News editor Danielle Partis takes Journalist of the Year gong at Women in Games Awards editor Danielle Partis takes Journalist of the Year gong at Women in Games Awards

Steel Media's own Danielle Partis walked away with a prize from the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019.

The editor was named Journalist of the Year, beating out strong competition to take away the gong.

The MCV Women in Games Awards 2019 took place on Friday, June 28th at Facebook's headquarters in London.

"It's incredible to be recognised among such a group of talented journalists," Partis said.

" is a young site treading new ground and I'm so glad that the industry is finding value in the work that it offers. I'm passionate about demystifying the influencer industry, but we're also here to hold it accountable for nonsense and help make sense of a space that is still evolving. I'm thrilled to have been recognised for that - huge thank you to MCV and Women In Games."

Partis joined Steel Media in July 2017 to launch influencer marketing B2B title Prior to that, she was a freelance writer for having also worked as a PR manager for developer Arcanity Inc. in the past.

Her victory at the Women in Games Awards follows her being part of a winning Steel Media team during SpecialEffect's Chicken for Charity Playerunknown's Battlegrounds competition in June 2018.

The winners

Other winners on the day including State of Play's Daisy Fernandez, who won the Development Rising Star of the Year, while the Business Rising Star prize went to UKIE's Laura Martin.

Bunnyhug's Luciana Nascimento took away Creative Impact of the Year, with Duygu Cakmak from Total War maker Creative Assembly being awarded for Technical Impact of the Year. Comms Impact was won by Failbetter's Hannah Flynn.

Meanwhile, Kirsty Rigden of Velocity maker FuturLab was awarded Businesswoman of the Year and Black Girl Gamers' Jay-Ann Lopez won Campaigner of the Year. Mentor of the Year went to Girls Make Games' Caoimhe Roddy.

The final prize of the afternoon was for Oustanding Contribution, which went to Siobhan Reddy of Media Molecule.

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.