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26 November 2014: Last night the Financial Times’ environment correspondent Pilita Clark won the Environment Story of the Year award at the Foreign Press Association’s (FPA) Media Awards 2014. She was recognised for her series A World Without Water, looking at how businesses and people are having to adapt to rising water costs and poorly managed supplies around the world.
Dedicated to excellence in the journalism, the FPA Media Awards, now in their fifteenth year, are among the most prestigious for journalism in the world.
The winning campaign, Digital Learning Week, is an annual event held in FT offices globally that informs, educates and creates a dialogue around all things digital for both editorial and commercial employees. In 2014, Digital Learning Week included 64 events with 90 high calibre internal and external speakers.
The PR Week awards are among the highest honours in communications and PR, and the ‘Internal Communications’ category celebrates a significant project that has successfully engaged internal stakeholders, addressed business needs and achieved real engagement.
Find a full description and list of winners here.
Henry Foy, Motor Industry Correspondent for the Financial Times, took home multiple honours at the 2014 headlineauto Journalism and PR Awards, which celebrate journalistic excellence in writing about the automotive industry.
Foy was voted both National Newspaper Writer of the Year, awarded to someone who has demonstrated a great understanding of the industry, and Business Writer of the Year, awarded to a journalist who has unearthed the best business stories and presented them in an engaging and insightful way — one of the most highly-contested categories.
According to the judges, Foy’s work “is proper, serious news reporting, getting at the stories the car industry would sometimes rather we didn’t read. Original, independent … other hacks should read this stuff, and have a long think about their own.”
A full list of 2014 winners can be found here.
The Royal Anthropological Institute has honoured Gillian Tett with its first annual Marsh Award for Anthropology in the World. This prize recognises an outstanding individual who works outside academia and has used anthropology or anthropological ideas to contribute to a better understanding of the world’s problems.
Tett received her PhD in social anthropology from Cambridge University based on field work in the former Soviet Union. She is an assistant editor and columnist at the FT, and will begin her new role as US managing editor in September.
The award will be bestowed at the RAI annual general meeting, which will take place on 12th September. For more information on the Royal Anthropological Institute, visit their website.
The Royal Statistical Society has honoured the Financial Times with an award for Statistical Excellence in Journalism in the ‘online’ category.
The winning entry was “The problem with education statistics,” an animated analysis of official British education statistics by Chris Cook (@xtophercook), Martin Stabe (@martinstabe) and Cleve Jones (@Cleveco).
The award will be given at the RSS Annual Conference in Sheffield, UK, on the evening of Tuesday, September 2.
For further details and a full list of honourees, visit the Royal Statistical Society website.
Christina Scott joined the FT in 2012 and is responsible for technology across the FT Group. Read more here.
Ferdinando Giugliano, the FT’s global economy news editor, has been named Italy’s best journalist under the age of 35 at the Biagio Agnes 2014 awards in Capri, Italy.
Ferdinando joined the FT as a leader writer where he covered Italy’s debt crisis and a wide range of other economic issues.
11 June 2014: The Financial Times was recognised with an award for excellence in opinion writing at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards in Hong Kong tonight.
Patti Waldmeir was selected by the judges for a collection of her notebook columns in the FT, and was praised for her “refreshing attitude, humour and original choice of topics”.
Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling said: “Patti’s columns are always a joy to read: witty, irreverent and insightful. When the world is so overloaded with data, we can often learn most from a keen observation. Patti rarely fails to provide just that.”
The judges said: “She combines the highest standards of writing and research with the courage to flout conventional choices in news values and subject matter.”
The FT also received an honourable mention in the excellence in feature writing category for FTChinese.com’s ‘Lunch with the FT: Chen Xiaolu’ by Lifen Zhang.
The SOPA awards, designed to encourage editorial vitality throughout Asia, recognise journalistic excellence across a number of platforms and cover range of categories that reflect the region’s diverse geo-political environment and vibrant editorial scene.
More information on the SOPA Awards and the full list of 2014 winners can be found at http://www.sopawards.com/
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