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The Sunday Telegraph




Young Journalist of the Year Awards
Text based journalism

Born and raised in Sydney, 23-year-old Rosie Squires (@rosiesquires) is currently the education reporter for The Sunday Telegraph. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2008, and was offered a cadetship at The Sunday Telegraph as a general news reporter in early 2009. After her expose on rogue cab drivers Rosie moved into the transport round, landing several exclusive stories including the unveiling of NSW high-tech mobile speed cameras. In 2010 Rosie won News Limited Young Journalist of the Year for her undercover investigation into aged care which led to three federal inquiries.

Judges’ comments:

“Spending three weeks working undercover in two nursing homes was gutsy and courageous, and a rare example of original, investigative journalism. Rosie managed to produce an outstanding story package, reflecting her first-hand knowledge of the subject matter. She also took extensive photographs to support her claims, which was commendable in the circumstances. Her writing was clear and conveyed her respect for both patients and staff. Rosie’s story prompted investigations across the aged care sector, which we saw as key criteria for success in this category.”