Young Journalist of the Year Awards
Text based journalism

Anthony DeCeglie (@AnthDeCeglie) started his journalism career at the Collie Mail – a small newspaper in a rural town in WA’s south-west. He was then hired by The Sunday Times in Perth. He has filled a number of roles at the Times, including  health reporter and investigative reporter. He is now the head of news for The Sunday Times and the paper’s website PerthNow. In 2011,  DeCeglie was chosen to undertake a secondment to New York to work for News Corporation for six months where he helped launched The Daily – the world’s first iPad only newspaper.

Judges’ comments:

“Through dogged investigation and journalistic smarts Anthony has produced a truly cracking page one piece on Karl O’Callaghan that has great impact to the victims of the Perth Hills bushfires. His willingness to push for the truth is an inspiration to journalists of any age. His pieces on Fremantle Hospital suicides demonstrate his ability to tackle extremely difficult issues, deftly treading the kind of territory that forces change for the better.”