New Journalist of the Year

New Journalist of the Year

New Journalist of the Year

This award is for a relative newcomer to the industry (who may have worked in other jobs before) and has been a journalist for fewer than 36 months. The judges will be looking for work which is compelling and which brings significant new information to light on 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 2023 and 31 August 2024 and aimed at a UK audience. 

Antonia Cundy

Financial Times

The judges said Cundy’s work was “powerful journalism, exposing unseen truths” and praised her for taking on “the rich and powerful with fearless reporting”.

Noa Hoffman

The Sun

The judges praised Hoffman for helping to “bring down a prime minister four days into their job. A public interest scoop which was skilfully landed and swiftly stood up”.

The Sun’s Noa Hoffman is awarded New Journalist of the Year at the British Journalism Awards 2022. Picture: ASV Photography Ltd for Press Gazette

Nimo Omer


The judges said the winning entry was a great example of compelling and empathetic story telling

British Journalism Awards 2021 winner Nimo Omer pictured with Jeremy vine and awards judge Julian Sturdy

Rianna Croxford

BBC News

Priti Patel staff member received £25k payout over bullying allegations

Coronavirus: BAME safety plan not published

Sexual assault claims ‘gagged’ by UK universities

The judges said: “Rianna is a great investigative journalist who constantly reports stories that often go overlooked at the BBC.”

Paul Caruana Galizia


Daphne’s sons

Britain’s everyday drug problem

Who left the cakes out in the rain?

Judges praised him for: “Powerful writing tackling emotive and complex issues in a way that every reader can grasp. Despite being a newcomer to journalism he is already authoritative and sure-footed.”