Celebrating Queensland journalism: Clarion Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the 2018 Queensland Clarion Awards

The finalists have been announced in this year’s Clarion Awards – Queensland’s major awards for journalistic excellence. MEAA has congratulated all the finalists and looks forward to the presentation dinner later next month.

 

More than 430 entries were submitted for the 2018 awards ranging across many categories including crime, the environment and politics.

The winners of this year’s Clarions will be revealed at a gala presentation dinner on September 8 at Boulevard Room, Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre Southbank, Brisbane. To reserve your spot at this prestigious event, book your tickets online here.

The finalists in the 2018 Queensland Clarion Awards

All Media – Business Journalism

Sponsored by O’Brien Accounting

• David Lewis, ABC, Background Briefing, A Whiskey Business
• Kathleen Skene, Gold Coast Bulletin, Con Games 2018
• Liam Walsh, The Courier Mail, Dark Clouds over Blue Sky
• Liam Walsh, The Courier Mail/Queensland Business Monthly Magazine, The Ponzi King

All Media – Commentary, Analysis, Opinion & Critique

Sponsored by Three Plus

• John Birmingham, Fairfax Media, Blunt Instrument
• Sherele Moody, News Corp, Challenging Narratives on Violence Against Women and Children
• Paul Syvert, The Courier Mail, Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

All Media – Health Reporting

Sponsored by Bond University

• Leanne Edminstone, News Corp, A Matter of Life and Death
• Andrew McMillen, The Australian, Susan Unbroken
• Janelle Miles, News Corp, Healing Hands

All Media – Broadcast Interview

Sponsored by Qld Police Union

• Sharyn Ghidella, Damien Hanson, Erina Flessas, Danny Burton and Tim Foster, Seven Network, Las Vegas Shooting Investigation
• Ben Murphy, Seven Network, Hanson Sex Shop
• Matt Wordsworth, ABC, Logan City Council

All Media – Indigenous Issues Reporting

Sponsored by Queensland Council of Unions

• Michael Atkin, ABC 7.30, Cleveland’s Shame: Self harm and suicide attempts revealed in detention centre’s secret files
• Leisa Scott, QWeekend, The Courier Mail, Jackie Huggins
• Clare Armstrong, Townsville Bulletin, Kyburra’s Missing Millions

All Media – Most Outstanding Journalism Student

Sponsored by Media Super

• Sayeda Gillani, Australasian Science, In the World of Ecology
• Claire Boughey, QUT , Body of Work
• Tayla Larsen, University of Sunshine Coast, Body of Work

All Media – Multicultural Reporting

• ABC Interactive Digital Storytelling Team, ABC, Hear Me Out
• Daniel Nolan, and Lulu Harrison, Nine Network – A Current Affair, Immigration Success
• Jacob Wilson, Jimboomba Times, Tales of Harrowing Religious Persecution

All Media – Rural Journalism

Sponsored by Rural Press Club

• Nicole Bond, ABC, The Good, the Bad, the Ugly – Drought and Optimism in Western Qld
• Dominique Schwartz and Alexandra Blucher, ABC, Tension on the Track
• Leisa Scott, QWeekend, The Courier Mail, Pick of the Crop
• Stephen Stockwell, ABC Triple J Hack, Solar Approval Drama

All Media – Social Issues Reporting

Sponsored by the Independent Education Union

• Clare Armstrong, The Townsville Bulletin, Townsville Women’s Centre in Crisis
• Ruth De Glas and Emma Griffiths, ABC, Focus: How can the DV Abuser Change?
• Leisa Scott, QWeekend, The Courier Mail, Holly’s Choice

All Media – New Journalist of the Year

Sponsored by Qld Parliamentary Media Gallery

• Madura McCormack, The Daily Mercury/News Regional Media, Body of Work
• Ben Murphy, Seven Network, Body of Work
• Alexandria Utting, The Courier-Mail, Body of Work
• Amy Mitchell-Whittington, Brisbane Times , Body of Work

All Media – Investigative Journalism

Sponsored by Brisbane Airport Corporation

• Michael McKenna, Sean Parnell and Sarah Elks, The Australian, Mangocube
• Hedley Thomas and Slade Gibson, The Australian, The Teacher’s Pet
• Mark Willacy and Alexander Blucher, ABC, Body of Work

All Media – Sports Journalism

• Andrew Hamilton and Peter Badel, The Courier Mail, Turf War: The battle for survival for Queensland’s sporting clubs
• Peter Badel, The Courier Mail, The Matt Lodge Saga
• Sam Squires, Nine Network, Playing with a Broken Neck

