The judges at the British Society of Magazine Editors praised Clark for Prospect's "punchy" coverage and diverse rangeby Prospect Team / November 21, 2018 / Leave a comment
Prospect was honoured last night at the British Society of Magazine Editors annual awards dinner. Our editor, Tom Clark, picked up the trophy for Current Affairs and Politics Editor of the Year.
There was a strong shortlist, featuring Zanny Minton-Beddoes, editor of theEconomist, Paul McNamee of The Big Issue, and Jason Cowley of the New Statesman, who the judges “highly commended.”
But the judges put Clark at the top of the pack, saying he was the editor that “had done the most to improve their magazine,” by “making his monthly as punchy as the political weeklies, while also dishing up treats on subjects ranging from food to language.”
Clark said: “It’s terrific for Prospect to get recognition at the BSME—the main annual awards in the magazine world. Although the awards are in the name of the editor, the judges are looking at the magazine as a whole, and this is a reward for all of the fabulous editors, designers, freelance writers who make the magazine what it is, as well as our fabulous commercial team and our publisher Clive Cowdery who make our quality journalism possible.”
He added: “This win is another reminder that there is a real hankering for thoughtful and open-minded long-form writing which can help the reader make sense of the madness of our moment. Whereas being a monthly might seem like a curse in such fast-moving times, I hope we have shown that by taking a longer view, a step back from the frenzy, it can in fact be a strength.”