Seven News State political reporter Brendan Donohoe (pictured) won for Best Breaking News Coverage following his live reports of the dramatic resignation of then Premier Ted Baillieu last March. This is his fourth Quill in a decorated career which includes the 2006 Gold Quill.
Seven News cameraman Rohan Wastell was awarded the Quill for Best Camerawork for his pictures of the Heyfield bushfires in Gippsland.
Seven News reporter Christie Cooper won for the Best Use of Digital or Social Media. Cooper live tweeted the rescue of French solo yachtsman Alain Delord, while also instructing a passenger aboard the cruise ship involved in the rescue how to film the events and arranging video interviews with key participants using the social networking app FaceTime.
Seven News Director Simon Pristel said, “These outstanding results recognise the efforts a team that is committed to delivering Melbourne’s best news coverage every day and every night of the week.”
Luke Waters from SBS World NewsSBS World News won the Quill for Best TV Or Video Current Affairs/Feature over 10 Minutes.
James Bennett and Simon Winter of the ABC’s 7.30 7.30 won for Best TV Or Video Current Affairs/Feature under 10 Minutes.
Daniel Oakes of the ABC won for Best TV Or Video News Report.
The Age football writer Caroline Wilson, who also appears on Nine’s Footy Classified, won the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award for her coverage of the Essendon Football Club’s drugs scandal.
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