Support 100 years of independent journalism.

  1. Politics
22 November 2017

New Statesman wins Current Affairs Magazine and Launch of the Year at BSME Awards

Judges described the New Statesman as "consistently fresh and thought provoking". 

By New Statesman

The New Statesman won two prestigious British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) awards last night, including the Current Affairs and Politics editor of the year award for Jason Cowley.

The shortlisted titles included the Spectator, the Economist and Prospect.

“The winning title is consistently fresh and thought provoking. In a very strong category it stood out for its eloquence and independent views,” the BSME judges said, on presenting the award.

The New Statesman’s Spotlight series (which publishes specialist business content) also won the Launch of the Year award, with judges describing the supplements as a “great example of monetising a brand without losing its integrity”.

Jason Cowley said: “I’m delighted for my team, the best I’ve ever worked with. The New Statesman has evolved into being a print-digital hybrid but as well as expanding our website we remain committed to publishing a high quality magazine, which is politically independent and determined to explain and analyse the forces shaping our world today and creating the history of our era.”

Select and enter your email address Quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics from the New Statesman's politics team. A weekly newsletter helping you fit together the pieces of the global economic slowdown. The New Statesman’s global affairs newsletter, every Monday and Friday. The best of the New Statesman, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The New Statesman’s weekly environment email on the politics, business and culture of the climate and nature crises - in your inbox every Thursday. Our weekly culture newsletter – from books and art to pop culture and memes – sent every Friday. A weekly round-up of some of the best articles featured in the most recent issue of the New Statesman, sent each Saturday. A newsletter showcasing the finest writing from the ideas section and the NS archive, covering political ideas, philosophy, criticism and intellectual history - sent every Wednesday. Sign up to receive information regarding NS events, subscription offers & product updates.
  • Administration / Office
  • Arts and Culture
  • Board Member
  • Business / Corporate Services
  • Client / Customer Services
  • Communications
  • Construction, Works, Engineering
  • Education, Curriculum and Teaching
  • Environment, Conservation and NRM
  • Facility / Grounds Management and Maintenance
  • Finance Management
  • Health - Medical and Nursing Management
  • HR, Training and Organisational Development
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Information Services, Statistics, Records, Archives
  • Infrastructure Management - Transport, Utilities
  • Legal Officers and Practitioners
  • Librarians and Library Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • OH&S, Risk Management
  • Operations Management
  • Planning, Policy, Strategy
  • Printing, Design, Publishing, Web
  • Projects, Programs and Advisors
  • Property, Assets and Fleet Management
  • Public Relations and Media
  • Purchasing and Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Science and Technical Research and Development
  • Security and Law Enforcement
  • Service Delivery
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Travel, Accommodation, Tourism
  • Wellbeing, Community / Social Services
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy