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Reuters Journalists of the Year Awards 2022: winners and finalists

On March 23, 2023, Reuters recognized the best of its journalism from 2022 at the annual Journalists of the Year Awards.

The 2022 Journalists of the Year Awards winners and finalists in the competition’s 16 categories are:

The Baron Award: Leika Kihara, Bank of Japan and Japanese macroeconomic news

The Baron Award honors an individual who exemplifies Reuters tradition of integrity and journalistic excellence and is named after founder Baron Paul Julius Reuter.

Story: Russian invasion of Ukraine


  • China’s lockdown
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Global inflation
  • American democracy in trouble

Breaking News: Death of Queen Elizabeth II


  • U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
  • Brazil’s election
  • Kenya’s election
  • FTX’s implosion

Scoop: “Undocumented and underage”, an investigation that exposed child labor by a Hyundai subsidiary in Alabama


  • Meta’s hate-speech policy
  • Russian sanctions
  • China’s Pacific presence
  • Neuralink federal probe and employee backlash
  • Tesla’s planned job cuts

Enterprise Reporting: “Nightmare in Nigeria”, a series that exposed shocking human rights abuses by the Nigerian military


Business Coverage: European energy crisis


  • Elon Musk’s business moves
  • Gaming of the U.S. bankruptcy system
  • China’s yuan
  • Pemex’s environment record
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Hired hackers

Full Speed: Moscow bureau and overnight team, coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The Full Speed award honors those who excel at reporting stories first and fast.


  • Global news monitoring team
  • Italy bureau
  • Malaysia bureau
  • Data and automations desk
  • UK bureau

Reporter (two winning entries): Angus Berwick and Tom Wilson, investigative pieces on cryptocurrency exchange Binance and reporting on FTX’s collapse; Zhang Yan, Tesla’s struggles in China


Commentary / Analysis Reporter: Liam Proud, financial commentary on the most pressing topics in finance


Video Journalist: Ukraine visuals team, coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine


  • Natalie Thomas
  • Leo Benassatto
  • Lucy Ha

Photo Journalist: Gleb Garanich, documentation of the impact of war in Ukraine


  • Alexander Ermochenko
  • Hannah McKay
  • Alkis Konstantinidis
  • Zohra Bensemra

Editor (two winning entries): Veronica Brown, European energy crisis; Sumeet Chatterjee, Asia financial news coverage


  • Maria Kiselyova
  • Adrees Latif
  • Julie Marquis

Desk / Publishing Editor (two winning entries): Cassel Bryan-Low, Ukraine war coverage; Tresa Sherin Morera, Reuters Bangalore team expansion and restructuring


  • Peter Graff
  • Sharon Kimathi
  • Alexandra Hudson

Graphic: Korea crowd crush, visually rich multimedia reconstruction of how the Halloween revelry in Seoul turned to disaster


Photo: Young woman crying aboard a bus from Ukraine by Clodagh Kilcoyne

The Photo of the Year award is determined by a popular vote by Thomson Reuters staff.


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