2022 Gordon Award winner Konrad Marshall

Konrad Marshall has been named the 2022 Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year for a diverse portfolio showcasing exemplary story-telling skills across multiple platforms.


Judges' citation

The judges were impressed by the wealth of high-quality entries this year. The winner Konrad Marshall submitted a diverse portfolio that showcased his supreme story-telling skills across a number of platforms. He travelled widely to gain exclusive interviews and revelations about Australia’s sporting elite - Ben Simmons and Peter Bol, AFL umpires, indigenous rodeo riders - and engaged with former AFL star cum transgender advocate Danielle Laidley to construct her life story. His impressive suite of original, well-structured stories combined front-line reporting with keen third-eye analysis, memorable lines, subtle humour and a sensitivity to his subjects and locales. He was simply the best.


The winning entry

Konrad Marshall, Senior Writer, Good Weekend magazine, for a diverse portfolio

'Hitting his stride', Good Weekend magazine, 12 February 2022
'R.E.S.P.E.C.T.', Good Weekend magazine, 14 May 2022
'Don't Look Away', Harper Collins, 1 September 2022
'The bulls teach you a lesson', Good Weekend magazine, 17 September 2022
'Being Ben Simmons', Good Weekend magazine, 5 November 2022

Other finalists

Greg Baum, The Age Chief sports reporter, for insightful commentary on major news events

Sam Landsberger, News Corp Australia sports journalist, for agenda-setting exclusives on the female umpiring crisis and Andrew Thorburn

Mark Robinson, Herald Sun Chief football writer, for powerful AFL reporting and features 

Read more about 2022 Gordon award finalists' entries

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