Good luck for 13 members in BSME awards shortlists

By May 4, 2024Public

Multi-award winning journalist and MJA membership secretary, Dawn Connelly

UPDATE: Thirteen MJA members, including four of our EC, have been named as finalists in the 2024 British Society of Magazine Editors talent awards, which will be announced on June 4.

Our earlier post failed to mention Tammy Lovell, from the Pharmaceutical Journal is also in the running for the best B2B writer — making her one of four members competing for the prize.

Dawn Connelly, senior features editor at the Pharmaceutical Journal and MJA membership secretary, has been shortlisted for Best Section/Team editor, where she is up against Megan Ford, who works across Nursing in Practice and The Pharmacist.

Dawn is also part of the PJ team in the running for best B2B podcast — along with EC newcomer, Carolyn Wickware, former chair Nigel Praities and MJA  member Joanna Robinson.

Pulse team

Anna Colivicchi and Eliza Parr, both from Pulse, are shortlisted for the best B2B writer and health, science and technology awards — where they are also up against Carolyn Wickware and The Pharmacist‘s Joanna Robertson.

Anna and Joanna are also competing for the award for best news writer, along with Lawrence Dunhill of the Health Service Journal, and David Lipanovic from the Pharmaceutical Journal.

Peter Blackburn, from Pulse, is a finalist in four BSME awards

Peter Blackburn and Ben Ireland from Pulse are in the running for four awards, best specialist writer, best use of social media, best campaign and best use of data journalism, where they are competing withs: Nick Bostock of GPOnline, Anna Colivicchi and Eliza Parr, from Pulse. And  Jess Hacker, who works across Pulse PCN and Healthcare Leader, is shortlisted for best newsletter. Click here to see all the finalists.

Depth of talent

MJA vice chair, Jane Symons says, “It’s a testament to the depth of talent within the Medical Journalists’ Association, and the career development and networking opportunities the MJA offers, that so many of our members have been shortlisted for BSME awards.

“I have no doubt, many of these names will also feature in shortlists for the 2024 MJA Awards — which are now open for entry.”

MJA Awards

There are 16 awards with cash prizes of £750, plus a £250 prize for best student journalist, to be won. Click here for online entry, and here for more on the benefits of joining the MJA.

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