Entries Open for Top Investigative Journalism Award

Entries are being sought for a top investigative journalism prize named in memory of a leading political reporter.

The Bevins Prize was set up two years ago to recognise outstanding investigative journalism – in honour of Tony Bevins, who died nine years ago, at the age of 58.

Bevins began his career at the Liverpool Post and Echo and subsequeeently worked for the Sun, the Daily Mail, the Times, the Independent, the Observer and the Daily Express.

Says the award’s organisers: “Bevins often seemed to represent an almost one-man stand against what Nick Davies, the journalist and author, has called ‘churnalism’. Wherever he worked, Bevins researched rigorously, and regularly broke otherwise untouched – even ‘untouchable’ – stories. This award aims to encourage and promote that relentless pursuit of truth.”

Last year’s prize was awarded to Paul Lewis for his stories about the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 riots, revealing that he died after being struck from behind by a police officer. 

Entries are required by September 3. For more info, click here.

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