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Shortlist announced for the Scottish Press Awards

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THE best of Scottish journalism is being celebrated, with the announcement of the shortlist for the 39thScottish Press Awards.  The shortlist excludes Journalist of the Year, sponsored by The BIG Partnership, and Newspaper of the Year, sponsored by Scottish Newspaper Society. The winner of each these awards will be announced on the night of the ceremony, on Thursday 26th April, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.  The Weekly Newspaper of the Year nominees will be announced later this week.

Austin Lafferty, chair of the judging panel, said: “This year, yet again the standard, quality and excellence of Scottish newspaper output defies the downward trend of press sales. Brilliant writers and content made our job as judges a tough one. We continue a proud tradition of superb journalism.”

The shortlist:

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Jane Barlow, Press Association

David Gibson, Fotosport

James Gunn, Freelance

Garry F McHarg, Daily Record / Sunday Mail

William Murray, SNS Group

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY VISITSCOTLAND

Jane Barlow, Press Association

Wattie Cheung, Freelance

Andrew Milligan, Press Association

Alan Simpson, Daily Star/Daily Mail/Daily Record

Jamie Simpson, The Herald/Evening Times/The National

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Anna Burnside, Daily Record

Paul English, Freelance

Teddy Jamieson, The Herald/Sunday Herald

Peter Ross, The Herald

Mike Wade, The Times

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

James Delaney, Edinburgh Evening News

Colan Lamont, The Scottish Sun

Christina O’Neill, Daily Record

Gurpeet Narwan, The Times

Sarah Vesty, Daily Record

INTERVIEWER OF THE YEAR

Vicky Allan, Sunday Herald

Janet Christie, Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday

Kenny Farquharson, The Times

Kirsten Johnson, Scottish Mail on Sunday

Susan Swarbrick, The Herald

POLITICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY SCOTCH WHISKY ASSOCIATION

Michael Blackley, Scottish Daily Mail

David Clegg, Daily Record

Torcuil Crichton, Daily Record

Tom Gordon, The Herald

Adele Merson, Evening Express

Chris Musson. The Scottish Sun

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Stephen Daisley, Scottish Daily Mail

Kenny Farquharson, The Times

Dani Garavelli, Scotland on Sunday

John Macleod, Scottish Daily Mail

David Walsh, The Scotsman

SPORTS COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Keith Jackson, Daily Record

Gary Keown, Scottish Mail on Sunday

Bill Leckie, The Scottish Sun

Alasdair Reid, The Times

Gordon Waddell, Sunday Mail

FINANCIAL/BUSINESS JOURNLIST OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY CLYDESDALE BANK

Greig Cameron, The Times

Graham Huband, The Courier

Scott McCulloch, Insider.co.uk

Peter Ranscombe, BQ Scotland/Freelance

Kevin Scott, The Herald

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GLASGOW CENTRAL

Gillian Bowditch, The Sunday Times

Emma Cowing, Scottish Daily Mail

Lorna Hughes, Sunday Mail

Kevin McKenna, The Herald/The National

David Pratt, The Herald/Sunday Herald

Peter Ross, Guardian/Nutmeg/Boston Review

SPORTS FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Hugh MacDonald, Scottish Daily Mail

James Morgan, Sunday Herald

Mark Palmer, The Sunday Times

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman

Graham Spiers, The Times

SPORTS NEWS WRITER OF THE YEAR

Keith Jackson, Daily Record

Stephen McGowan, Scottish Daily Mail

Derek McGregor, The Scottish Sun

Gary Ralston, Daily Record

Sean Wallace, Evening Express

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY EVENT CONSULTANTS SCOTLAND

Billy Briggs, The Ferret

Paul English, Freelance

Craig Fowler, The Scotsman

Mark McLaughlin, Freelance

Michael Reynolds, Daily Record

Jamie Ross, Buzzfeed News

John Underhill, The Conversation

SCOOP OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY SCOTTISH NEWSPAPER SOCIETY

Gordon Blackstock, The Sunday Post

Graham Grant, Scottish Daily Mail

Rebecca Gray, The Scottish Sun

Lindsey Hamilton, Evening Telegraph

James Moncur, Daily Record

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY CAMERON PRESENTATIONS

Edinburgh Evening News, ‘Streets in Flames’

Scottish Daily Mail, ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’

The Scotsman, ‘Eilidh McLeod Laid to Rest’

Sunday Mail, ‘Billy’s Dementia Battle’

The Sunday Post, ‘Hundreds of Orphans’

JOURNALISM TEAM OF THE YEAR

Daily Record, ‘Politics’

Scottish Daily Mail, ‘Police Scotland’

Scottish Daily Mail, ‘Charity Scandal’

The Scottish Sun, ‘Policing in Crisis’

The Scotsman, ‘Education in Crisis’

Sunday Mail, ‘Emma Caldwell – the fight for justice’

DIGITAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

The Conversation, The Conversation

Daily Record, dailyrecord.co.uk

Daily Record Sport, dailyrecord.co.uk/sport,

Glasgow Live, Glasgow Live

Insider.co.uk, Insider.co.uk

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

The Courier, ‘Frank’s Law’

Daily Record, ‘Blue Plauge Campaign’

Daily Record, ‘Stub out the Ticket Touts’

Evening Times, ‘Opt for Life’

Scottish Daily Mail, ‘Rural Delivery Charges’

REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Vivienne Aitken, Daily Record

Gordon Blackstock, The Sunday Post

Jane Hamilton, Daily Record

David Pratt, The Herald/Sunday Herald

Katherine Sutherland, Scottish Mail on Sunday

THE NICOLA BARRY AWARD, SPONSORED BY WOMEN IN JOURNALISM SCOTLAND

Barry Nicola 2

The late Nicola Barry

Annie Brown, Daily Record

Dani Garavelli, Scotland on Sunday

Karin Goodwin, Sunday Herald

Marion Scott, The Sunday Post

Marianne Taylor, The Herald/Sunday Herald/Evening Times

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY DIAGEO

The shortlist for this category will be annouced later this week

JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY THE BIG PARTNERSHIP

The winner in this category will be announced at the Scottish Press Awards on the 26th April 2018

NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR, SPONSORED BY SCOTTISH NEWSPAPER SOCIETY

The winner in this category will be announced at the Scottish Press Awards on the 26th April 2018

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