Judges

NPA

NPA

The Academy of Judges

Entries will be judged by journalists nominated by their papers and online titles supervised by independent chairmen. The winner of the Newspaper of the Year title will be chosen by a special panel judging achievements during the year across all platforms.The judging process in the most rigorously judged journalism awards involves independent figures from inside and outside the industry and representatives of all the UK national titles and digital news outlets.

The Chairman of the judges is Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors.

The winners of the Newspaper of the Year title and team awards are chosen by a special panel judging achievements during the year across all platforms.

The Cudlipp Award, organised by the British Journalism Review recognising excellence in popular journalism and the Journalists’ Charity’s special award are judged by separate specialist panels.

The Georgina Henry Women in Journalism Prize for Innovation is being both judged and organised by Women in Journalism.


Roger Alton Freelance Journalist, Former Editor, The Observer & The Independent, Former Executive Editor, The Times
Tobyn Andrae Deputy Editor, The Mail on Sunday
Rebecca Armstrong Features Editor, i
Anila Baig Freelance Commentator
Peter Barron Vice-President  Communications and Public Affairs, Google, EMEA
Sarah Baxter Deputy Editor, The Sunday Times
Matthew Bayley Assistant Editor, The Telegraph
Keith Blackmore Managing Editor, BBC News and Current Affairs
Chris Boffey Former News Editor, Sunday and Daily Mirror, Sunday Telegraph and Observer
Susie Boniface Freelance Journalist
Michael Booker Deputy Editor, Daily Express
Clare Brosnan Head of Press and Communications, Embassy of Ireland
Christian Broughton Editor, The Independent
Nick Buckley Media consultant and former national newspaper executive
Simon Bucks Chief Executive, The Services Sound and Vision Corporation
Charlie Burgess Media Advisor and Non-Exec Director, CN Group
Simon Burton Partner, Headland Consultancy
Sam Carlisle Associate Editor, The Sun
Tom Clarke Former Sports Editor, Daily Mail & The Times and Editor, Sporting Life
Peter Clifton Editor, Press Association
Peter Cole Emeritus Professor of Journalism, University of Sheffield
Patrick Collins Former Chief Sports Writer, Mail on Sunday
Julian Coman Assistant Editor, National and International News, The Observer
Louisa Compton Editor, Victoria Derbyshire Programme & Executive Editor, BBC Newsbeat
Paul Connew Media Commentator and Former Editor, Sunday Mirror
Vicky Conybeer Head of External Communications UK & Ireland, EY
Louise Court Writer and Media Consultant
Michael Crozier Editorial Director, Crozier Associates Ltd
Neil Darbyshire Assistant Editor, Daily Mail
Victoria Derbyshire Presenter, BBC Victoria Derbyshire Show
Cheryl Douglas Head of Media Research & Jobs, Gorkana
Graham Dudman Former Managing Editor, The Sun
Oliver Duff Editor, i
Lesley Ebbetts Freelance Editor/Consultant/Presenter
Robin Esser Former Executive Managing Editor, Daily Mail
Lynn Faulds Wood TV Presenter/Journalist
Stephen Fay Former Sports Journalist, Sunday Times
Nick Ferrari Broadcaster, LBC Radio Ltd
Alice Fisher Editor, The Fashion and Deputy Editor, Observer Magazine
Mary Fitzhenry Press Operations Specialist (Sport)
Kim Fletcher Chairman, National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
Fiona Fox Chief Executive, Science Media Centre
Claire Fox  Director, Institute of Ideas
Lesley Garner Journalist and Author
Alan Geere Media Consultant  
Janine Gibson Editor-in-Chief, Buzzfeed
Claire Gillingwater Managing Director, Dunnell Gillingwater and Associates 
Jodie Ginsberg Chief Executive, Index on Censorship
Alison Gow Digital Innovation Editor, Trinity Mirror Regionals
