Inside Housing’s deputy editor lands awards double

Inside Housing’s deputy editor Peter Apps has scooped two prizes at this year’s British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) awards.

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Peter Apps, deputy editor of Inside Housing
Peter Apps, deputy editor of Inside Housing

Inside Housing’s deputy editor lands awards double at BSME awards #ukhousing

Peter was named the BSMEs Digital Writer of the Year, beating journalists from Architects’ Journal and Dezeen to the top prize.

He also shared the Scoop of the Year award for his story that revealed the government had failed to act despite warnings in 2014 over the safety of Grenfell-style cladding.

Daniella Scott, a journalist from Cosmopolitan, shared the prize for her work, which saw her go undercover to investigate the link between suicide and social media.

Two Inside Housing reporters were also up for awards, with Nathaniel Barker and Luke Barratt both being nominated for Best Business Print Writer.

Gene Robertson, Inside Housing’s editorial assistant, was shortlisted for Best Editorial Assistant of the Year.

This week Peter was also shortlisted for the highly regarded Orwell Prize, which celebrates journalists who have carried out “sustained reportage in any medium”.

Peter will be up against journalists from The Guardian, The Economist, New Statesman, Prospect Magazine and the Dublin Inquirer.

Previous winners include The Guardian journalists Carol Cadwalladr, Amelia Gentleman, Peter Hitchens and Patrick Cockburn.

Commenting on the shortlist, judge Tim Marshall said: “Judging this year’s entrants was both challenging and rewarding. Challenging due to having to choose from a wealth of quality and rewarding for the same reason – we could easily have put together the longest short list in history.”

Winners of the Orwell Prize will be unveiled later this month.

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