The Newspaper Awards were rebranded in 2015 as newsawards, with an entirely fresh format and look for the event. All the categories have been divided into highly focused sections reflecting the key areas of news media publishing – Print, Digital and Business.
They are the only awards that are dedicated to celebrating the best in news media print, technology and business innovation – they are not editorial awards.
Beginning with The 1997 Newspaper Awards at The Grosvenor Hotel, the Awards have moved along Park Lane stopping at the Dorchester Hotel and latterly the London Hilton for 10 years.
Since the first year of the awards over 12,000 newspaper executives from all of the major national, regional and weekly newspaper publishers have attended the awards together with sponsors, suppliers and industry influencers.
The Awards have been hosted by many of the UK and Ireland’s leading entertainers including Michael McIntyre, Jonathan Ross, Dara O’Briain, Rob Brydon, Joanna Lumley, Jimmy Carr, Gabby Logan Stephen Mangan and Al Murray. In 2016 the Awards were hosted by stand-up comedian and actor, Alan Davies.
In 2017 the Awards were hosted by TV broadcaster Steph McGovern with entertainment from ventriloquist Nina Conti.
For the 2015 event, The Awards team, in consultation with sponsors, took the decision to move the Awards to the Lancaster London, a premium hotel opposite Hyde Park that offers all the qualities of a Park Lane hotel without the sometimes exorbitant costs to our guests.