15th March 2017  |  

The Daily Mail wins Newspaper of the Year

The 2016 Society of Editors National Press Awards were held at the London Hilton Park Lane last night, where the Daily Mail picked up the prestigious ‘Newspaper of the Year’ award.

With The Mail on Sunday having won the award last year, this is now the second time that the Daily Mail has received the accolade since 2010. On winning the award the judges noted;

“In the seismic year of Brexit, the battle for No.10 and campaigning journalism, the winner had its finger on the pulse of the national conversation.

Not only did it shape both the agenda and the narrative it reflected the temper of a large part of the country in a year of political upheaval. It was a must-read across the political and public spectrum and its strong and provocative voice never wavered.

From crusading reports on press freedom to Brexit, the Sepsis scandal, the madness of drivers using mobile phones, wasteful foreign aid spending, betrayal of Afghan interpreters, the harm caused by ‘plastic poison’ and the battle to end the witch-hunt against British troops, the conviction of the paper’s commentary and campaigning in 2016 was matched only by its energy.

It is also never afraid to have a strong opinion.”

Additional awards for the Daily Mail included Peter Oborne who picked up the award for ‘Columnist of the Year Pop’, Stanley McMurtry (MAC) who won ‘Cartoonist of the Year’ and Andy Hooper who was named ‘Sports Photographer of the Year’.

The full list of winners and videos from the event can be found on The Press Awards website.

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