MST named ‘One to Watch’ by Prospect Think Tank Awards

The Media Standards Trust is absolutely delighted to have won the ‘One to Watch’ category at last night’s Prospect Think Tank Awards. The awards have been described as ‘the Oscars of the think tank world’ by BBC Radio 4.

Presenting the award, Prospect’s editor Bronwen Maddox cited the MST’s Hacked Off campaign and its wider work on media scrutiny, and also talked about the Orwell Prize, which the MST administers.

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research was named think tank of the year, with the Peterson Institute for International Economics winning the award for international think tank of the year and Chatham House and RUSI sharing the award for best foreign affairs think tank based in the UK. Reform’s Every Teacher Matters was named publication of the year.

Director of the MST, Martin Moore, said: ‘We’re thrilled that our work has been recognised by Prospect, and we’re very grateful to the judges – we hope that we can live up to our status as one to watch.

‘Congratulations to the other winners, and to all the other think tanks whose work helps inform policy and the public across so many areas. And a big thank you from us to all of those who’ve worked for and with us, including all of our interns, and those who’ve supported us, since 2006.’