2020 Journalism prize winner

   Journalism prize winner  

Janice Turner

The Times

Submitted material

  1. ‘Clearing out my family home‘ 
  2. ‘Modern day serfs are invisible to us’ 
  3. ‘Corbyn is clueless about the working class’ 

Ben Fenton, Chair of Judges for The Orwell Prize for Journalism 2020, said:

To Orwell, as it says on the homepage of the Prize, the key was to make political writing into an art. If there was one piece out of the more than four hundred that we read which was art and politics weaved together in a journalistic tapestry, it was Janice Turner’s account of clearing her parents’ home after her mother went into care… The word Brexit does not appear in this piece, but the judges all agreed that the essence… oozed from every sentence.