Monash students, graduates stamp presence in the Quills

Monash students, graduates stamp presence in the Quills

Monash University's graduates and students have been recognised for their journalism excellence after being named finalists – nine times – in the prestigious Melbourne Press Club awards, the Quills.

Award-winning journalists Annika Smethurst (News Corp) and Jeremy Story Carter (ABC) have been shortlisted in the Quills after their Walkley success late in 2017.

Monash students Carol Saffer and Angus Smith, who have both studied journalism in the Masters' program, are finalists in the Melbourne Press Club Student of the Year category.

Carol and Angus have published impressive articles during their academic program.

Monash University's Carol Saffer.

“I am thrilled to be nominated alongside fellow Monash student Angus Smith,” Carol said.

“My internship at The Age under Business Day editor Mat Dunckley was an amazing and invaluable part of my degree. I sincerely appreciate the opportunities and support that Monash gives all its students.”

Leader Newspapers journalist Jack Paynter is a finalist in the Suburban Journalism category for his Greater Dandenong Leader report, Leave our park alone.

Jack's News Corp colleague Suzan Delibasic was shortlisted for her series on the Lee family deportation fight, published in the Monash Leader.

Suzan said she was honoured to be a finalist, an achievement that follows her award-winning effort in the News Corp awards last year.

Jack said it was “very satisfying to be nominated as a Quills finalist and feels like a great reward for hard work”.

News Corp journalist Jack Paynter.

“To be recognised for telling people’s stories and trying to promote change for the benefit of the community is a good feeling,” Jack said.

“I’d like to also congratulate my two other colleagues who were nominated in my category, both from the same organisation and it just shows the importance and impact that local news has and will continue to have on our community.”

For all Monash-related nominations, including graduates and students, read the finalists' list below.

 

 


2017 Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism

 

NB: Presented alphabetically by category and primary entrant surname.

Monash graduates and students marked blue

 

THE MELBOURNE PRESS CLUB STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Marnie Cohen, Deakin University
Jane McNaughton, University of Melbourne
Zalika Rizmal, RMIT
Carol Saffer, Monash University
Angus Smith, Monash University

ARTWORK

Jamie Brown, The Sunday AgeGeneration game
Andrew Dyson, The AgeTech Wreck
Richard Giliberto, The Saturday AgeChinese Whispers
Jim Pavlidis, The Sunday AgeDustin Martin

 

BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

James Dowling, Rob Harris, Mark Buttler & Genevieve Alison, Herald SunFace of Terror
Paul Dowsley, Seven NewsBrighton Siege
The Age Newsroom Team, The AgeBourke Street tragedy
Andrew Lund, Brett McLeod, Alexis Daish and Alicia Loxley, Nine NewsFlinders Street attack

 


BUSINESS FEATURE

Adele Ferguson & Mario Christodoulou, The AgeDomino's Pizza Scandal
Damon Kitney, The AustralianOut of the Shadows (James Packer)

 

BUSINESS NEWS

Ben Butler, The AustralianASIC Files
Patrick Durkin, Edmund Tadros, Joe Aston & Aaron Patrick, The Australian Financial Review, CPA saga
Adele Ferguson & Sarah Danckert, The AgeCrumbs
Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders, The AgeA Matter of Trust

 

CAMERA WORK

Ryan Mason, Nine NewsFalls Creek Ski Patrol 
James Paul, Seven NewsBourke Street tragedy
Cameron Schwarz, Nine NewsGeorge Pell court day

 

CARTOON
Peter Broelman, Geelong AdvertiserDusty's Brownlow speech
Matt Golding, The Sunday AgeWe Knew
Jim Pavlidis, The AgeParis Climate Accord
Ron Tandberg, The AgeThe Big C

 

COVERAGE OF AN ISSUE OR EVENT

Barrie Cassidy, Chris Uhlmann, Kellie Mayo & Erdem Koc, Insiders, ABC TVDonald Trump on the World Stage
Patrick Durkin, Edmund Tadros, Joe Aston & Aaron Patrick, The Australian Financial ReviewCPA saga
The Fairfax Media & ABC Team, ABC Four Corner & The Age, China's influence – power and payments 
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker & Richard Willingham, The Age & ABC TV, The Lobster with a Mobster scandal

 

FEATURE WRITING

Michael Bachelard & Kate Geraghty, Fairfax Media, Surviving Islamic State: Stories from Mosul 
Margaret Burin, ABC, Walking in two worlds
Jo Chandler, The Monthly, The Totten Hots Up
Emily Woods, The Sunday Age, The young Moomba rioters: Restoring faith in justice

 

FEATURES PHOTOGRAPH

David Caird, Sunday Herald Sun, Melbourne High Life
Eddie Jim, The Age, Remembrance Day
Justin McManus, The Age, Repatriation of Mungo Man
Mark Stewart, Herald Sun, Sun sets on generation iPhone

 

THE GRANT HATTAM QUILL FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Adele Ferguson, Sarah Danckert & Klaus Toft, The Age & ABC Four Corners, 
The Crook, the Police and the Retirement VIllage
Pat McGrath, ABC 7.30, Bruce Billson's secret salary 
Nick McKenzie, James Massola, Richard Baker & Fergus Hunter, Fairfax Media, Chinese influence and Dastyari's fall 

 

 

ABC journalist Jeremy Story Carter contributed to the award-winning innovation, Trace.

