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Sean Dorney awarded Walkley for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism

Friday 23 November, 2018

ABC foreign correspondent Sean Dorney has been awarded The Walkley Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism, for a 40-year career reporting on the Pacific and particularly PNG.

Hedley Thomas and Slade Gibson from The Australian won the Gold Walkley for the podcast/newspaper feature “The Teacher’s Pet

The RADIO/AUDIO NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS winner was Jane Bardon, AM, ABC Radio National Breakfast, ABC News Online, “Indigenous families appeal to NT Government to keep young people out of detention”, “NT child protection workers allege unmanageable workloads putting vulnerable at risk” and “Tennant Creek night patrols begin to have effect

The award for RADIO/AUDIO FEATURE went to Kylie Stevenson, Caroline Graham and Eric George, The Australian, “Lost in Larrimah

The full winners list is below.

2018 Walkley Awards Category Winners:

PRINT/TEXT NEWS REPORT
Award Partner Media Super
Kate McClymont, Lorna Knowles, Tracey Spicer and Alison Branley, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Don Burke Investigation

PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM
Award Partner Naked Communications

Louise Milligan, Sashka Koloff, Mary Fallon and Lucy Carter, Four Corners, ABC TV, “I Am That Girl

INNOVATION
Award Partner News Corp Australia
Guardian Australia Team, Guardian Australia, “Deaths Inside: Indigenous deaths in custody

HEADLINE, CAPTION OR HOOK
Award Partner Qantas
Anthony De Ceglie and Brad Clifton, The Daily Telegraph, “BUNDLE OF JOYCE” “DELAY OLE! DELAY OLE!” and “PEKING SCHMUCK”

FEATURE WRITING LONG (OVER 4000 WORDS)
Award Partner UQ
James Button, The Monthly, “Angels or Arrogant Gods: Dutton, Immigration and the Triumph of Border Protection

FEATURE WRITING SHORT (UNDER 4000 WORDS)
Award Partner Fairfax
Leisa Scott, Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, “Holly’s Choice

COVERAGE OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS
A
ward Partner PwC
Allan Clarke and Yale Macgillivray with Team Unravel True Crime, ABC Podcasts & ABC TV, “Unravel: Blood on the Tracks” and “Australian Story: Blood on the Tracks

COVERAGE OF COMMUNITY OR REGIONAL AFFAIRS
Award Partner BHP
Belinda-Jane Davis, The Maitland Mercury, “The Big Dry

CARTOON AND ARTWORK
Jon Kudelka, The Australian, “From The Heart

SPORTS JOURNALISM
Leo Schlink, Herald Sun, “The Big Fix

SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY
Award Partner Nikon
Scott Barbour, Getty Images, “Sport 2017—2018”

RADIO/AUDIO NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
Award Partner ABC
Jane Bardon, AM, ABC Radio National Breakfast, ABC News Online, “Indigenous families appeal to NT Government to keep young people out of detention”, “NT child protection workers allege unmanageable workloads putting vulnerable at risk” and “Tennant Creek night patrols begin to have effect

RADIO/AUDIO FEATURE
Award Partner Griffith University
Kylie Stevenson, Caroline Graham and Eric George, The Australian, “Lost in Larrimah

PRODUCTION
Award Partner Google 
Four Corners Production Team, Four Corners, ABC TV,I Am That Girl

SCOOP OF THE YEAR
Award Partner Nine
Sharri Markson, Christopher Dore and Kylar Loussikian, The Daily Telegraph, “Bundle of Joyce

COVERAGE OF A MAJOR NEWS EVENT OR ISSUE
Award Partner Lion
Drew Ambrose, Karishma Vyas and Liz Gooch, 101 East, Al Jazeera, “Rohingya Refugee Crisis

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
Award Partner Nikon
Jenny Evans, Getty Images and The Daily Telegraph, “Life Saver”

BUSINESS JOURNALISM
Award Partner ING
Jonathan Shapiro, The Australian Financial Review, “Breaking Big Un

FEATURE/PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY
Award Partner Nikon
Chris Hopkins, SBS Online Documentaries, “My Name is Yunus”

TELEVISION/VIDEO: CAMERAWORK
Award Partner Australian Super
Aaron Hollett, Four Corners, ABC, “City of Ghosts

TELEVISION/VIDEO: NEWS REPORTING
Award Partner Seven
Alexandra Blucher and Mark Willacy, ABC 7pm News, ABC TV, “Corruption concerns at one of Australia’s biggest councils”

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS SHORT (LESS THAN 20 MINUTES)
Award Partner SBS
Lorna Knowles, Kate McClymont, Tracey Spicer, Alison Branley and ABC and Fairfax Team, 7.30, ABC TV, “Women claim Don Burke sexually harassed them” and “More people come forward with accounts of dealing with Don Burke

TELEVISION/VIDEO CURRENT AFFAIRS LONG (MORE THAN 20 MINUTES)
Award Partner Network Ten
Four Corners Team, Four Corners, ABC TV, “Out of the Dark

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Award Partner Bayer
Hedley Thomas and Slade Gibson, The Australian, “The Teacher’s Pet

COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS, OPINION AND CRITIQUE
Mark Riley, The West Australian, “Atrocities committed in God’s name mean church will never sway me”, “Live exports to Middle East based on a lie”, “‘Disappointing’ Malcolm Turnbull comes under fire from his own faction

WALKLEY DOCUMENTARY AWARD
Myanmar’s Killing Fields, Evan Williams, Eve Lucas and Georgina Davies, Dateline, SBS

WALKLEY BOOK AWARD
Helen Pitt, The House, Allen & Unwin

NIKON-WALKLEY PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Award Partner Nikon
Dean Lewins, NBCnews.com, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Australian and Time

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO JOURNALISM
Award Partner Sky News
Sean Dorney

GOLD WALKLEY
Award Partner Apple News
Hedley Thomas and Slade Gibson, The Australian, “The Teacher’s Pet

The 63rd Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were presented in 30 categories. Just under 600 journalists and media identities gathered tonight at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the gala event with the support of Tourism and Events Queensland.

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