CIPR Education Journalism Awards: The Lowdown

We were delighted to attend the CIPR Education Journalism Awards on 22 November 2018 in London. The awards have been taking place since 2005, powered completely by volunteer effort from the CIPR’s Education & Skills group. The group was founded to support PR and communications professionals working in the sector.

It is rare for education journalists to gather in such a concentration, so it was wonderful to be there to meet and congratulate all those that were shortlisted, runners-up and winners.

Here’s the lowdown…

Most promising newcomer to education journalism

Winner – Pippa Allen-Kinross, FE Week and Schools Week

Runner-up – Kerrie Kennedy, The PIE News

Outstanding schools journalism

Winner – Sarah Montague, BBC Radio 4 World at One

Runner-up – Charlotte Santry, TES

Outstanding further and vocational education journalism

Winner – Julia Belgutay, TES

Runner-up – Billy Camden, FE Week

Outstanding higher education journalism

Winner – John Morgan, THE

Runner-up – Tom Bartlett & Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Outstanding regional journalism

Winner – Emma Seith, TES Scotland

Runner-up – Helen Steel, ITV Calendar News

Outstanding national education journalism

Winner – Louise Tickle, The Guardian

Runner-up – Jon Severs, TES

TED Wragg award for outstanding contribution to education journalism

Judy Friedberg, The Guardian

As specialists in education PR, it is this group of journalists that we engage with the most. We really appreciate the work they do, in reporting and investigating education. The amount of time that the media devotes to education has decreased in the last few years, so congratualtions to this trusty group of journalists that write daily about the subject closest to our hearts. You help to hold to account education institutions, government officials, politicians and the myriad of other organisations involved in education. Bravo!