Our Awards

The Bureau's awards - nominations, shortlists and wins - since we launched in 2010

The Bureau has been shortlisted, nominated for, or won, over 30 prestigious journalism awards since it launched in April 2010.


Shortlisted - Campaigning and Investigative Food Work Award, Guild of Food Writers

Nominated - Editorial Innovation of the Year, Drum Online Media Awards: Bureau Local team 

Winner - Innovation Award, European Press Prize: Bureau Local team

Shortlisted - Grand Prix, Newsawards 2018: Bureau Local team


Winner - Innovation Prize, British Journalism Awards: Bureau Local team

Gold Judges Award - MHP Communications Young Journalists Awards: 30 to Watch: Megan Lucero

Winner - Best Launch/Relaunch of the Year, Drum Online Media Awards: Bureau and production editor, Miriam Wells, with thanks to agency Fieldwork

Shortlisted - Data Journalism Awards 2017 - for two projects, a tool for crunching data and an expose of a secret Pentagon operation: Abigail Fielding-Smith and Crofton Black 

Shortlisted - One World Media Radio Award: podcast producer, Maeve McClenaghan, with Reveal

Miriam Wells speaks about the Bureau's Drum Online Media award in 2017


Shortlisted – Medical Journalists’ Association awards, Newcomer of the year: Victoria Parsons

Shortlisted – Global Editors Network Data Journalism Award for Contractors tracking terror targets at heart of drone war: Abigail Fielding-Smith and Crofton Black


Shortlisted – British Journalism Awards, Business journalism category: Nick Mathiason

Shortlisted – British Journalism Awards, new journalist of the year category: Crofton Black

Shortlisted – Amnesty Media Awards, for Kent to Kabul: Maeve McClenaghan, Sue Clayton

Shortlisted – Amnesty Media Awards, Gaby Rado Award: Maeve McClenaghan

Shortlisted – Orwell prize: Nick Mathiason


Winner – New journalist of the year at British Journalism Awards: Tom Warren

Winner - Bar Council Legal Reporting Award for Joint Enterprise: Rachel Stevenson, Melanie McFadyean and Maeve McClenaghan

Bronze Winner Lovie Award, News category for Where the Drones Strike project

Shortlisted – Amnesty Media Awards, innovation category for Where the Drones Strike

Shortlisted British Journalism Awards in political category for Party Political Funding investigation


Winner - Martha Gellhorn Award for Covert Drone War: Jack Serle, Alice Ross and Chris Woods

Shortlisted  British Journalism Awards, young reporter of the year: Maeve McClenaghan

Official Honoree – Webby Awards, news category: Bureau website


Winner  Amnesty Media Awards, digital category: Deaths in Police Custody

Winner British Journalism Awards, young reporter of the year: Emma Slater

Shortlisted British Journalism Awards, investigation of the year: Covert Drone War

Shortlisted British Journalism Awards, business journalist of the year: Nick Mathiason

Shortlisted British Journalism Awards, innovation of the year: The Bureau

Shortlisted One World Media Awards, television award: Aid to Ethiopia investigation

Shortlisted One World Media Awards, press award: Ghosts of Baghdad

Shortlisted – One World Media Awards, popular features award: Ghosts of Baghdad


Winner Amnesty Media Awards, digital category: IraqWarLogs

Winner Thomson Reuters Reporting Europe Award: Structural Funds

Shortlisted Foreign Press Association Media Awards: Covert War project

Shortlisted Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards: Structural Funds


Header picture, of our Bureau Local team at the British Journalism Awards 2017