Brian Deer nominated for Specialist Journalist of the Year and News Reporter of the Year
Posted Feb 25 2011 1:02pm
Brian Deer, the investigative journalist who broke the story of Andrew Wakefield’s improprieties in his autism research, has been nominated for “Specialist Journalist of the Year” and “News Reporter of the Year”. The Press Gazette lists all the nominees in their piece The Press Awards: The Times leads with 18 nominations . For other non-UK residents, I’ve been told that The Press Awards are akin to the Pulitzer Prize in the US.
The article doesn’t cite the reason for Mr. Deer’s nominations, but it is a pretty safe bet that his articles on Andrew Wakefield in the BMJ had a lot to do with it. Links to those articles are below: