Jenni Middleton, editor of the Nursing Times, has been recognised for her achievements over the last 12 months by her peers.
She was last night crowned “editor of the year” by the Medical Journalists’ Association at their annual summer awards.
A panel of judges said she had “demonstrated an impressive record in… providing lively, thought-provoking, and relevant content for the readership”.
Meanwhile, reporter Shaun Linter, who contributes to Nursing Times on workforce issues, was a runner-up in the category for staff writer for a specialist audience.
Ms Middleton said: “It’s a real honour to win this award. My team have made huge changes to the Nursing Times offer in the past few years – digital first with news, campaigning journalism that uses social media to maximise impact and a quality learning product that is supporting the CPD of nurses – which will become ever more important as we head towards revalidation.
“All those things have culminated in the success of the brand this year,” she said. “It is an honour to work with this team and produce content for a profession that makes a difference to the people they take care of. This really is an amazing job.”