Awards

The Bureau’s awards – nominations, shortlists and wins – since we launched in 2010

The Bureau and its reporters have been shortlisted for, nominated for, or won over 50 prestigious journalism awards since we launched in April 2010.

2022

Winner - The Gaby Rado Award for New Journalist, Amnesty International UK Media Awards, Rosa Furneaux for How Covax failed on its promise to vaccinate the world

Winner - Health, MHP Mischief 30 To Watch Young Journalist Awards, Rosa Furneaux

Winner - Best Investigative Podcast, The Publishers Podcast Awards for Smoke Screen

2021

Winner - Science Story of the Year, Foreign Press Association Awards, Madlen Davies, Rosa Furneaux, Iván Ruiz, Jill Langlois, Chrissie Giles, Ben du Preez for ‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

Winner - Steve Connor Award for Investigative Journalism, Association of British Science Writers Awards, Chrissie Giles, Madlen Davies, Rosa Furneaux, Ben Stockton and Ben Du Preez for Stretched, secret supply chains hold Covid-19 patients’ lives in the balance

Winner - UK Whistleblowing Prize, Blueprint for Free Speech Whistleblowing Prizes, Francois van der Westhuizen and Pieter Snyders for BAT revelations, as detailed in Smoke Screen

Special mention - British Science Journalist of the Year, Association of British Science Writers Awards, Chrissie Giles

Finalist - Newcomer of the year, Medical Journalists’ Association Awards, Rosa Furneaux for The baby brands turning Indonesian Instagram into free formula ads

Finalist - Feature of the Year (general audience), Medical Journalists’ Association Awards, Madlen Davies for Lack of oxygen leaves patients in Africa gasping for air

Finalist - Feature of the Year (general audience), Medical Journalists’ Association Awards, Chrissie Giles, Madlen Davies, Rosa Furneaux and Ben du Preez for The next Covid crisis: a vaccine apartheid endangering us all

Finalist - Editor of the Year, Medical Journalists’ Association Awards, Chrissie Giles

Longlisted - Print Award, One World Media Awards, for Imprisoned under the cover of Covid

Shortlisted - Business, Finance and Economics Journalism, British Journalism Awards, Matthew Chapman, Chrissie Giles and Ferdinand Moeck for Tobacco giant JTI placing stealth adverts for its brands on Facebook and Instagram

Shortlisted - Innovation of the Year, British Journalism Awards, Emiliano Mellino, Charles Boutaud, Gareth Davies and Eve Livingston in partnership with ITV News and the Mirror for Deliveroo riders can earn as little as £2 an hour during shifts, as boss stands to make £500m

Shortlisted - New Journalist of the Year, British Journalism Awards, Rosa Furneaux

Shortlisted - Technology Journalism, British Journalism Awards, Jasper Jackson, Alexandra Heal, Sarah Haque and Rahul Meesaraganda for Misinformation market: The money-making tools Facebook hands to Covid cranks, Instagraft: Covid conspiracy theorists selling silver spray and $50 seawater and So much hot air: Twitter and Facebook let quack Covid cures spread unchecked in India

Shortlisted - Energy and Environment Journalism, British Journalism Awards, Andrew Wasley, Alexandra Heal and Elisangela Mendonca for Cargill: the company feeding the world by helping destroy the planet, Loophole lets soya farmers tear down the Amazon and Reign of fire: blazes surge on ‘protected’ Amazon land under Bolsonaro

Shortlisted - Anti-corruption Journalism, British Journalism Awards, Franz Wild, Isobel Koshiw, Jane Bradley, Andrew Higgins and Ben Stockton for The power of money: how autocrats use London to strike foes worldwide and Justice for sale: how London’s legal system courted the global super-elite

Shortlisted - Campaign of the Year, British Journalism Awards, Alexandra Heal and Sarah Haque for Met officer alleged to have violently sexually abused two colleagues, Years of living in fear: police still failing partners of violent officers and 800 sexual misconduct allegations against police in three years


2020

Winner - Paul Foot award, Alexandra Heal for Nowhere to turn: Women say domestic abuse by police officers goes unpunished

Winner - Franco-German Journalism Prize, Madlen Davies, Ben Stockton, Ferdinand Moeck for #GrandTheftEurope

Winner - Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award for digital innovation, Megan Lucero, Bureau Local Director

Winner - International, George Polk Awards, co-production with the Bureau submitted as part of portfolio by New York Times Visual Investigations Team One Bomb. 11 children killed. And the evidence that led to the US

