The Independent has been nominated for the coveted “news provider of the year” prize at this year’s British Journalism Awards.
The news organisation was shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Press Gazette’s 2020 awards alongside seven others – including Sky News, The Sunday Times and The Guardian.
The nomination also referenced Kim Sengupta’s reporting from Iran, and Oliver Carroll’s work covering the Belarus anti-government protests, pointing out that “its journalists were among the few to report” on the ground from those countries.
Several other journalists at The Independent were nominated for prizes at this year’s British Journalism Awards.
Our home affairs correspondent Lizzie Dearden was nominated in the crime and legal affairs category for her work exposing how the Home Office kept a grooming gang review secret, and convicted terror offenders had been able to radicalise other inmates inside high-security jails.
The Independent’s Bel Trew, Samira el-Azar, Richard Hall and Oliver Carroll were jointly nominated for the best foreign coverage prize.
The winners will be revealed on Wednesday 9 December at a virtual event replacing the traditional gala dinner.