53rd Walkley aWards for excellence in Journalism 2008 nominees In 2008 the Walkley Awards mark 53 years of recognising excellence in journalism, as Australia’s highest media accolade. More than ever, the Australian media is a dynamic industry in which to work, always full of surprises. The quality of Australian reporting, photography and artwork continues to prove the world-class credentials of our elite media. 2008 was another strong year for the Walkley Awards, with more than 1300 entries submitted by almost 1000 journalists. The depth and breadth of work submitted is a timely reminder of the importance and the power of professional, ethical journalism to effect change for our country, at the highest and the humblest levels. The Walkley Award for Best Non-Fiction Book is now in its fourth year, attracting more than 70 entries across genres, from biography to health and science, and it demonstrates the flourishing relationship between journalism and literature. When the Walkleys first began in 1956, there were five categories and enough prize money to buy a Sydney house. They were instigated by Ampol Petroleum founder Sir William Gaston Walkley, who had appreciated the media’s support for his oil exploration efforts and envisaged awards that recognised emerging talent in the Australian media. The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, which represents more than 10,000 media professionals nationally, remains the Awards’ dedicated trustee. The Walkley Foundation relies on the goodwill of an enormous number of people across Australia, both in the judging of the entries and support for the wider Walkley program. We acknowledge their vital contribution, especially all the judges and Walkley Advisory Board members who gave their time this year. The Awards would also not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, whose commitment to excellence in the craft ensures the Walkleys’ continued success. We are proud to present this year’s finalists and congratulate them on the outstanding journalism they have undertaken this year. These finalists represent the very best in the craft of journalism and the spirit of the Walkley tradition. 53rd Walkley aWards for excellence in Journalism 2008 nominees daIly lIFe PHOTOGraPHy 53rd Walkley aWards daily life/Feature Photography Proudly sPonsored by ePson social equity Journalism Proudly sPonsored by AnZ andy drewitt, Maroondah Leader, “Breakdown” A series of searingly intimate portraits of Stuart Natasha Johnson, The 7.30 Report, ABC TV, Evans, former mechanic and male model, who has “Second Step” battled schizophrenia for 32 years. A report telling the story of “second steppers”, recovering drug addicts and former criminals given Craig Greenhill, The Daily Telegraph, a second chance through a previously unpublicised “India’s IPL Fans” employment program run by Toll Holdings. When he joined an international boycott refusing to cover on-field action in the Indian Premier Jill Margo and steve Georgopolos, The Australian League, Greenhill captured the colour and chaos of Financial Review, “Terminally Ill Deserve Better” the crowds, including heavy security measures and A story identifying an inequity in superannuation cheerleaders. access for people who are terminally ill, which in turn had an effect on legislation. lisa Wiltse, The Sydney Morning Herald, “The Boarding House” adele Horin and debra Jopson, The Sydney A soulful and empowering portrayal of the Morning Herald, “Tough Justice” 38 people with intellectual disabilities who live in Reports uncovered the federal government’s small group homes in the small town of Wallerawang. Andy Drewitt, Maroondah Leader, “Breakdown” campaign against the nation’s poorest people through A central boarding house provides activities and an escalation in legal actions in the Department of health assistance, to support their integration into Employment and Workplace Relations. the community. Best Use of Media Commended Proudly sPonsored by August Jon reid, The Sydney Morning Herald, david Claughton, Catherine Clifford, Michael “December Storm” Condon, Michael Pritchard and Bruce reynolds, This image captured the chaos and vivid energy ABC Radio, “Equine Flu” of flash flooding in Sydney’s CBD