The Herald Sun Breaking News Team has won the 2020 Breaking News Coverage Quill.
In a news year like no other, the deaths of four police in a bizarre traffic smash as darkness fell on the Eastern Freeway posed a challenge for newsrooms and reporters to be fast, accurate and comprehensive. The Herald Sun team of Anthony Dowsley, Mark Buttler, Brianna Travers, Josh Fagan and Aneeka Simonis — with the back-up of a skilled production team — achieved this. They comprehensively covered the multiple angles of this breaking news event on digital, print and video platforms. They are judged the winners from an exceptionally strong field of entries.
The winning entry
Police Horror, Herald Sun, 22 April 2020
Matt Johnston, Sunday Herald Sun, Coronavirus Restrictions in Victoria
Lana Murphy, Nine News Melbourne, Miracle on the Mountain
Mark Santomartino, Nine News Melbourne, Officers Killed
Please note: the above link/s may not comprise the entirety of an entry submitted for consideration.