That Daily Telegraph was named Sports Newspaper of the Year for the second year running Monday night as our journalism dominated the industry’s sports Oscars.
Senior Football Writer Sam Wallace was a two-time winner at the Sports Journalism Awards, winning Scoop of the Year and Football Journalist of the Year for his outstanding and groundbreaking exclusive contribution to Project Big Picture.
Cricket correspondent Nick Hoult has been crowned Cricket Journalist of the Year for the first time after an outstanding year of news, interviews and brilliant live coverage.
Commenting on the sports newspaper’s victory, the jury said: “In a test year for newspapers in general and sports departments in particular, the winner of this award more than fulfilled the task of ensuring that sport is not forgotten. In addition to a number of agenda setting exclusives, there were two excellent campaigns – on grassroots sport and dementia in sport.
“This newspaper boasts smart design, high-quality images and the best list of football writers. There’s also the unique selling proposition of a women’s sports department that continues to push the boundaries. This was an outstanding product and an outstanding contribution. Last year, this paper was praised for its ‘consistency of performance’ and it did it again.”
Of Wallace’s victory as a football journalist, the judges said: “This category is almost always close – but this time not at the top of its field.'”
Wallace’s Project Big Picture Scoop has been described as “sports journalism at its best – it set the football agenda for weeks”.
Hoult has been described as “the Ben Stokes of cricket writers, a consummate all-rounder who turns runs, wickets and catches into contacts, stories and interviews”.
telegraph sports also won silver in the Digital Product Awards, as did Daniel Schofield in the Rugby Journalist category and Telegraph Women’s Sport Monthly in the Special Edition section.
Jeremy Wilson was awarded a Bronze in the Sports News Reporter category, as was our Special Edition Shutdown section.
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