during a summer Months of authoritative coverage of the horse flu thunderstorm. outbreak, its treatment and investigation into its cause, demonstrated depth of research, contacts, Three Headings Proudly sPonsored by dow Jones teamwork and a great use of local radio and online. Craig Greenhill, The Daily Telegraph, “India’s IPL Fans” rick Feneley, The Sydney Morning Herald ruth Fogarty, kate Wild and Marian Wilkinson, “The felonious monk and his trail of lies” abc.net.au/4corners, “Four Corners Broadband Edition: “Welcome to the CBD: all arteries, no pulse” Tipping Point” “Della in the freezer” A collaborative project between Four Corners and The Sydney Morning Herald on the effects of global rob Mills, The Sydney Morning Herald warming on the Arctic icecap, this was a comprehensive “Bach from the dead: fresh portrait of a decomposer” complement to the concurrent free-to-air broadcast. “Yes, I did inhale: Liberal leader admits andrew Geoghegan, ABC TV News and Current sniffing staffer’s chair” Affairs, “Undercover in Zimbabwe” “Dear me: Della penned Iguanas letter” A series of news reports and features, often david Winter, The Monthly filmed secretly and illegally with a basic domestic “It’s Bennelong time” video-camera, which provided insight into a “The great pretender” Lisa Wiltse, The Sydney Morning Herald, repressive regime. “From Mandarin to top banana” “The Boarding House” Print News report Coverage of the asia-Pacific region Commended Proudly sPonsored by MedIA suPer Proudly sPonsored by seven network Tony koch and Padraic Murphy, The Australian, Mark Forbes, The Age, “Indonesia” “No Jail for Rape of Girl, 10” Five pieces exploring our complex and This series of stories on the gang rape of strategically important neighbour, from big a young girl in a Cape York indigenous community picture (climate change) to personal struggles ultimately resulted in a review of legal processes and Soeharto’s death. and international condemnation. robert Hill and stephen Mcdonell, Foreign Nick Mckenzie, The Age, “State of Corruption” Correspondent, ABC TV, “Pre-Olympic China” Five news stories and features exposing serious Three reports covering China’s handling of an corruption within the Victorian police force, the police uprising in Tibet; a full-scale earthquake disaster union and the racing industry, linking Victorian police and dissent in cyberspace in the run-up to the to underworld hits. Beijing Games. Jonathan Reid, The Sydney Morning Herald, “December Storm” Charles Miranda, The Daily Telegraph, “Standen” John Martinkus, Dateline, SBS TV, “Afghanistan A series of often exclusive reports based on 10 2008: Guns, Drugs and Suicide Bombers” months of investigation into synthetic drug trafficking An authoritative body of work on Afghanistan, – authorities have described it as the biggest security these three stories investigated the opium trade, breach in Australian law-enforcement history. suicide bombings and US troops enduring a Commended freezing winter. Jill Margo and steve Georgopolos, The Australian Commended Financial Review, “Terminally Ill Deserve Better” Mike duffy, Seven News, “Nike Investigation” 53rd Walkley aWards for excellence in Journalism 2008 nominees Coverage of Indigenous affairs sport Photography sPOrT PHOTOGraPHy Proudly sPonsored by sbs Proudly sPonsored by nIkon emma Cook, Living Black, SBS TV, Phil Hillyard, The Daily Telegraph, “Best of the Best” “Community Voices” Five classic, jubilant sport shots capturing the Three stories spanning different themes – sexual critical moment of excellence, from swimmer abuse, suicide and alcohol abuse – tied together by Michael Phelps and sprinter Usain Bolt, to cricket, the voices from the communities facing these issues. softball and rugby league. Tony koch and Padraic Murphy, The Australian, Craig Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, “No Jail for Rape of Girl, 10” “Australian Aquatic” Coverage of the fall-out of a sexual assault in Cape York No-one does water like Aussies, as these five varied sent a strong message to Aboriginal women and girls – and artful images show: swimming, diving, rowing, that if they are abused, something will be done about it. sailing and airborne water-skiing. Paul Toohey, Quarterly