April 2nd, 2014

Press Awards Winners in Full

Young Journalist of the Year: Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian
Business and Finance Journalist of the Year: Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times
Political Journalist of the Year: Fraser Nelson, The Daily Telegraph
Foreign Reporter of the Year: Anthony Loyd, The Times
Science and Health Journalist of the Year: Sarah-Kate Templeton, The Sunday Times
Specialist Journalist of the Year: Chris Hughes, Daily Mirror
Sports Journalist of the Year: Martin Samuel, Daily Mail
Feature Writer of the Year – BROADSHEET: AA Gill, The Sunday Times
Feature Writer of the Year – POP: David Jones, Daily Mail
Interviewer of the Year – BROADSHEET: Janice Turner, The Times
Interviewer of the Year – POP: Jenny Johnston, Daily Mail
Columnist of the Year- BROADSHEET: Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Columnist of the Year – POP: Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail
Critic of the Year: Rowan Moore, The Observer
Showbiz Reporter of the Year: Dan Wootton, The Sun
Photographer of the Year: Roland Leon, Sunday Mirror
Sports Photographer of the Year: Darren Staples, Reuters
Cartoonist of the Year: Peter Brookes, The Times
Front Page of the Year: Boiling Point, Sunday People
Supplement of the Year: FT Weekend Magazine, Financial Times
The Digital Award: theguardian.com, The Guardian
Scoop of the Year: Crystal Meth Shame of Bank Chief – Nick Craven and Ross Slater, The Mail on Sunday
News Reporter of the Year: Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, The Guardian
Sports Team of the Year: The Times
News Team of the Year: The Mail on Sunday
Journalists’ Charity Award: Philippa Kennedy
The Cudlipp Award: Frontline London, London Evening Standard
Newspaper of the Year: The Guardian


  1. 1
    Graham says:

    Newspaper of the year : The Gyardian ??? Fucking joke – Liebour rag with c**ts like Jones & Toynbee.


    • 3
      Former torygraph reader, now has access to internet says:

      All newspapers are shite, and there are so few real journalists that they must have been given an award each.


      • 27
        albacore says:

        Well, someone has to hug them and pat them on the back
        How lamentable it must be for every sad hack
        Watching how the real British are all daily betrayed
        While not telling that straight is mainly why they get paid


        • 28
          Humbert Wolfe (1930) says:

          You cannot hope to bribe or twist,
          Thank God! the British journalist.
          But, seeing what the man will do
          Unbribed, there’s no occasion to.


      • 86

        Thanx for the list. Now all we need’s the ammunition to shoot the lying useless barstewards.


      • 95
        Pogo says:

        Frankly, who gives a shit? It’s just like the Oscars, one shower of useless drones giving awards to their mates… And thinking that it’s important.


    • 41
      Socialism = Starvation says:

      I thought Jones was Indy, with the ex KGB owner, the Hard Left.


    • 62
      Denis MacShane says:

      Quelle surprise.


    • 64
      bergen says:

      The grauniad’s sport and daily quiz are good. Agree about the rest of it.

      They must be in a fix about that clot Leveson. They must know he’s wrong but can’t enrage all those luvvies.


    • 92
      Normal Guy says:

      What a totally tedious, pointless activity.


    • 100
      The Old Codger says:

      So where is Fawkes on the list, he works for the dead tree press now, a top selling paper, I think you will have to go into further training Geedes do more propping up the bars where there the rest of the hacks go.


  2. 2
    ss says:

    Newspaper of the Year: The Guardian
    That is scraping the barrel.


    • 8
      Hardly surprising! says:

      tells you about the people who voted in these awards. Yep, the same wankers who write the fekking papers!


      • 45
        Lord Stansted says:

        +1. I have to admit though, I haven’t bought a newspaper since 2008.


        • 83
          Aardvark says:

          Newspaper of the Year: The Guardian

          The newspaper that tried to bring in government control of the press, is being lauded by journalists.

          Leftie, socialist totalitarians – these are the enemy.


      • 99
        DYKEVISIONS says:

        and hand 1,000’s of copies over the to BBC every morning to set the agenda for the day!!!


