2022 Tasmanian Media Awards winners announced

Tasmanian Media Awards

The winners of the Tasmanian Media Awards were announced at a cocktail event in Hobart on Friday, May 27.

A panel of judges declared Emily Baker, of the ABC, the clear winner, naming her 2022 Journalist of the Year.

“Emily broke exclusive stories and showed great bravery in bringing them to light and pursuing them, despite considerable pressure from both the Government and Opposition,” the judges said.

“She explained the significance of her stories, bringing them into context for a much wider audience. She was able to gain the trust of people to allow her to tell their stories. Emily’s stories were original, impactful and had far greater reach than just the Tasmanian market.”

“Journalists continue to serve their communities by reporting on the issues that matter to Tasmanians,” MEAA’s regional director for Tasmania and Victoria, Adam Portelli added.

“This year’s entries have again highlighted the breadth and quality of journalism in Tasmania.”

2022 Tasmanian Media Awards Winners:
Best News Image supported by Media Super
Luke Bowden, ABC, “Body of work”

Comment & Analysis supported by Unions Tasmania
Emily Baker, ABC, “Body of work”

Arts Reporting supported by the Judith Neilson Institute
Sarah Aitken, The Guardian and The Hobart Magazine, “Body of work”

Science, Technology & Environment supported by MEAA
Ellen Coulter, ABC News, “Tasmanian rivers”

Sports Coverage supported by MEAA
Brett Stubbs, The Mercury, “Ashes coverage”

Health Reporting supported by MEAA
Lachlan Bennett, ABC, “Tackling mental health in rural Tasmania”

Freelance Journalist supported by Launceston Freelance Festival
Zoe Kean, ABC Everyday, ABC News, ABC Science and The Guardian (UK), “Science with a splash”

Public Service Journalism supported by TasCOSS
Sue Bailey, The Sunday Tasmanian, “Breach of trust”

Excellence in Legal Reporting supported by MEAA
Adam Holmes, The Examiner, “Blame-shifting and abuse cover up in Education Department”

Feature, Documentary or Current Affairs supported by ABC News
Lucy Shannon, ABC, “Tasmania’s dental health crisis”

Best News Story supported by Media Super
Emily Baker, ABC, “‘I’m real see’: The Adam Brooks saga”

Best New Journalist supported by MyState Bank
April McLennan, ABC, “Body of work”

Journalist Of The Year supported by the Judith Neilson Institute
Emily Baker, ABC, “Body of work”

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