2020 Quills: Coverage of an Issue or Event

The Age Online Team has won the 2020 Coverage of an Issue or Event Quill.

Judges' citation

The Age Online Team's coronavirus pandemic coverage best represented the teamwork, multi-platformed and audience-first approach that 2020 demanded. Its live blogs were a comprehensive and dependable pillar of this coverage, but the team's work extended far beyond rolling breaking news and scoops. Innovative data-led visualisations and in-depth analysis from its Explainer team stood out as fine examples of public benefit journalism, all of which was backed by an impressively versatile distribution strategy.

The winning entry

Leaked emails reveal government knew of problems on day one of hotel quarantine,, 13 July 2020

As it happened: Victoria imposes stage four restrictions including curfew, 5km lockdown limit; NSW battles clusters, Australian death toll jumps to 208,, 2 August 2020

'He did not even glance at him': The day Brett Sutton felt the inside of the Premier's 'freezer',, 11 December 2020

Highly commended

Louise Milligan, Mary Fallon & Lauren Day, ABC Four Corners, Boys Club

Other finalists

Tom Minear, Grant McArthur, Shannon Deery & Mark Buttler, Herald Sun, COVID-19 coverage

Nine News Team, Nine News Melbourne, 'The COVID Capital'


Please note: the above link/s may not comprise the entirety of an entry submitted for consideration.

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