    • 16
      Tron says:

      How many people actually buy this so called “Newspaper of the Year”?
      NOT counting the BBC and Local Councils.

      Who voted for this?


      • 26
        Guardian management says:

        Doesn’t matter to us. We get a fortune every year from the taxpayer though the fact that public bodies perpetrate their left-wing/far-left composition by advertising exclusively through us.

        The rest we make us through simple tax avoidance. Just don’t ever mention it in our comment is free section, you’ll be moderated so damn fast.

        Stick that in your pipe, whitey.


    • 76
      PDubya says:

      Smallest circulation Newspaper of the year award would have been more appropriate.


    • 104
      Joe Bloggs. says:

      We need to know who is on the jury / committee choosing the usual suspects.


  3. 4
    jimbobobobobo says:

    Newspaper of the Year: The Guardian

    You missed April Fools by a day.


  4. 5
    Owen's Mum says:

    My wee soldier is crying himself to sleep tonight. Shamefully overlooked in favour of that fasc ist Nelson


  5. 6
    Táxpáyér says:

    Most Absorbent?


  6. 7
    Little Miss Fawkes says:

    What was the Press, Daddy?


    • 35
      Ellie-Mae (9) says:

      Look, your daddy had to post this, the bloggers here sooooooo want to be part of the accepted MSM that they post entries about chip paper.


  7. 10
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    I sometimes feel a sense of desperation, when I see fucking idiots and benders in influential positions, I think to myself ” why are things like this ? Is it because children are brought up in a bad education ? then I think but surely a strong mind would see the proper way to behave whatever his teachers and his contemporaries might say ? ”
    I have to come to the conclusion that there is ” in the mind of the ones who put themselves forward in the political society” a sickness of mentality, a misunderstanding of the various importance of things.


    • 14
      notcA droL says:

      The bad seek power; the absolutely bad seek absolute power.


      • 23
        the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

        imagine if there was a person who had got over the thing about taking another’s life, Like all the thousands in all the places where they are killing each other.
        He would feel different to a person who had not taken another’s life.
        I just say this because we English civilians don’t generally kill each other and it is yet to be seen what happens when the murdering mentality is introduced into English society


      • 101
        The Old Codger says:

        The ones to really watch, are the ones who don’t initially want power for themselves but are the power behind those that have power, in medieval days they were known as the king makers.


    • 52
      Village Idiot says:

      ….I have observed the malaise you refer to over many decades,the mental deficiency,or ,non common sense that is systemic in the chatterati,and in people who attain “high office”….The problem is the pc weapons they have used to twist and subvert anyone who does not agree with them!….This may be coming to an end,but the trouble is the damage they have already done ,which is with us forever!
      ….Witness the rubbish that was spouted by the EA,unbelievable,as one example!


  8. 11
    Andy Rex says:

    The Currant Bun didn’t do very well then?


  9. 12
    Sir Toffington says:

    Guardian having won 1 other award…. yeah that’s the Newspaper of the year…


  10. 17
    It's so unfair says:

    How come Rich didn’t get cartoonist of the year?


    • 47
      JH3245325-5e67645 says:

      The panel felt the millions he makes from selling the original artwork was rather vulgar.

      He was also ignored in the ‘best use of a photo as a background to save time and effort’ category.



    • 53
      Village Idiot says:

      …..I think we know the reason for that!


    • 68
      Press Awards Committee says:

      We did spend several hours reviewing his work paying special attention to the political points raised within and the subtle nuanced opinions being made. The unique artistic style was also under consideration as was the unusual use of abstract colouring. In the end we came to the unanimous conclusion that he was shit.


  11. 18
    Eraser Nelson says:

    Fraser “Eraser” Nelson should not have got any award. He’s an enabler for a creed that is virulently anti-press freedom. When Lee Rigby was murdered he posted a load of tweeted apologies for Islam including inaccurate and partial quotations from the Koran. He then prevented regular contributors to the Spectator from correcting these attempts to mislead or exercises in self-delusion by the simple expedient of disabling and deleting comments.


