2017 Walkley Winners: As They’re Announced

This page will be updated with the category names and winners as they’re announced live tonight. You can watch the awards at ttp://www.walkleys.com/watch-the-2017-walkleys-live/

PRINT/TEXT NEWS REPORT
Award Partner: Media Super
Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph,EXCLUSIVE – Steal as you earn: tax chief’s son accused of helping mastermind $100m tax fraud”; Sons and Fraudsters”; Family tax benefits: ATO boss tried to help scamming son”

PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM
Joanne McCarthy, Newcastle Herald and The Age, Fairfax Media, “Living a Nightmare”
I’m living a nightmare; We tried to warn them; Mesh move

INNOVATION
Award Partner: News Corp Australia
Rachael Brown, Jeremy Story Carter and Jesse Cox, ABC,Trace

HEADLINE, CAPTION OR HOOK
Award Partner: Qantas
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”

FEATURE WRITING LONG (OVER 4,000 WORDS)
Award Partner: UQ
Helen Garner, The Monthly,Why She Broke: The Woman, her Children and the Lake

FEATURE WRITING SHORT (UNDER 4,000 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

COVERAGE OF COMMUNITY OR REGIONAL AFFAIRS
Award Partner: BHP
Carrie Fellner, Newcastle Herald, “The sorrow on Cabbage Tree Road”
The sorrow on Cabbage Tree Road; Profiles: the 50 cancer cases of Cabbage Tree Road; Rare cancer strikes twice in the red zone

CARTOON
Award Partner: Banki Haddock Fiora
Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, “Low-cost housing, London”

SPORTS JOURNALISM
Jamie Pandaram, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, “Western Force saga”
Western Force set to be axed; Frank exchange between Western Force officials and ARU duo that sparked legal row; Force fate hangs on 15 games

SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY
Award Partner: Nikon
Scott Barbour, Getty Images,“Split Second”

RADIO NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS JOURNALISM
Award Partner: ABC
Matt Brown, AM, ABC Radio, “The War on Islamic State”
Mosul Front; Mosul Battle; Turkey Terror List

RADIO/AUDIO FEATURE
Award Partner: QUT
Michael Green and the Behind the Wire/Wheeler Centre team, The Messenger

PRODUCTION
The Fairfax Multimedia Team, theage.com.au, smh.com.au, watoday.com.au and canberratimes.com.au,Surviving IS: Stories from Mosul

SCOOP OF THE YEAR
Award Partner: Nine
Annika Smethurst, Herald Sun, “Ley of the Land”
Flat a Ley Buy on Trip; New year’s farce; Ley of the Land

COVERAGE OF A MAJOR NEWS EVENT OR ISSUE
Award Partner: Lion
Peter Ryan, AM, PM & The World Today, ABC Radio, ABC News & 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

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO JOURNALISM
Award Partner: SKY NEWS
Michael Gordon

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
Award Partner: Nikon
Justin Brierty, The Cairns Post,“Don’t Shoot”

BUSINESS JOURNALISM
Award Partner: ING
Adele Ferguson and Mario Christodoulou, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, “The Domino’s Pizza Expose”

Boxed In What life is really like inside pizza giant Domino’s; Domino’s Scandal – Franchisees ‘selling visas’; A small serve Domino’s deal not so fair

FEATURE/PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY
Award Partner: Nikon
Sam Ruttyn, The Sunday Telegraph, “Lion Heart Leo”

TELEVISION/VIDEO: CAMERAWORK
Award Partner: Australian Super
Daniel Fallshaw, Guardian Australia, The Fight

TELEVISION/VIDEO: NEWS REPORTING
Award Partner: Seven
Sally Sara, ABC News,Six Days in Somaliland

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS SHORT (LESS THAN 20 MINUTES)
Award Partner: SBS
Dimity Clancey, A Current Affair, Nine Network, “Malcolm Naden Confession

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS LONG (MORE THAN 20 MINUTES)
Tara Brown, Grace Tobin and Sean Power, 60 Minutes, Nine Network, “Bitter deal

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Award Partner: Bayer
Adele Ferguson, Sarah Danckert and Klaus Toft, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media & Four Corners, ABC TV “Bleed Them Dry Until They Die

COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS, OPINION AND CRITIQUE
Award Partner: Three Plus
John Silvester, The Age and The Saturday Age, “Naked City”
Tough-guy laws: brave or stupid?; PSOs: Victoria’s dumbest policy?; Knight condemned by his own hand

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

WALKLEY BOOK AWARD
Award Partner: Media Super
Louise Milligan, Cardinal: The rise and fall of George Pell, Melbourne University Press

NIKON-WALKLEY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Award Partner: Nikon
Kate Geraghty, Fairfax Media

GOLD WALKLEY
Award Partner: MEAA
Michael Bachelard and Kate Geraghty, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Stories of Mosul

 

Media enquiries: Please contact Walkley Foundation communications manager Helen Sullivan on 0431 233 864  or ​helen.sullivan@walkleys.com.

Photos of winners and the awards night will be provided upon request from 10am Thursday November 30, 2017.