The Trashies – think a news media equivalent to Hollywood’s Razzies – were created because we believe in the importance of a free, fair and representative press.
These awards challenge journalism that’s lazy, bigoted, ill-researched and misinforming. It’s easy for writers to avoid reading the comments and to swerve their critics on Twitter but we want audiences, especially audiences of colour, to come into the conversation and discuss the problems of journalism that makes space for racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia.
You’ve made your nominations over the last couple of months, and we’ve had the traumatic experience of reading them all. Now it’s time to cast your votes for the Trashiest Publication, Trashiest Writer and Trashiest Article awards.
Vote below and be sure to share what you think on Twitter and Facebook. We’ll be presenting the accolades at the inaugural Byline Festival, on 2-4 June in Essex, tickets are still available here if you want to come jeer with us in the flesh.
Here’s the Trashiest Article shortlist for you to have a read:
- Camilla Turner Kant are removed from syllabus because they are white (Daily Telegraph)
- Sex-Mob tobte in Frankfurter Restaurant-Meile (fake story reporting group of migrant men sexually assaulted women at a restaurant in Frankfurt- Bild retracted the story) (Bild)
- David Goodhart: Why I left my liberal London tribe (Financial Times)
- Hannah Richardson African-Caribbean boys ‘would rather hustle than learn’ (The BBC)
- Front Page: Never Mind Brexit, who won legs-it! (Daily Mail)
- Abi Wilkinson: The ‘tears of joy’ emoji is the worst of all – it’s used to gloat about human suffering (The Guardian)
- James Delingpole: Britain’s most hated man isn’t all that hateful (The Spectator)
- Shekhar Bhatia: Gay sex, drugs and felony shame of doctor dragged off United (Daily Mail)
- Harriet Sargeant: How Labour turned London into a foreign city: Fewer than half the capital’s population are white British, gangsters from Somalia terrorise the suburbs and even the tramps are immigrants, reveals astonishing new book (Daily Mail)
- Kelvin Mackenzie: Why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice? (The Sun)
- Camilla Long: Film review: Moonlight and Hidden Figures(The Times)
- Yasmin Alibhai- Brown: Blend it like Britain (The Times)
- Sinead Kissane: Serena Williams sabotages own equality battle with soft-porn photo shoot (Independent)
- Dave Burke: When tradition meets the modern world: African tribeswoman is pictured in supermarket wearing goat skins and mud for sunscreen (maybe that’s why she’s checking out deals on washing powder) (Daily Mail)
- John Stevens: Queue here for UK’s £1bn foreign aid cashpoint (Daily Mail)
- William Reville: Let’s talk about the link between immigration and low reproduction rates (The Irish Times)