    • 25
      1s1amic "British" P4kistani says:

      It’s our country now, isn’t it? England, don’t belong to you w.h.i.t.e boy, no more, it’s ours and you have to pay me and my family lots of your money and say thank you for en.r.i.c.h.i.n.g. you or I take you to court, isn’t it, for racial.ist.ism against my human rights, innit? One day this will be the 1s1amic Re pu bl ic of Britain, all praise to m0h4mmed the pr .op .het. Now where’s me h4l4l chicken and chips?


  12. 19
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    concerning the politics of the UK
    Is there anybody with a plan who knows what they are doing ?


    • 20
      Podiceps says:

      People who know what they are doing have better things to do than get involved in politics.


    • 22
      C.S. Lewis says:

      “I’ve been trying to think out some sort of plan,” said Mark.
      “Ah,” said the man approvingly, “I got a plan.”
      “What is it?”
      “Ah,” said the man, winking at Mark with infinite knowingness and rubbing his belly.
      “Go on. What is it?” said Mark.
      “How’d it be,” said the man. “How’d it be if you and I made ourselves a nice bit of toasted cheese?”
      ——-That Hideous Strength


      • 33
        Labour Party Policy Unit says:

        The Bellman himself they all praised to the skies–
        Such a carriage, such ease and such grace!
        Such solemnity, too! One could see he was wise,
        The moment one looked in his face!
        He had bought a large map representing the sea,
        Without the least vestige of land:
        And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
        A map they could all understand.

        “What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators,
        Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?”
        So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply
        “They are merely conventional signs!

        “Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
        But we’ve got our brave Captain to thank:
        (So the crew would protest) “that he’s bought us the best–
        A perfect and absolute blank!”

        This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out
        That the Captain they trusted so well
        Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
        And that was to tingle his bell.

        He was thoughtful and grave–but the orders he gave
        Were enough to bewilder a crew.
        When he cried “Steer to starboard, but keep her head larboard!”
        What on earth was the helmsman to do?

        ~The Hunting of the Snark -Lewis Carroll
        Fit the Second – The Bellman’s Speech


  13. 24
    Veritas says:

    When it comes to privacy laws, the Guardian owns Obama.


  14. 30
    Fred the pensioner says:

    Main reason must have been that Snowdrop fellow and his computer stick thingies.


  15. 31
    M­a­­­­q­bo­­ul says:

    Political Blogger of the Year ?


  16. 34
    Phoney Benn says:

    Dreariest of the year?
    Put the kettle on.


  17. 37
    C.O.Jones says:

    The newspaper with one of the lowest circulations in the country is the “Newspaper of the Year”.

    So much for The Press Awards. Thankfully they do not have a Culinary Columnist award.


  18. 39
    UKIP 4 ME says:

    The BBCs print arm the low circulation loss making left wing rag named newspaper of the year? If the award was for the worst rag of the year the guardian would win hands down.

    Hardly anyone buys it anymore, it pumps out industrial quantities of left wing/green lies, it survives by avoiding tax, it employs some of the worst extremist dregs and hypocrites the left has to offer.


  19. 40
    Socialism = Starvation says:

    No mention for the usually decent Daily Express, I shall buy a copy today in protest.


  20. 42
    Yazspleen Alibaba Clown says:

    Why wasn’t I nominated?


    • 56
      Village Idiot says:

      ……Because finally people are waking up to what a toxic ,nasty ,ungrateful,anti British person you are!!


  21. 43
    The Guardian says:

    Newspaper of the year. In your face, righties!


  22. 44
    Dinosaur Press says:

    Is there an award for the paper that’s lost the least number of readers for 2013?


  23. 46
    Cocky III says:

    The big rematch tonight between Calamity and Farage.

    When asked what he thinks of Clegg, Farage said “I pity the fool!”


    • 48
      Centrist says:

      In his opening remarks, Nigel should mention that Clegg, as an ex-EU bureaucrat, is in receipt of a substantial tax free pension from the EU equivalent to about 4 times the annual take home pay of the average member of the audience; and if he mentions one anti-EU sentence, that particular gravy train will come to a shuddering stop – just so they will know why he is so pro-EU.

