Nominations success for the New Statesman

NS editor Jason Cowley and deputy editor Jon Bernstein pick up nominations at BSME Awards.

The nominations for this year's BSME Awards (the Oscars of the media world) have just been released and there's more good news for the NS.

After winning the award last year, Jason Cowley has been nominated as Editor of the Year in the newspaper and current affairs category. And Jon Bernstein has been nominated as Website Editor of the Year. Thanks to all our readers.

Here are the nominations in full:

Editor of the Year (Newspaper and Current Affairs Magazines)

Gillian de Bono: How to Spend It (Financial Times)

James Collard: The Times Luxx (News International)

Jason Cowley: New Statesman (Progressive Media)

Michael Elliott: TIME (TIME Inc)

Sally Eyden: Fabulous (News International)

Louise France: The Times Magazine (News International)

Michele Lavery: Telegraph Magazine (Telegraph Media Group)

Merope Mills: Guardian Weekend (Guardian News & Media)

Website Editor of the Year (Consumer)

Jon Bernstein: newstatesman.com (Progressive Media)

Ollie Brock: granta.com (Granta Publications)

James Dyer: Empire Online (Bauer Media)

Dolly Jones: vogue.com -- UK (Condé Nast Digital)

Andrea McGinniss: bbcgoodfood.com (BBC Worldwide)

Nate Lanxon: wired.co.uk (Condé Nast Digital)

Kay McMahon: wallpaper.com (IPC Media)

David Moynihan: nme.com (IPC Media)

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.

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What did Jeremy Corbyn really say about Bin Laden?

He's been critiqued for calling Bin Laden's death a "tragedy". But what did Jeremy Corbyn really say?

Jeremy Corbyn is under fire for describing Bin Laden’s death as a “tragedy” in the Sun, but what did the Labour leadership frontrunner really say?

In remarks made to Press TV, the state-backed Iranian broadcaster, the Islington North MP said:

“This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy. The World Trade Center was a tragedy, the attack on Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have died.”

He also added that it was his preference that Osama Bin Laden be put on trial, a view shared by, among other people, Barack Obama and Boris Johnson.

Although Andy Burnham, one of Corbyn’s rivals for the leadership, will later today claim that “there is everything to play for” in the contest, with “tens of thousands still to vote”, the row is unlikely to harm Corbyn’s chances of becoming Labour leader. 

Stephen Bush is editor of the Staggers, the New Statesman’s political blog.