2018 British Journalism Awards shortlist revealed: ‘This is what Dame Cairncross needs to protect’
Press Gazette is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 British Journalism Awards for public interest journalism.
Chairman of judges, Press Gazette editor-in-chief Dominic Ponsford, said:
“As the Cairncross Review continues its work examining the sustainability of high-quality journalism in the UK, the work on display here provides ample evidence of the tremendous good which our industry does. And it shows the vital importance of finding a sustainable future for robust probing journalism which holds power to account in the digital age. This is what Dame Cairncross needs to protect.”
Extracts from Press Gazette on its journalism awards, October 2018
Press Gazette is the trade publication for journalists. I suppose that since standards of journalism have slipped so disastrously over the last ten or 20 years it is only fitting that the editor-in-chief of Press Gazette should display his own ignorance. When a woman is appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) she is addressed or identified as ‘Dame Firstname’, not ‘Dame Surname’, in the same way as a man who has been knighted. Thus this reference should be ‘Dame Frances’, not ‘Dame Cairncross’.