Finalists in the prestigious Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism have been announced.
This year marks the 61st annual Walkley Awards. Journalists around the nation submitted over 1,300 entries, which were judged by more than 100 senior industry representatives.
Among the Radio News and Current Affairs category the ABC received two nods:
- Sophie McNeill and Fouad Abu Gosh, PM and AM, ABC Radio, “Voices from Besieged Syria”
Syrian townspeople at risk of starvation, MSF reports
Syrian town Daraya slated for food drops after four years under siege by Assad regime
Syrian regime forces take control of opposition-held section of Aleppo
- Ben Millington, AM, ABC Radio, “Abuse inside Cleveland”
Queensland youth detention workers claim they were sacked for speaking out
Mother of Cleveland Youth Detention Centre inmate speaks out
In the Radio Documentary, Feature, Podcast or Special:
- Jane Bardon, ABC News Darwin, “Glencore’s acid test”
- Sarah Dingle, Background Briefing, ABC Radio, “Is the Joint Strike Fighter the right plane for Australia?”
Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
You can see the full list of finalists here.