Entries will be judged by journalists nominated by their papers 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.

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 Ian Murray, 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.

The Academy of Judges

Laura Adams Content Director, London, Kent, Herts & Cambs and South West Archant
Kamal Ahmed Economics Editor, BBC
Mina al Oraibi Editor-in-Chief, The National
Roger Alton Contributing Editor, Daily Mail
Jackie Ashley President, Lucy Cavendish College
Fiona Barton Writer and Former News Editor, Daily Telegraph
Sarah Baxter Deputy Editor, Sunday Times
Heidi Blake Investigations Editor, Buzzfeed
Christian  Broughton Editor, The Independent
Jim Bruce Ball Former Sports Editor, Daily Telegraph
Nick Buckley Media Consultant and former national newspaper executive
Simon Burton Partner, Headland Consultancy
Madhav Chinnappa Director of Strategic Relationships, Google
Tom Clarke Former Sports Editor, Daily Mail & The Times and Editor, Sporting Life
Peter Clifton Editor-in-Chief, Press Association
Ben Clissitt Editor, Which?
Peter Cole  Emeritus Professor of Journalism, University of Sheffield
Patrick Collins Former Chief Sports Writer,  Mail on Sunday
Paul Connew Media Commentator and Former Editor, Sunday Mirror
Vicky Conybeer Head of External Communications UK & Ireland, EY
Louise Court Writer and Media Consultant
John Crowley Digital Editor, formerly at Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal and Newsweek
Polly Curtis Executive Editor, Huffington Post
Neil Darbyshire Assistant Editor, Daily Mail
Elizabeth Denham Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners Office
Cheryl  Douglas Head of Media Research & Jobs (EMEA), Cision
Graham Dudman Deputy Managing Editor, News Associates Journalism Training
Oliver Duff Editor, i News
Mark Edmonds Journalist and Media Consultant
Julie Etchingham Presenter, ITV News at Ten
Lynn Faulds Wood TV Presenter/Journalist
Nick Ferrari Broadcaster, LBC Radio Ltd
Kim  Fletcher Chairman, National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
Vicky Frost Executive Editor Lifestyle, Huffington Post
Lesley Garner Journalist and Author
Claire Gillingwater Manging Director, Dunnell Gillingwater and Associates
Jodie Ginsberg Chief Executive, Index on Censorship
Alison Gow Editor-in-Chief Digital, Trinity Mirror Regionals
Jonathan Grun Emeritus Editor, Press Association
Sean Hamilton Head of Editorial Planning, The Sun
Phil Harding Journalist and Broadcaster
Victoria Harper Features Director, The Telegraph
Paul Henderson Executive Editor, Daily Mirror
Roger Highfield Director of External Affairs, Science Museum Group
Julia Hobsbawm OBE Founder, Editorial Intelligence and Author 'Fully Connected'
Corinna Honan Freelance Editor and Writer
Paul Horrocks Partner, Essential Communications
Chloe Hubbard Assistant Editor, The Independent
Natalie Jamieson Entertainment Editor, Bauer Media
Hilly Janes Freelance Writer, Editor and Media Consultant
Ted Jeory Director, Finance Uncovered
Gary Jones Executive Editor, Daily Mirror & Sunday Mirror
Jessica Jonzen Freelance Journalist and Acting Editor, Edition Magazine
Gillian Joseph News Presenter, Sky News
Tim  Jotischky Senior Consultant, PHA Media
John Kampfner Chief Executive, Creative Industries Federation
Alice Kay Press Officer, Science Media Centre
Alison Kervin Sports Editor, Mail on Sunday
Michele Lavery Former Assistant Editor, Head of Magazines, Fashion and Luxury, Telegraph Media Group
Fiona Lethbridge Senior Press Officer, Science Media Centre
Jason  Lewis Managing Director, K2 Intelligence 
Michael Lidbury Former Picture Editor, Daily Express
Clive Limpkin Freelance Photographer
