Quill Awards 2020: winners

Wins for Nine News, 7:30, Australian Story, Four Corners, 60 Minutes, Seven News.

The Melbourne Press Club last night held its annual Quill Awards for Victorian journalism.

Christine Ahern from Nine News won two awards as did Chris Gillett from 7.30. Nick McKenzie was named The 2020 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year (National Award) for work published and broadcast in Good Weekend and Nine’s 60 Minutes respectively.

Other wins went to Australian Story, 60 Minutes, Four Corners and crew from v.

Kirsty Thomson, Executive Producer of 60 Minutes, said: “Congratulations to Nick on winning journalist of the year at the Quill Awards. This award confirms what we at 60 Minutes already know, that  he is one of the bravest, hardest working journalists in the business. Nick’s stories epitomise the very best of investigative journalism and we are proud and honoured to work alongside him.”

Melbourne’s 9News Director Hugh Nailon said: “The outstanding work recognised tonight represents the high quality of stories our newsroom produced every day of the pandemic.”

The Gold Quill went to Russell Jackson of ABC News (Radio) for his feature on the life and career of Aboriginal AFL player Robert Muir.

TV & related nominees:

Best Business Story In Any Medium
Sarah Danckert, The Age, Bigger Than the Wolf of Wall Street
Adele Ferguson, Lesley Robinson & Lauren Day, Four Corners & The Age, Immoral and Unethical
Jared Lynch & Nick Evans, The Australian, Ending Business Payment Rorts

Breaking News Coverage
The Herald Sun Breaking News Team, Herald Sun, Police Horror
Matt Johnston, Sunday Herald Sun, Coronavirus Restrictions in Victoria
Lana Murphy, Nine News Melbourne, Miracle on the Mountain

Coverage Of An Issue Or Event
The Age Online Team, www.theage.com.au, Coronavirus Pandemic Coverage
Louise Milligan, Mary Fallon & Lauren Day, ABC Four Corners, Boys Club
Tom Minear, Grant McArthur, Shannon Deery & Mark Buttler, Herald Sun, COVID-19 coverage
Nine News Team, Nine News Melbourne, The COVID Capital

The Grant Hattam Quill For Investigative Journalism
Tyrone Dalton & Tamara Clark, ABC News, College Dorm Refunds Scandal
Nick McKenzie & Chris Masters, Nine Network 60 Minutes, War Crimes
Louise Milligan, Peter Cronau & Lucy Carter, Four Corners, Inside The Canberra Bubble

Quill For Recognising Excellence In Indigenous Affairs Reporting
Charlotte Grieve, The Age, Gomeroi Heritage
Belinda Hawkins, Andy Burns, Rebecca Armstrong & Ian Harley, ABC Australian Story, Making His Mark
Miki Perkins, The Age, Indigenous Affairs Portfolio

Sports Feature
Russell Jackson, ABC News, The Persecution of Robert Muir
Quentin McDermott, Greg Hassall, Rebecca Armstrong & Simon Winter, ABC Australian Story, Beating the Blues

Road Safety Reporting
Reid Butler, Nine News, Road Safety Portfolio
Wes Hosking, Sunday Herald Sun/Herald Sun, Hi-tech toll fight
Kieran Rooney & Tom Minear, Herald Sun, Safer Streets: The plan to reshape Melbourne
Olivia Shying, Geelong Advertiser, High Stakes

TV Camera Work (Creative)
Glenn Edwards, Nine Network The Today Show, Cape Otway
Travis Nemtsas, Nine News, After Curfew
Ethan St Ellen, 7NEWS Melbourne, Fruit Picking Shortage
Simon Winter, ABC Australian Story, To Catch a Stalker

TV Camera Work (Shot Of The Year)
Oli Bourguignon, 7NEWS Melbourne, Road Trip with Cardinal George Pell
John Parsons, Nine News, George Pell/Barwon Prison
Stephen Ramplin, Nine News, Wonder Woman
Cameron Schwarz, Nine Network A Current Affair, Mallacoota Last Evacuation

TV/Video Feature (Long Form)
Sarah Abo, Darren Ally & Tracey Hannaford, Nine Network 60 Minutes, Hotel Quarantine: Security Breach
Cheryl Hall, Belinda Hawkins, Simon Winter & Andrew Cooke, ABC Australian Story, To Catch a Stalker Parts 1 & 2
Nick McKenzie, Joel Tozer, Sumeyya Ilanbey & Paul Sakkal, Nine Network 60 Minutes, The Faceless Man
Louise Milligan, Mary Fallon & Lauren Day, ABC Four Corners, Boys Club

TV/Video Feature (Short Form)
Christine Ahern, Nine Network A Current Affair, Epping Disgrace
Nadia Daly, ABC 7.30, Young ICU doctor with COVID speaks out
Sallese Gibson & Nina Funnell, Network Ten The Project, Let Us Speak
Jessica Longbottom, Patrick Stone & Elahn Zetlin, ABC 7pm News, On the frontline of Melbourne’s covid mental health emergency

TV/Video News
Christine Ahern, Nine Network The Today Show, Quarantine Catastrophe
Cameron Baud, 7NEWS Melbourne, Fire Rescue
Teegan Dolling, 7NEWS Melbourne, Remorseless Killer Released
Paul Dowsley, 7NEWS Melbourne, George Pell’s First Interview as a Free Man

Coverage Of Women In Sport
Daniel Cherny, The Age, AFLW’s year of big hits
Chris Gillett, ABC 7.30,
Molly and Coral Taylor, Konrad Marshall, Good Weekend magazine, Boot strength
Kasey Symons, ABC News, RISE UP

Multicultural Affairs
André Dao, Michael Green & Tia Kass, The Saturday Paper, We Feed You
Konrad Marshall, Good Weekend magazine, On a flank and a prayer
Tamara McDonald, Geelong Advertiser, Doctor speaks out after racist attack
Erwin Renaldi & Ben Knight, ABC News, How community leaders in Melbourne’s north helped drive down coronavirus outbreaks

Disability Issues
Stephanie Anderson, Nine News Melbourne, Jon Amos
Matilda Boseley, Guardian Australia, Melburnians with Disabilities Fear Aftermath of Long Lockdown
Chris Gillett, ABC 7.30, Olivia’s Story
Lucy Kent & Norman Hermant, ABC 7.30 and ABC News, Catastrophically Injured Australians Still Waiting

Student Journalist Of The Year
Gillian Aeria, Monash University, The Junction, Size me up: The need for women’s tailored football boots
Abbir Dib, RMIT, SBS Dateline, Lebanon on the brink: Starvation looms amid economic collapse
Vanessa di Natale, University of Melbourne, The Mandarin, Legal representation for people with disabilities is shockingly low when appealing NDIS decisions
Jess Malcolm, University of Melbourne, Guardian Australia, Meet the bee brokers: ‘You never stop learning about bees, they’re just incredible’
Alexandra Middleton, RMIT, Shorthand, Regional, Rural and Remote Women Need Resources to Fight Family Violence
Maggie Zhou, Monash, Broadsheet, How My Mum’s Lockdown Cookouts With Relatives in China Helped Me Connect to My Cultural and Culinary Roots

Young Journalist Of The Year
Michael Fowler, The Age
Ellen McCutchan, ABC News & Crikey
Anthony Piovesan, Leader/ NCA NewsWire
Paul Sakkal, The Age

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