The London Press Club awards lunch is proving again to be the must-attend media event of the spring.
This year’s awards at the spectacular Ballroom of the Corinthia Hotel in Whitehall on Thursday 27 April is already in demand with a limited number of tables available with the national newspapers and broadcasters already booked in.
The keynote speaker is the Lord Speaker, the Rt Hon Lord Fowler. The host MC will be BBC journalist and presenter Kate Silverton.
Shortlisted for newspaper of the year are the Daily Mirror, The i, The Financial Times, The Times.
Nominated for the Sunday Newspaper of the Year award are: The Mail on Sunday, The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times.
There are four nominations for the Scoop of the Year. They are:
The Daily Telegraph, for England manager for sale;
Daniel Taylor in The Guardian, for sexual abuse in Football;
Matt Lawton in the Daily Mail, for Sir Bradley Wiggins and banned substances;
Nick Dorman, The Sunday Mirror, for MP Keith Vaz and prostitutes.
The winners will be announced at the awards along with the prestigious Londoner of the Year and the winners of print, digital, broadcast and business journalists of the year.
With editorial budgets tighter than ever, prices have been held once again and tables of 10 can be booked for £1,600 and individual places for £160, or £150 for London Press Club members. All prices exclude VAT. Please book a table or tickets via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Press Club is proud to say that the awards are once again sponsored by Barclays, Gorkana, UK Power Networks, ABP and this year also by Tie Break Tens.
Chairman of the judges Bill Hagerty said: “From Brexit to Trumpism, from fake news and alternative facts to real politics and genuine dramas at home and abroad… 2016 delivered mightily across all platforms. No surprise, then, that the standard of journalism considered by the judges was in their opinion as high as it has ever been.”
London Press Club chairman Doug Wills said: “The industry’s support of the London Press Club is hugely appreciated. It’s been another successful year with marvellous support from members at more high-profile club events than ever. In a phenomenal news year, these have ranged from debates on Section 40 and Freedom of the Press to the risks of front-line reporting in today’s conflict zones.
“On the social side, there were regular forums at the Corinthia Hotel including one on artificial intelligence and another on a study of why journalists cope better with stress than other professionals. The highlight event was The Press Ball at the Victoria and Albert Museum which raised £20,000 for the Journalists’ Charity.
“We are looking forward to the awards when the industry can celebrate the best of a great year of superb journalism.”
London Press Club Annual Lunch Awards at the Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, Whitehall, SW1A 2BD on Thursday 27 April. Champagne reception from 12.30.
The full details of the LONDON PRESS CLUB AWARDS FOR 2016 are:
Daily Newspaper of the Year
The i newspaper
The Financial Times
Sunday Newspaper of the Year
The Mail on Sunday
The Sunday Telegraph
The Sunday Times
Print Journalist of the Year
Ian Hislop, Private Eye
Sarah Sands, London Evening Standard
Dan Wootton, The Sun
Business Journalist of the Year
Simon Goodley, The Guardian
Deirdre Hipwell, The Times
Oliver Shah, The Sunday Times
Broadcast Journalist of the Year
Kay Burley, Sky News
Michael Crick, Channel 4 News
Emily Maitlis, Newsnight, BBC
Digital Journalist of the Year
Jon Laurence, channel4.com
Lara O’Reilly, businessinsider.com
Andrew Sparrow, theguardian.com
Scoop of the Year
The Daily Telegraph, England manager for sale
Nick Dorman, The Sunday Mirror, MP Keith Vaz and prostitutes
Matt Lawton, Daily Mail, Sir Bradley Wiggins and banned substances
Daniel Taylor, The Guardian, Sexual abuse in football
Edgar Wallace Trophy for writing or reporting of the highest quality
To be named on the day of the awards