8th Gordon Award – Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 8th Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year.

Judges for the 2022 award were celebrated sports journalist Louise Evans OAM, ABC National Sport Correspondent Mary Gearin, and publisher Geoff Slattery.


The winner will be announced at the 28th Quill Awards Dinner on Friday 24 March 2023. Book your tickets now.



Konrad Marshall, Senior Writer, Good Weekend magazine, for a diverse portfolio

'Hitting his stride', Good Weekend magazine, 12 February 2022
'R.E.S.P.E.C.T.', Good Weekend magazine, 14 May 2022
'Don't Look Away', Harper Collins, 1 September 2022
'The bulls teach you a lesson', Good Weekend magazine, 17 September 2022
'Being Ben Simmons', Good Weekend magazine, 5 November 2022

Greg Baum, The Age Chief sports reporter, for insightful commentary on major news events

'Novak a secret vax fan? You’re Djoking', The Age, 11 January 2022
'A force of nature, Warne always left us wanting more', The Age, 6 March 2022
'Hey, Greg, here’s how you can tell the difference between a mistake and brutal, cold-blooded murder', The Age, 13 May 2022
'I’d rather play against him’: Meet the De Konings, all 12 of them', The Age, 15 July 2022
'Federer: the best of the best takes his rest', The Age, 16 September 2022

Sam Landsberger, News Corp Australia sports journalist, for agenda-setting exclusives on the female umpiring crisis and Andrew Thorburn

'Female umpire abuse shame', Herald Sun, 2 May 2022
'Heartbreaking tales of the abuse of female footy umpires', Herald Sun, 7 May 2022
'McLean's race hell', Herald Sun, 1 June 2022
'Test of faith for Bombers / Dons' Holy Fail', Herald Sun, 4-5 October 2022

Mark Robinson, Herald Sun Chief football writer, for powerful AFL reporting and features

'Cyril Needs Help', Herald Sun, 9 April 2022
'To Hell and Back', Herald Sun, 27 August 2022
'Calm Before the Storm', Herald Sun, 24 September 2022
'Joel Patron Saint of Cats', Herald Sun, 26 September 2022
'Like the Russian Mafia', Herald Sun, 28 September 2022


Inquiries: or 03 8080 3610

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

Membership is $100 for journalists, $150 for associate members and $40 for students.

Subscribe to our mailing list

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