      He should follow up by casually mentioning that the BBC receives covert funding of about 4 million annually to push EU propaganda, so they will know where Dimblybum is also coming from when he keeps interrupting.

      Now, en garde!


      • 77
        Hugh Janus says:

        Nigel might also mention the use of taxpayer-funded civil servants for his extensive briefings last week, all for a political purpose. Apart from breaching the Ministerial Code, you would think that a EU-fanatic like Clegg would know one or two facts about the EUSSR. Not so, evidently.


  24. 49
    Mark Menzies says:

    I was once offered a hundred pounds to have gay sex.

    I took it, in the end.


    • 54
      Bumsex Dave says:

      Glad to have a fine upstanding young man like you around. Hope to have you fully back in the team soon.


  25. 50
    A Brazilian Rent Boy says:

    Good morning everyone :)


  26. 51
    Nick "Small Print" Clegg says:

    I’m looking forward to another stunning victory tonight. Oh, I’m so sorry, April the first was yesterday.


  27. 57
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:




    • 63
      phew says:

      two rack of BBQ ribs, double potato wedges, tin of baked beans, two xl oranges and two mini bananas – I have my own wind farm this morning


  28. 58
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:



  29. 59
    Anonymous says:

    The job of a newspaper is to speak truth to power and the past year has seen the Guardian do this with will and verve.


  30. 60
    Spartacus says:

    will and verve – the gardiun answer to ant and deck


  31. 61
    Feminists are thick cunts says:

    The entire British press, untrustworthy lying wankers.


  32. 70
    Tower Hamlets Oblast says:

    We accept the thanks of the Guardian for arranging the postal votes.


  33. 71
    Ric Holden CCHQ says:

    Conservative association requests visit from top Tory as long as it is “NOT OWEN JONES”…


  34. 74
    You can take an April fool joke too far says:

    News paper of the year – The Guardian?


  35. 75
    Owen Jones says:

    How can they give political journalist of the year to Fraser Nelson?! This is a right wing conspiracy to stop me getting the award that rightfully belongs to me!


  36. 79
    Alex Salmond, formerly the cleverest man in politics says:

    I’m not sure a free press is what the people of the Independent Socialist Republic of Scotland want or need.

    Just one paper from my Ministry of Truth will be published after the 19th Sep. Ya bas.


  37. 80
    Winston says:

    Look at what our old friend Tony Blair is up to:


    Diverting our money to pursue the agenda of his friends in Africa and around the World. To think, we still pay £ms to protect this corrupt c**t.


    • 106
      Tony Bliar - professional hypocrite says:

      I long ago came to the conclusion that I could become a billionaire if I cleverly diverted international funds for Africa into my own account and managed them in a charity to my friends in powerful places throughout Africa.


  38. 81
    Don't look this way, look over there says:

    All above my head, haven’t read a newspaper for years, their just part of the establishment and are used by the same, you never hear of reporters digging out news stories any more and destroying the vile politicians and uncivil servants , although it must be hard these days to work out what is corrupt and what corruption is enshrined in law.


  39. 82
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:



  40. 84
    Ah! no connection says:

    Hunt to promote Chinese medicine on NHS

    Hunt’s wife, Lucia Guo, comes from Xi’an in China


  41. 88
    Trappist Drunk of Useless Loop says:

    Hugh Cudlipp would be having nightmares in his grave to think that his name could be asociated in any way with this generation of journalistic Gadarene Swine.


  42. 89
    Anonymous says:

    “Press Awards Winners in Full”
    Yet still no mention of Kirby in the Trouser Crease Category, then?


  43. 94
    Weygand says:

    And to prove the arbitrary nature of the awards, how can anybody other than Matt be the cartoonist of the year/decade/generation?


  44. 96
    Stating the Bleeding Obvious says:

    So if the Guardian is so wonderful as to win both newspaper and website of the year, how come only one award went to its writers?

    These awards are as full of shit as musical ones.


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