Journalism awards


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Channel Seven’s Murder Uncovered receives Queensland Clarion Award for excellence in journalism

Channel Seven’s Murder Uncovered was last night awarded the Queensland Clarion Award for Television Feature Documentary for its breakthrough investigation ‘Who Killed Leanne Holland’, which rewrote the record of one of Australia’s most controversial murders – the 1991 killing of 12-year-old Leanne Holland.

The team behind the investigation – Michael Usher, Paula Doneman, Duncan McNab, Stephen Peters and Executive Producer Mark Llewellyn – unearthed startling new evidence never brought before a court. At its centrepiece, a highly confidential Police re-examination of the case, never made public.

Murder Uncovered Executive Producer, Mark Llewellyn said: “This award is recognition of trust-driven, tenacious journalism at its best. It was a significant scoop and remains the most definitive piece on the Holland investigation produced.”

Earlier this month, Michael Usher and the Murder Uncovered team was recognised with the NRMA Kennedy Award for Outstanding Television Current Affairs Reporting for the Leanne Holland investigation.


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Samantha Heathwood - Nine with Kristina Costalos - Ten , Brittany Lane - Sky


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The full 2017 Newspaper of the Year awards winners list can be found here

DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

National/Metropolitan
The Australian, News Corp Australia

Regional
Newcastle Herald, Fairfax Media

Community
The Gympie Times, News Corp Australia

WEEKEND NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Weekend Australian, News Corp Australia

DIGITAL NEWS SITE OF THE YEAR

National / Metropolitan
Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media

Regional
Newcastle Herald, Fairfax Media

Community
The Maitland Mercury, Fairfax Media

NON- DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Community
The City, News Corp Australia

Regional
Queensland Country Life, Fairfax Media


#45

News Corp dominated the print awards (The Australian was the big winner with three awards) while Fairfax picked up several awards in digital categories.


#46

Do we know the bloke to the left of the plaque with the black bow tie?


#47

The 2017 PANPA Advertising and Marketing Awards were held last night in Sydney, the night after the Newspaper of the Year Awards. The full winners list can be found here


#48

Today co-host Lisa Wilkinson will be the MC of this year’s Walkley Awards, which will take place on November 29 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will again be shown live on Foxtel’s A-PAC channel and streamed live via Walkleys website.


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The three finalists in the prestigious Business category of the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were announced in Sydney yesterday:
Neil Chenoweth, David Marin-Guzman and Les Hewitt, Australian Financial Review, “Plutus: The Gen Y crime wave”
Adele Ferguson and Mario Christodoulou, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, “The Domino’s Pizza Expose”
Leo Shanahan, Sky News Business, “Budget Bank Levy Exclusive”

The finalists in press photography and documentary categories were announced last week.

WALKLEY DOCUMENTARY AWARD
A Sense of Self, Martin Butler, Liz Jackson, Bentley Dean and Tania Nehme, ABC TV
Deep Water: The Real Story, Amanda Blue, Darren Dale and Jacob Hickey, Blackfella Films Team, SBS TV
Glenn Murcutt–Spirit of Place, Catherine Hunter, Bruce Inglis and Julia Overton, Artsville, ABC TV

NIKON-WALKLEY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Alex Ellinghausen, Fairfax Media
Kate Geraghty, Fairfax Media
Andrew Quilty, The New York Times and The Washington Post

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
Justin Brierty, The Cairns Post,“Don’t Shoot”
Kate Geraghty, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Philippine Drug Wars”
James Wiltshire, The Border Mail and The Age, “Face of Evil”

SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY
Scott Barbour, Getty Images,“Split Second”
Ryan Pierse, Getty Images, El Pais Magazine, Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald, “Sport portfolio”
Grant Trouville, Premiers: 2016 Sharks Photo Album, nrl.com and sharks.com.au, “50 Years of Tears”
50 Years of Tears was also named the winner of the 2017 Nikon-Walkley Photo of the Year Prize.

FEATURE/PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY
Kate Geraghty, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Liberation of Mosul”
Jake Nowakowski, Herald Sun, “Rise of the Right”
Sam Ruttyn, The Sunday Telegraph, “Lion Heart Leo”

The awards will be presented on November 29 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The finalists’ photographs will be toured around the nation in a series of free public exhibitions and is currently on display at the State Library of NSW and also at the ABC in South Bank Brisbane on now until November 27.

