MLex wins UK media award for legal news

17 September 2018

The judges said: “Matthew writes with confidence nimbly explaining the importance of major issues to his specialist audience”.

MLex has been honored with a prestigious British Journalism Award for Specialist Media in the category of Legal News.

Senior MLex reporter Matthew Holehouse won the award for his coverage of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

The British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media recognizes high-quality work that is revelatory, rigorous and serves the public interest.

“The award recognizes Matthew’s perseverance, curiosity and skill in writing about the most important political event for the UK in the last few decades and those to come,” said Lewis Crofts, MLex’s Editor-in-Chief.

This is the first year the Press Gazette runs the British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media. The Press Gazette has been rewarding excellence in journalism through the British Journalism Awards for six years, which are now perceived as the UK's equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize in the United States.

“Matthew’s reporting demonstrates MLex’s commitment to the highest standards of journalism, but also Matthew’s talent at uncovering the real legal implications of Brexit,” said Ana Rita Rego, MLex’s London Managing Editor.

MLex Market Insight is a global news service focused on regulatory risk with newsrooms in 13 cities in 10 countries.

You can read Matthew’s coverage submitted for the award here:

The UK rips out its EU-law drip, only to hook up to another (12 April 2018)

Following is some background on the awards from the Press Gazette’s website http://www.specialistawards.pressgazette.co.uk/.

“Business to business and specialist journalism is a multi-billion industry in the UK - even bigger than the consumer media sector.
But until now it has not had its own set of journalism awards.

That is why Press Gazette has launched the British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media.

It aims to recognize the best journalism on niche business and specialist interest magazines and websites. And this event also provides an opportunity to recognize great specialist beat reporters working in other media.

For sponsors it represents an unrivalled opportunity to network with and support the most influential journalists in their markets.”

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