Our judges have been busy, weighing the merits of the 137 entries to this year’s Winter Awards — an all-time record — and we can now reveal the names of the finalists.
Only one in each category will be a winner on the night, the others will be commended.
To find out who, help us celebrate excellence in medical and health journalism and enjoy an evening catching up with colleagues, don’t forget to CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE (You will need to be logged in. If you are not a member, please email honorary secretary Philippa Pigache to confirm your attendance and arrange payment.)
The presentation takes place on February 5, 2015 at the Jon Snow room, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP.
(Shortlisted entrants may bring a guest without charge, the cost for for other guests in £18. Again, please email honorary secretary Philippa Pigache to arrange payment)
Here are the shortlists:
Judges: Sky news reporter Gillian Joseph; Richard Frediani, editor of ITV’s 6.30pm News and Eleanor Bradford, BBC Scotland health correspondent.
Judges: Martin Stabe, head of interactive news and data journalism at the FT; Valentina D’Efilippo, author The Infographic History of the World and Emma Bower, editor medeconomics.co.uk.
Elena Cattaneo and Gilberto Corbellini
Judges: Dr Mark Porter, media medic and presenter of BBC4’s Inside Health; Graham Scott, editor Nursing Standard and Adele Waters, executive editor, HSJ.
Health education, sponsored by the MJA
Judges: Dan Townend, lecturer in journalism Kingston University London; Dominic Nutt, director of communications – The Saatchi Cancer Initiative and Jerome Burne, freelance writer and former MJA award winner.
Ric Esther Bienstock
Judges: Broadcast journalist Vivienne Parry, Nigel Praities, editor, Pulse and MJA chair Dr Lawrence McGinty.
Investigative reporting/scoop (specialist audience), sponsored by the BMA
Judges: Elizabeth Hunt, deputy editor, Daily Telegraph; MJA chair Dr Lawrence McGinty and Ingrid Torjesen, freelance journalist specialist media.
Judges: Barbara Rowlands, director magazine journalism MA City University London; Neil Durham, editor, GP and Maya Anaokar, associate director Edelman.
Catherine de Lange
Judges: Jill Palmer, freelance journalist and former health editor of the Mirror; Andrew Williams, lecturer at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and Dr Ellie Cannon, media medic.
Judges: Anna Hodgekiss, health editor, Mail Online; Lilian Anekwe, consumer health editor, BMJ and Dr Mike Smith, Chair of the Patients’ Association and a media medic.
Tony Thistlethwaite health book, sponsored by the MJA
Judges: Marjorie Wallace, journalist, author and campaigner; Andy Cowper, comment editor, HSJ and Tessa Hilton, editor at large, Woman & Home.