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Financial Times wins Communications Award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Yesterday, the Financial Times won the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Communications Award, recognizing “exceptional achievement in tropical medicine journalism which educates lay readers and informs public policy regarding diseases and health conditions of poor and underserved populations.”

Gillian Tett, US managing editor, accepted the award on the FT’s behalf at the ASTMH 60th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. wins EPPY Award for “Best News Website” from Editor & Publisher won the EPPY Award for “Best News Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over” from Editor & Publisher today. A top honour for media-affiliated websites worldwide, judges selected a winner based on website content, design, functionality, overall impression and usability.

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Borzou Daragahi wins American Academy of Diplomacy award

Borzou Daragahi, the FT’s North Africa correspondent, has been honoured by the American Academy of Diplomacy with the Arthur Ross Media Award for Daily Reporting. Other honorees in today’s ceremony included Robert Gates (former US secretary of defence) and Amb. Edmund J. Hull (former US ambassador to Libya and author of High Value Target: Countering Al-Qaeda in Yemen).

Over the past year, Daragahi has covered history-shaping events in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt for the FT, and has reported from the region since 2002. He was born in Iran, grew up in Chicago and New York and currently resides in Cairo.

Maija Palmer wins Technology Journalist of the Year Award

Last night Maija Palmer was presented with the Technology Journalist of the Year Award at the techMARK Awards Dinner 2011.

The FT wins four design awards

The FT last night won four design awards at the European Newspaper Awards.

  • Jonathan McHugh received an award of excellence for illustration in Saturday Comment
  • FT Weekend Magazine received awards for its features on the aftermath of the Japanese tsunami; the 3D modelling of football data; and for its special feature on astronauts.

FT recognised for editorial excellence at Comment Awards

The Financial Times today picked up four awards at the 2011 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards, now in its third year, which celebrates the work of the finest print and online commentators and their editors.
John Gapper, FT’s chief business commentator, won the Business Commentator award; columnist Simon Kuper was named Cultural Commentator, and Asia bureau chief David Pilling won Foreign Commentator of the year. The Financial Times also received the award for Best Comment Pages. Judges said “the FT’s comment pages, in another year of financial turmoil, had stood out. The FT’s big-hitters, alongside imaginative use of informed outsiders, keep readers ahead of the pack.”
The winners were announced during a breakfast ceremony presented by management consultant and author Peter York, at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, with more than 250 guests in attendance including judges and key opinion formers across media, politics, business and academia.

Earlier this month, the Financial Times was honoured at the International Agenda Setting Awards presented in Lucerne by Media Tenor, the international research institute. The FT was recognized for its diversity, balance and influence. “The tumultuous nature of the last twelve month has only served to underline the importance of diverse and balanced media coverage,” said Media Tenor founder and CEO Roland Schatz. The Financial Times was also awarded the Business Media Award for its diversity of analyst sources, range of covered companies, comprehensiveness of asset classes examined, and internationality of coverage and performance related to the international financial crisis.

Please click here to see the full list of Comment Award winners.

Ruth Sullivan wins Corporate Governance Journalism Award

The FT’s Ruth Sullivan has been named Corporate Governance Journalist of the Year in the 2011 Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Journalism Awards.

The awards are run by PIRC, which provides research and advisory services to institutional investors on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in the UK, and law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP.

Alan MacDougall, PIRC’s managing director, said: “Recent events demonstrate only too well both the vital role that journalists play in highlighting corporate misconduct, and the importance to shareholders of high standards of corporate governance and social responsibility at investee companies. We are delighted to be supporting the work of those journalists who are bringing these important issues to public attention.”

More details can be found here.

Nicholas Timmins wins the National Health Journalist of the Year Award

Nicolas Timmins was last night named National Health Journalist of the Year by the Medical Journalists Association for his coverage of the government’s NHS reforms.
He was awarded the prize at an event at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Tuesday.
Timmins, who has been the public policy editor since 2009, is the author of the award-winning book, The Five Giants: A Biography of the Welfare State.
He has also written a history of the NHS and received a number of journalism awards. Timmins was named Journalist of the Year in the BMA awards in November 2002. In 2006 he won the Pensions Journalist of the Year in the ABI Financial Media Awards.

Money Management wins Protection Review Award

Money Management editor Janet Walford has been awarded a prize for ‘outstanding contribution to protection journalism’ at this year’s Protection Review Awards, recognising the work Money Management has done over the years promoting protection through its regular surveys, features, spotlights and supplements.

FT’s Javier Blas wins UN Food and Agriculture Organisation prize

The FT commodities editor Javier Blas has won the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation HG Boerma prize for his coverage of the global food crisis. The $10,000 prize has been donated to international charity and last year’s FT seasonal appeal partner, Action Against Hunger.


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