Pulse wins BSME award for Covid coverage

Press Release

Pulse won another prestigious award at the annual British Society of Magazine Editors event yesterday evening.

Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash was given the editor of the year (trade and professional) award at the virtual ceremony yesterday.

The judges praised Pulse’s response the Covid pandemic, with a lot of new resources and news exclusives with a smaller team than before.

They said: ‘In a hellish year for the profession he serves, the winning editor gave his readers great support.’

Mr Kaffash said: ‘I see our role as serving and supporting our readership, who have been doing the real hard work. If we have helped them in any little, then that counts as success for me.

‘This was also an award for the team, who have performed beyond belief. To have produced the news and content they have, while working from home, and with a reduced team has shown something special.’

Pulse has had a number of awards in recent years, with the news team winning team of the year in four of the past five years at the BSME Talent awards, scoop of the year at the same awards in 2020, and Pulse winning editor of the year at the Medical Journalists Association awards in 2020.