Monash University journalism graduate Sam Landsberger has won a prestigious Australian Football Media Association (AFMA) award.
Mr Landsberger, a News Corp sports digital journalist based at the Herald Sun, was presented with the Clinton Grybas Rising Star Award at a MCG function earlier this week.
Veteran AFL journalist Mike Sheahan presented Sam with the award for the most outstanding young media performer of the season.
Nine Network reporter Ayrton Woolley was highly commended in the Rising Star category for his work on the Essendon supplements saga this year.
The award’s judges included Sheahan, Caroline Wilson, Gerard Whateley and Patrick Keane.
“Sam’s versatility as a young sports journalist on the rise was demonstrated in his ability to not only break news himself but to capture the significance of unfolding breaking stories,” the judges said.
“His work on the AFL draft was highlighted by his daily short feature series Pick Me in the lead up to the 2012 national draft with his exclusive interview with the VFL’s Wade Lees whom Sam revealed had been banned for 18 months for importing performance-enhancing drugs.”
Mr Landsberger has enjoyed a stellar year, winning the 2012 Quill Award for Best use of the Digital or Online Medium with News Corp’s AFL digital team. Earlier this year, he was a finalist in the Walkley’s Innovation in Journalism category.
Mr Landsberger’s Pick Me series, which intensively profiles the best young footballers in Australia, was widely praised.
Mr Landsberger trained in sports journalism in 2010, while writing VFL football for the Herald Sun. He has honed his ability to write breaking stories within minutes and is a competent producer of multimedia.
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