The 2024 Newspaper Awards will be focusing entirely on recognising excellence in the printed newspaper.
Gary Cullum, director of Newspaper Awards, says: “ Newspaper print is in decline, that is an undeniable fact. However, the printed newspaper remains integral to the success and profitability of the news media industry. Printed newspapers will evolve for many years to come and will continue to be published alongside their digital counterparts.
“The 2024 Newspaper Awards will focus on production and innovation in national, international, regional, weekly and hyperlocal newspapers. It will recognise the skill and expertise of all the employees involved in producing the printed publication.”
Beginning with The 1997 Newspaper Awards at The Grosvenor Hotel, the Awards have moved along Park Lane to the Dorchester Hotel and then on to the London Hilton for 10 years. Following several years at the Royal Lancaster London, the Awards have now moved to the London Hilton Bankside.
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, Al Murray, Alan Davies, Nina Conti and Mark Durden-Smith. In 2023 the Awards were hosted by comedian Geoff Norcott.