News outlets – news rooms – change but news remains, news and journalism are still the drivers of the media whatever the method of delivery. This has been a very newsy year for journalists, so with no shortage of source material there has been plenty of scope for writers to demonstrate their skills. The category winners however are those that show they can dig deeper, think more broadly and reach greater heights. The best of this year’s entrants do exactly that and deserve the recognition that goes with being nominated and winning an award; it is good to know that the built environment press has so much talent for the future. Housing topics again provided some of the best stories this year, following last year’s clutch of wins for the sector, but there where some surprises too!