Essay, “Last Drinks” ezra shaw, Getty Images, “The Dive” One year on, this long-form piece investigated how A common action unites these five colourful, the Northern Territory intervention came about, gorgeously composed images, from professional what it has achieved, and what the future holds. cricketers and Olympic divers to a hearty bellyflop Phil Hillyard, The Daily Telegraph, “Best of the Best” at Bondi Icebergs. Commended Janine Cohen and sarah Ferguson, Four Corners, sport News reporting ABC TV, “Educating Kimberly” Proudly sPonsored by nIne network Jessica Halloran, The Sydney Morning Herald and Coverage of Community and regional affairs The Age, “Matthew Mitcham’s Golden Journey” Proudly sPonsored by news CoMMunIty MedIA Five stories insightfully tracking the openly gay diver’s Mario Christodoulou, Illawarra Mercury, trajectory to Beijing gold, with numerous exclusive “Wollongong’s Corruption Scandal” interviews. Five stories leading the local coverage of corruption Jacquelin Magnay and Gerard ryle, The Sydney within Wollongong’s Council, including secrecy, Morning Herald, “Sandcastles, Quokkas and The Biff” bribes and shady deals. The flow-on effects of Magnay and Ryle’s original Craig Golding, The Sydney Morning Herald, stacey katter, ABC North West Queensland, revelations of the Firepower scandal reach as far as the “Australian Aquatic” “The Mine and the Children” collapse of the Sydney Kings and a violence scandal at A series of reports exposing the toxic substances the Western Force, as these five stories show. emanating from Xstrata’s Mount Isa mine; Katter Nick Mckenzie, The Age, “Mokbel’s Day at the Races” conducted more than 30 interviews, revealing the Five pieces revealing the extraordinary extent of effects on the town. organised crime and corruption within the Victorian anthony radford, Bendigo Weekly, “Under the Pump” racing industry, which ultimately prompted discussion Two stories revealing the questions about the past of and reform. the new chairman of Coliban Water. radio Feature, documentary or Commended Broadcast special kirsty Nancarrow, ABC TV News Alice Springs, Proudly sPonsored by Qut CreAtIve IndustrIes “Rivers of Grog” Nick Franklin, ABC Radio National, “True North” Ezra Shaw, Getty Images, “The Dive” sport Feature Coverage Stories investigating the fate of farmers who have Michael sheahan, Herald Sun, “I Gambled With My Life” headed north in search of water, and the issues they Based on a remarkably frank interview with the found when they got there: from the rising cost of living to climate change and sudden wealth. revered captain of Adelaide Football Club, Simon Goodwin, this story revealed the courage it takes to di Martin, ABC Radio National and Online, overcome the professional and personal havoc “Tackling Indonesian Terror” a gambling addiction can wreak. A program investigating Indonesia’s ‘velvet glove’ approach to terrorism, featuring internationally Peter Wilkins, Ben Cheshire and Quentin davis, exclusive interviews with former extremists who are Australian Story, ABC TV, “She’s Not There” now assisting the counter-terrorism movement. After rower Sally Robbins’ infamous effort at the 2004 Athens Olympics, this program examined the fallout Colm McNaughton, ABC Radio, “Awakening for the coach and other members of the crew, some of from History?” whom had remained silent on the affair for four years. A documentary discussing the intergenerational implications of violence in Northern Ireland, and Caroline Wilson, The Age, “Two Boys: Two emerging possibilities for dialogue and healing. AFL Journeys” Eight years on, Wilson profiles two very different radio News reporting footballers who had shared a house together before Proudly sPonsored by HArt seCurIty the 1999 draft; tackling the issues of race, crime, Matthew Brown, ABC Radio, “Russia Invades Georgia” substance abuse and the AFL system that saw their Three stories filed from the frontline of the paths diverge so dramatically. confrontation between Georgia and Russia, providing Commended up-to-the-minute reports of the conflict. stephen Butler, The West Australian and The Age, stephen Mcdonell, ABC Radio, “Earthquake Radio” “I Wonder Where I Would Be Without Football” A series of