This category recognises the best comment journalist of the year. The judges are looking for the most incisive comment which has brought new ideas and thinking to bear when discussing a matter of 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 2022 and 31 August 2023 and aimed at a UK audience.
The Sunday Times
- No one drooled over oligarchs like British toffs — I know, because I helped them
- Wagatha Christie trial is a Greek tragedy in fake tan . . . with more swearing
- Poor Bond, a needy old dad trapped in a three-hour ad for phones and Range Rovers
The judges said Long was “one of the must-read writers of the week as her work is “honest, funny and original”.
Camilla Long of The Sunday Times picks up the Interviewer of the Year award at the British Journalism Awards 2022 from Dominic Young of Axate, Roz MacKenzie of PA Training, and Jeremy Vine. Picture: ASV Photography Ltd for Press Gazette
- With a heavy heart, Johnson will always remind us who the real victim is: him
- What happened to me was nothing – the nothing women know all too well
- Whatever you think of Harry and Meghan, their media critics are far worse
The judges said: “At a time when people are terrified of being thought offensive, Marina Hyde skewers her targets with a fluent savagery.”
British Journalism Award winner Marina Hyde with Jeremy Vine and awards judge Richard Caseby
The judges said: “This is the second year Marina has taken the prize for comment journalism. Her work is sheer joy. The one must-read of the weekend. Surreal times need sometimes surreal writing. The writing may seem flippant, but it is perfect for this period of politics.”
Guardian News & Media
Judges said: “Hyde is clever, innovative and consistently on the ball. She always finds a different way of covering the same subject that everyone else is looking and makes for compulsive reading.”