Winners in each of the 27 Quill categories of the 2016 Quill Awards for excellence in Victorian journalism and for the Young Journalist of the Year Award and the Student Journalist of the Year Award.
RoyalAuto has become the first auto club magazine in Australia to win an award for mainstream journalism.
The RACV’s member magazine, along with its digital and social channels, won the TAC Towards Zero Quill for Road Safety Reporting for “Impact”, a year-long digital, print and social media journalism project.
Impact was published online, on social, in print and screened on television.
The road safety awareness project was more than a year in the making and involved partnerships with Victoria’s two adult trauma hospitals (The Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospital), Ambulance Victoria, the police and other emergency services.
Seven News used RoyalAuto footage to produce Impact for the nightly TV news.
Impact followed the stories of several road trauma victims from crash scenes, to hospital, surgery, rehabilitation and to recovery.
The 2016 Quill Awards winners
Andrew Dyson (The Age) Elbow room
Breaking News Coverage
Brianna Travers (Sunday Herald Sun) Battle Zone – Moomba riots
Ben Butler (The Weekend Australian Magazine) Keeping Up with the Oswals
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker & Michael Bachelard (The Age) Corruption coverage
John Parsons (Nine News) West Gate Bridge police chase
Mark Knight (Herald Sun) Hair Force One
Coverage Of An Issue Or Event
Louise Milligan & Andy Burns (ABC 7.30) George Pell and Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
Jason Edwards (Herald Sun) Beautiful balance
Margaret Simons (The Monthly) Duterte’s Dirty War
Grant Hattam Quill For Investigative Journalism
Ben Schneiders, Royce Millar & Nick Toscano (The Age) Sold Out: Australia’s Biggest Wages Scandal
Innovation In Journalism
Soren Frederiksen, Conal Hanna & Craig Dixon (Fairfax Media) Real Footy On Messenger
Keith Dunstan Quill For Commentary
Tim Colebatch (Inside Story Magazine) The upside of the falling big party vote
Jake Nowakowski (Sunday Herald Sun) Moomba Gang Rampage
News Report In Writing
Tom Minear & James Campbell (Herald Sun), Minister’s dog act
Racv Transport Quill
Matthew Johnston & Alex White (Herald Sun) Sky Rail
Radio Current Affairs
Richard Baker & Michael Bachelard (theage.com.au) Phoebe’s Fall
Seb Costello (Triple M Hot Breakfast) Usain Bolt wins 100m Gold in Rio
Emma Quayle (The Age) Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti’s long journey to overnight success
Michael Gleeson (theage.com.au) Lachie Whitfield Drugs Affair
Alex Coppel (Herald Sun) Fernando Alonso’s Exit at Turn Three
Suburban Or Regional Journalism
Melissa Cunningham (The Courier, Ballarat), Ballarat Royal Commission coverage
Tac Towards Zero Quill For Road Safety Reporting
Seamus Bradley, Meredith O’Shea, Nick Place & Miguel Rios (RACV Royal Auto Magazine) Impact
TV/Video Feature (Long Form)
Adele Ferguson, Klaus Toft & Mario Christodoulou (ABC Four Corners) CommInsure Scandal
TV/Video Feature (Short Form)
Nick McKenzie & Gus Goswell (ABC 7.30) Foreign bribery allegations exposed
Brendan Donohoe (Seven News) Euthenasia Cabinet Leak
Victorian Government Quill For Reporting On Disability Issues
Beau Donelly (The Sunday Age) Anthony’s Decision to Die
Young Journalist Of The Year
Bridget Judd (ABC Warrnambool)
Student Journalist Of The Year
Tess Ikonomou (Monash University)
Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
The Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist Of The Year Award
Caroline Wilson of The Age
Louise Milligan and Andy Burns, of ABC 7.30, for their reporting on George Pell and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Graham Perkin Australian Journalist Of The Year
Caro Meldrum-Hanna, ABC Four Corners