Category Shortlist

Arts, Culture and Entertainment Commentator of the Year

Gifted to Reading Agency

Shortlist:

  • Rachel Cooke, The Observer
  • Grace Dent, The Independent
  • Guyliner, International Business Times UK

Business Commentator of the Year

In association with LBC

Shortlist:

  • John Gapper, Financial Times
  • Will Hutton, The Observer
  • Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph

Columnist of the Year

In association with the Media Society

Shortlist:

  • Niall Ferguson, The Sunday Times
  • Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times
  • Rohan Silva, Evening Standard

Comment Pages of the Year

Sponsored by Vodafone

Shortlist:

  • Financial Times
  • The Guardian
  • The Times

Comment Piece of the Year

In association with LBC

Shortlist:

  • Riz Ahmed, The Guardian
  • Giles Coren, The Times
  • Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

Commentariat of the Year

In association with Frontline Club

Shortlist:

  • Nick Cohen, The Observer
  • Marina Hyde, The Guardian
  • Gary Younge, The Guardian

Economics Commentator of the Year

Sponsored by City of London Corporation

Shortlist:

  • Chris Giles, Financial Times
  • Tim Harford, Financial Times
  • Anthony Hilton, Evening Standard
  • Sarah O'Connor, Financial Times

Foreign Commentator of the Year

Gifted to Index on Censorship

Shortlist:

  • Tim Marshall, The What and The Why
  • Kyle W. Orton, International Business Times UK
  • Gillian Tett, Financial Times

Independent Blogger of the Year

In association with LBC

Shortlist:

  • Liz Gerard, SubScribe
  • Guilaine Kinouani, Race Reflections
  • Secret Barrister

Media, Technology and Digital Commentator of the Year

Sponsored by Virgin Media

Shortlist:

  • Robert Colvile, CapX
  • Hannah Jane Parkinson, The Guardian
  • John Thornhill, Financial Times

Online Comment Site of the Year

In association with eiDigest

Shortlist:

  • Independent Voices
  • Media Diversified
  • The What and The Why

Political Commentator of the Year

In association with Networking Nations

Shortlist:

  • Robert Colvile, CapX
  • Janan Ganesh, Financial Times
  • Marina Hyde, The Guardian

Science Commentator of the Year

Sponsored by The Wellcome Trust

Shortlist:

  • Anjana Ahuja, Financial Times
  • Philip Ball, writing for Prospect Magazine
  • Clive Cookson, Financial Times

Society and Diversity Commentator of the Year

Sponsored by Channel 4

Shortlist:

  • Yomi Adegoke, writing for C4
  • Nesrine Malik, writing for The Guardian
  • Frances Ryan, The Guardian

Sports Commentator of the Year

In association with LBC

Shortlist:

  • Christienna Fryar, Media Diversified
  • Oliver Holt, Mail on Sunday
  • Martin Samuel, Daily Mail

Young Commentariat of the Year

In association with LBC

Shortlist:

  • Yomi Adegoke, writing for The Guardian
  • Oliver Moody, The Times
  • Hannah Jane Parkinson, The Guardian