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Sportsmail nominated for 14 British Sports Journalism Awards

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Sportsmail nominated for 14 British Sports Journalism Awards as reporters dominate Sports Scoop category and MailOnline is up for best website

  • Sportsmail has four of the six nominations in the Sports Scoop category at next month’s British Sports Journalism Awards
  • Martin Samuel, Matt Lawton and Mike Dickson are among those up for awards
  • Daily Mail is up for Sports Newspaper and The Verdict for Special Sports Edition
  • Jonathan McEvoy, Paul Newman and Lawrence Booth could take home awards

Sportsmail has been nominated for 14 awards at this year’s British Sports Journalism Awards – the sport industry’s Oscars – including four of the six finalists for the coveted Sports Scoop of the Year prize.

The Daily Mail leads the Sports Newspaper of the Year nominees, with MailOnline up for Sports Website of the Year. Your unmissable Monday morning football magazine – The Verdict – has been listed in the Special Sports Edition category.

Chief Sports Reporter Matt Lawton goes for a fifth consecutive Sports News Reporter win this year, while Chief Sports Writer Martin Samuel is up for the Sports Columnist prize.

Martin Samuel is up for Sports Columnist at the British Sports Journalism Awards

Matt Lawton is in the running for Sports News Reporter and Sports Scoop

Martin Samuel (left) is up for Sports Columnist, while Matt Lawton (right) is in the running for Sports News Reporter at the British Sports Journalism Awards

Mike Dickson (pictured) and Jonathan McEvoy are both up for Specialist Correspondent

McEvoy is also in the running for Sports Feature Writer

Mike Dickson (left) and Jonathan McEvoy (right) are both up for Specialist Correspondent

Tennis Correspondent Mike Dickson is in the frame for Specialist Correspondent; Paul Newman and Lawrence Booth’s nominations see Sportsmail lead in the Cricket Journalist category; while Jonathan McEvoy is shortlisted in both the Specialist Correspondent and Sports Feature Writer categories.

The Daily Mail has more finalists than any other newspaper, with the winners to be announced on February 25.

It has been an outstanding year of Sportsmail scoops, with four stories shortlisted for the Sports Journalists’ Association prize. 

Paul Newman (pictured) and Lawrence Booth are both up for the Cricket Journalist award

Booth also has a story nominated for Sports Scoop along with Newman and Richard Gibson

Paul Newman (left) and Lawrence Booth (right) are both up for the Cricket Journalist award

Lee Clayton brought you the inside story of Philippe Coutinho’s £145million move from Liverpool to Barcelona in January.

In March, Paul Newman, Lawrence Booth and Richard Gibson opened the door on how Australia vice-captain David Warner had revealed his methods of ball-tampering to England players at the Ashes.

Laurie Whitwell broke the news that Wayne Rooney was set to move to the United States to join DC United in May.

And in November Matt Lawton revealed that every Premier League club had been asked to cough up £250,000 in a golden handshake for outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore.

Just four of the brilliant news stories which make Sportsmail the best in the business.

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