2020 Quills: Regional and Rural Journalism

Charlotte King and Andy Burns of ABC Regional and Background Briefing have won the 2020 Regional and Rural Journalism Quill.

Judges' citation

A well-researched and written piece detailing the inadequate response to childbirth in general, but stillbirths specifically, in regional areas. A powerful and well told story that contributed to a national outcome.

The winning entry

Maryborough hospital alleged maternity safety breaches linked to potentially avoidable death of unborn baby, ABC Regional, 17 May 2020

Regional babies are more likely to be stillborn, and their mothers aren't told why, ABC Background Briefing, 17 July 2020

No one told these country mums why their babies died, ABC Background Briefing, 19 July 2020

Highly commended

Charmayne Allison, Shepparton News, Her Voice, Our Voice

Other finalists

Jess Davis, ABC Landline, Facing the future: Farmers finding a way forward from bushfire

Natalie Kotsios, The Weekly Times, Banks go for the gun


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

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