reports combining live crosses and mixed 53rd Walkley aWards for excellence in Journalism 2008 nominees GeNeral NeWs PHOTOGraPHy packages from the field to convey the dramatic Julie-anne davies, The Bulletin, “32 Weeks – 5 1/2 Years” struggle to reach survivors of the earthquake in Broke the story of the Melbourne obstetrician vilified China’s Sichuan Province. for his role in a controversial late-term abortion eight John Taylor, ABC Radio, “Oly Troop 2” years ago. Lee Troop came 60th in the marathon at the Beijing Billy rule, The Sunday Times, “Crusade for Kaitlin” Olympics but still fronted the Australian media after In the 4000-word feature that “broke Perth’s heart”, the race. Rule explored the personal journey of a woman whose four-year-old daughter drowned when left unattended radio Current affairs reporting in a backyard swimming pool. Proudly sPonsored by AbC Commended rachael Brown, AM, ABC Radio, “Tong Plea” amanda Watt, QWeekend, The Courier-Mail, Broke the story that the Victorian Medical “Vicious Cycle” Practitioners Board’s failure to acknowledge early Steven Siewert, The Sydney Morning Herald, allegations against a Victorian dermatologist News Photography “World Youth Day” resulted in 14 incidents of rape or indecent assault Proudly sPonsored by nIkon over three years. Finalists were chosen from each of two Michael edwards, AM and PM, ABC Radio, sub-categories: Spot and General News. “Sydney’s Drug Market” Four pieces investigating heroin use in Australia’s General News major cities, uncovering the rise of Afghan “brown” Glenn Campbell, The Age, “The Funeral heroin and “hillbilly heroin” concocted from legally of Alfredo Reinado” available drugs. Scenes of high emotion and crowded streets for stephen Mcdonell, AM and PM, ABC Radio, one of Dili’s biggest funeral processions after the “Earthquake Emergency” death of fugitive rebel leader Alfredo Reinado. Five reports from the epicentre of the China steven siewert, The Sydney Morning Herald, earthquake painted a graphic picture of the scale “World Youth Day” of the disaster and its effect on the community. Amid saturation coverage of the largest Glenn Campbell, The Age, “The Funeral of Alfredo Reinardo” religious gathering in Australia’s history, Siewert’s Cartoon five images stood out with their dextrous use of Proudly sPonsored by bAnkI HAddoCk FIorA colour, lighting, timing and humour. Jon kudelka, The Australian, “Welcome to Brendan” Portrays then-Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson spot News indecisively stuck in no-man’s-land on whether to Proudly sPonsored by nIkon apologise to the Stolen Generations. stephen dupont, The Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Nicholson, The Australian, “Remote Education” “Afghanistan – A Suicide Bombing” Drawing dark irony from the vexed question of A confronting image of a man injured after a education in remote indigenous communities. 12-year-old boy blew himself up. Dupont narrowly escaped injury but continued documenting the ron Tandberg, The Age, “The River Bed” carnage despite the danger. Amid ever-increasing fears of water shortage, Tandberg captured the bureaucracy’s lack of action dallas kilponen, The Sydney Morning Herald, with simple, chilling humour. “Pyrmont Shooting” Straight out of film noir or a CSI episode, this was artwork a powerful and unconventional approach to the Proudly sPonsored by CAsellA wInes forensic investigation after a shooting in Sydney’s simon Bosch, The Sydney Morning Herald, Star City Casino. “Fromelles Diggers” Commended A layered illustration that was a dignified complement Michael keating, Herald Sun, “Kicked Out” to an opinion piece on the burial rights of Australian Captures a pivotal moment within the context of soldiers killed in the battlefields of Fromelles in 1916. proposed curfews in response to rising violence on Pat Campbell, The Canberra Times, “Coal Climate” Melbourne’s streets, as bouncers forcefully eject An illustration of a vacuum cleaner trying to control patrons from a city nightclub. climate change captures the huge task business and industry face with emission solutions. Newspaper Feature Writing Proudly sPonsored by PAnterA Press andrew dyson, The Age, “Passing the Baton” This charcoal