Editor-in-chief
Huff Post

It has been an incredible year for digital journalism, with some of the biggest and most difficult live news stories to cover such as the Manchester and London Bridge attacks, the Grenfell disaster as well as another general election and the Brexit negotiations. But it has also been a difficult year with our funding models under pressure and competition at its toughest. The combination of intense news cycles and competition to be the best that we can has produced some remarkable reporting this year and I'm looking forward to reflecting on that and selecting the very best digital journalism to celebrate.


Polly Curtis, Editor-in-Chief, joined HuffPost UK in August 2017 as Editor-in-Chief with 16 years of media industry experience.  Immediate prior to joining HuffPost, Polly was Director of Media for British Red Cross during a time that included the organisation’s largest emergency response in decades, as they operationalised after the Manchester bombing, London Bridge and Finsbury Park attacks and at Grenfell.

Prior to her position at British Red Cross, Polly was most recently Digital Editor at The Guardian, where she led digital plans for the Scottish referendum, the EU referendum and the 2015 election as well as the live coverage of some of the biggest breaking stories in recent times.

HuffPost UK currently has the joint 2nd highest reach of a digital news brand, just behind the BBC according to the Digital News Report 2017 and averages 11m UVs monthly.

Judging panel

Alice Audley

Founder and CEO
Blogosphere

Anne-Marie Tomchak

UK Editor
Mashable

Ben de Pear

Editor
Channel 4 News at ITN

Bill Hagerty

Co-Chairman
British Journalism Review

Cameron Clarke

Deputy Editor
The Drum

Doug Wills

Managing Editor
London Evening Standard, Independent

Esra Doğramacı

Senior Editor, Digital
Deutsche Welle

Ian Burrell

Media journalist and consultant.
 

Jacqui Kavanagh

VP of Partnerships
Refinery29

Jo Morrell

Managing Editor
The Telegraph

Jon Laurence

Deputy Editor
NowThis

Kenya Hunt

Deputy Editor and Fashion Features Director
ELLE

Matthew Kaminski

Executive Editor
Politico

Nick Creed

Co-Founder & Digital Director
The Drum

Orit Kopel

Co-Founder
WikiTribune

Peter Clifton

Editor-in-Chief
Press Association

Phil Lynch

CEO of Media
Manchester United Football Club

Phin Wong

Executive Creative Director, Mediacorp Brand Studio
‎Mediacorp

Pippa Scaife

Commercial Director, Digital Ad Sales and Data
Great Big Story

Polly Curtis

Editor-in-chief
Huff Post

Sarah Jones

Journalist
Sarah Jones Reports LLC

Sarah Marshall

Head of Audience Growth
Vogue International, Condé Nast Int

Simon Davies

Managing Director, EMEA
Quartz

Siobhan Kenny

CEO
Radiocentre

Steve Ackerman

Managing Director
Somethin' Else

Steven Wilson-Beales

Head of Editorial
Global