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For the first time in our 60-year history, the Walkley Foundation is staging a public campaign asking Australians to back quality journalism. Click here to read our chief executive Louisa Graham’s post about how and why this campaign was created, with pro bono support from the Naked Communications agency.
The campaign features Walkley-winning journalists Michael Ware, Louise Milligan, Hugh Riminton (2000 and 2011), Adele Ferguson, Tracy Grimshaw, Hedley Thomas and more. Hedley Thomas is now best known as the Gold Walkley-winning voice of The Teacher’s Pet podcast, but he’s worked for decades as an investigative journalist. In 2002, when he was working for The Courier-Mail, Hedley’s Brisbane home was shot at. In 2004, journalist and filmmaker Michael Ware was kidnapped by ISIS, and faced the prospect of having his execution filmed with his own camera. Both Walkley Book Award-winning author of Cardinal, Louise Milligan, and Gold Walkley-winner Adele Ferguson had to go to court to protect their confidential sources.