In a virtual ceremony, due to the Corona Virus, the Mid Year Walkley Awards were held tonight.
The mid-year celebration entries are peer-judged and winners are selected on the basis of journalistic excellence. All the entries shine a light on great Australian journalism in their categories.
Mahmood Fazal and Rebecca Metcalf won the Media Diversity Australia award for their podcast “No Gangsters in Paradise”
There were no other audio award winners. Other notable categories include:
All media: Public service journalism was won by young journalist Annabel Hennessy, The West Australian, “Kill or Be Killed?: The First Chapter: The incarceration of Jody Gore”
Walkley Chief Executive Louisa Graham said: “Our Mid-Year Celebration was established to recognise the work of young journalists and specialist writers not included in the Walkley Awards. They are not Walkley Awards, they have a different trophy, but they are determined through the same rigorous processes and according to the same standards of excellence and expert judging. To avoid duplication with the Walkley Awards at the end of year, we have taken this opportunity to honour one of our significant benefactors by rebranding these awards in her name.”
A full list of the mid year winners can be found here.