Panel of Judges

The panel of judges read and examine each shortlisted project individually before meeting to assess, discuss, advocate and reject. They select winners within the context of each single category, minding effort and effect, and write a report on the winners and mentionable runner-ups for the Award Ceremony. The chairman of the PrepCom is present at the judges’ meeting for information, background, and motivation of the shortlist. The judges can select, from the shortlisted entries or even entered work that was not shortlisted, an effort that is deserving of special recognition. They honour this effort with the Special Award.

Sylvie Kauffmann

Sylvie Kauffmann is the chair of the judges’ panel. She is the editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, of which she was editor-in-chief in 2010-2011. Read more ›

Yevgenia Albats

Yevgenia Albats was the first Soviet journalist to investigate the Soviet political police, the KGB in the Soviet-era. Read more ›

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid

Alexandra Föderl-Schmid is deputy editor-in-chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Read more ›

Alan Rusbridger

Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, is a British journalist, Principal at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford and Chair at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Read more ›

Juan Luis Sánchez

Juan Luis Sánchez is the co-founder and deputy director of eldiario. Read more ›