Business, Finance and Economics Journalism

Business, Finance and Economics Journalism

Business, Finance and Economics Journalism

For the journalist who has done the most to probe and investigate the world of business. 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. 

Anna Isaac

– The Guardian

The judges said Isaac’s CBI investigation “was a real scoop which has had wide-ranging impact. It also required long, and very sensitive, research”.

James Oliver, Steve Swann, Nassos Stylianou and Will Dahlgreen

BBC News/Panorama

The judges said: “This journalism expertly exposed how the UK Government opened the door to Russian oligarchs and then allowed them to evade sanctions imposed following the invasion of Ukraine.”

BBC News/Panorama team picks up the Business, Finance and Economics Journalism prize from Starling Bank CEO Anne Boden at the British Journalism Awards 2022. Picture: ASV Photography Ltd for Press Gazette

Mark Kleinman

Sky News

The judges said: “This entry comprised three of the biggest stories of the year. For one journalist to break all of them was just awesome.”

Colleague picking up British Journalism Award on behalf of Mark Kleinman of Sky News pictured with Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank

Dan McCrum, Olaf Storbeck and Stefania Palma

Financial Times

Wirecard shares plummet as auditors warn €1.9bn is missing

Wirecard’s real business relied on small pool of customers

Wirecard lifted reserves with ‘trust accounts’ money

The judges said: “The FT’s Wirecard investigation was an example of business journalism at its best. Brave and dogged, Dan McCrum owned this story and it had widespread ramifications throughout the global financial system.”

Rob Davies

Guardian News & Media

Ladbrokes wooed problem gambler – then paid victims £1m

Government’s FOBT decision influenced by ‘discredited’ report

Viagogo releases data showing huge scale of ticket touting

Judges said: “This investigation into government policy and the gambling industry led to the resignation of a minister. It also exposed clear wrongdoing by a major company. It was powerful, impactful journalism which brought an important public interest issue to light.”