The Herald Solar has recorded a clear sweep of the main classes in Victoria’s 2018 Quill Awards for excellence in journalism.
In an unprecedented end result, our group dominated the distinguished nationwide and state awards finally night time’s Quills.
The Herald Solar’sfive-year investigation into Lawyer X, which unmasked Nicola Gobbo as a secret police informer and triggered a royal fee, gained a exceptional 4 awards.
Investigative reporter Anthony Dowsley was named the 2018 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist Of The 12 months for his unique protection exposing the Lawyer X scandal
and for his separate stories that sparked an anti-corruption probe into the Silk-Miller investigation.
The judges stated: “Anthony Dowsley’s reporting on two big crime stories … was outstanding. He clearly led the pack on both stories, regularly breaking stunning developments.”
The Gold Quill additionally went to the Herald Solar with Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon rewarded for his or her groundbreaking investigation into Lawyer X.
The judges stated: “The dogged five-year pursuit of truth and public interest to reveal lawyer Nicola Gobbo’s secret double life as a police informer who helped convict many of her own clients exemplifies the very best of modern-day journalism. It was a blockbuster scoop.”
The Herald Solar’s deputy editor Chris Tinkler, together with Dowsley and Carlyon, additionally picked up the Quill for Protection of an Difficulty or Occasion for the Lawyer X stories.
The distinguished Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism additionally went to Dowsley and Carlyon for Lawyer X.
Herald Solar affiliate editor Andrew Rule was awarded the Harry Gordon Australian Sports activities Journalist Of The 12 months for his biography on Winx.
The judges stated: “Andrew Rule in front of a keyboard is like an experienced jockey in the saddle … he provides an unprecedented glimpse into the world of a horse that has captivated Australia and the world.”
The Herald Solar/Sunday Herald Solar group gained the Quill for Breaking Information Protection for coverage of the Bourke St terror attack, from reside protection on heraldsun.com.au because it unfolded to in-depth reporting in print editions within the wake of the incident.
Alex Coppel gained the Quill for his images of conjoined twins Nima & Dawa.
Herald Solar reporter Andrea Hamblin gained the Quill for Finest Information Report in Writing for her unique story about a heartless magistrate.
Leo Schlink collected the Sports activities Information Quill for his scoop, The Massive Repair, on the doping scandal that rocked the horse racing industry.`
“This unprecedented end result confirms the Herald Solar’s standing as Victoria’s No. 1 information breaker and residential of agenda-setting journalism,” editor Damon Johnston stated.
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