All Media – Multimedia Journalism

Sponsored by Telstra

• Stefan Armbruster, SBS World News, Australia’s South Sudanese ‘lost boys and girls’ remember civil war
• Josh Bavas and Nick Wiggins, ABC, Trouble in Paradise
• Melanie Pilling, Peter Hall and Daniel Knowles, The Courier Mail, S.O.S – Save our Schoolkids

All Media – Cartoon Illustration or Graphic

• Sharni Hargrave, Paul O’Leary, Luke Seib, and Michael Bliss, Seven Network, Body of Work
• Nine News Team, Nine Network, Body of Work

Photography – News Photograph- Metropolitan

Sponsored by Network 10

• Brian Cassey, Freelance, Smuggling food into Manus Detention Centre
• Annette Dew, News Corp, Lord of the Wings
• Tertius Pickard, Wilson Pickard Media, World Champion

Photography – Photographic Essay

• Brian Cassey, Freelance Photographer, Inside Abandoned Manus Island Lombrum Detention Centre
• Dylan Crawford, Griffith University, Stolenweath Games
• Nigel Hallett, News Corp, Breaking the Ice

Print/Text – Feature Article

Sponsored by Local Government Association of Queensland

• Kate Kyriacou, The Courier Mail, The Betrayal of Tiahleigh
• Elissa Lawrence, News Queensland, Drowning in Plastic
• Andrew McMillen, The Australian, Susan, Unbroken
• Leisa Scott, QWeekend, The Courier Mail, Holly’s Choice

Print/Text – News Report

Sponsored by Channel Nine Brisbane

• Michael McKenna, Sean Parnell and Sarah Elks, The Australian, Mangocube
• Ellen Whinnett, News Corp, Gotcha! Finding fugitive Queensland businessman Clive Mensink
• Mark Willacy and Alexandra Blucher, ABC, Body of Work

Print /Text – Best Three Headings

Sponsored by Seven Network

• Daniel Johnson, News Queensland, “Another Clique on the Wall”; “Celebration of Church and Skate”; “Angel cast in Anu light”
• Baz McAlister, News Queensland, “Bold McDonald has no charm”; “Debbie Does Dalliances”; “Throw in the Towels…”
• Renard Peters, The Courier Mail, “A Mare Formality”; “Jason Decliner”; Ageing Acefully”

Radio/Audio – Current Affairs, Feature Documentary or Special

Sponsored by Watpac

• Ruth De Glas and Emma Griffiths, ABC, Focus: How can the DV Abuser Change?
• Katherine Gregory, ABC, Inside Queensland’s Mental Health Facilities
• Hedley Thomas and Slade Gibson, The Australian, The Teacher’s Pet

Radio/ Audio – News Report

• Chris O’Brien, ABC, Queensland Politics daily Roundup
• Allyson Horn, ABC , Rick Thornburn Sentencing
• Stephen Stockwell,ABC: Triple J, Qld turns on ID scanners

Regional & Community – Print/ Text: News Report

• David Chen, ABC, Death Symbols Banned by the ADF
• Megan Hendry, Jacquie Mackay and Inga Stunzner, ABC, Theadore Maternity Services
• Kathleen Skene, Gold Coast Bulletin, Con Games 2018
• Paul Weston, Gold Coast Bulletin, CCC Bombshell – Mayor CEO in the Spotlight

Regional & Community – Broadcast Report

• Nicole Bond, ABC, The Good, the Bad, the Ugly – Drought and Optimism in Western Qld
• Kallee Buchanan, ABC, Farm Lending Practices,
• Brendon Mounter, ABC, Sonic Security

Regional & Community – Print /Text: Feature Article or Opinion

Sponsored by Serafino Wines

• Daniel Bateman, Cairns Post, Disappearance on the Reef
• Sherele Moody: News Corp:News Regional, Challenging Narratives on Violence Against Women
• Rachel Riley, Townsville Bulletin, Iraq: a new hope

Regional & Community – News Photograph

• Alistair Brightman, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Selfie Government
• Evan Morgan, Townsville Bulletin, Quamby
• Zak Simmods, Townsville Bulletin, Coal lot of Trouble

Television – Current Affairs, Feature Documentary

Sponsored by Queensland Police Union

• Michael Atkin, ABC, 7.30, How DVA failed army veteran Jesse Bird
• Mark Willacy and Ben Hawke, ABC, The Dome
• Mark Willacy, ABC, All That Glitters

Television News Report

• Sponsored by QUT Creative Industries
• Sarah Greenhalgh, Seven Network, Sikorsky Manhunt
• Ben Murphy, Paula Doneman, and Carly Egan, Seven Network, Antoniolli Arrest
• Ben Murphy, Seven Network, Hanson Sex Shop

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