WA Media Awards 2020: finalists

Nominees include Seven, Nine, ABC, SBS News and Flashpoint.

Seven News, Nine News, ABC News, SBS World News and Flashpoint are amongst nominations in the WA Media Awards.

The annual awards celebrate quality journalism and excellence in the media.

Here are the finalists in the Television and related categories:

Television / Audio-Visual Journalism

News Story or Feature

Gary Adshead, Nine News, “Tow Truck Cowboys And Corruption”
Flashpoint, Seven, “Flashpoint: Height of the pandemic”
Erin Parke and Andrew Seabourne, ABC News, “The Odd Couple”

All Media (including online publications)


Aaron Fernandes, SBS World News, “Video Journalist – Sri Lanka deployment”
Simon Hydzik, 7News, “Broome Bishop, Hong Kong and Christmas Island”
Carl Nelson, Ten News First, “Christmas Island Montage – a body of work”

Political Report – The Beck Prize

Jerrie Demasi, Nine News Perth, “Department of Communities corruption scandal”
Joe Spagnolo, The Sunday Times, “McGowan versus Palmer versus Morrison”
Josh Zimmerman and Peter Law, The West Australian and thewest.com.au, “Matt Dixon blows the budget”

Health/Medical Report

Syan Dougherty, 7 News, “Humanity, not statistics”
Kirsti Melville, ABC Radio National, “My beautiful lungs”
ABC Kimberley, ABC News Online, “Coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Kimberley”

Sports Report – The Gilmour-Christian Prize
Ryan Daniels, Seven News, “The AFL Hub”
Gareth Parker, 6PR, “Saving Perth Glory from the London Football Exchange”
Glen Quartermain, The West Australian, “Footy Icon Concussion Bombshell”
John Townsend, The West Australian, “The Rioli defence”

Regional and Community – Three News Stories/Features outside a 70km radius of Perth
Mark Bennett, ABC TV News WA and ABC News 24, “Stories of people and their lives in small regional communities”
Liam Croy, Albany Advertiser and Great Southern Herald, “Body of Work”
Erin Parke, ABC News, “Body of Work”

New Journalist or Cadet—The Eaves-Prior-Day Prize
Kamin Gock, Nine News Perth and The Today Show Perth, “My First Year of Work”
Evelyn Manfield, ABC 7pm News, ABC News, ABC News Youtube and ABC Radio, “Body of Work”
Steven Thomas, Western Independent and GWN7 News, “Body of Work”

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