Exaro and the work of eight of its journalists are shortlisted for this year’s British Journalism Awards. The eight contributed to a series of articles on Exaro that led to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse. In addition, David Hencke is nominated for politics journalist of the year in the prestigious awards, which are run by Press Gazette, the trade magazine for journalists.
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Exaro and the Sunday People have been jointly nominated in the newspaper industry’s Press Awards for ‘news team of the year’.
The nomination is for a series of stunning scoops last year on the ‘Westminster paedophile network’. Exaro and the Sunday People worked together on the stories. It is highly unusual for a website to be nominated in the Press Awards, which are for newspapers. Updated 11.50pm
Exaro has been nominated in this year’s Online Media Awards for ‘best campaigning or investigative journalism’. It was shortlisted for a series that exposed how Rupert Murdoch admitted in a secretly-recorded meeting to knowing for decades that his newspaper journalists were bribing public officials. Exaro revealed another secret recording in which News International’s then chief executive said that it faced costs of £1 billion from phone hacking. Updated 11 June 2014
Exaro’s David Hencke has been nominated in the journalism category in this year’s Orwell Prize – Britain’s most prestigious award for political writing. Hencke was nominated for his role as lead reporter on a series of investigative pieces for Exaro, two on secret recordings that exposed Rupert Murdoch and a key lieutenant, and four about allegations of child sex abuse against senior politicians.
Exaro has been nominated in the British Journalism Awards for breaking the ‘best story of the year’ for exposing media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Exaro is one of six media outlets nominated for ‘breaking news award’, marking the ‘best story of the year’, after revealing a series of explosive comments by Murdoch at a private meeting that was secretly recorded. Update 2 December 2013.
Exaro has become free to view after removing its paywall. The investigative website, launched in beta phase in October 2011, is allowing everyone to read its agenda-setting stories for free. It is part of a move by Exaro to focus on add-on data services as its main generator of revenue, rather than subscriptions to the website. And it was welcomed by regular readers.
Exaro Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts has been shortlisted in the editor’s category of the inaugural ‘European Awards for Journalism’. The European Press Prize, formed by seven European media foundations, set up the awards to encourage high-quality journalism, in print and online, across all 47 countries of the continent.
Exaro senior reporter David Hencke was last night named ‘Political Journalist of the Year’ at the British Journalism Awards 2012. Hencke’s series of stories unveiling the ‘Whitehall tax story’ beat correspondents from The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, The Times and the Mail on Sunday.
Exaro Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts discusses on LBC what the future might hold for investigative journalism. In the interview on Sunday, November 11, the day after George Entwistle resigned as the BBC’s director general over a flawed report on BBC2’s Newsnight, Watts talks with LBC presenter Clive Bull about why journalists should continue to investigate child abuse despite the BBC’s shocking error.
Exaro senior reporter David Hencke talked on this morning’s Today programme about allegations surrounding a suspected paedophile ring linked to senior political figures. Hencke, shortlisted last week in the British Journalism Awards, took part on BBC Radio 4’s programme in a discussion about whether media and internet coverage of the allegations of child abuse amounted to a “witch-hunt”.
Update 5 December 2012: David Hencke was named ‘Political Journalist of the Year’ at the Press Gazette British Journalism Awards on 4 December 2012 for his work revealing how the Student Loans Company’s chief executive, Ed Lester, was able to avoid paying tax at source by using a personal-service company. The investigation sparked the high-profile ‘Whitehall tax scandal’.