Orwell Prize Shortlist 2012: Announcement and Debate


  • Hannah Pool (author and former Guardian writer)
  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Independent columnist and winner of the Orwell Prize 2002 for journalism)
  • Rob Berkeley (Director of The Runneymede Trust)
  • Chaired by Brian Cathcart (2012 Orwell Prize journalism judge, winner of 2000 Orwell Prize for books and professor of journalism at Kingston University)
  • Shortlist announcement by Jean Seaton (director of the Orwell Prize)
  • Details

    This year’s Orwell Prize shortlists will be announced at the Boardroom, University of Westminster, Regents Street on Tuesday 24th April, ahead of a debate: Our overwhelmingly white media are inevitably delivering ‘white news’.

    There will be drinks from 6.30pm, with this year’s Orwell Prize shortlists – for the Book Prize, Journalism Prize and Blog Prize – being announced at 7pm. The debate will follow the shortlist announcements.

    Entry is free, but places are limited, so RSVP to katriona.lewis@mediastandardstrust.org is essential. Please feel free to share the invitation with friends and colleagues.

    Shortlist debate image courtesy of Jessy Boon Cowler.