Young Journalist of the Year

2018 Melbourne Press Club Young Journalist of the Year Matilda Marozzi


2018 Young Journalist of the Year Matilda Marozzi

Matilda Marozzi of ABC is the 2018 Young Journalist of the Year. She won for a portfolio of work that included exposés on underpayment in Melbourne's hospitality industry.

The judges said: "At a young age Matilda Marozzi has already achieved what many others with far more experience have failed to do - change laws. Her impressive investigation on underpayment in Melbourne's hospitality industry led to several Fair Work investigations and a Labor Government pledge to criminalise wage theft. Her writing is engaging and showed a maturity beyond her years - a bright future ahead."

Marozzi receives $1000, return air fares to the United States, accommodation and registration to attend the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference.


The Young Journalist of the Year Award acknowledges the best reporting from early career journalists working in Victoria. 

The award is presented at the annual Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards night – the prestigious “night of nights” for journalism in Victoria, which is supported and attended by the state’s major media outlets.


Young Journalists of the Year Honour Roll


The prize includes return airfares to the United States, accommodation and registration to attend the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference.


Student Journalist Bridget Davies and Young Journalist Tom Minear reporting back on 2016 IRE conference


 More on the IRE conference from Young Journalist Award winners

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

Membership is $85 for journalists, $110 for associate members and $40 for students.

Subscribe to our mailing list

Keep up to date with all our events, announcements and special offers.