Winners are also announced for three photography prizes.
NIKON-WALKLEY PORTRAIT PRIZE
Winner: Alex Ellinghausen, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Manus Torture”

NIKON-WALKLEY COMMUNITY/REGIONAL PRIZE
Winner: Marina Neil, Maitland Mercury, Newcastle Herald and Port Stephens Examiner, “Portfolio of work”

NIKON-WALKLEY CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN DAILY LIFE PRIZE
Winner: Alex Ellinghausen, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Breastfeeding in the Senate”


#50

2017 Walkley Awards nominations

Finalists in the prestigious Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were announced tonight at simultaneous events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
This year marks the 62nd annual Walkley Awards. Journalists around the nation submitted more than 1,200 entries, which were judged by more than 100 senior industry representatives.
Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday November 29, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in partnership with Tourism & Events Queensland.
Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones congratulated all finalists in the Walkley Awards and said the state looked forward to welcoming the country’s leading media outlets, executives and journalists to Queensland on November 29.
“We can’t wait to celebrate Australia’s best journalism here in Brisbane,” she said.
“For the past 62 years, winning a Walkley Award has been the ultimate achievement for an Australian journalist.
“Events like the Walkley Awards contribute greatly to Queensland’s tourism industry.
“Last financial year, the state welcomed 4.8 million business visitors, a record 16.7 per cent increase year-on-year. This delivered $2.4 billion to the local economy.
“It’s clear business travellers make a vital contribution to the state and build on Queensland’s diverse culture, lifestyle and livability.”
The awards will be broadcast live on the SKY NEWS Public Affairs Channel, A-PAC (channel 648), from 8pm AEDT and live-streamed on walkleys.com and a-pac.tv.

The nominations are:

PRINT/TEXT NEWS REPORT
Award Partner: Media Super
Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph, “ATO fraud scandal: Sons and fraudsters”
Miki Perkins, The Age, “‘I’m the girl that got raped’: How a family coped with teenage daughter’s ordeal”
Sarah Vogler, The Courier Mail, “Ashby Tape”

PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM
Linton Besser, Klaus Toft and Jeanavive McGregor, Four Corners, ABC TV, “Fighting the System”
Joanne McCarthy, Newcastle Herald and The Age, Fairfax Media, “Living a Nightmare”
Shannon Twomey, The Weekly Times, “Toxic Crop Shock”

INNOVATION
Award Partner: News Corp Australia
Rachael Brown, Jeremy Story Carter and Jesse Cox, ABC, “Trace”
Nick Evershed and Ash Jonceski, Guardian Australia, “Stories from the Census”
Ella Rubeli and SBS Online team, SBS Online, “K’gari”

HEADLINE, CAPTION OR HOOK
Award Partner: Qantas
Daniel Franklin, ABC Radio, “Unlucky fisherman reeling amid banana karma drama”, “Plot your course through Sydney’s must-see cemeteries” and “Swarming seagulls fast becoming public enemy number two”.
James Jeffrey and The Australian 404 team, The Australian, “Tony Abbott 404”, “Sam Dastyari 404” and “Sussan Ley 404”
Michael Nolan, The Saturday Paper, “The father, the son and the Hillary ghost”, “Dualling ban grows” “Carpe PM: Turnbull biographer Paddy Manning turns on the PM”

COVERAGE OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS
Jane Bardon, AM & PM, ABC Radio, 7.30 & News 24, ABC TV and ABC Online, “Demanding Justice: Marshall Wallace, BushMob and Stolen Generation 2”
Sarah Dingle and Wendy Carlisle, Background Briefing, Radio National, ABC & ABC Online “Death in Kalgoorlie”
Calla Wahlquist, Guardian Australia, “Three deaths in WA”

COVERAGE OF COMMUNITY OR REGIONAL AFFAIRS
Award Partner: BHP
Bronwyn Adcock, Griffith Review, “Rush to judgement: Stigmatising the homeless in Nowra”
Carrie Fellner, Newcastle Herald, “The sorrow on Cabbage Tree Road”
Shannon Twomey, The Weekly Times, “Toxic Crop Shock”

SPORTS JOURNALISM
Michael Bachelard and Nick McKenzie, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Fairfax Media, “AOC bullying crisis”
Louise Milligan, Lisa McGregor and Trish Drum, Four Corners, ABC TV, “After The Game”
Jamie Pandaram, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, “Western Force saga”

