News Highlights 2017: Ben Conkey, Editor, The Roar

Print and online editors choose their highlights of 2017

Print and online editors choose their highlights of 2017

Ben Conkey, Editor, The Roar

This long-form piece delved into the Richmond Tigers’ drought-breaking win in the 2017 AFL Grand Final. Jay Croucher combined detailed and nuanced insight on Richmond’s 2017 season and eventual premiership victory with vibrant, sparkling writing that made the finished result both evocative and thought-provoking.

The topics covered along the way included deep descriptions of key, emblematic scenes of the day, discussions of the players both iconic and unknown, and the remarkable journey from Richmond’s annus horribilis in 2016, where they finished 13th on the ladder, to the top of the competition in 2017 for the first time in 37 years.

The comments section is full of deserved praise with many referring to it as their favourite article of the year, or one of the best they’ve ever read.

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