Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester in England. Formerly a columnist at The Guardian he is an editorial board member of the Nation magazine and the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media. His book Another Day in the Death of Americawas shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Books in 2018.
“Gary Younge examined the major themes of the past 12 months, covid-19 and racism, with the eloquence of an expert journalist and the depth of an academic. His analysis of George Floyd’s murder, the differential impact of the pandemic on Black and Asian communities, and the role of racism and inequalities brings sharp and original insights that, although delivered at the height of the crisis, remain undeniable today.” – Kamran Abbasi, Executive Editor of the BMJ
Ciaran Jenkins is the Scotland Correspondent for Channel 4 News. He is known for robust interviews and breaking stories, including several important investigations. He joined Channel 4 News in 2012 and has reported from around the world. He is from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales and now lives in Glasgow.
Chloe Hadjimatheou is an investigative journalist at the BBC where, among other things, she has uncovered disabled kids kept in cages, tracked deaths caused by jihadist violence across the globe and told the story of a group of young Syrian boys who took on the Islamic State.
Jonathan Calvert is the editor of The Sunday Times’ renowned Insight investigative team. His accolades include British Journalist of the Year and the Paul Foot Award as well as Scoop of the Year on four occasions. George Arbuthnott joined The Sunday Times on the Marie Colvin Scholarship and is now deputy editor of the Insight team. He has won six British Journalism and UK Press Awards, including Investigation of the Year and Scoop of the Year, and has been shortlisted for an Amnesty International Award, the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize.
John Harris and John Domokos are the co-creators of The Guardian video series Anywhere But Westminster, which has been running for over ten years, chronicling and foreshadowing many of the tumultuous political events of the decade. Their aim has always been to turn political coverage on its head, and root their journalism far beyond centres of power, in the experiences of people and places too often ignored.
Matthew Parris is a former MP and a prize winning author, columnist and broadcaster. He currently writes columns for The Times and the Spectator as well as presenting the BBC Radio 4 biographical programme Great Lives. He was named Political Journalist of the Year at the Press Awards 2015.
Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer, and writes for the Spectator, New European, Washington Post, Standpoint and many other publications. He is the author of five books, including What’s Left and You Can’t Read This Book.
Zak’s muddy boots journalism is inspired by writers like George Orwell. He tries to shine a light on injustice by getting as close to the story as possible. Whether he’s investigating modern slavery in British businesses or deaths on the $15bn Istanbul Airport project.
Life ‘in the cemetery’ – Uncovering Istanbul Airport’s dirty secrets
Peter Foster is currently the Public Policy Editor at the Financial Times. Previously he was Europe Editor at The Daily Telegraph where he covered the Brexit negotiations from both sides of The Channel. He returned to London in 2015 after more than a decade spent as a foreign correspondent covering South Asia, China and the United States.
No-deal Brexit looms as leak reveals Dominic Cummings considers EU negotiations a ‘sham’
Peter Foster’s writings on Brexit, the great issue of our day, were insightful. We were struck most by the way they were written against the grain, avoiding the ideologically driven, hackneyed reporting the issue generated in so much of the media. His threads on Twitter were among the most insightful use of journalism’s newest tool.”
Michela Wrong has spent more than 25 years writing about Africa. As a Reuters correspondent in Abidjan and then Kinshasa, she covered the turbulent events of the mid 1990s, including the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko and Rwanda’s genocide. She then moved to Nairobi, where she became Africa correspondent for the Financial Times. Her books include In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz, I Didn’t Do it for You, It’s Our Turn to Eat and Borderlines, a novel set in the Horn. Now based in London, she is researching a non-fiction book on Rwanda.
“Rwanda’s Khashoggi: who killed the exiled spy chief?”
John Harris and John Domokos are the co-creators of The Guardian video series Anywhere But Westminster, which has been running for ten years, chronicling and foreshadowing many of the tumultuous political events of the decade. Their aim has always been to turn political coverage on its head, and root their journalism far beyond centres of power, in the experiences of people and places too often ignored.
We spent ten years talking to people – here’s what it taught us about Britain
John Harris and John Domokos’ reporting told the story of Britain as it is, not as some imagine it to be. In their own words, they successfully refute ‘the snobbish idea that some people are beyond the pale, and things would be a lot better if they were returned to a state of voicelessness‘.”
Peter Oborne is a former political commentator of the Spectator, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail. He now writes about politics for Open Democracy and Middle East Eye. He is the author of The Triumph of the Political Class, and The Rise of Political Lying as well as a biography of the cricket Basil D’Oliveira.
I was a strong Brexiteer: Now we must swallow our pride and think again
Peter Oborne clearly and honestly articulated his own rethink on Brexit. Elegantly, yet with strong feeling, he set out the painful reasoning process that led him to shift from support to opposition and what he saw as the failures of integrity and leadership behind his change of heart.”
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.
Khaled Diab is a veteran journalist and writer. He contributes to leading publications around the world and is the author of two books: Islam for the Politically Incorrect (2017) and Intimate Enemies (2014). Khaled also recently started working for an environmental organisation.
David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. He also writes columns for The Times and other publications.
Scottish Independence? Just do the sums – it’s 40 years too late for that