RADIO NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS JOURNALISM
Award Partner: ABC
Matt Brown, AM, ABC Radio, “The War on Islamic State”
James Purtill, triple j Hack, ABC Radio, “The Kalgoorlie Riot”
Peter Ryan, AM, PM & The World Today, ABC Radio, ABC News 24 & BBC World Service, “Commonwealth Bank Scandal – accused of 53,000 breaches of anti-money laundering and terror financing laws”

RADIO/AUDIO FEATURE
Award Partner: QUT
Sophie Black & Behind the Wire Team, wheelercentre.com, “The Messenger”
Rachael Brown and Trace Team, ABC Radio, “Trace Podcast”
Kirsti Melville, Radio National, ABC Radio, “Rottnest Island: Black Prison, White Playground”

FEATURE WRITING LONG (OVER 4000 WORDS)
Award Partner: UQ
Ben Doherty, Guardian Australia, “The death of Omid Masoumali”
Helen Garner, The Monthly, “Why She Broke”
Billy Rule, The Sunday Times, “Trying to Save Ben”

SCOOP OF THE YEAR
Award Partner: Nine
Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham and Benjamin Preiss, The Age, “Expenses scandal engulfs Victorian speaker and deputy”
Annika Smethurst, Herald Sun, “Ley of the Land”
William Summers, williamsummers.wordpress.com, “Uncovering Barnaby Joyce’s dual nationality”

CARTOON
Award Partner: Banki Haddock Fiora
Matt Golding, The Age, “The Sensible Centre”
David Pope, The Canberra Times, “Murray-Darling Nation”
Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, “Low-cost housing, London”

PRODUCTION
The Australian Digital Team and In Films, The Australian Online, “The Queen & Zak Grieve”
The Fairfax Multimedia Team, theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and canberratimes.com.au, “Surviving IS: Stories from Mosul”
The Siege Team, Four Corners, ABC TV, “The Siege”

COVERAGE OF A MAJOR NEWS EVENT OR ISSUE
Award Partner: Lion
Michael Bachelard and Kate Geraghty, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, “Stories of Mosul”
Louise Milligan, 7.30, ABC TV & Melbourne University Publishing, “George Pell Investigation”
Peter Ryan, AM, PM & The World Today, ABC Radio, ABC News 24 & BBC World Service, “Commonwealth Bank Scandal – accused of 53,000 breaches of anti-money laundering and terror financing laws”

FEATURE WRITING SHORT (UNDER 4000 WORDS)
Award Partner: Fairfax
Michael Bachelard, Kate Geraghty and The Age Multimedia Team, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, “Surviving IS: Stories of Mosul”
Chip Le Grand, The Australian, “Melbourne rampage”
The Tragedy of Aviana Team, smh.com.au, theage.com.au and Sun-Herald, “The tragedy of Aviana”

BUSINESS JOURNALISM
Award Partner: ING
Neil Chenoweth, David Marin-Guzman and Les Hewitt, Australian Financial Review, “Plutus: The Gen Y crime wave”
ATO tax fraud: Behind a $191m Gen Y crime wave; Sex, tax and Instagram; The bug that caught Cranston
Adele Ferguson and Mario Christodoulou, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, “The Domino’s Pizza Expose”
Leo Shanahan, Sky News Business, “Budget Bank Levy Exclusive”

TELEVISION/VIDEO: CAMERAWORK
Award Partner: Australian Super
Daniel Fallshaw, Guardian Australia, “The Fight”
Aaron Hollett, ABC TV Four Corners, “Highway to Hell – The Battle for Mosul”
Aaron Smith, TheAustralian.com.au, “The Queen & Zak Grieve – Eps 1, 3 & 6”

TELEVISION/VIDEO: NEWS REPORTING
Award Partner: Seven
Sophie McNeill, 7pm news, ABC TV, “Mosul coverage”
Sally Sara, ABC News, “Six Days in Somaliland”
Bryan Seymour and Megan Miller, Seven News, Seven Network, “Australia’s Child Brides”

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS SHORT (LESS THAN 20 MINUTES)
Award Partner: SBS
Dimity Clancey, A Current Affair, Nine Network, “Malcolm Naden Confession”
Matt Doran, Sunday Night, Seven Network, “Haiti Undercover”
Nathan Morris, ABC News, ABC TV and ABC Online, “The Leonora Undertaker”

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS LONG (MORE THAN 20 MINUTES)