Bill Hagerty Chair, British Journalism Review
Paul Henderson Associate Editor, Daily Mirror
Roger Highfield Author, Daily Telegraph Columnist and Director of External Affairs, Science Museum Group
John Honeywell Editor at Large, World of Cruising magazine
Nick Hopkins Head of Investigations, The Guardian
Natalie Jamieson Entertainment and Lifestyle Content Director, Bauer Media
Hilly Janes Freelance Writer, Editor and Media Consultant
Ted Jeory Director, Finance Uncovered
Alan Johnson MP MP for West Hull & Hessle
Gary Jones Executive Editor, Daily and Sunday Mirror
Julia Langdon Author and Broadcaster
Michele Lavery Former Assistant Editor, Head of Magazines, Telegraph Media Group
Michael Leapman Freelance Journalist and Author
Ann Leslie Former Correspondent, Daily Mail
Jason Lewis Managing Director, K2 Intelligence
Clive Limpkin Freelance Photographer
Anthony Longden Journalist and Media Consultant
Brian MacArthur Former Editor, Today
Ian MacGregor Weekend Editor, Telegraph
Chris Mann Presenter, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
Terry Manners Former Editor-in-Chief,  Express Newspapers,  Scotland
Clare Margetson Network Editor, The Guardian
David Marley Head of News, The Independent
James Martin Executive Editor, Huffington Post UK
Sue Matthias Senior Editor Special News Projects, Financial Times
Maxine Mawhinney Senior News Anchor and journalist, BBC
Beany McLean Director, Luther Pendragon
Eleanor Mills Editorial Director, The Sunday Times and Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine
Alex Milner World Duty Editor, BBC News
Colin Myler Former Editor, News of the World
Lindsay Nicholson Editorial, Good Housekeeping
Eleanor Oldroyd Sports Presenter, BBC 5 Live
Rachel Oldroyd Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Simon O'Neill Former Editor, Oxford Mail
Maggie O'Sullivan Former Travel Editor,  Sunday Telegraph
Jill Palmer Former Medical Correspondent, Daily Mirror
Jane Parr Senior Lecturer, Sheffield College
Sue Peart Editor, You Magazine, Mail on Sunday
Sarah Pinch Managing Director, Pinch Point Communications
Eve Pollard Author, Journalist and Former Newspaper Editor
Dominic Ponsford Editor, Press Gazette
Ben Preston Editor, Radio Times 
Amol Rajan BBC Media Editor
Jane Reed Director, Times Newspaper Limited 
Stephen Robinson Former Foreign Editor, Telegraph
Judith Rowbotham Social Historian, Visiting Research Fellow, Plymouth University
Jon Ryan Former News and Sports Editor
Sue Ryan Journalist, Travel Writer, Media Consultant
Clare Ryan Head of Media Relations, Wellcome Trust
Peter Sands Director, Sands Media Services
Jenni Sargent Director, Eyewitness Media Hub
Jennifer Selway Assistant Editor, Daily Express
David Seymour Former Political Editor, Mirror Group
Tom Sheldon Senior Press Manager, Science Media Centre
Mike Smith Head of Comment, The Times
John Smyth Former Associate Night Editor, The Sun and Deputy Editor,  News of the World
Les Snowdon Assistant Editor, The Sun
Peter Spiegel News Editor, Financial Times
John Stapleton Broadcaster and Journalist
Malcom Starbrook Former Editor-in-Chief, Archant East London
Charles Stewart-Smith Former Editor, ITN News At Ten
Jane Thynne Novelist, Journalist and Broadcaster
Abbie Trayler Smith Freelance Photographer
Emma Tucker Deputy Editor, The Times
Nick Turner Former Digital Strategy Manager, CN Group
Liz Vercoe Freelance Journalist
Ian Walker Senior Deputy Editor, London Evening Standard
June Walton Former Deputy Editor, Good Housekeeping
Caroline Waterston Deputy Editor, Sunday Mirror
Tina Weaver Former Editor, Sunday Mirror
Doug Wills Managing Editor, London Evening Standard, Independent
Charles Wilson Former Editor, The Times
Camilla Wright Founder, Popbitch
Joy Yates Editorial Director, Johnston Press North East