Collaborative journalism project ‘The Scottish Beacon’ has been shortlisted for two awards at the British Journalism Awards, including Innovation of the Year.
A first of its kind in Scotland, The Scottish Beacon is a collaborative network of independent local and hyperlocal newsrooms serving urban and rural communities. It includes The Orkney News, Shetland News and a host of other publications across Scotland.
The British Journalism Awards will take place on Thursday 14th December 2023 at the London Hilton Bankside.
The Scottish Beacon is shortlisted in two categories
Innovation of the Year, sponsored by Google News Initiative
Sam Coates, Joe White, Katie Riley, Tom Larkin, Tom Rayner, Edward Clowes and David Mapstone – Sky News/Tortoise Media
Chris Cook, Polina Ivanova, Ayla Jean Yackley, Adam Samson, Christian Davies, Laura Pitel, Primrose Riordan, Chan Ho-Him and the Visual Storytelling team – Financial Times
- Inside North Korea’s oil smuggling: triads, ghost ships and underground banks
- From ‘paradise’ to hell: How a luxury development in Turkey became an earthquake death trap
- How Russia secretly takes grain from occupied Ukraine
Rhiannon J Davies and Juliana da Penha – The Scottish Beacon
Liz Hull and Caroline Cheetham – Daily Mail
Lindsay McCoy, Ros Atkins, Marianna Spring, Nick Beake, Alison Benjamin, Harriet Agerholm and the BBC Verify team – BBC
Dan Russell, Jenna Thompson and Rachel Gorman – Reach
Visual Storytelling team – The Telegraph
Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award, sponsored by Wiggin
Rhiannon Davies – The Scottish Beacon
Steph Dyson and Lottie Gross – Talking Travel Writing
Juliana da Penha – Migrant Women Press
Zoe Paskett – LMAOnaise Comedy
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