Tara Brown, Grace Tobin and Sean Power, 60 Minutes, Nine Network, “Bitter Deal”
Winsome Denyer and Sophie McNeill, Australian Story, ABC TV, “Khaled Naanaa – The Road From Damascus”
Kirstin Murray and Roger Carter, Australian Story, ABC TV, “Tough Love”

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Award Partner: Bayer
Linton Besser, Mary Fallon and Lucy Carter, Four Corners, ABC TV and ABC News Online, “Pumped”
Rachael Brown and the Radio National Team, ABC Podcast/ABC Radio, “Trace Podcast”
Adele Ferguson, Sarah Danckert and Klaus Toft, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, “The Retirement Racket”

COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS, OPINION AND CRITIQUE
Award Partner: Three Plus
Laurie Oakes, Nine News, “Unrivalled Analysis”
John Silvester, The Age and The Saturday Age, “Naked City”
Chris Uhlmann, Insiders, ABC TV, ABC Online & The Australian, “Trumped”

WALKLEY BOOK AWARD LONGLIST
Award Partner: Media Super
Graham Archer, Unmaking a Murder: the mysterious death of Anna-Jane Cheney, Penguin Random House Australia
Julia Baird, Victoria: The Queen, HarperCollins Publishers
James Boyce, Losing Streak, Black Inc.
Troy Bramston, Paul Keating: The Big Picture Leader, Scribe
Steve Cannane, Fair Game: The incredible untold story of Scientology in Australia, ABC Books/HarperCollins Publishers
Joe Gorman, The Death and Life of Australian Soccer, University of Queensland Press
Louise Milligan, Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell, Melbourne University Press
Madeleine O’Dea, The Phoenix Years, Allen & Unwin
Jenny Valentish, Woman of Substances, Black Inc.


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Seven West Media scores in Walkley Award Nominations

Seven West Media acknowledges Seven News, Sunday Night on Seven and The Sunday Times for their nominations in this year’s Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism.

Bryan Seymour and Megan Miller from Seven News are finalists in the TV News Reporting category for their report, Australia’s Child Brides, which delved into the shocking number of girls forced into arranged marriages in Australia. The judges said the exclusive story exposed the shocking reality of the issue on our shores: "The piece was well researched, with time and effort dedicated to gathering crucial information through the FOI process and footage from a case before court. This is an important story with a high public impact.”

Sunday Night’s Matt Doran is a finalist in the TV Current Affairs Short category for his report, Haiti Uncovered. Doran was embedded exclusively with a strike force that brought down the leaders of a human trafficking network supplying children for the child sex trade in Haiti. The Walkley judges said: “This story exposes the shocking trade in under age sex slaves in disaster ravaged Haiti. A personal crusade by journalist Matt Doran which brought down a human trafficking network. With excellent production values this undercover sting revealed the harrowing trade and inside the safe house for the rescued child sex trafficking victims.”

The Sunday Times associate editor Billy Rule’s “Trying to Save Ben”, about the humble bravery of a group of strangers who risked their own lives trying to save shark attack victim Ben Gerring on Falcon Beach in May 2016 is one of three finalists in the Feature Writing Long category. The Walkley judges said reading Rule’s feature “made you almost feel as though you were out on the ocean just moments after the horrific shark attack occurred … that’s the beauty of this gripping, raw read. The author has done an amazing job of depicting the chaotic, bloody aftermath of a shark attack off Western Australia last year, and the instinctive, humble bravery of those who vainly tried to save a young surfer’s life."

Craig McPherson, Seven’s Director of News and Public Affairs, said: “Determination and devotion best sums up the Seven News and Sunday Night nominations. Australia’s child brides was a 12 months battle to get to air, requiring exhaustive FOIs and then further legal challenges to expose what is happening. Bryan and Megan drove it from start to end with help from 7 News colleagues across three states.”

“Sunday Night’s Matt Doran spent eight months working with the US state and federal authorities to expose the heinous child sex slavery operation in Haiti. Matt went undercover to get inside the centre of the dangerous cartel. This extraordinary investigation culminating in a dramatic high seas sting, bringing down the human trafficking syndicate. More importantly his personal crusade was instrumental in the direct rescue of 30 children.”

