Arts & Entertainment Journalism

Arts & Entertainment Journalism

Arts & Entertainment Journalism

For the journalist who has done the most to probe and investigate the worlds of showbiz, the arts and entertainment. 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 2023 and 31 August 2024 and aimed at a UK audience.

Rachael Healy

– The Guardian

The judges said: “A big talking point at the time and well executed. This was the definition of a good story, something a powerful person does not want in a newspaper.”

Neil Munshi

Financial Times

The judges said: “You just wouldn’t read this anywhere else. A great story with big foreign policy implications.”

Matthew Garrahan picks up the Arts & Entertainment award for Financial Times colleague Neil Munshi at the British Journalism Awards 2022. Picture: Picture: ASV Photography Ltd for Press Gazette

Sirin Kale and Lucy Osborne

The Guardian

The judges said: “This winner was a brave investigation which gave a voice to dozens of whistle-blowers and had a huge impact.”

Sirin Kale and Lucy Osborne from The Guardian with Jeremy Vine and awards judge Suchandrika Chakrabarti

Killian Fox

1843 magazine, The Economist

Are ghosts haunting the British Museum?

The judges said Fox is a “talented storyteller” who has a “real passion for their work”, which is “relevant, revelatory and rammed with research”.

Tom Bryant

Daily Mirror

Green Jamie’s £5m deal with Shell

Liam: I was so lucky to escape knifeman

Dumbo: Fury as Clunes rides elephant whilst patron of charity opposed

Judges said: “These were all stories that had an edge and made things happen. They were stories about showbiz celebrities that were revelatory, impactful and raised important social issues”