Arguably journalism’s greatest role in society is helping to keep our institutions honest by highlighting corruption in local and national government, public authorities and business. This new category is aimed at any journalism which fulfills this purpose. The judges are looking for work which shows journalistic skill and rigour, is revelatory and which serves the public interest. For print/online entries, please provide up to three examples of work. Broadcasters can submit up to three clips or one entire programme in support of their entry. A supporting statement of up 500 words must also be included. Collaborative entries are accepted. Work should have been published between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 and aimed at a UK audience.
Juliette Garside, David Pegg, Hilary Osborne, Jason Burke, Caelainn Barr and Paul Lewis
The judges said of The Guardian’s Luanda Leaks investigation: “This was a thorough investigation into corrupt practices at the heart of government in Angola, testing the relationship between first-world businesses and government officials and exposing levels of corruption which led to the downfall of the previous president’s daughter and billionaire husband.”