CN up for four national journalism awards

The quality of Construction News’s reporting has been recognised with four nominations at the International Building Press (IBP) national journalism awards.

CN was recognised in categories for best finance journalism, construction reporting and new journalist.

Senior reporter Joshua Stein was shortlisted in two categories: Business/Financial Journalist of the Year, and Construction/Infrastructure Writer of the Year.

His work in the qualifying period included an investigation into contractors that claimed from the government’s furlough scheme then paid dividends to their shareholders, and the revelation that work had stalled on Multiplex’s £900m One Nine Elms job after a financial dispute.

Reporter Tiya Thomas-Alexander has been shortlisted for New Journalist of the Year, a category for those with less than two years’ experience of covering the industry.

Her stories included an exposé of the challenges facing women on site when looking for personal protective equipment (PPE) and in-depth reporting on mental health issues facing construction workers.

Deputy editor Ian Weinfass made the shortlist for Scoop of the Year, a category for articles that revealed big, exclusive news to the sector, for his story about Crossrail declaring a high-risk security breach after a member of the public rode on a test service.

The winners will be revealed on 17 November.

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