ABC Radio’s Elly Bradfield named Young Journalist OTY

Queensland radio presenter and journalist Elly Bradfield has been judged by the Walkley Foundation “Young Journalist of the Year.”

Her entry: QLD Regional Drive, ABC, “St George’s ice struggle”“Dinosaurs fighting depression in the bush” and “The story of three long lost sisters” was awarded the top gong for the categories: Community and Regional Affairs | Radio/Audio Journalism | Young Journalist of The Year.

Radio/audio judges’ comments: Elly’s pieces demonstrated strong initiative and a personal and compelling style. Her use of audio was outstanding – creative, innovative and evocative – and showed why radio can be such an intimate and important medium.

Community/Regional judges’ comments: Elly’s radio pieces displayed a mastery of compelling storytelling and excellent soundscape editing. Her St George Ice story in particular was a courageous one to tell in her own hometown. 

Walkley Advisory Board judges’ comments: In an exceptionally strong field, Elly Bradfield stood out. She crafted stories carefully, used her medium brilliantly, and tackled difficult subjects with courage, sensitivity and innovation. This was great journalism, compelling and engaging. As audio storytelling undergoes a worldwide renaissance, Elly’s work is up there with the best.

More, including a Q & A with Elly, on the Walkley Foundation website.

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