INNOVATION IN JOURNALISM

The ABC Trace Team, ABC, Trace
The Age Multimedia Team, The Age, Surviving IS: Stories from Mosul
The Age Persona Project Team, theage.com.au, The Persona Project
Margaret Burin, Matt Liddy, Ben Spraggon & Loretta Florance, ABC, Hear Me Out

THE KEITH DUNSTAN QUILL FOR COMMENTARY

Gay Alcorn, Guardian Australia, AFL's patronising moralism
James Campbell, Herald Sun, Yes, the Right has been isolated
Peter Martin, The Age, That sucking sound is us being robbed of our gas 

 

NEWS PHOTOGRAPH

Michael Dodge, Herald Sun, Tears in Parliament
Tony Gough, Herald Sun, Bourke Street massacre
Eddie Jim, The Age, Bourke Street gunman
Jay Town, Herald Sun, Light plane crash

 

News Corp political editor Annika Smethurst.

NEWS REPORT IN WRITING

Josh Gordon, Richard Willingham & Benjamin Preiss, The Age, Speaker of the Houses
Miki Perkins, Fairfax Media, Rape: How a family coped with their teenage daughter's ordeal
Ian Royall, Herald Sun, Heroin Scourge: $17 A Hit
Annika Smethurst, Herald Sun, Flat a Ley buy on trip 

 

 


PODCASTING

The ABC Trace Team, ABC, Trace
Behind the Wire/The Wheeler Centre, The Wheeler Centre, The Messenger
Melissa Davey, Miles Martignoni & David Marr, Guardian Australia, The Reckoning
Kristofor Lawson, Moonshot, Moonshot

 

THE RACV TRANSPORT QUILL

Lauren Day, ABC 7.30, Up in the air – air safety watchdog ‘clearly failing'
Brendan Donohoe, Seven News, North-East Link Cabinet Leak
Clay Lucas, The Age, Toll road secrecy bid
Benjamin Preiss & Craig Butt, The Age, 70% of toll road fines go unpaid

 

RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Bridget Judd, ABC Local Radio, Behind Bars
Patricia Karvelas, ABC RN Drive, Government rejects Constitutional Indigenous voice to Parliament
Neil Mitchell, 3AW, Speed camera virus

 

RADIO NEWS

3AW Programs & News, 3AW, Bourke Street tragedy
Stephanie Anderson, ABC Radio, Heyfield Mill under threat
Jon Faine, Daniel Ziffer & Harriet Lonnborn, ABC Radio Melbourne, Essendon plane crash
Lauren Hilbert, 3AW, MPs take taxpayers for a ride

 


REGIONAL AND RURAL JOURNALISM

Tyla Harrington, Andrew Mole, Ivy Wise & Luke Hemer, The Riverine Herald, Murder on the Murray
Charlotte King, ABC Ballarat, The Royal Commission and the Christian Brothers
Kellie Lazzaro, ABC Gippsland, MP quits Nats over gambling, debt and depression
Nigel McNay, The Border Mail, What becomes of the broken-hearted?

 

SPORTS FEATURE

Greg Baum, The Age, Written in the stars
Konrad Marshall, Good Weekend magazine, Second Serve
Louise Milligan, Lisa McGregor & Trish Drum, ABC Four Corners, After the Game
Cameron Stewart, The Weekend Australian magazine, Stormin Norman

 


SPORTS NEWS

Michael Bachelard & Nick McKenzie, Fairfax Media, AOC bullying scandal
Nino Bucci, Fairfax Media, Australian Open boys champion charged with match fixing 
Michael Warner, Herald Sun, Drugs, Lies and Cover-ups

 


SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH

Mark Stewart, Herald Sun, Howe high can he go?
Darrian Traynor, Getty Images, As legends depart others are born 
Michael Willson, afl.com.au, SOS
Alison Wynd, Geelong Advertiser, Cats having a laugh

 

Award-winning News Corp journalist Suzan Delibasic.

SUBURBAN JOURNALISM

Jordy Atkinson, Port Phillip Leader, ‘Hellhole' Hotel will shut doors 
Suzan Delibasic, Monash Leader, Lee family deportation fight
Jack Paynter, Greater Dandenong Leader, 
Leave our park alone

 

THE TAC TOWARDS ZERO QUILL FOR ROAD SAFETY REPORTING

Ebony Bowden, The Age, Fury Roads: Melbourne's road rage epidemic 
Adam Carey, The Sunday Age, How 41 lives could have been saved 
Wes Hosking, Herald Sun, A light on road safety
Olivia Shying, The Courier, Ballarat, Where to next? Turning the road toll spike around  

 

TV/VIDEO FEATURE (LONG FORM)

Adele Ferguson, Klaus Toft & Sarah Danckert, ABC Four Corners & The Age, Bleed Them Dry Until They Die 
Paul Kennedy, Ben Knight, Dan Sweetapple & Huw Parkinson, ABC TV, Undeniable
Sashka Koloff, Nick McKenzie, Chris Uhlmann & Anne Davies, ABC TV, Power & Influence

 

TV/VIDEO FEATURE (SHORT FORM)

Alexis Daish, Nine News, Gavin Perry Investigation
Dan Oakes & Sam Clark, ABC 7.30, The Phoenix Factories
Laura Turner, A Current Affair, Skye's Story

 

TV/VIDEO NEWS

Cameron Baud, Seven News, Torney Talks
Alexis Daish, Nine News, Karen Ristevski
Dean Felton, Seven News, Ravenhall Riot
Charlotte King & Ben Knight, ABC News, Victoria Police and alleged Ballarat assaults

 

THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT QUILL FOR REPORTING ON DISABILITY ISSUES

Gus Goswell & Peter Lewis, ABC 7.30, Max's Mission
Louise Milligan, ABC 7.30, Intervention Frees Disabled Young Man from Jail
Andrew Mole, echucamoama magazine & The Riverine Herald, Don't dis-respect us
Nick Olle, Billy Lim & Josh Wedd, The Project, Network Ten, Doctors with Disabilities

 

THE YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Bridget Judd, ABC Local Radio
Jemma Ryan, Geelong Advertiser
Cassie Zervos, Herald Sun

 

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