Tony Gallagher and Tina Daheley to host 30 To Watch awards

Adam Batstone

MHP are pleased to confirm that Sun Editor Tony Gallagher and BBC News presenter Tina Daheley are lending their support to this year’s 30 To Watch: Young Journalist Awards.

The editor of The Sun newspaper Tony Gallagher will deliver the keynote speech at this year’s 30 To Watch: Young Journalist Awards event. Tony has been the editor of The Sun since 2015, before which he was editor of The Daily Telegraph and deputy editor of The Daily Mail.

judging process

A review of the entries submitted shows a wide range of different types of journalist from a very diverse set of titles – with entries from Glamour magazine to The Financial Times, and from regional titles from Kent to Scotland.

As well as the broad range of titles represented in our list of entries, there is an equally diverse mix of subject matter: our judges will be looking at investigations of Chinese human rights abuses, exclusive interviews with high profile figures, detailed analysis of the real figures behind star fund manager Neil Woodford’s portfolio and…the secrets of Beyonce’s nail polish.

As The News of the World used to say – ‘All human life is there’.

Following the deadline for entries on April 11th, the MHP media unit will review the entries before sitting down with our external judging panel to pick the 30 overall winners and the eight gold winners – one from each category.

Our external judging panel comprises: John Stevens, Daily Mail; Debbie Ramsay, Radio 1 Newsbeat; Tolani Shoneye, freelance; Angus MacSwan, Reuters; Peter Campbell, Financial Times; Finola Miles, ITV News; Liam Kennedy, Investments & Pensions Europe and Jo Willey, freelance.

They will apply the following criteria to pick the 30 winners: Impact, imagination, innovation, Integrity and a final mark for overall impression.

Our 30 winners will be notified by the beginning of May and the eight gold category winners will be announced at the awards night, which this year is being held on May 30th at the offices of News UK, in London.