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2017 Quill Awards finalists announced


Finalists have been announced in each of the 29 Quill categories of the 2017 Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism, as well as the Student Journalist of the Year Award.

SEE LIST OF FINALISTS AS A PDF

2017 Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism

Nb: Presented alphabetically by category and primary entrant surname.

ARTWORK
Jamie Brown, The Sunday Age, Generation game
Andrew Dyson, The Age, Tech Wreck
Richard Giliberto, The Saturday Age, Chinese Whispers
Jim Pavlidis, The Sunday Age, Dustin Martin

BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE
James Dowling, Rob Harris, Mark Buttler & Genevieve Alison, Herald Sun, Face of Terror
Paul Dowsley, Seven News, Brighton Siege
The Age Newsroom Team, The Age, Bourke Street tragedy
Andrew Lund, Brett McLeod, Alexis Daish and Alicia Loxley, Nine News, Flinders Street attack

BUSINESS FEATURE
Adele Ferguson & Mario Christodoulou, The Age, Domino's Pizza Scandal
Damon Kitney, The Australian, Out of the Shadows (James Packer)

BUSINESS NEWS
Ben Butler, The Australian, ASIC Files
Patrick Durkin, Edmund Tadros, Joe Aston & Aaron Patrick, The Australian Financial Review, CPA saga
Adele Ferguson & Sarah Danckert, The Age, Crumbs
Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders, The Age, A Matter of Trust

CAMERA WORK
Ryan Mason, Nine News, Falls Creek Ski Patrol
James Paul, Seven News, Bourke Street tragedy
Cameron Schwarz, Nine News, George Pell court day

CARTOON
Peter Broelman, Geelong Advertiser, Dusty's Brownlow speech
Matt Golding, The Sunday Age, We Knew
Jim Pavlidis, The Age, Paris Climate Accord
Ron Tandberg, The Age, The Big C

COVERAGE OF AN ISSUE OR EVENT
Barrie Cassidy, Chris Uhlmann, Kellie Mayo & Erdem Koc, Insiders, ABC TV, Donald Trump on the World Stage
Patrick Durkin, Edmund Tadros, Joe Aston & Aaron Patrick, The Australian Financial Review, CPA saga
The Fairfax Media & ABC Team, ABC Four Corner & The Age, China's influence - power and payments
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker & Richard Willingham, The Age & ABC TV, The Lobster with a Mobster scandal

FEATURE WRITING
Michael Bachelard & Kate Geraghty, Fairfax Media, Surviving Islamic State: Stories from Mosul
Margaret Burin, ABC, Walking in two worlds
Jo Chandler, The Monthly, The Totten Hots Up
Emily Woods, The Sunday Age, The young Moomba rioters: Restoring faith in justice

FEATURES PHOTOGRAPH
David Caird, Sunday Herald Sun, Melbourne High Life
Eddie Jim, The Age, Remembrance Day
Justin McManus, The Age, Repatriation of Mungo Man
Mark Stewart, Herald Sun, Sun sets on generation iPhone

THE GRANT HATTAM QUILL FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Adele Ferguson, Sarah Danckert & Klaus Toft, The Age & ABC Four Corners, The Crook, the Police and the Retirement VIllage
Pat McGrath, ABC 7.30, Bruce Billson's secret salary
Nick McKenzie, James Massola, Richard Baker & Fergus Hunter, Fairfax Media, Chinese influence and Dastyari's fall 

INNOVATION IN JOURNALISM
The ABC Trace Team, ABC, Trace
The Age Multimedia Team, The Age, Surviving IS: Stories from Mosul
The Age Persona Project Team, theage.com.au, The Persona Project
Margaret Burin, Matt Liddy, Ben Spraggon & Loretta Florance, ABC, Hear Me Out

THE KEITH DUNSTAN QUILL FOR COMMENTARY
Gay Alcorn, Guardian Australia, AFL's patronising moralism
James Campbell, Herald Sun, Yes, the Right has been isolated
Peter Martin, The Age, That sucking sound is us being robbed of our gas 

NEWS PHOTOGRAPH
Michael Dodge, Herald Sun, Tears in Parliament
Tony Gough, Herald Sun, Bourke Street massacre
Eddie Jim, The Age, Bourke Street gunman
Jay Town, Herald Sun, Light plane crash

NEWS REPORT IN WRITING
Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham & Benjamin Preiss, The Age, Speaker of the Houses
Miki Perkins, Fairfax Media, Rape: How a family coped with their teenage daughter's ordeal
Ian Royall, Herald Sun, Heroin Scourge: $17 A Hit
Annika Smethurst, Herald Sun, Flat a Ley buy on trip 

PODCASTING
The ABC Trace Team, ABC, Trace
Behind the Wire/The Wheeler Centre, The Wheeler Centre, The Messenger
Melissa Davey, Miles Martignoni & David Marr, Guardian Australia, The Reckoning
Kristofor Lawson, Moonshot, Moonshot

