Awards

The 2018 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year


Anthony Dowsley has been named the 2018 Australian Journalist of the Year.

The judges' said: "Anthony Dowsley’s reporting on two big crime stories – the Silk-Miller case and the Lawyer X case – was outstanding. He clearly led the pack on both stories, regularly breaking stunning developments."

The award was presented at the 2018 Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism at Crown Palladium on 15 March 2019.

Judges' citation

Anthony Dowsley’s reporting on two big crime stories – the Silk-Miller case and the Lawyer X case – was outstanding. He clearly led the pack on both stories, regularly breaking stunning developments. He raised the question of possible police misconduct in the investigation of the double murders of policemen, Gary Silk and Rodney Miller. And he was way out in front on the biggest legal story of the decade, the outing of lawyer X as a police informer, and the potential now for hundreds of Victoria’s most dangerous criminals to claim unfair conviction.


The winning entry


Collated reporting on Jason Roberts' conviction and the Silk-Miller murder investigation Part 1, Herald Sun

Collated reporting on Jason Roberts' conviction and the Silk-Miller murder investigation Part 2, Herald Sun

'Lawyer X - Truth at Last', Herald Sun

Lawyer X supporting material

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

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