Young Journalist of the Year Awards
Online journalism

Drew Ambrose (@drewambrose) began his journalism career in 2005 with an SBS TV cadetship after completing RMIT University’s Professional Communication degree. Since then he has worked as a news reporter and current affairs producer for World News Australia, Insight, Living Black, Asia Pacific Focus, and Australian Story. At just 21 Drew was the first Jakarta correspondent for ABC’s international channel Australia Network. Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, he filmed and edited television stories completely alone across the archipelago as a video-journalist. To date his work has won a number of industry awards including a Melbourne Press Club Quill, an AIMIA and a United Nations Media Peace Award.

Judges’ comments:

“Drew’s accounts of Victoria’s Black Saturday were compulsive viewing. Produced with skill and evident compassion, they set a new benchmark for Australian online journalism.”