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Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards finalists announced
The Walkley Foundation is thrilled to announce the finalists in the 2013 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards: our brightest young journalists representing the best of a new generation.
The 2013 Young Journalist of the Year Awards will be hosted by Jamila Rizvi, editor Mamamia and Jeremy Fernandez, journalist and presenter for ABC News 24.
We'll be showcasing finalists' work here in the run up to the event.
All finalists have been selected on the basis of journalistic excellence in the fundamental tenets of the craft as well as their ability to present distinctive and original journalism that pushes the boundaries of the profession. They include:
TEXT-BASED JOURNALISM (Sponsored by Fairfax Media)
Ashley Argoon, The Border Mail, “Ending the suicide silence”
Daniel Burdon, Gladstone Observer and Sunshine Coast Daily, “Harbouring Doubt”
Christopher Knaus, The Canberra Times, “Canberra’s cold case cover-up”
RADIO/AUDIO JOURNALISM (Sponsored by ABC)
- Amelia Birnie, 4BC News and Drive with Gary Hardgrave, 4BC Radio, “Election Day Injunction,” “Daniel Morcombe’s Funeral” and “January Floods”
- Caitlyn Gribbin, The World Today, PM and The Country Hour, ABC Radio, “Miners speak out about drug culture,” “Bundaberg floods helicopter rescue” and “Farmers desperate for new drought policy”
- Natalie Whiting, AM, PM and triple J Hack, ABC Radio, “Stories from Wilcannia”
TELEVISION/VIDEO JOURNALISM (Sponsored by Sky News)
Alexandra Fisher, Lateline, The World, Weekend Breakfast, ABC TV, “Mexico sex trafficking”
Miranda Grant, ABC Open, ABC TV “Separated: Echoes of forced adoption”
- https://vimeo.com/68261407 Part 1
- https://vimeo.com/68261409 Part 2
- https://vimeo.com/68261408 Part 3
Katrina Yu, SBS World News, SBS TV, “Breaking the silence on FGM,” “Remembering Vietnam” and “Changes to Singapore’s death penalty”
INNOVATION IN JOURNALISM (Sponsored by News Ltd)
Rebecca Fleming, Sydney Morning Herald, Sun-Herald and Udenplan, “Mapping Australia’s Census”
Sam Landsberger, Herald Sun, “Pick Me draft series”, “If you don’t mind, umpire!” “Drugs ban for VFL player”
Liam Mannix, Indaily, “Unis accused of bonus points war”, “Adelaide metro bus frequency map” and “Mapping SA’s population shifts”
CAMERAWORK (Sponsored by UNSW)
Brendan Francis, The Cairns Post, “Bird of Prey,” “Bhutan Refugee” and “Friday Night”
Ella Rubeli, The Global Mail, “Life, death – and transformation”
Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times, “2013 Bushfire coverage”, “Beneath the surface of the Moscow Circus” and “Gotye returns to his roots”
STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Media Super)
Siobhan Fogarty, Charles Sturt University, “Domestic violence in the Central West of New South Wales”
Darcy Hay, Charles Sturt University, “Drug rehabilitation centre rejected by rural community”
Amanda Parkinson, Petersham TAFE, Sydney Institute, “Single parents to lose pension cards”
Category winners will go into the running for the overall Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award. The prize is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the CNN headquarters in Atlanta or New York or the BBC in London for a first-hand look at internationally significant news-makers, with all airfares and accommodation included.
The Walkley Foundation thanks major sponsor FOXTEL as well as category sponsors ABC, Fairfax Media, Media Super, News Limited, UNSW, Sky News, and partners Qantas, BBC World, CNN and Nikon.
The winners will be announced at The Beresford Hotel in Sydney on July 3.
The Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards were open to all Australian journalists aged 26 and under as at April 26, 2013.
The overall winner will receive a return economy flight on Qantas either to London to visit the BBC headquarters or to New York or Atlanta to visit a CNN newsroom. The prize includes five nights’ accommodation, plus five days’ per diem. The prize is valued at $5000.
The winner of the Camerawork category will receive a Nikon voucher valued at $2,000 redeemable at Nikon authorised pro retailers.
Young Journalist of the Year Award information