Hard Hitting Journalism from OE Lawrence

Former pupil Lawrence Dunhill (1994-1999) has been leading the way in reporting on the coronavirus pandemic.  He was named ‘Specialist Journalist of the Year’ at the Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards in 2020, for his work reporting on the pandemic. 

The judges commented, “This was agenda-setting journalism and one of the most critical stories of the year as we were going into lockdown in the UK.  It showed the huge value of journalists who have a specialist beat in these areas.  This was a story which had a massive impact and played a crucial role informing the national debate.”

Lawrence joined the Health Service Journal in May 2015, after reporting on the NHS for regional newspapers in Lancashire.  He covers the North West region, as well as national policy, reform and finance.

He also made an appearance on Tuesday’s Coronavirus briefing last week, questioning the Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Well done Lawrence!  Lawrence can be followed on twitter at @LawrenceDunhill