
- 4 Ohio Democrat Teresa Fedor speaks out during abortion debate to reveal she has been raped – and is interrupted by laughter from Republicans
- 5 Germanwings plane crash: I have depression. That doesn't make me a psychopath
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