Who is eligible
The Gordon Award is open to any Australian journalist in any media whose work was published or broadcast in 2015. Nominees may enter themselves or be nominated by their editors or colleagues. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees, if requested, to speak at an event hosted by the Melbourne Press Club within a year of the presentation. They also acknowledge the right of the Club to republish or rebroadcast the winner’s work in promoting the Award.
The judges look for journalism that is memorable and excellent – in print, in the broadcast media or online. They are seeking a winner whose work is consistent with the journalism practised by Harry Gordon. They are looking for great news reporting, story telling, commentary, analysis and sports presenting. They recognise the impact of a big breaking story or a game-changing revelation, but they also give weight to consistent achievement of a high standard. Above all they will applaud journalists whose work has enriched the sports they cover and the experience of their readers, viewers and listeners.