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2016 Quill Awards finalists announced


Finalists in each of the 27 Quill categories of  the 2016 Quill Awards for excellence in Victorian journalism and for the Young Journalist of the Year Award and the Student Journalist of the Year Award.

SEE LIST OF FINALISTS AS A PDF

FINALIST LISTS

ARTWORK
Joe Benke (Sunday Age)
The Butterfly Effect (Muhammad Ali)
Matt Davidson (The Age) Lipstick on a pig
Andrew Dyson (The Age) Elbow room
Peter Nicholson (The Australian) Courtroom Fashions

BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE
Natalie Kotsios (weeklytimesnow.com.au)
Tense Murray-Darling Basin politics
James Massola, Richard Willingham & Fergus Hunter (The Age) David Feeney residence scandal
Melina Sarris (Seven News) Moomba Riots
Brianna Travers (Sunday Herald Sun) Battle Zone – Moomba riots

BUSINESS FEATURE
Ben Butler (The Weekend Australian Magazine)
Keeping Up with the Oswals
Melissa Fyfe (Good Weekend Magazine) The Undoing of Slater & Gordon
Sue Neales (The Weekend Australian) Murray Goulburn dairy crisis
John Stensholt (Australian Financial Review) Turnbull, Greiner and the $US1 million loan

BUSINESS NEWS
Adele Ferguson, Klaus Toft & Mario Christodoulou (The Age)
CommInsure Scandal
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker & Michael Bachelard (The Age) Corruption coverage
Philip Wen (The Age) Crown Resorts detentions in China

CAMERA WORK
Phil Loschiavo (Seven News)
Crane Blaze
John Parsons (Nine News) West Gate Bridge police chase
Damian Shine (Seven News) Porsche Thieves

CARTOON
Mark Knight (Herald Sun)
Hair Force One
Peter Nicholson (Australian Financial Review) Budget Deficit Won't Go Away
Ron Tandberg (The Age) Trump Declares War
Chris Taylor (Herald Sun) Hanson Snack Pack

COVERAGE OF AN ISSUE OR EVENT
Seamus Bradley, Nick Place, Meredith O'Shea & Miguel Rios (RACV Royal Auto Magazine)
Impact
Chris Johnston & Nino Bucci (Fairfax Media) Lux
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard & Dan Quinlan (The Age) Corporate Corruption
Louise Milligan & Andy Burns (ABC 7.30) George Pell and Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

FEATURES PHOTOGRAPH
Timothy Carrafa (Herald Sun)
Sting: Don't Stare So Close At Me
Jason Edwards (Herald Sun) Beautiful balance
Chris Hopkins (The Age) My Silent Grief
Jason Sammon (Frankston Standard Leader) Blessing of the Waters

FEATURE WRITING
Ruth Lamperd (Herald Sun)
The War Within
Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker (theage.com.au) Fruits of Their Labour
Margaret Simons (The Monthly) Duterte's Dirty War
Chris Vedelago & Cameron Houston (The Sunday Age) Spun Out, Shane Warne Foundation story 

GRANT HATTAM QUILL FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Fiona Hudson & Ellen Whinnett (Herald Sun)
China Deals Scandal
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard & Dan Quinlan (The Age) Unaoil scandal
Louise Milligan & Andy Burns (ABC 7.30) George Pell investigation
Ben Schneiders, Royce Millar & Nick Toscano (The Age) Sold Out: Australia's Biggest Wages Scandal 

INNOVATION IN JOURNALISM
Richard Baker & Michael Bachelard (theage.com.au)
Phoebe's Fall
Alex Ellinghausen (The Age) Election Snapchat
Soren Frederiksen, Conal Hanna & Craig Dixon (Fairfax Media) Real Footy On Messenger
Huw Parkinson (ABC) Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Ground

KEITH DUNSTAN QUILL FOR COMMENTARY
Waleed Aly (The Age)
Tectonics
Tim Colebatch (Inside Story Magazine) The upside of the falling big party vote
Rohan Connolly  (The Age) Coaching Masterclass
Jack Latimore  (Guardian Australia/IndigenousX) A lack of indigenous voices is turning blackfellas off old media

NEWS PHOTOGRAPH
Jake Nowakowski (Sunday Herald Sun)
Moomba Gang Rampage
Lawrence Pinder (Herald Sun) Up the Creek Without a Paddle
Darren Tindale (Herald Sun) Bolt Wins Ladies Day Sprint
Jay Town (Herald Sun) Kangaroo in dam

NEWS REPORT IN WRITING
Beau Donelly (The Age)
Foster care scandal
Josh Gordon & Adam Morton (The Age), Hazelwood shutdown near
Tom Minear & James Campbell (Herald Sun), Minister's dog act
Cameron Stewart (The Australian) The Submarine Leak Scandal

