ABC News reporter named 2016 Young Journalist of the Year

The winners of Walkley Young Journalists of the Year for 2016 announced.

ABC News journalist Elly Bradfield was named the 2016 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year. The winners of the 2016 Freelance, Women’s Leadership, Young Journalist awards and Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship were announced at the Walkley Mid-Year Awards in Sydney last night.

Elly Bradfield

2016 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Elly Bradfield

Bradfield was also the winner in the Radio/Audio category and Community/Regional Journalism category.

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As the overall winner, Bradfield will fly to the USA with Cathay Pacific to undertake work experience with CNN, Huffington Post and Twitter.
Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris attends Young Journalist of the Year awards

Taylor Denny, a final year student studying Bachelors in Journalism with Bachelors in International Studies at UTS, was awarded the 2016 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.

Denny will now undertake a paid internship which includes eight weeks at the Nine Network in Sydney (working on 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Today and in the newsroom), four weeks at The Walkley Foundation and at least one TV production course through the open program at AFTRS.

Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year (presented by News Corp Australia)

Elly BradfieldQLD Regional Drive, ABC, “St George’s ice struggle”, “Dinosaurs fighting depression in the bush” and “The story of three long lost sisters”

Text-Based Journalism (presented by Fairfax Media)

Eryk BagshawThe Sydney Morning Herald, “The great university entry charade”, “Gaming the system”, “University revolution proposes national entry scheme”

Judges: Ben Doherty, Julie Powers and Lynda Fallon

Radio/Audio Journalism (presented by ABC)

Elly BradfieldQLD Regional Drive, ABC, “St George’s ice struggle”, “Dinosaurs fighting depression in the bush” and “The story of three long lost sisters”

Judges: Ben Fordham, Joseph Fernandez and Emma Griffiths

Television/Video Journalism (presented by SKY NEWS Australia)

Alexis DaishNine News Melbourne, “Parolee rape”, “Ravenhall riot”, “Wild weather/Spirit of Tasmania”

Judges: Robert Ovadia, Bernadine Lim and Jayne Azzopardi

Community/Regional Journalism (presented by UNSW)

Elly BradfieldQLD Regional Drive, ABC, “St George’s ice struggle”, “Dinosaurs fighting depression in the bush” and “The story of three long lost sisters”

Judges: Jane Bardon, Heath Harrison, Emma Filed

Photography (presented by MEAA)

Ella RubeliThe Sydney Morning Herald, “Cool Threads”, “Escaping the waves”, “School’s Out”

Judges: Nick Moir, Brett Costello and Gordon McComiskie

Student Journalist of the Year (presented by Macleay College)

Jarni BlakkarlyRMIT University, “Democracy rising”, “Behind the mask of an emergency”, “Australian cuts to climate change research may hit drive into Asia”

Judges: Damien Smith, Yaara Bou Melhem and Kathryn Wicks

The Walkley Foundation thanks Fairfax Media, ABC, SKY NEWS Australia, News Corp Australia, UNSW, the ABC and Macleay College, as well as Cathay Pacific, CNN, Huffington Post and Twitter for their support for the Walkley Young Journalist of the Year Awards.

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