The Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism Winner Announcement

Tuesday 28th February 2012, BAFTA, London: The Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism 2011, worth £5000, has been won by NICK DAVIES for his selection of key stories in The Guardian from a long-    running and painstaking investigation into phone-hacking at the News of the World.

The runners up, who both receive £1000 each, are JONATHAN CALVERT and CLAIRE NEWELL for their series of articles in the Sunday Times, exposing corruption in the contests to host the World Cup Finals.

The other six finalists also receive £1000.

“Once again, the flourishing scale, and high standard of writing of investigative journalism, not just on our national newspapers but also on local papers, in magazines and in the trade press, as well as from independent campaigners, has been hugely impressive.  At a time when some commentators are suggesting that the entire press has lost its way, the shortlist for this Award clearly demonstrates that the spirit of Foot’s style of journalism is alive, well and kicking the people who matter.  Nick Davies is a thoroughly deserving winner of this year’s Paul Foot Award for an outstanding piece of work that has produced extraordinary results.   This Award is recognition of the cheering truth that the best journalism exposed the worst.”  Ian Hislop, editor, Private Eye

Private Eye magazine and The Guardian newspaper set up the award in memory of Paul Foot, the great journalist and campaigner, who died in 2004.

Further information on Nick Davies’ winning campaign, and the runners’ up campaign, can be found through Midas PR

For Media Enquiries, please contact Tracey Jennings at Midas PR