Young Journalist of the Year Awards
Text based journalism

Ben Collins (@BenCollinsBI) began his journalism career as an intern at The Daily Telegraph, The Manly Daily and The Mosman Daily, while studying media and communications at Macquarie University. He covered financial services and wrote features for trade publication the Financial Standard, before joining the launch team for Business Insider Australia – the local edition of the world’s fastest-growing business-focused news service. He writes about current affairs and politics, as well as company news. Ben is currently studying Arabic and will soon travel to the Middle East to cover conflict in the region.

Judges’ comments:

“Collins’ three submissions showed versatility across diverse subjects , with the common thread of thorough research and impeccable storytelling. His piece on the rise and fall of artist Nigel Milsom superbly highlighted the complex issue of drugs, crime and mental health, and a road trip to the flood affected town of Grantham resulted in compelling interviews with previously unheard local voices.”