Michael Beach, Editor of The Sunday Times, said: ““Billy is one of Australia’s best journalists and writers. At 7000 words, this is the longest story The Sunday Times has ever published. But the acknowledgement from the Walkley judges is testament to the sensitivity and care Billy took to tell the story of the instinctive courage from those strangers who fought to save the life of Ben Gerring.”


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ABC Walkley Award Nominations

The ABC has 25 finalists across 16 categories in the 2017 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, more than any other media organisation.

Its finalists span investigative and public service journalism, news reporting, innovation, coverage of major news events and issues, indigenous affairs, television and video current affairs, sports journalism, commentary and analysis, camerawork, production, radio and audio news and features and headline writing.

Investigative podcast Trace is up for three awards, for investigative journalism, radio/audio feature and innovation. Weekly investigative flagship Four Corners has five stories on the finalists list. Foreign correspondents Sophie McNeill, Matt Brown and Sally Sara, and Aaron Hollett are finalists for their international reporting.

“I am delighted for all our finalists, and proud of the excellent and meaningful work they deliver to Australian audiences,” said Director, News Gaven Morris.

“The range of categories represented here shows the breadth and depth of the quality journalism we do every day.”

The Walkley Award winners will be announced on November 29 in Brisbane.

The full list of ABC finalists:

PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM

Linton Besser, Klaus Toft and Jeanavive McGregor, Four Corners, ABC TV, “Fighting the System”

Fighting the System; Top disability services provider Lifestyle Solutions investigated over series of deaths; Lifestyle Solutions: Accusations of sexual abuse at national disability provider

INNOVATION

Rachael Brown, Jeremy Story Carter and Jesse Cox, ABC, “Trace”

HEADLINE, CAPTION OR HOOK

Daniel Franklin, ABC Radio, “Unlucky fisherman reeling amid banana karma drama”, “Plot your course through Sydney’s must-see cemeteries” and “Swarming seagulls fast becoming public enemy number two”.

COVERAGE OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Jane Bardon, AM & PM, ABC Radio, 7.30 & ABC NEWS channel, ABC TV and ABC Online, “Demanding Justice: Marshall Wallace, BushMob and Stolen Generation 2”

Sarah Dingle and Wendy Carlisle, Background Briefing, Radio National, ABC & ABC Online “Death in Kalgoorlie” Death in Kalgoorlie; Kalgoorlie Mayor defends lack of drop-in centre, blames Aboriginal parents for social problems; Kalgoorlie doctor ‘seeing more complications’ after Aboriginal maternal health service closed

SPORTS JOURNALISM

Louise Milligan, Lisa McGregor and Trish Drum, Four Corners, ABC TV, “After The Game”

RADIO NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS JOURNALISM

Matt Brown, AM, ABC Radio, “The War on Islamic State” Mosul Front; Mosul Battle; Turkey Terror List

James Purtill, triple j Hack, ABC Radio, “The Kalgoorlie Riot” The death of Elijah and the day of the riot; How stolen bikes created Facebook fury; Growing up Indigenous in Kalgoorlie

Peter Ryan, AM, PM & The World Today, ABC Radio, ABC NEWS channel & BBC World Service, “Commonwealth Bank Scandal – accused of 53,000 breaches of anti-money laundering and terror financing laws” Breaking News – CBA risks massive fines over anti-money laundering & terrorism financing law breaches; CBA boss Ian Narev gives first broadcast interview on money laundering scandal; tells AM “mistakes were made” but won’t be standing down; CBA announces Ian Narev to retire by 30 June 2018 – succession planning expedited; APRA announces inquiry

RADIO/AUDIO FEATURE

Rachael Brown and Trace Team, ABC Radio, “Trace Podcast”

Kirsti Melville, Radio National, ABC Radio, “Rottnest Island: Black Prison, White Playground”

PRODUCTION

The Siege Team, Four Corners, ABC TV, “The Siege” The Siege: Part one ; The Siege: Part two

COVERAGE OF A MAJOR NEWS EVENT OR ISSUE

Louise Milligan, 7.30, ABC TV & Melbourne University Publishing, “George Pell Investigation” Police interview George Pell in Rome over child abuse allegations; Pell failed to care for abuse victims, royal commission told; Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell; Cries of ‘witch-hunt’ ring hollow for Catholic clergy survivors; Australia reacts to news of the George Pell charges