illustration channelled the dark moral ruth Ostrow, The Australian, “The Power and ambiguity of China’s human rights record in the the Passion” lead-up to the Beijing Olympics. Two stories that were part of a long-term feature series on the inner lives of Australian leaders, Magazine Feature Writing probing Michael Costa (“Mr Mean”) and Lindsay Proudly sPonsored by bHP bIllIton Tanner (“Mr Cool”). Jane Cadzow, Good Weekend, “Another Time, Pamela Williams, The Australian Financial Review, Another Place” “The Fall of the House of Howard” An in-depth exploration and psychological study of A four-part series documenting the abrupt end Perth grandfather and alleged Nazi war criminal to John Howard’s historic 12 years in office Charles Zentai, tracing events of 64 years ago. (including the Costello rivalry, leadership issues, 53rd Walkley aWards for excellence in Journalism 2008 nominees the collapse of the party machine and Andrew Ginny stein, Dateline, SBS TV, “Zimbabwe 2008” sPOT NeWs PHOTOGraPHy Robb’s secret power plays). Three stories, often filmed with hidden cameras, Tony Wright, The Age, “Sorry” showing the extent of the Mugabe regime’s brutality Three stories from February 2008 frame a but also the courage and endurance of human context for the Prime Minister’s apology the Zimbabwean people. for white Australia’s treatment of indigenous Television Current affairs, Feature, people, with the stories of Tibby Briar and documentary or Broadcast special Jimmy “King Billy” Clements. (More than 20 Minutes) Business Journalism Proudly sPonsored by soutHern Cross ten Proudly sPonsored by JP MorgAn Ian darling and sascha ettinger epstein, Neil Chenoweth, katrina Nicholas and Shark Island Productions, “The Oasis” andrew White, The Australian Financial Review, This feature documentary about youth Stephen Dupont, The Sydney Morning Herald, “Inside Job: Who Killed Opes Prime?” homelessness broadcast on ABC TV spurred an “Victim of Suicide Bombing” A three-part series providing a definitive immediate corporate donation of $400,000 to insider account of the rise and disastrous fall the Oasis Youth Refuge, enabling additional beds of Opes, with fall-out spanning the ANZ Bank, a for the centre. third of listed companies, shell-shocked investors Morag ramsay and debbie Whitmont, and even Melbourne standover men. Four Corners, ABC TV, “The Newman Case” adele Ferguson, The Australian, “Share Presented new evidence in one of Australia’s Lending Plunder” most controversial and long-running murder Extensive coverage of the effects of the United cases, resulting in the NSW Chief Justice’s rapid States’ sub-prime mortgage crisis on Australia’s decision to hold an inquiry into Phuong Ngo’s financial markets, particularly superannuation 2001 conviction. funds’ complicity in stock lending and the conflict Ginny stein, Dateline, SBS Television, of interest between the ASX’s roles as market “Inside a Failed State” operator and regulator. Dallas Kilponen, The Sydney Morning Herald, Investigating the devastating effect of the “Pyrmont Shooting” stephen long and stephen Taylor, Four Corners, Zimbabwean regime’s decision to impose price ABC TV, “Debtland” controls across the nation in a bid to control its Commended Explores the human faces of predatory lending by world-record inflation. Australia’s biggest banks – refugee families and Commended people on disability pensions – which prompted an Matthew Carney, sarah Curnow and stephen ASIC investigation. skinner, Four Corners, ABC TV, “On the Piss” Photographic essay Television News and Current affairs Camera Proudly sPonsored by nIkon Proudly sPonsored by AustrAlIAn suPer Brendan esposito, The Sydney Morning Herald, robert Hill, The 7.30 Report and Foreign “Blind Love” Correspondent, ABC TV, “China’s Earthquake” The colour, light and composition of this series is a Powerful footage of grief and human tragedy bittersweet counterpoint to its subjects: Vietnamese after China’s devastating earthquake. Hill trekked children and adults with congenital cataracts, for 12 dangerous hours to reach the epicentre. recovering together in Phu Yen Province eye hospital from operations to restore their sight. david Martin, Foreign Correspondent, ABC TV, Michael Keating, Herald Sun, “Kicked