Mail journalists Liz Hull and Caroline Cheetham nominated for awards

More award nominations for Mail journalists including Liz Hull and Caroline Cheetham for pioneering podcast The Trial of Lucy Letby

It was only a week ago that judges at the London Press Club Awards recognised the strength of the Mail’s outstanding journalism by shortlisting seven of our writers for some of their most prestigious prizes.

Now judges at the Society of Editors Media Freedom Awards have reached the same conclusion.

Leading the way once again was Liz Hull and Caroline Cheetham’s widely acclaimed podcast The Trial of Lucy Letby

Liz Hull (left) and Caroline Cheetham's (right) widely acclaimed podcast The Trial of Lucy Letby has had over 12 million downloads to date

The pioneering series was the first to follow a running jury trial as it progressed and has had over 12 million downloads to date. 

It gained two nods – one for Podcast of the Year and another for the Innovation Award.

Also recognised were Katie Hind’s agenda-setting exclusives on Phillip Schofield.

Shortlisted for Scoop of the Year by the London Press Club, they are now also in the running to be the Media Freedom Awards Investigation of the Year. 

Sabrina Miller’s historic expose of the plot to sabotage the Grand National earned her another richly deserved nomination for Young Journalist of the Year, while Ian Birrell’s peerless reporting placed him on the shortlist for Journalist of the Year.

The Daily Mail was also picked out as a contender for the prestigious National News Media Organisation of the Year award.

Our reporters were at Manchester Crown Court every day for the trial, bringing daily coverage as Letby was accused of the most heinous crimes

Dawn Alford, Executive Director of the Society of Editors and co-chairman of the judges, said: ‘Once again, the judges have been amazed by the exceptional standard of journalism that has been put forward for consideration for this year’s awards. 

‘With more than 450 entries, all are a testament to the outstanding calibre of public interest journalism that continues to be published and broadcast in the UK and beyond.’

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on November 8.


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