2018 Quills: Regional and Rural Journalism


Tyla Harrington won the 2018 Regional and Rural Journalism Quill for her campaiging reporting on a 'stalled promise to build a new specialist school in Echuca'. The work was published in the Riverine Herald.

Judges' citation

Tyla Harrington displayed the best of campaigning journalism to achieve an outstanding result for the Riverine Herald's community. Her sustained reporting forced the State Government to deliver on a stalled promise to build a new specialist school in Echuca. As she wrote: "Echuca Specialist School, local business, the community and this paper refused to go quietly into the night when the Victorian government abandoned the most vulnerable students in Echuca-Moama."

The winning entry

Compiled reporting in Riverine Herald


Highly Commended

Nigel McNay of The Border Mail for 'Identity'

Other finalists

Caleb Cluff of The Courier, Ballarat for 'Trouble at the Hill'

Bridget Rollason of ABC Ballarat for 'Cocaine Shipment Arrest'

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