Out” steven siewert, Good Weekend, “Rockabilly: “Greenland Goes Green” Living in the 50s” Working as single-person crew, Martin crossed A vibrant documentary series taken over five years tundra and travelled by boat to document how a of observing Sydney’s rockabilly culture, from fairs two-degree temperature rise since the 1990s has and festivals to retro-fitted homes. dramatically changed Greenland’s landscape. Tamara Voninski, Good Weekend, andrew Taylor, Australian Story, ABC TV, “The Last Kingdom” “Tour De Force Part Two” Idyllic and insightful black-and-white scenes Following a group of Aussie performers as they from the island kingdom of Tonga, shot around toured Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait to entertain the coronation of King George Tupou V, at a time troops, Taylor’s is ‘fly-on-the-wall’ footage shot in of sweeping political reform. dangerous conditions. International Journalism Television News reporting Proudly sPonsored by network ten rowan Callick, The Australian, “China’s Olympic Year: One World, Many Dreams, Some Nightmares” Matthew Brown, ABC TV News, Coverage of an already complex nation convulsing “Russia Invades Georgia” under the international spotlight, from the children Three stories filed from the volatile frontline of prisoners to Chinese celebrities and an army of after Russia’s incursion into neighbouring Georgia. Olympic volunteers. aela Callan and robert Ovadia, Seven News, robert Hill, stephen Mcdonell and Xin Jiang, “Iguanagate” ABC TV, “Earthquake Reports” Broke the explosive story of NSW minister Five reports from the frontline of a Chinese John Della Bosca and his wife, federal Labor MP province devastated by earthquake and struggling Belinda Neal, and their alleged abuse of staff at to rebuild. Iguana Joe’s after they were kicked out of the bar. 53rd Walkley aWards for excellence in Journalism 2008 nominees arTWOrk robert Hill, Xin Jiang and stephen Mcdonell, Commended ABC TV News, “Earthquake Crisis” Patrick Welsh, Seven News, “Tamsin Lewis/ The team defied roadblocks, landslides and Sally McLellan Interviews” aftershocks of the earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province to reveal the aftermath of the disaster. Commentary, analysis, Opinion Television Current affairs reporting and Critique Proudly sPonsored by CoMMseC (less Than 20 Minutes) Proudly sPonsored by MedIA MonItors Greg Baum, The Age, “Not Buying It” ross Coulthart and Nick Farrow, Sunday, Three passionate columns holding up for ridicule Channel Nine, “Butcher of Bega” the insidious rise of spin in Australia’s professional A delicate and painstaking investigative effort sport – in soccer, motor racing and AFL. revealing shocking abuse and mutilation of women annabel Crabb, The Sydney Morning Herald, by medical specialist Graeme Reeves. Police are now “Rise of the Ruddbot” scrutinising more than 500 individual complaints. Three columns in the lead-up to the federal election robert Hill, stephen Mcdonell, Xin Jiang and explored Rudd as a man and a phenomenon, and liwei yao, The 7.30 Report and Foreign Correspondent, the political times that brought him to the fore, with ABC TV, “Earthquake Epicentre and School” humour and clarity. Simon Bosch, The Sydney Morning Herald, The ABC’s China team trekked for 12 hours with Michael West, businessday.com.au, “Market “Fromelles Diggers” a doctor to reach the epicentre of the Sichuan Chickens Come Home to Roost” Province earthquake. A month later they returned In a big year for business journalism, West’s three to see if the parents of thousands of children killed pieces investigated corporate meltdowns, taking on in collapsed schools had found justice. auditors and cutting through PR offensives to offer Margot O’Neill, Lateline, ABC TV, “Tragic Story readers bold analysis. of Tony Tran” This story revealed bureaucratic indifference and lITerary manipulation of an illegally detained Vietnamese immigrant, separated from his young son for Best Non-Fiction Book five years. Proudly sPonsored by CoPyrIgHt AgenCy lIMIted Nominees listed separately. Investigative Journalism See www.walkeys.com Pat Campbell, The Canberra Times, “Coal Climate” Proudly sPonsored by bAyer rory Callinan, Time, “Stolen Children” A