Anthony Longden Journalist and Media Consultant
Ian MacGregor Emeritus Editor, Telegraph Media Group
Alastair Mackenzie Chairman, British Guild of Travel Writers
Chris Mann Presenter, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
Joanna Manning-Cooper   Director of Digital, Marketing & Communications, RFU
Lisa Markwell Food Editor, The Sunday Times, former Editor, Independent on Sunday
Amy  Marley Freelance Journalist
Sue Matthias Special Projects Editor, Financial Times
Paul McCarthy Managing Director, Macca Media Sports Consultancy
Damien  McElroy London Bureau Chief, The National
Beany  McLean Director, Luther Pendragon
Malik Meer Assistant Editor, The Observer
Alex  Milner News Editor, BBC Digital Video
Brendan Monks Former Daily Mirror Photographer and Daily Mail Sports Picture Editor 
Colin Myler Former Editor of the Sunday Mirror, Daily Mirror, and News of the World
Sara  Nathan OBE Co-Founder, Refugees at Home
Martin Newland Media and Communications Consultant, Former Editor, The Telegraph
Cristina Nicolotti Squires Director of Content, Sky News
Jill Palmer Former Medical Correspondent, Daily Mirror
Jane  Parr Senior Lecturer, Sheffield College
Elizabeth Pears News Editor, Buzzfeed
Robert Peston Political Editor, ITV News
Sarah Pinch Managing Director, Pinch Point Communications
Brenda Polan FRSA Fashion Historian, Lecturer and Journalist
Ben Preston Executive Editor, Sunday Times
Jane  Reed Director, Times Newspapers Ltd
Sophy Ridge News Presenter, Sky News
Stephen  Robinson Freelance Journalist and Author 
Louise Robinson Editor, World of Cruising
Charlotte Ross Deputy Editor, London Evening Standard
Judith Rowbotham Social Historian, Visiting Research Fellow, Plymouth University
Jon  Ryan Former News and Sports Editor
Paul Sanders Photographer and Picture Editor
Peter Sands Director, Sands Media Services
Alex  Shulman Former Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue
Moira Sleight Editor and Publisher, Methodist Recorder
Mike Smith Comment Editor, The Times
Barbara Speed Opinion Editor ,i News    
Peter Spiegel News Editor, Financial Times
John Stapleton Broadcaster and Journalist
Charles Starmer Smith Founder, Tripsmiths
Charles Stewart Smith Former Editor, ITN News at Ten
Katharine Storr Entertainment Journalist and Social Media Manager
Ruth Sunderland City Editor, Mail on Sunday
Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent, The Observer
Nick Townsend Secretary, Sports Journalists' Association, Former Chief Sports Writer, Independent on Sunday
Emma Tucker Deputy Editor, The Times
Nick Turner Director, Intro PR and Social Media
Liz Vaughan Adams Director of Communications, IP Group
Liz Vercoe Freelance Journalist
Danielle Wall Editor, Spectator Life
Marjorie Wallace Chief Executive, SANE
June Walton Former Deputy Editor, Good  Housekeeping
Caroline Waterston Deputy Editor, Sunday Mirror & Sunday People
Victoria Watson Digital Managing Editor, The Sun
Burhan Wazir Editor, WikiTribune
Sarah Whitehead Head of Home News, Sky News
Peter Willis Editor, Daily Mirror
Doug Wills Managing Editor, London Evening Standard, Independent
Camilla Wright Founder, Popbitch
Joy Yates Editorial Director, Johnston Press North East
Toby Young Associate Editor, The Spectator
Judges for the Cudlipp Award
Hagerty Bill Chair, British Journalism Review
Leslie Ann Former Correspondent, Daily Mail
Fletcher Kim Chairman, National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
Leapman Michael Freelance Journalist and Author
Langdon Julia Author and Broadcaster
Reed Jane Director, Times Newspapers Ltd
Macarthur Brian Former Editor, Today
Wyld Christopher Director, Foreign Press Association



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