THE RACV TRANSPORT QUILL
Lauren Day, ABC 7.30, Up in the air - air safety watchdog 'clearly failing'
Brendan Donohoe, Seven News, North-East Link Cabinet Leak
Clay Lucas, The Age, Toll road secrecy bid
Benjamin Preiss & Craig Butt, The Age, 70% of toll road fines go unpaid

RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS
Bridget Judd, ABC Local Radio, Behind Bars
Patricia Karvelas, ABC RN Drive, Government rejects Constitutional Indigenous voice to Parliament
Neil Mitchell, 3AW, Speed camera virus

RADIO NEWS
3AW Programs & News, 3AW, Bourke Street tragedy
Stephanie Anderson, ABC Radio, Heyfield Mill under threat
Jon Faine, Daniel Ziffer & Harriet Lonnborn, ABC Radio Melbourne, Essendon plane crash
Lauren Hilbert, 3AW, MPs take taxpayers for a ride

REGIONAL AND RURAL JOURNALISM
Tyla Harrington, Andrew Mole, Ivy Wise & Luke Hemer, The Riverine Herald, Murder on the Murray
Charlotte King, ABC Ballarat, The Royal Commission and the Christian Brothers
Kellie Lazzaro, ABC Gippsland, MP quits Nats over gambling, debt and depression
Nigel McNay, The Border Mail, What becomes of the broken-hearted?

SPORTS FEATURE
Greg Baum, The Age, Written in the stars
Konrad Marshall, Good Weekend magazine, Second Serve
Louise Milligan, Lisa McGregor & Trish Drum, ABC Four Corners, After the Game
Cameron Stewart, The Weekend Australian magazine, Stormin Norman

SPORTS NEWS
Michael Bachelard & Nick McKenzie, Fairfax Media, AOC bullying scandal
Nino Bucci, Fairfax Media, Australian Open boys champion charged with match fixing
Michael Warner, Herald Sun, Drugs, Lies and Cover-ups

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH
Mark Stewart, Herald Sun, Howe high can he go?
Darrian Traynor, Getty Images, As legends depart others are born
Michael Willson, afl.com.au, SOS
Alison Wynd, Geelong Advertiser, Cats having a laugh

SUBURBAN JOURNALISM
Jordy Atkinson, Port Phillip Leader, 'Hellhole' Hotel will shut doors
Suzan Delibasic, Monash Leader, Lee family deportation fight
Jack Paynter, Greater Dandenong Leader, Leave our park alone

THE TAC TOWARDS ZERO QUILL FOR ROAD SAFETY REPORTING
Ebony Bowden, The Age, Fury Roads: Melbourne's road rage epidemic
Adam Carey, The Sunday Age, How 41 lives could have been saved
Wes Hosking, Herald Sun, A light on road safety
Olivia Shying, The Courier, Ballarat, Where to next? Turning the road toll spike around  

TV/VIDEO FEATURE (LONG FORM)
Adele Ferguson, Klaus Toft & Sarah Danckert, ABC Four Corners & The Age, Bleed Them Dry Until They Die
Paul Kennedy, Ben Knight, Dan Sweetapple & Huw Parkinson, ABC TV, Undeniable
Sashka Koloff, Nick McKenzie, Chris Uhlmann & Anne Davies, ABC TV, Power & Influence

TV/VIDEO FEATURE (SHORT FORM)
Alexis Daish, Nine News, Gavin Perry Investigation
Dan Oakes & Sam Clark, ABC 7.30, The Phoenix Factories
Laura Turner, A Current Affair, Skye's Story

TV/VIDEO NEWS
Cameron Baud, Seven News, Torney Talks
Alexis Daish, Nine News, Karen Ristevski
Dean Felton, Seven News, Ravenhall Riot
Charlotte King & Ben Knight, ABC News, Victoria Police and alleged Ballarat assaults

THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT QUILL FOR REPORTING ON DISABILITY ISSUES
Gus Goswell & Peter Lewis, ABC 7.30, Max's Mission
Louise Milligan, ABC 7.30, Intervention Frees Disabled Young Man from Jail
Andrew Mole, echucamoama magazine & The Riverine Herald, Don't dis-respect us
Nick Olle, Billy Lim & Josh Wedd, The Project, Network Ten, Doctors with Disabilities

THE YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Bridget Judd, ABC Local Radio
Jemma Ryan, Geelong Advertiser
Cassie Zervos, Herald Sun


THE MELBOURNE PRESS CLUB STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Marnie Cohen, Deakin University
Jane McNaughton, University of Melbourne
Zalika Rizmal, RMIT
Carol Saffer, Monash University
Angus Smith, Monash University

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