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ABC well represented in 2019 Walkley Awards finalists for Excellence in Journalism

Finalists in the 64th annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism have been announced at simultaneous events in Sydney and Melbourne overnight (Oct 17th,2019). Journalists around Australia submitted over 1,300 entries, which were judged by more than 100 senior industry representatives.

The finalists for the 2019 Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism and the Walkley Documentary Award were announced last week. Finalists for the Business Journalism category were announced on Wednesday October 15.

Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday November 28, at the ICC Ballroom in Sydney to be broadcast live on SKY NEWS EXTRA (Foxtel Channel 604) and streamed on the Walkley website (walkleys.com) from 7.30pm.

2019 Walkley Award finalists

PRINT/TEXT NEWS REPORT Award Partner Media Super

Michael Koziol and Jennifer Duke, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Guthrie ordered to sack top ABC reporter”, “ABC chair’s ‘bias’ email” and “Revealed: ABC boss’ secret dossierKirsty Needham, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times, “Xinjiang – the buildings where people go in, but don’t come outBen Schneiders and Royce Millar, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, “SourDough: Australia’s High-End Restaurant Scandal

PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM 

Anne Connolly, Mary Fallon and Patricia Drum, Four Corners, ABC TV and ABC Digital, “Who Cares?Louise Milligan and the Four Corners Team, Four Corners, ABC TV and ABC News Online, “Guilty: An investigation into George PellMark Willacy, Peter Cronau, Louie Eroglu and Naomi Selvaratnam, Four Corners, ABC TV, “Inside the Watch House

INNOVATION

ABC News Team, abc.net.au, “Satellite storytellingKylie Boltin, Matt Smith and Tamara Dean, SBS, “Missing: The Story of Abducted School Girl Wendy Pfeiffer and the Pitjantjatjara Trackers who found herCaro Meldrum-Hanna, Exposed & ABC Digital Team, ABC, “EXPOSED: The Case of Keli Lane

HEADLINE, CAPTION OR HOOK Award Partner Qantas

Anthony DeCeglie, The West Australian, “FAKE EWES”, “PREY TO GOD” and  “THE ESSENCE OF HUMANITY” Baz McAlister, The Courier-Mail, “Time to Haul Ass”, “Give ‘Em a Finch and They’ll Take a Mine” “Halal… Is it Meals You’re Sooking For” Duska Sulicich, The Age and The Sunday Age, “The Instagram Generation”, “Bold and the Baroque” and “The Stringer”

FEATURE WRITING LONG (OVER 4000 WORDS) Award Partner UQ

Amanda Hooton and Joanne McCarthy, Good Weekend Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, “The Nightmare Within” Cameron Stewart, The Weekend Australian Magazine, “Joe Hockey’s Game” Sam Vincent, The Monthly, “A Nagging Doubt: The Retrial of David Eastman”

FEATURE WRITING SHORT (UNDER 4000 WORDS) Award Partner The Sydney Morning Herald & The Age

Michael Barnes, Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Counting down the days in God’s waiting roomMartin McKenzie-Murray, The Saturday Paper, “Rosie Batty: the private toll of public griefJames Oaten, Danny Morgan and Jane Cowan, ABC, “Catching a Catfish

COVERAGE OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

Award Partner PwC

Lorena Allam, Guardian Australia and the University of Newcastle’s Colonial Frontiers Massacre Project, Guardian Australia, “The Killing TimesAndy Burns and Geoff Thompson, 7.30, ABC, “Standing TallAmy McQuire, Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments, “White justice, black suffering: Extracting false confessions

COVERAGE OF COMMUNITY OR REGIONAL AFFAIRS Award Partner BHP

Caleb Cluff, The Ballarat Courier, “The Boys’ Club: Female prison staff reveal brutal culture of abuseDonna Page and Nick Bielby, Newcastle Herald, “Dirty DeedsSam Tomlin and ABC Kimberley Team, ABC, “Coverage of the Kimberley suicide crisis

CARTOON 

Pat Campbell, The Canberra Times, “Christchurch Fern” Matt Golding, The Age, “Tip of the Iceberg” Jon Kudelka, The Australian, “Thirteen O’Clock”

SPORTS JOURNALISM

Malcolm Knox and Nigel Gladstone, The Sun-Herald, “Caught Out: Cricket’s Inflated Player Numbers RevealedSamantha Lane, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age,Adam Goodes: My love for the game died inside meCatherine Marciniak, Compass, ABC TV,  ABC iView and ABC Australia YouTube channel, “Leagueability

SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY

Award Partner Nikon

Craig Golding, AAP, “Invictus Games 2018” Quinn Rooney, Getty Images, “The Art of Sports Photography” Cameron Spencer, Getty Images, “H20”

RADIO/AUDIO NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS Award Partner ABC

Anne Connolly and Background Briefing team, ABC Radio National, “The sexual abuse scandal nobody’s talking aboutAdam Harvey, AM, ABC, “The Survivors of ISISGareth Parker, 6PR, “BHP royalties fight

RADIO/AUDIO FEATURE

Ruby Jones, Neil Mercer and Team Unravel True Crime, ABC, “Unravel Season 2: Barrenjoey RoadKirsti Melville, Earshot, ABC Radio National, “The Ghosts of WittenoomRobyn Ravlich, Earshot, ABC Radio National, “Robert Manne’s Voice

