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. We’ve been doing them every spring since 2014.
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.
In 2017 we awarded The Trashies at the inaugural Byline Festival of journalism.
Trashiest Article: Why did Channel 4 have a presenter in a hijab fronting coverage of Muslim terror in Nice? (The Sun)
Trashiest Publication: The Mail
Trashiest Writer: Piers Morgan