Finalist - Investigation of the Year, Amnesty Media Awards, One Bomb. 11 children killed. And the evidence that led to the US

Finalist - Best Innovation, Amnesty Media Awards, the Bureau Local team for Locked Out

Finalist - Best of Digital Design, Society for News Design World’s Best Awards

Shortlisted - Investigation, British Journalism Awards, Gareth Davies and Charles Boutaud for Council borrowed £1bn from taxpayers to bet on British sunshine

Shortlisted - Business, Finance and Economics, British Journalism Awards, Gareth Davies and Charles Boutaud for Local Power

Shortlisted - Innovation, British Journalism Awards, Impact and community organising team

Shortlisted - New Journalist of the Year, British Journalism Awards, Alexandra Heal

Shortlisted - Science, British Journalism Awards, Alexandra Heal and Andrew Wasley for Eating the Earth

Shortlisted - Best data-driven reporting, The Sigma Awards, Dying Homeless

Shortlisted - Innovation (small newsrooms) award, The Sigma Awards, Locked Out

Shortlisted - Open data award, The Sigma Awards, Sold From Under You

Longlisted - One World Media Coronavirus Reporting Award, Lack of oxygen leaves patients in Africa gasping for air


2019

Winner - Best Investigative Journalism, Royal Statistical Society Awards, Maeve McClenaghan and the Bureau Local team for Dying Homeless

Winner - Steve Connor Award for Investigative Journalism, Association of British Science Writers Awards: Madlen Davies, Ben Stockton, Rahul Meesaraganda and Global Superbugs team for A game of chicken: How Indian poultry farming is creating global superbugs

Winner - Innovation of the Year, Drum Online Media Awards: Bureau Local, Refuge Woman

Winner - Hatch’s Unsung Heroes for Homelessness, Maeve McClenaghan

Winner - Insight Through Journalism Award, Expert Citizens, Maeve McClenaghan for Dying Homeless

Finalist - Gather Award in Engaged Journalism, Online Journalism Awards, The Bureau Local

Highly commended - Case study of the year, Medical Journalists’ Association, Madlen Davies

Shortlisted - Business Journalist of the Year, Words by Women Awards, Madlen Davies

Shortlisted - News Reporter of the Year, Words by Women Awards, Maeve McClenaghan

Shortlisted - Campaign of the year, British Journalism Awards, Maeve McClenaghan and Charles Boutaud for Dying Homeless

Shortlisted - Business and Economics Journalism, British Journalism Awards, Gareth Davies

Shortlisted - New Journalist of the year, British Journalism Awards, Alexandra Heal

Shortlisted - New Voice of the Year: One World Media Awards, Madlen Davies

Shortlisted - Orwell Prize for Journalism, Maeve McClenaghan

Shortlisted - Investigation of the Year, Data Journalism Awards: Dying Homeless

Shortlisted - Open Data Award, Data Journalism Awards: Sold From Under You

Shortlisted - Best data journalism team portfolio (Small newsroom), Data Journalism Awards: Bureau Local

Shortlisted - News coverage, RTS Television Journalism Awards: Out In the Cold, C4 News collaboration with Bureau Local

Shortlisted - Investigation of the Year, Amnesty International Media Awards: Dying Homeless, Bureau Local

Shortlisted - Digital Journalist of the Year, London Press Club, Maeve McClenaghan

Shortlisted - Investigation of the Year, Drum Online Media Awards: Dying Homeless

Shortlisted - XCity Award for outstanding journalism by a City alumni, Madlen Davies

Longlisted - XCity Award for outstanding journalism by a City alumni, Megan Lucero


2018

Winner - Lovie Be Greater With Data: Bureau Local

Winner - Food and Farming category, British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media

Winner - Innovation Award, European Press Prize: Bureau Local

Shortlisted - Innovation of the Year, British Journalism Awards: Bureau Local, Refuge Woman

Shortlisted - Campaign of the Year, British Journalism Awards: Bureau Local, Dying Homeless

Shortlisted - L’Esprit de RSF, Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Awards: Bureau Local

Included on - Nesta/Observer 50 New Radicals list: Bureau Local

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

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

Shortlisted - Grand Prix, News Awards 2018: Bureau Local


2017

Winner - Innovation Prize, British Journalism Awards: Bureau Local

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

2016

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


2015

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


2014

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


2013

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


2012

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


2011

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 image: Our Bureau Local team at the British Journalism Awards 2017

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