Tasmanian Media Awards 2020: winners

Landline cameraman Peter Curtis wins Outstanding Contribution to Journalism in Tassie.

Landline cameraman Peter Curtis has won top honours at the Tasmanian Media Awards.

Curtis won the Keith Welsh Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism. He has been working for ABC in Tasmania and around the world – Moscow, the Middle East, Washington included – for the past four decades, assisting journalists and camera operators to improve their craft and careers.

A profile on writer Vicki Madden also saw The Examiner’s Frances Vinall awarded an Arts reporting win.

Here are television and related winners:

Best News Image
Mitchell Woolnough, ABC, “Portfolio of Work”

Science, Technology & Environment
Alexandra Humphries, ABC, “Salmon industry panel ‘inherently compromised’, experts told the minister in leaked resignation letter”, “Long Bay Algae”, “Experts quit salmon farm approval panel after raising concerns, but reasons remain hidden”.

Sports Coverage
Tom Johnson, 7 Tasmania, “The Resilience and Fragility of Regional Football in Tasmania’s North West.”

Journalist Of The Year
Rhiana Whitson, ABC News, “Tasmania’s health crisis”

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