List of British Press Awards Scoops of the Year


The Scoop of the Year award is one of the honours given annually by the British Press Awards.

YearNewspaperScoopNotes
2011News of the WorldPakistan cricket spot-fixing controversy[1]Associated award: reporter Mazher Mahmood won "News Reporter of the Year"[2]
Nominees: David Laws expenses scandal, The Daily Telegraph; Vince Cable undercover sting, comments, The Daily Telegraph; WikiLeaks revelations (Afghan War files, United States diplomatic cables leak), The Guardian; phone hacking scandal, The Guardian; FIFA World Cup corruption scandal, The Sunday Times; Wayne Rooney vice allegations, Sunday Mirror; "secret life of Jon Venables", Daily Mirror.[3]
2010The Daily TelegraphUnited Kingdom Parliamentary expenses scandalAssociated awards: The Daily Telegraph was named the "National Newspaper of the Year" for its coverage of the scandal, with William Lewis winning "Journalist of the Year" for his role.[4]
2009The Mail on SundayRussell Brand Show prank telephone calls rowReporter: Miles Goslett[5]
2008The Sun190th Fighter Squadron, Blues and Royals friendly fire incidentAssociated awards: "Reporter of the Year", for reporter Tom Newton Dunn[6]
2007Daily MirrorJohn Prescott affair with his diary secretaryReporter: Stephen Moyes[7]
2006Daily Mirror"Cocaine Kate" (Kate Moss)Reporter: Stephen Moyes[7]
2005News of the World"Beckham's secret affair"Story: David Beckham affair with Rebecca Loos
2004Daily Mirror'Intruder at the Palace'Associated award: reporter Ryan Parry awarded the "Hugh Cudlipp award" for outstanding tabloid journalism[8][9]
2003Daily Mirror'Sven and Ulrika'Story: Sven-Göran Eriksson affair with Ulrika Jonsson[10]
2002The Sun'Baby traders'Reporter: Briony Warden. Story: "how Alan and Judith Kilshaw adopted twins over the internet"[11]
2001The Independent on Sunday'GM crops'Reporter: Geoffrey Lean. Story: "ministers had secretly sanctioned trials of GM crops".[12]
2000News of the World"Archer quits"Story: withdrawal of Jeffrey Archer from the London mayoral election of 2000 over allegations of perjury in a 1987 libel trial

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