2024 Journalism prize finalist

Antonia Cundy

Financial Times

Antonia Cundy is a special investigations reporter at the Financial Times. Her work exposing abuses of power – from sexual misconduct in the City to modern slavery in the UK fishing industry – have won multiple accolades, including Scoop of the Year at the British Press Awards and Best Investigative News Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Awards.

Cundy was also awarded Young Journalist of the Year at the 2024 Harold Wincott Awards for business, economic and financial journalism, and won New Journalist of the Year at the 2023 British Journalism Awards.

Before joining the FT, Antonia worked as a freelance foreign correspondent. In 2022, she received the Marie Colvin Award for her freelance war reportage from Ukraine and was awarded Newcomer of the Year at the Free Press Awards.

Her shortlisted pieces are:


On the face of it, Antonia Cundy’s entries tell three very different stories but they all share a common concern for individuals who suffer at the hands of power, be it a powerful individual, institution or a system. These are deeply reported and deeply affecting stories, beautifully told with clarity and compassion.

– Yuen Chan, 2024 Orwell Prize for Journalism judge