report exposing Australia’s implication in MaJOr aWards international child trafficking, after children adopted from India were revealed to have been Press Photographer of the year kidnapped from their families. Proudly sPonsored by nIkon ross Coulthart and Nick Farrow, Sunday, stephen dupont, freelance Nine Network, “Butcher of Bega” A dramatic body of work from Afghanistan, A story revealing a shocking history of abuse and Burma, Thailand and our own outback, showing mutilation by a Bega gynaecologist, and the health the enduring power of great photographic system that failed to stop him despite numerous reportage to bear witness. warning signs. david Gray, Reuters Morag ramsay and debbie Whitmont, Four Corners, Ten images from a big year in China – from the ABC TV, “The Newman Case” earthquake in Sichuan Province to the Beijing This investigation challenged the 2001 conviction Games and social issues – all captured with of Phuong Ngo and, by producing new evidence, humanity and a eye for detail. led to a review of his life sentence for murder. Phil Hillyard, News Ltd Commended A colourful and exquisitely composed portfolio Jennifer Cooke and kate McClymont, The Sydney of sport images spanning the full spectrum of Morning Herald, “Top Law Firm Accused” photographic styles. Andrew Dyson, The Age, “Passing the Baton” Broadcast Interviewing Proudly sPonsored by ernst And young Nominees are not pre-announced in the following Tracey Holmes, ABC Radio, “Life Coach” awards and represent the best in the media Three big interviews taking the audience deep for 2008. inside a well-known figure or event, including NRL bad boy Willie Mason, film director Matt Norman Journalistic leadership and environmentalist Severn Cullis Suzuki. Proudly sPonsored by MInter ellIson leigh sales, Lateline, ABC TV, “Lateline Interviews” Most Outstanding Contribution Live interviews with Malcolm Turnbull and Germaine to Journalism Greer, and a pre-recorded interview with Qantas Proudly sPonsored by tHe MedIA, director Geoff Dixon, set the national agenda. entertAInMent & Arts AllIAnCe Chris Uhlmann, AM, ABC Radio, “Last Days” These interviews with Joe Hockey, Peter Garrett and Gold Walkley Mark Vaile broke some of the biggest stories of the Proudly sPonsored by tHe MedIA, 2007 election campaign. entertAInMent & Arts AllIAnCe 53rd Walkley aWards for excellence in Journalism 2008 nominees JUdGes Television News and Current affairs Camera CarTOON david salmon, senior news producer, Seven News PrINT John Bean, senior camera operator, ABC TV News report and Three Headings Jan kenny, head of cinemaphotography, AFTRS Joe Hildebrand, political reporter, The Daily Telegraph all MedIa aWards Jane Cadzow, feature writer, The Sydney Best Use of the Media Morning Herald sigrid kirk, publisher, news.com.au Mark scott, managing director, ABC sue ahearn, senior producer, Radio Australia, Newspaper Feature Writing ABC Radio Hall Greenland, editor, Australian edition, simon Mann, senior correspondent, The Age The Week Coverage of Community and regional affairs Fergus shiel, former chief-of-staff, The Age Jocelyn Nettlefold, Tasmanian correspondent, Gerard McManus, journalist, Herald Sun Jon Kudelka, The Australian, “Welcome to Brendan” The 7.30 Report, ABC TV Magazine Feature Writing sue lappeman, journalist, Gold Coast Bulletin John silvester, investigative journalist, The Age Greg Wendt, business editor, The Newcastle Herald Graham erbacher, deputy editor, The Australian International Journalism Michelle endacott, managing editor, Australian steve Waterson, editor, Time South Pacific Women’s Weekly Tony stephens, journalist, The Sydney artwork and Cartoon Morning Herald Matthew Martin, cartoonist, The Sydney leila Mckinnon, reporter, Nine Network Morning Herald Patrick Cook, columnist, ACP Coverage of asia-Pacific Fiona katauskas, freelance cartoonist deborah snow, journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald PHOTOGraPHy sean dorney, Pacific correspondent, Peter Nicholson, The Australian, “Remote Education” Milan scepanovic, picture editor, The Australian ABC Radio National leigh Henningham, picture editor, The Age Hugh riminton, anchor, CNN, Hong Kong Phillip Quirk, photographer, freelance Business Journalism