Peter Ryan, AM, PM & The World Today, ABC Radio, ABC NEWS channel & BBC World Service, “Commonwealth Bank Scandal – accused of 53,000 breaches of anti-money laundering and terror financing laws” Breaking News – CBA risks massive fines over anti-money laundering & terrorism financing law breaches; CBA chief executive Ian Narev in first broadcast interview re scandal – tells Peter Ryan “mistakes were made” but not resigning; CBA cuts Ian Narev’s bonus to “zero” as a result of Austrac money laundering allegations; ASIC to investigate CBA disclosure to stock exchange. When did it know about money-laundering risks?; Ian Narev to retire by 30 June 2016 as CBA chief executive; APRA announces independent inquiry into CBA; ASIC to investigate CBA disclosure to stock exchange. When did it know about money-laundering risks?; Ian Narev to retire by 30 June 2016 as CBA chief executive; APRA announces independent inquiry into CBA

TELEVISION/VIDEO: CAMERAWORK

Aaron Hollett, ABC TV Four Corners, “Highway to Hell – The Battle for Mosul”

TELEVISION/VIDEO: NEWS REPORTING

Sophie McNeill, 7pm ABC NEWS, ABC TV, “Mosul coverage” Mosul offensive begins; The children who live under ISIS; Desperate families flee Mosul

Sally Sara, ABC News, “Six Days in Somaliland”

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS SHORT (LESS THAN 20 MINUTES)

Nathan Morris, ABC NEWS, ABC TV and ABC Online, “The Leonora Undertaker”

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS LONG

Winsome Denyer and Sophie McNeill, Australian Story, ABC TV, “Khaled Naanaa – The Road From Damascus”

Kirstin Murray and Roger Carter, Australian Story, ABC TV, “Tough Love”

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Linton Besser, Mary Fallon and Lucy Carter, Four Corners, ABC TV and ABC NEWS Online, “Pumped” Pumped; Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Taxpayer-purchased water intended for rivers harvested by irrigators; Murray-Darling Basin Plan: Irrigation lobbyists offered access to confidential government documents

Rachael Brown and the Radio National Team, ABC Podcast/ABC Radio, “Trace Podcast”

COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS, OPINION AND CRITIQUE

Chris Uhlmann, Insiders, ABC TV, ABC NEWS Online & The Australian, “Trumped” Trump at the G20; Bob Carr fascinates with with sins of omission on Chinese influence(paywall); Tony Abbott could try to wound Malcolm Turnbull if hopes of becoming prime minister fade

WALKLEY DOCUMENTARY AWARD LONGLIST (announced last week)

A Sense of Self, Martin Butler, Liz Jackson, Bentley Dean and Tania Nehme, ABC TV

Glenn Murcutt - Spirit of Place, Catherine Hunter and Bruce Inglis, Artsville, ABC TV

In addition, ABC journalists Julia Baird, Steve Cannane and Louise Milligan are all on the long list for the Walkley Book Award:

Julia Baird, Victoria: The Queen, HarperCollins Publishers
Steve Cannane, Fair Game: The incredible untold story of Scientology in Australia, ABC Books/HarperCollins Publishers
Louise Milligan, Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell, Melbourne University Press


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And a good coverage of the rest of the night:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/ausmediafame?s=09


#54

Some of the 51 inductees on the night (in no particular order):
Chris Masters
Ita Buttrose
Richie Benaud
John Laws
Sir Frank Packer
Kerry Packer
Mike Willesee
John Pilger
Phillip Knightley
Max Newton
Vic Carroll
Max Walsh
Max Suich
Anne Summers
Caroline Jones
Mark Colvin
Ian Carroll
Col Allan
Paul Kelly
Lorrie Graham
Bill Leak
David Moore
Russell McPhedran
Alan Jones
Alan Ramsey
Adrian Deamer
Steve Dunleavy


#55

why


#56

For the same (probably dubious) reason that John Laws and Alan Jones were inducted into the Australian Media Hall of Fame, I would guess.


#57

Why not? Walkley award winning cartoonist who turned into a pit of hate towards the premature end of his career. Don’t necessarily need to agree with his opinions to respect his body of work.


#58

I find it hard to respect, as you describe, a pit of hate. Something so vile shouldn’t be worthy of industry praise.


#59

Fair enough, not sure I respect him either, obviously some do, even put him on a pedestal for their fight against the HRC.


#60

The South Australia Press Club Media Awards were held in Adelaide’s Grand Chancellor Hotel last Friday night. The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail and Nine News Adelaide dominated the winning entries which can be found here