Journalism awards

Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards 2022

  • Best coverage of a sporting event
    News Corp, Birmingham Commonwealth Games
  • Best coverage of sport for people with disability
    Matthew Carmichael, Seven Network
  • Best Sports Photography
    Quinn Rooney, Diving for gold, Getty Images
  • Best sport profile – broadcast
    Fearless – the inside story of the AFLW, JamTV / Disney+
    Highly commended: RIDE, WildBear Entertainment / ABC
  • Best sport podcast
    Head Noise, The Australian
  • Best reporting of an issue in sport
    Julian Linden, Swimming takes the plunge, News Corp
  • Best coverage of sport by a club or organisation
  • Best coverage of a community sport issue - rural & regional media
    Zoe Keenan and Dinushi Dias, Racism and sexism in country football, ABC South West WA
  • Best sport profile – written
    Emma Kemp and Carly Earl, The Medal Maker, The Guardian
  • Best depiction of inclusive sport
    Johnny Taranto, I’m Not a Runner, Adventure Time Films
    Highly commended: Jamie van Leeuwen and Joey Lynch, Journey of the Afghanistan Women’s Team, ESPN
  • Best sport coverage by an individual – broadcast
    Neroli Meadows, ESPN / Ordineroli Speaking
    Highly commended: Matty Johns, Fox Sports
  • Best sport coverage by an individual – written
    Peter Badel, News Corp

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ABC’s Tracey Holmes awarded ASC Lifetime Achievement Award


ABC journalist and presenter Tracey Holmes has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards held at the MCG last night.

Holmes began her career with the ABC in 1989, hosting Grandstand, and went on to work in radio and television around the world, including covering 14 Olympic Games.

She is presenter of ABC’s The Ticket, a weekly in-depth analysis of the major issues in sports business, politics and governance.

Holmes said: “To be honest, this award is not because of any achievement on my part, but the absolutely privileged position I found myself in that has enabled me to play a part in being a witness to history in telling the stories of others.

“I do my job selfishly because I am intrigued by people and their stories.

“I do my job unselfishly because I hope by telling these stories some of the walls that divide us will be brought down and that some of the inbuilt differences between us politically, culturally and ideologically can be understood even if we may never be entirely on the same page.”

ABC Director, News Justin Stevens: “The ABC is incredibly proud of Tracey. She started her career at the ABC in 1989 and her wonderful work over three decades has seen her become one of Australia’s most senior and respected sports journalists.

“She is a pioneer, a pathsetter and an inspiration to many, and this recognition is very well deserved.”

The ACS described Holmes “as one of the most influential sports broadcasters in Australia”.

ASC Chair Josephine Sukkar: “Tracey’s work has had a profound impact around the world and there’s no doubt she’ll continue to inspire generations of Australians throughout the rest of her career.”

Holmes’ other recent awards include:

ABC’s Tracey Holmes wins AIPS Sports Media Award for The Ticket

IOC honours Tracey Holmes for her journalism and leadership

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2022 Quill Awards

Journalist of the year:

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ABC wins Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill for ‘How Many More?’

ABC journalists and teams have won the Gold Quill and eight other awards and were highly commended in five more categories at the Melbourne Press Club’s 28th Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism.

Bridget Brennan, Suzanne Dredge, Brooke Fryer and Stephanie Zillman were awarded the top honour for ‘How Many More?’, which explored the crisis of the nation’s missing and murdered First Nations women.

The Four Corners report also won the Quill for Excellence in Indigenous Affairs Reporting.

Brennan, Dredge and Fryer broke new ground as the first female Indigenous reporting team to report a Four Corners.

The citation said: “The judges were deeply moved and impressed by the depth of research, access to strong Aboriginal women and sensitivity of the story telling about a troubling crisis of our time.

“’How Many More?’ placed the horrific reality of femicide being experienced by Aboriginal women into the national spotlight by putting faces to the names of more than 300 women who have gone missing, been murdered or killed since 2000.

“The meticulous research, months of interviews and powerful storytelling led to a national conversation and changes in the way domestic violence prevention and treatment is handled.”

ABC journalists and teams also won for best Business News/Feature, Coverage of Women in Sport, Feature Writing, Multicultural Affairs and Media, Radio News, Radio Current Affairs and TV/Video Feature.

Former ABC Melbourne radio broadcaster Jon Faine was recognised with the MPC Lifetime Achievement Award.

The full list of ABC finalists and winners