Chrissie Goldrick, picture editor, Jeffrey James, anchor, CNBC Australian Geographic Maria Wood, picture editor, Time Asia Jane schultz, media editor, The Australian Gina McColl, journalist, BRW radIO Coverage of Indigenous affairs radio News reporting and radio lin Buckfield, series producer, Q&A, ABC TV Current affairs reporting stephen Hagan, lecturer, University of Southern Qld Cath McGrath, political editor, Australia Network John andersen, regional editor, Townsville Bulletin Ian Ferguson, journalist, Sky News, former news director, Macquarie Radio Investigative Journalism Ron Tandberg, The Age, “The River Bed” lissa McMillan, executive producer, Radio News, SBS Cameron stewart, associate editor, The Australian Mischa schubert, political correspondent, The Age radio Feature, documentary or Wendy Page, producer, Australian Story, ABC TV Broadcast special John Beeston, executive producer Asia Pacific, ABC sport News reporting anna reynolds, managing editor, The Courier-Mail rohan Connolly, senior football writer, The Age andrew kruger, executive producer, World View, Gerry Collins, journalist, ABC Sport SBS Radio amanda lulham, sports journalist, Daily Telegraph TeleVIsION sport Feature Coverage Mark Beretta, sports journalist, Sunrise, Television News reporting Channel Seven leigh sales, Lateline anchor, ABC TV Greg Baum, sports journalist, The Age Moira Conway, bureau manager, SBS kat Costigan, sports journalist, The Australian lane Calcutt, journalist, National Nine News social equity Journalism Television Current affairs reporting Connie levett, journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald (less than 20 Minutes) Murray Travis, executive producer, ABC TV Jim Middleton, presenter, Newshour ABC TV Michael Mckinnon, FOI journalist, Seven News Mark llewellyn, executive producer News & Public Affairs, Seven News Commentary, analysis, Opinion kirsty Thompson, producer, Sixty Minutes, and Critique Nine Network sian Powell, journalist, The Australian Mark Baker, editor, Special Projects, The Age Television Current affairs, Feature, Paul Barry, freelance journalist and author documentary or special (More than 20 Minutes) Broadcast Interviewing Jonathan Holmes, presenter, Media Watch, ABC TV Jim Waley, journalist, retired Jeune Pritchard, producer, Insight, SBS TV Patrick Condren, political reporter, Seven News david Turnbull, journalist, formerly Nine Network Madonna king, breakfast presenter, ABC Radio 53rd Walkley aWards for excellence in Journalism 2008 nominees PHOTOGraPHIC essay Non-Fiction Book Walkley advisory Board Judging Panel Malcolm Farr, chief political reporter, Paul Bailey, managing editor, The Australian Daily Telegraph Financial Review (chair) Jeff sparrow, editor, Overland, Gay alcorn, editor, Sunday Age Victoria University Cathy Border, political editor, Network Ten dr susan Maushart, columnist, Queensland The Weekend Australian Magazine Mike Carlton, 2UE Prof donna lee Brien, head of School of Quentin dempster, Stateline, ABC Arts, Central Queensland University alan kennedy, representing AJA arm of the Jeremy Fisher, president, Australian Media Alliance Society of Authors Peter Meakin, director of news & public affairs, dennis atkins, national affairs editor, Seven Network The Courier-Mail laurie Oakes, Nine Network dr Carmen lawrence, professorial fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of WA Jenni O’dowd, group editorial marketing Clive Hamilton, Centre for Applied Philosophy manager, News Ltd Brendan Esposito, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University Malcolm schmidtke, Herald Sun, Melbourne “Blind Love” Ian Henschke, presenter, Stateline, ABC TV david dare Parker, freelance photographer, Christine Wallace, freelance journalist Western Australia and author Jonathan king, author and journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald Jenny Tabakoff, author and journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald sPONsOrs MAJor sPonsors Steven Siewert, Good Weekend, “Rockabilly: Living The Walkley Foundation would like to thank all in the 50s” of its sponsors for their continued support and for sharing a belief in striving for excellence. 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