Tania Mason

Tania Mason

Tania Mason is group editor at Civil Society Media.

She has been a journalist for 20-odd years and has specialised in the charity sector since 2003. Her experience has included stints on Third Sector, Marketing and PrintWeek magazines as well as agency work involving court reporting and occasional doorstepping of celebs for the tabloids. She started her career with five years on a daily newspaper in New Zealand before moving to London in 1993.

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Overall winner 2015 Lumos, with minister for civil society Rob Wilson and John Low, chief executive of overall Charity Awards partner

Today our group editor Tania Mason appeared on You and Yours on Radio 4, debating the value of charity awards ceremonies with Dame Hilary Blume. In this blog Tania expands on her arguments; we invite Dame Hilary - and readers - to respond.

A shameful saga

The real shame of the Big Society Network saga is the hundreds of genuine, effective charities that missed out on funding, says Tania Mason.

Debra Allcock Tyler speaking at yesterday's debate

A panel debate yesterday about public service delivery quickly became dominated by impassioned exchanges between a certain Debra Allcock Tyler and a senior manager from G4S. Tania Mason was there to hear them.

Do as I say, not as I do…

The habitual late filing of regulatory documents by William Shawcross’s charity puts the Charity Commission in an invidious position, says Tania Mason.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

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Tania Mason takes issue with one of the Leadership 20:20 Commission’s recommendations.

Eton College

The Independent Schools Council was the real winner of the Upper Tribunal hearing into public benefit of private schools, no matter how others might spin it, says Tania Mason.

Whose side is the Charity Commission on?

Tania Mason says the regulator is sending mixed messages about who it is there for.

Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard

Tania Mason worries that the scale and ambitions of civil society are no match for the mighty markets that are driving unprecedented consumption of our planet's resources.

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