The achievements of Inside Housing’s sub-editing team and deputy news editor have been recognised at the annual British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Talent Awards.
Jon Squire, group production editor, and Lucy Brown, sub-editor, took home the award for best subbing/production team at the ceremony in central London last night.
The team were particularly praised for redoing the weekly print magazine on the day of the Grenfell Tower fire in order to react to the tragedy.
The judges said: “The winning subs were praised for their crisp pages and for being hard-hitting.
“The judges were particularly impressed by their decision to scrap existing plans on press day to feature the unfolding tragedy of Grenfell Tower.”
Sophie Barnes, deputy news editor, also won best print writer, an award she shared with Cosmopolitan’s Catriona Ines.
Ms Barnes took home the prize for her investigation into fire risk assessments, her report on fire safety and the missed lessons from the Lakanal House fire published months before Grenfell, and a report from the frontline of tackling homelessness in south London.
Emma Maier, editor of Inside Housing, said: “I could not be more delighted and proud to see our subbing team win this prestigious award. There are not enough awards for this important role and this year they have been fantastic, in particular, their important work preparing our print edition under real deadline pressure on the day of the Grenfell Tower fire.
“Sophie Barnes has been at the forefront of our fire safety coverage since the fire, and I’m very pleased to see her get the acknowledgement she deserves for some first-class public interest journalism.”