Student Journalist of the Year

Peter Bateman won the 2018 Student Journalist of the Year Award


SJOY honour roll


Peter Bateman of Monash University was announced as the winner of the 2018 Student Journalist of the Year at the Quill Awards dinner held in March 2019.

As part of the prize, Peter will receive return airfares to Houston, Texas, to attend the 2019 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference, as well as registration and accommodation for the length of the conference. He has also been given a year's membership with the Melbourne Press Club.

Congratulations Peter!

The Award is open to Victorian students whose work has been published in outlets available to the public in 2018. Judges give priority to originality, impact, quality and initiative.

Stay tuned for information about the 2019 season.


Recollections from previous winners:

Previous winners Bridget Davies, of 3AW and The Age, and Tom Minear from The Herald Sun reflect on their experiences at the IRE conference in 2016.


Student Journalist Tess Ikonomou and Young Journalist Bridget Judd report back on their experiences at the 2017 IRE conference.


2015 Student Journalist of the Year Bridget Davies and Young Journalist Tom Minear on their experiences at the 2015 IRE conference in New Orleans.

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Membership is $85 for journalists, $110 for associate members and $40 for students.

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