Young Money Blog made the shortlist for a prestigious prize handed out by Women in Journalism at this year’s UK Press Awards.
Iona was one of four nominees for the Georgina Henry Award for innovation in digital journalism. It follows a year of front page scoops for national newspapers, multiple appearances on platforms ranging from Radio 1 to Newsnight and consistent agenda-setting journalism through the Young Money Blog.
The winners of the National Press Awards (seen as the Oscars of British journalism) were announced by the Society of Editors online amid COVID-19, with Megan Lucero winning the prize for her data-driven journalism at Local Bureau and Dr Frances Ryan being highly commended for her tireless work at the Guardian. The Georgina Henry Award is named after the late Guardian journalist, Georgina Henry, and previous winners include Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism.
I am incredibly honoured to have been shortlisted for such a respected, high-quality award this year. The field was immensely strong, full of women doing vital work in their respective areas, so to be included alongside them was a real ‘pinch-me’ moment.
I am very proud of Young Money Blog. We have put young people’s finances on the mainstream media agenda and ensured no-one in power is ignorant of the rights, values and dreams of the next generation. COVID-19 won’t halt this work and the next chapter of Young Money involves exciting plans I hope to make public soon. Watch this space…