2018 Quills: Podcasting

Richard Baker, Rachael Dexter, Greg Muller and Tim Young won the 2018 Podcasting Quill for the series 'Wrong Skin'.

Judges' citation

Wrong Skin is the best example of what podcasting can be for journalism. The compelling story of Aboriginal lovers Julie and Richard, who vanished in the Kimberley in 1994, was broken through podcast; a story made possible only through strong investigative skill and building trust with sources to convince them to put their voices to events that many were afraid to share. Respectful and revealing, it is creatively presented with strong production values. The impact is felt not only by those who listen but also by what this work has achieved for those in the Kimberley.

The winning entry

'Wrong Skin' podcast homepage, The Age, 2018

Other finalists

Eric George, Kylie Stevenson & Caroline Graham of The Australian for 'Lost in Larrimah'

Aaron Langmaid of the Herald Sun for 'The Hunt for AE1'

Harrison Tippet & Andrew Piva of Geelong Advertiser for 'The Unknown: The disappearance of Fred Valentich'

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