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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.”
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.
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.
Matthew Garrahan wins Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Award
Matthew Garrahan, Los Angeles correspondent for the Financial Times, was honored at the 53rd Los Angeles Press Club Southern California Journalism Award gala for his “Who Killed James Bond?” piece in the best entertainment feature category.
The feature ran in the July 24/25, 2010 issue of FT Weekend and sheds light on the decline of a Hollywood icon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), one of many companies affected by bubble-era deal-making. Read the winning story at http://on.ft.com/iqmdWZ.
FT wins six 2011 Society of Publishers in Asia Editorial Excellence Awards
The Financial Times picked up six prizes at the 2011 Society of Publishers in Asia Editorial Excellence Awards on 8 June in Hong Kong.
The awards highlight editorial excellence in both traditional and new media and are designed to honour and encourage editorial vitality and innovation throughout the region. They cover a broad range of categories reflecting Asia’s diverse geo-political environment and vibrant editorial scene. First place wins:
- Excellence in Opinion writing – David Pilling and Geoff Dyer for their series of columns on ‘Chinese paranoia and a clash over prizes’
- Excellence in Opinion writing (Chinese) – FTChinese.com