The Helen O’Flynn & Alan Knight Award for Best Industrial Reporting is an all-media award recognising outstanding journalism which captures the importance of a robust industrial relations ecosystem for Australian workers and businesses, as well as its complexities.
The award seeks to elevate the importance of industrial relations coverage and to encourage it further. Established in 2017, it honours the two individuals within the award’s title – Helen O’Flynn (1920-1984), one of Australia’s most respected industrial journalists, and Alan Knight, an Emeritus professor and newspaper, radio and TV journalist for over 40 years.
The 2019 winners of the Helen O’Flynn & Alan Knight Award for Best Industrial Reporting are Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar, The Age, “SourDough: Australia’s High-End Restaurant Scandal”. See all the winners of the Walkley Mid-Year Celebration here.
The 2019 finalists were:
- Ewin Hannan, The Australian, “Hunger Games”
- Ben Knight, Matilda Marozzi, Jessica Longbottom, ABC TV News, ABC online, “Lifting the lid on the hospitality industry”
- Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar, The Age, “SourDough: Australia’s High-End Restaurant Scandal”
See the full list of 2019 Mid-Year Celebration finalists here.
The 2019 winners of the Helen O’Flynn & Alan Knight Award for Best Industrial Reporting are Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar, The Age
Entry is free for members of MEAA. The cost of entering the award for non-members is $50 including GST. Inquiries about MEAA membership please contact email@example.com for further details or call 1300 656 513.
The criteria used for judging include:
- Originality (including newsworthiness) and innovation
- Storytelling ability
- Tangible public benefit
- Accuracy and ethics
- Excellent use of the medium/media
Judges will also consider the resources available in the preparation of the work.
Conditions of entry
Journalists working in all media are encouraged to apply and need not be designated Industrial Relations reporters. The winner is chosen on the basis of journalistic excellence.
Entrants may submit one piece of journalism or a body of work comprising up to three related pieces of journalism, published or broadcast in any medium from April 27, 2018 to April 26, 2019.
Entrants must be Australian citizens or permanent Australian residents. To be eligible for entry, work must cover industrial relations and have been published, produced or broadcast in Australia.
All entrants must certify that the entry is their original work. Apart from standard sub-editorial/production treatment, submissions must adhere to the MEAA Code of Ethics in their preparation; undertake to abide by this Code of Ethics; and have complied with all copyright requirements.
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Congratulations to the 2018 industrial reporting award winners Emma Field and Vanessa Marsh with their story in The Weekly Times, The Courier-Mail, Townsville Bulletin, Bundaberg NewsMail and The Rural Weekly, “Pacific worker program death count”.
Best Industrial Reporting judges 2018: Elizabeth Byrne, Osman Faruqi and Paddy Manning
Winners of the 2018 Industrial Reporting Award: Emma Field and Vanessa Marsh, “Pacific worker program death count”.