The three finalists in the prestigious Business Journalism category of the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were announced today in Sydney, at a lunch hosted by ING.
The 2019 finalists for the Walkley Award for Business Journalism are:
- Adele Ferguson, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, “Secret interviews reveal risky business for NAB’s top executives”
- Angus Grigg, Lisa Murray and Jonathan Shapiro, The Australian Financial Review, “The UBS loan scandal”
- Nick McKenzie, Nick Toscano and Grace Tobin, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and 60 Minutes, Nine, “Crown Unmasked”
The judges selected the finalists from more than 30 entries, and praised the persistence and painstaking research that went into the finalists’ stories.
Walkley Foundation chief executive Louisa Graham said the winners of the Walkley Award for Business Journalism often point to the most impactful journalism in our country.
“Business journalists scrutinise companies and financial institutions on behalf of all Australians. It’s challenging work, but these are stories that impact the everyday lives of people at every level of our society.”
The rest of the category finalists for the 64th Walkley Awards will be announced on Thursday, October 17. All the Walkley Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 28 November, at the ICC in Sydney. The awards will be broadcast live on SKY NEWS EXTRA (Foxtel Channel 604) and streamed on the Walkley website (walkleys.com) from 7.30pm.
The judges for the 2019 Walkley Business Journalism Award were:
- Emma Alberici, ABC
- Ben Butler, Guardian Australia
- Ben Harvey, Seven West Media
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