Journalist of the Year 2005 announced
Posted Wednesday 18 May 2005
Joanna Kowalski, Nottingham Evening Post
Mental health charity Mind today announced the unanimous winner of Mind's Journalist of the Year, as part of Mind week 2005: Joanna Kowalski, Nottingham Evening Post, only the second ever regional journalist to win. Her series 'A Lifetime of Mental Health' ran for six days in the Nottingham Evening Post in October 2004, covering a range of mental health issues.
The judges, Simon Garfield (Observer), Sophie Goodchild (Independent) and Sarah Boseley (Guardian), all previous prizewinners, were very impressed with Joanna's "unusual commitment to mental health" resulting in a thoroughly engrossing, well-informed and inclusive series. They praised her clever idea of studying mental health at all ages, addressing issues including children's mental wellbeing, work-induced stress and dementia, and "successfully illustrating how mental health can affect anyone".
The Mind Journalist of the Year Award, given for outstanding reporting of mental health issues in the local, national and consumer press, is in its eleventh year. The award was presented this afternoon at a ceremony hosted by Lord Melvyn Bragg, Mind's President, at Glazier's Hall on London's South Bank.
Mind Journalist of the Year Shortlist 2005
|Madeleine Bunting||The Guardian|
|Paul Groves||The Birmingham Post|
|Nick Johnstone||The Guardian|
|Joanna Kowalski||The Nottingham Evening Post|
|Ros Wynne-Jones||The Daily Mirror|