PRODUCTION

Award Partner Google News Initiative

Fadzil Hamzah, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, “The Ibrahim TapesCaro Meldrum-Hanna, Exposed & ABC Digital Team, ABC, “EXPOSED: The Case of Keli LaneAli Rae, Al Jazeera English, “All Hail The Algorithm

SCOOP OF THE YEAR Award Partner Nine News

Al Jazeera Investigations Unit, Al Jazeera Media Network, “How to Sell a MassacreJosh Gerstein and Zoya Sheftalovich, POLITICO, “‘That’s just insane’: Australia’s secret deal with the U.S.Sophie McNeill, Four Corners, ABC, “Escape from Saudi

COVERAGE OF A MAJOR NEWS EVENT OR ISSUE Award Partner Facebook

Melissa Davey and Guardian Australia Team, Guardian Australia, “Coverage of George Pell verdictAnthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon, Herald Sun, “Lawyer X Informer ScandalAdam Harvey, Tom Hancock and Suzanne Dredge, 7.30 and 7pm News, ABC TV, “Fall of the Caliphate”

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Award Partner Nikon

Chris McGrath, Getty Images, “The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi” Matt Roberts, ABC, “The Second Coming of Senator Lambie” Jason South, The Age, “Pell”

BUSINESS JOURNALISM

Award Partner ING

Adele Ferguson, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, “Secret interviews reveal risky business for NAB’s top executivesAngus Grigg, Lisa Murray and Jonathan Shapiro, The Australian Financial Review, “The UBS loan scandalNick McKenzie, Nick Toscano and Grace Tobin, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and 60 Minutes, Nine, “Crown Unmasked

FEATURE/PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

Award Partner Nikon

Chris McGrath, Getty Images, “The End of the Caliphate” Ryan Pierse, Getty Images, “The Unlosable Election” Jason South, The Age, “Christchurch Massacre”

TELEVISION/VIDEO: CAMERAWORK Award Partner Australian Super

Louie Eroglu, Four Corners, ABC, “Proud CountryTom Hancock, 7pm News and 7.30, ABC, “On the frontline: the final days of Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’Paul Walker, Seven News, Seven Network, “Sydney Stabbing”

TELEVISION/VIDEO: NEWS REPORTING Award Partner Seven

Seven News Brisbane Team, Seven News Brisbane, “North Queensland Flood Coverage” Seven News Sydney Team, Seven News Sydney, “Sydney Stabbing Rampage” Hannah Sinclair, Nine News, “Christchurch gunman’s family breaks silence”

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS SHORT (LESS THAN 20 MINUTES) Award Partner SBS

Paul Farrell and Alex McDonald, 7.30, ABC, “Robodebt revelationsAli Rae, Al Jazeera EnglishAll Hail The AlgorithmEmily Verdouw, BuzzFeed, “Here’s What Refugee Kids Suffering From A Rare Syndrome In Sweden Can Tell Us About Australia’s Offshore Detention Centres

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS LONG (MORE THAN 20 MINUTES)

Award Partner TEN

Anne Connolly, Mary Fallon and Patricia Drum, Four Corners, ABC TV, “Who Cares?Suzanne Dredge, Dylan Welch, David Maguire and Janine Cohen, Four Corners, ABC TV, “Orphans of ISISNick McKenzie, Grace Tobin and Nick Toscano, 60 Minutes, Nine, “Crown Unmasked

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM Award Partner Bayer

Al Jazeera Investigations Unit, Al Jazeera Media Network,How to Sell a MassacreAnthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon, Herald Sun, “Lawyer X Informer ScandalAngus Grigg, Lisa Murray, Jonathan Shapiro and Edmund Tadros, The Australian Financial Review, “The Paladin Affaircashing in on refugees

COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS, OPINION AND CRITIQUE

Award Partner Bond University

Waleed Aly, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Project, Network Ten, “Rage and RestraintPaul Daley, The Guardian, “Interrogating the PastJan Fran, The Feed, SBSVICELAND and associated social media channels, “The Frant

WALKLEY DOCUMENTARY AWARD SHORTLIST

Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday, Joe Connor, Ken Connor and Lucy Maclaren, Renegade Films and ABC The Australian Dream, Stan Grant, Dan Gordon, GoodThing Productions and Passion Pictures UK The Final Quarter, Ian Darling, Sally Fryer and Mary Macrae, Shark Island Productions 

WALKLEY BOOK AWARD LONGLIST

Gabrielle Chan, Rusted Off, Vintage, Penguin Random House Australia  Adele Ferguson, Banking Bad, ABC Books, HarperCollinsPublishersAustralia Ean Higgins, The Hunt for MH370, Pan Macmillan Australia  Jess Hill, See What You Made Me Do, Black Inc. Damon Kitney, The Price of Fortune, HarperCollinsPublishersAustralia Patrick Mullins, Tiberius with a Telephone, ScribeAndrew Rule, Winx: The Authorised Biography, Allen & Unwin Leigh Sales, Any Ordinary Day, Penguin Random House Australia  Matthew Warren, Blackout, Affirm Press

NIKON-WALKLEY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 

Award Partner Nikon

Scott Barbour, Getty Images and AAP Chris McGrath, Getty Images Jeremy Piper, National Geographic, Oculi and AAP


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