Local investigative journalists urged to enter Paul Foot Award entry

The Private Eye Paul Foot Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism is now accepting entries.

Set up in memory of revered journalist Paul Foot, who died in 2004, the award honours the UK’s most brilliant, talented and determined journalists working in the fields of investigative and campaigning journalism today.

The winning entry will be awarded £5,000 at an Awards Ceremony on 14th June 2022.

In 2021, JPI Media’s data and investigations team was shortlisted for its investigation into modern slavery in the UK.

The team, led by Harriet Clugston, created a series of stories for local media highlighting the disturbing shortfalls in application of modern slavery legislation, bringing the story home to local newspaper readers across the UK.

In 2020, Charles Thomson, then of the Yellow Advertiser, was shortlisted for his investigation into a paedophile police informant.

Tenacity on the part of the Yellow Advertiser exposed how Essex police protected a known predatory paedophile and police informant, and then tried to stifle the results of an inquiry into the force’s behaviour.

In 2019, Phil Coleman of the Carlisle News and Star was the only regional newspaper journalist to make the shortlist, for his story on a fake NHS psychiatrist who deceived patients and services for decades.

For details on how to enter, click here

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