The annual Wincott awards for the best business, economic and financial journalism took place online over Zoom because of Covid restrictions. The judging took place at a virtual meeting in March.
Lionel Barber, Wincott chairman, opened the ceremony:
The Winners of the Wincott Awards for 2020 are:
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Tim Harford (BBC, FT).
Highly commended: Bloomberg News ‘The Essex Boys’ – Liam Vaughan, Kit Chellel and Ben Bain.
Economist. ‘Big Tech’ – Tamzin Booth, Simon Rabinovitch, Ludwig Siegele, Matthew Valencia , Jan Piotrowski, Patrick Foulis
VIDEO JOURNALISM OF THE YEAR: Winner: Al-Jazeera English team for ‘Selling out West Papua’
Drew Ambrose – Senior Reporter/Correspondent; Jenni Henderson – Producer; Nick Olle – Supervising Producer; Liz Gooch – Senior Producer; Sharon Roobol – Executive Producer
Highly commended: BBC Panorama team for ‘Business on the Brink’. Matt Bardo – Producer/Director and Camera; Richard Bilton – Reporter; David Howell – Film Editor; Andrew Head – Executive Producer; Rachel Jupp – Editor
AUDIO JOURNALISM OF THE YEAR: Winner: Financial Times ‘Behind the Money’. Aimee Keane – Host; Oluwakemi Aladesuyi – Producer; Breen Turner – Sound Engineer; Liam Nolan – Editor;
Highly Commended: BBC 5 Live ‘Wake Up To Money’. Sean Farrington – Presenter; Justin Bones – Editor; Sara Wadeson – Executive Editor
DATA JOURNALISM OF THE YEAR: Winner: Ed Conway (Sky)
Highly commended: Chris Cook (Tortoise)
FT Visual and Data Journalism Team on the Covid pandemic. Steven Bernard, John Burn-Murdoch, Tom Hannen, Bob Haslett, Caroline Nevitt, Jane Pong, Ændrew Rininsland, Alan Smith, Martin Stabe, Cale Tilford, Aleksandra Wiśniewska. Series producer Claire Manibog.
PERSONAL FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Winner: Dean Sobers (Which? Money)
Highly commended: Katie Morley (Telegraph)
YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Joint Winners: Michael O’Dwyer (Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph – recently joined FT); Louisa Clarence-Smith (Times)
Highly commended: Oliver Telling (Investors Chronicle)
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR, UK NATIONS AND REGIONS: Winner: BBC Northern Ireland Spotlight ‘Brexit – The Irish Sea Border’. Reporter: John Campbell; Producers: Paddy Fee, Pippa Cooke
Highly commended: Martyn McLaughlin (Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday)