Reid and Smart shortlisted in the British Press Awards

SCOTS journalists, Melanie Reid and Gordon Smart, have been shortlisted in this year’s British Press Awards.

The awards have Reid, who writes for The Times, up against four contenders in the Columnist of the Year (broadsheet) category.

At last year’s Scottish Press Awards, Reid was named Journalist of the Year. In April two years ago, she suffered serious spinal injuries following a horseriding accident. Still in rehab and working from home, she is, she says, “typing stubbornly with one finger”.

Meanwhile, Smart – editor of The Sun’s Bizarre column – is in the running for the Showbiz Writer of the Year prize.

The winners will be announced on the 20th of next month.

Next week, a second tranche of nominations will be announced: the newspaper ones.

This shortlist reads:

Young Journalist of the Year

George Arbuthnott, The Mail on Sunday

Simon Boyle, Daily Mirror

Laurie Penny, The Independent

Laura Pitel, The Times

Ruth Sherlock, The Daily Telegraph

Business & Finance Journalist of the Year

Alex Brummer, Daily Mail

John Gapper, Financial Times

Andrew Hill, Financial Times

James Quinn, The Sunday Telegraph

Harry Wilson & Philip Aldrick, The Daily Telegraph

Political Journalist of the Year

Matthew D’Ancona, The Daily Telegraph/London Evening Standard

Isabel Oakeshott, The Sunday Times

Peter Oborne, The Daily Telegraph

Rachel Sylvester, The Times

Simon Walters, The Mail on Sunday

Foreign Reporter of the Year

Ian Birrell, Freelance

Martin Chulov, The Guardian

Andrew Gilligan, The Daily/Sunday Telegraph

Hala Jaber, The Sunday Times

Roula Khalaf, Financial Times

Showbiz Reporter of the Year

Nicola Methven, Daily Mirror

Sara Nathan, Daily Mail

Colin Robertson, The Sun

Gordon Smart, The Sun

Ben Todd, Daily Mail

Sports Journalist of the Year

David Conn, The Guardian

Martin Samuel, Daily Mail

Mark Souster, The Times

David Walsh, The Sunday Times

Martyn Ziegler, Press Association

Specialist Reporter of the Year

Amelia Gentleman, The Guardian

Robert Hardman, Daily Mail

Jeremy Laurance, The Independent

Sarah O’Connor, Financial Times

Jay Rayner, The Observer

Feature Writer of the Year – BROADSHEET

John Arlidge, The Sunday Times

John Henley, The Guardian

Jon Ronson, The Guardian

David James Smith, The Sunday Times

Amy Turner, The Sunday Times

Feature Writer of the Year – POPULAR

Paul Bracchi, Daily Mail

Martin Fricker, Daily Mirror

Oliver Harvey, The Sun

David Jones, Daily Mail

Ross Wynne-Jones, Daily Mirror

Interviewer of the Year – BROADSHEET

Lynn Barber, The Sunday Times Magazine

Robert Chalmers, The Independent on Sunday

Camilla Long, The Sunday Times

Deborah Ross, The Independent

Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson, The Times

Interviewer of the Year – POPULAR

Jane Fryer, Daily Mail

Louise Gannon, The Mail on Sunday

Angela Levin, The Mail on Sunday

Beth Neil, Fabulous

Melissa Thompson, Daily Mirror

Columnist of the Year – BROADSHEET

Daniel Finkelstein, The Times

Liz Jones, Mail on Sunday

Caitlin Moran, The Times

Peter Oborne

Melanie Reid, The Times

Columnist of the year – POPULAR

Craig Brown, Daily Mail

Sue Carroll, Daily Mirror

Richard Godwin, Evening Standard

Ephraim Hardcastle, Daily Mail

Melanie Phillips, Daily Mail

Critic of the Year

Craig Brown, The Mail on Sunday

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

Henry Hitchings, London Evening Standard

Caitlin Moran, The Times

Brian Sewell, London Evening Standard

Jim Shelley, Daily Mirror

Diarist of the Year

Atticus, The Sunday Times

Matthew Bell, The Independent on Sunday

Richard Kay, Daily Mail

Londoner’s Diary, London Evening Standard

Robert Shrimsley, Financial Times

Photographer of the Year

Chris Harris, The Times

Jack Hill, The Times

Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Pete Nicholls, The Times

Oli Scarff, Getty Images

Sports Photographer of the Year

Shaun Boterill, Getty Images

Mike Egerton, Press Association

John Giles, Press Association

Andy Hooper, Daily Mail

Richard Pelham, The Sun

Cartoonist of the Year

Steve Bell, The Guardian

Peter Brookes, The Times

Matt Pritchett, The Daily Telegraph

Chris Riddell, The Observer

Gerald Scarfe, The Sunday Times

Campaign of the Year

Daily Mail, Stephen Lawrence

Financial Times, Care Homes

London Evening Standard, Literacy

The Sunday Telegraph, Forests

The Times, Adoption

Supplement of the Year

Culture, The Sunday Times

Fabulous, The Sun

FT Weekend Magazine, Financial Times

Observer Food Monthly, The Observer

Royal Wedding Special, The Daily Telegraph

The Times Magazine, The Times

Website of the Year

Financial Times

Mail Online

The Sunday Times

The Telegraph

Times iPad

Best of Humour Award

Peter Brookes, The Times

Craig Brown, Daily Mail

Jeremy Clarkson, The Sunday Times

Victoria Coren, The Times

Hugo Rifkind, The Times

News Reporter of the Year

Sharon Churcher, The Mail on Sunday

David Collins, Daily Mirror

Nick Davies

Paul Lewis, The Guardian

Rupert Neate, The Guardian

Andrew Norfolk, The Times

Cudlipp Award

Daily Mirror: Real Britain series

Daily Mail: Humbling of a Bank Giant

Daily Mirror: Bombardier campaign