The Guardian and the Observer have won five awards at the 2021 British Journalism Awards, the most won by any organisation, including the coveted news provider of the year prize.
The British Journalism Awards celebrates the best public interest journalism produced for a UK audience, recognising great journalism that is revelatory and has an impact.
Commenting on the Guardian winning the news provider of the year award, the judges said: “The Guardian has marked its 200th anniversary in style this year. Its Pegasus Project investigation exposed governments using technology to spy on journalists, politicians and campaigners. Its Noel Clarke investigation gave a voice to ignored victims and secured lasting change to the TV industry. The Guardian’s podcasts and innovative digital storytelling have reached record audiences. And it has all been underpinned by a pioneering business model which has made it the biggest member-funded newsroom in the world.”
Marina Hyde took home the prize for comment journalism; Sirin Kale and Lucy Osborne won in the arts and entertainment journalism category for their series of stories on the actor Noel Clarke being accused of sexual harassment; Stephanie Kirchgaessner won the technology journalism category for her work on the Pegasus project; and Aniefok Ekpoudom won the Barbara Blake Hannah award for his work for the Guardian and Observer.
There were commendations for the Guardian’s Queen’s consent investigation, as well as for James Tapper in the health and life sciences category. Rukhshana Media, the Afghan women’s media organisation, also won the Marie Colvin award – the Guardian partnered with them on the Women report Afghanistan series last summer.
View a full list of winners here.