RACV TRANSPORT QUILL
Adam Carey (The Age)
Metro bans V/Line trains from city
Aleks Devic (Herald Sun) Myki leaks
Matthew Johnston & Alex White (Herald Sun) Sky Rail
Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders (The Age) Transurban: Taking its toll

RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS
Richard Baker & Michael Bachelard (theage.com.au)
Phoebe's Fall
Bridget Brennan (ABC Background Briefing) The Extra Mile
Seb Costello (Triple M Radio) Triple M Live from the Muhammad Ali Memorial
Neil Mitchell (3AW) How to Unravel a Superannuation Policy

RADIO NEWS
Seb Costello (Triple M Hot Breakfast)
Usain Bolt wins 100m Gold in Rio
Charlotte King (ABC News) Ballarat bishop agrees to be stand-in for historic sex abuse claims
Patrick Mitchell (3AW) Springvale - Fire in Commonwealth Bank
Danny Tran (ABC Radio News) Ballarat Police under fire over new brutality allegations

SPORTS FEATURE
Damian Barrett (Channel Nine, The Footy Show)
West Coast 2006 Drug Investigation
Belinda Hawkins, Steven Baras-Miller, Emily Porrello & Mark Farnell (ABC Australian Story) A League of Their Own
Glenn McFarlane, Patrick Carlyon & Elouise Winslow (Sunday Herald Sun) Death of a Champion
Emma Quayle (The Age) Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti's long journey to overnight success 

SPORTS NEWS
Michael Gleeson (theage.com.au)
Lachie Whitfield Drugs Affair
Mark Robinson (Herald Sun) Garry, Billy Split
Michael Warner (Herald Sun) The Talia Scandal

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH
Alex Coppel (Herald Sun)
Fernando Alonso's Exit at Turn Three
Alex Coppel (Herald Sun) Phelps
Nicole Garmston (Herald Sun) Team Celebration
Michael Willson (afl.com.au) Bulldog Through and Through

SUBURBAN OR REGIONAL JOURNALISM
Melissa Cunningham (The Courier, Ballarat)
, Ballarat Royal Commission coverage
Bridget Judd (ABC) Naloxone coverage
Leader Community News team (Leader Community News) $20 million win for schools
Andrew Mole (The Riverine Herald)  Yes, I have cancer

TAC TOWARDS ZERO QUILL FOR ROAD SAFETY REPORTING
Seamus Bradley, Meredith O'Shea, Nick Place & Miguel Rios (RACV Royal Auto Magazine)
Impact
Adam Carey (The Age) Confronting the U-turn: Road deaths on the rise
Aleks Devic & Anthony Dowsley (Sunday Herald Sun) Tackle the Toll
Australian Community Media - Victoria (Fairfax Media)  #homesafe

TV/VIDEO FEATURE (LONG FORM)
Terry Carlyon & John Silvester (ABC TV)
Conviction
Heather Ewart, Lisa Whitehead, Ron Ekkel & Tony Kuric (ABC TV) Back Roads - Mallacoota
Adele Ferguson, Klaus Toft & Mario Christodoulou (ABC Four Corners) CommInsure Scandal
Luke Waters (SBS Dateline Special) The Assad Interview

TV/VIDEO FEATURE (SHORT FORM)
Sam Clark & Dan Oakes (ABC 7.30)
Melbourne tax evasion scandal
Nick McKenzie & Gus Goswell (ABC 7.30) Foreign bribery allegations exposed
Dan Oakes & Sam Clark (ABC 7.30) Mother's plea for state care changes
Brendan Roberts (Seven News) Anzac Day Terror Plot

TV/VIDEO NEWS
Christine Ahern (Nine News)
Olympic Village Crisis
Brendan Donohoe (Seven News) Euthenasia Cabinet Leak
Brendan Roberts (Seven News) DHS Paedophile Investigation
Brendan Roberts (Seven News) Pram Murder

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT QUILL FOR REPORTING ON DISABILITY ISSUES
Kirsten Diprose & Alex Holland (ABC)
Melbourne wheelchair taxis no longer 'commercially viable'
Beau Donelly (The Sunday Age) Anthony's Decision to Die
Lisbeth Gorr (ABC 7.30) The Doug Anthony Allstars Have The Last laugh
Louise Milligan (ABC 7.30) Protecting Children with Disabilities from Abuse 

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Reid Butler (A Current Affair/Nine Network)
Monique Hore (Herald Sun)
 
Bridget Judd (ABC)
Cassie Zervos (Herald Sun)

STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Claudia Alp (Swinburne)
Tess Ikonomou (Monash University)
Carol Saffer (Monash University)
Evan Young (RMIT)

 

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