29th Quills: Innovation in Journalism, sponsored by Ryman Healthcare

Kai Feng, Jarrod Fankhauser, Olivia Ralph and Steven Viney of ABC News have won the Innovation in Journalism Quill with “Instant credibility.

This award is sponsored by Ryman Healthcare.


Judges’ citation

In a year of strong entries, this is a story that stands out in showing courage to innovate through an investment of time and resources to tell a story that is off the beaten track in its subject matter and delivery. By disregarding the usual style and palette guides of their newsroom, the journalists and producers involved showed their understanding of the need to meet their audiences halfway when telling a story about a subculture. The use of the scrollytelling format and mixed media is polished and effective, and the publication of the story in three languages is a good addition since this is a story with local and global relevance.


Highly Commended

Visual Stories Team, The Age, “The offside trap

Selling the Green Dream, ABC News, “Selling the Green Dream



The Conversation Australia and New Zealand, “Understanding the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 5 charts

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