Liam Petterson of University of Melbourne won the 2019 Student Journalist of the Year award for ‘IBM Australia to roll out neurodiversity program, hiring people with autism to fill variety of IT roles’.
Liam Pettersen’s story showed excellent news instincts and initiative. While interning with ABC Radio Ballarat, Liam spotted the potential for a story in a job ad for IBM. The company was seeking up to ten candidates with autism for their neurodiversity program. Liam demonstrated strong research and reporting skills to craft a human story which attracted national attention.
The winning entry
'IBM Australia to roll out neurodiversity program, hiring people with autism to fill variety of IT roles', ABC News, 2 April 2019
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