The Staggers 20 October 2011 New Statesman success at Comment Awards Peter Wilby named Media Commentator of the Year at Editorial Intelligence Awards. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up There was success for the New Statesman at this morning's Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards, with Peter Wilby named Media Commentator of the Year. Wilby, a former NS editor, writes the First Thoughts column for the magazine as well as contributing features, including this brilliant portrait of Rupert Murdoch. You can read an archive of his work here. New Statesman legal correspondent David Allen Green was shortlisted as Mainstream Media Blogger of the year but lost out to BBC Business Editor Robert Peston. The Staggers would also like to congratulate Sunny Hundal of Liberal Conspiracy, who won the Independent Blogger award. It's a well-deserved honour and a reflection of the left-wing blogosphere's increasing energy and vibrancy. Full list of winners: Comment Pages: Financial Times Best Online Comment Site: Mumsnet Columnist of the Year: Hugo Rifkind Commentariat of the Year: Matthew d'Ancona Twitter Commentator: David Aaronovitch Sports Commentator: Mike Atherton Sketch Commentator: Ann Treneman Political Commentator: Daniel Finkelstein Economics Commentator: Irwin Stelzer Media Commentator: Peter Wilby David Pilling: Best Foreign Commentator Best Cultural Commentator: Simon Kuper Business Commentator: John Gapper Mainstream Media Blogger: Robert Peston Independent Blogger: Sunny Hundal › Cable warns of trouble ahead Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!