HERALD SUN state political editor James Campbell has won Victoria’s top journalism award, the Gold Quill, for his secret tapes report in relation to key Liberal Party advisers.
Campbell’s investigation triggered the resignation of then premier Ted Baillieu.
Campbell, who taught political science at Monash University, also won the Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism.
Melbourne Press Club judges stated: “The impact of Campbell’s work was strengthened by the publication of excerpts from the tapes on the Herald Sun website, an impressive marriage of print and digital media.”
In his acceptance speech at Crown Palladium on Friday, March 21, Campbell thanked Herald Sun editor, Damon Johnson, editorial director Peter Blunden, national political editor Ellen Whinnett, his state rounds colleagues and his wife.
Monash University alumna, Ashley Argoon, was highly commended in the Melbourne Press Club’s Young Journalist of the Year. Ashlynne McGhee, an ABC reporter, won the coveted award.
Argoon, the Herald Sun’s gaming reporter, won the 2013 Young Walkley Journalist of the Year.
She is renowned for exclusively interviewing Tania Hird, which led to further vigorous reporting on the Essendon supplements investigation.
Journalism education at Monash University
Journalism staff and students engaged with secondary school students and their parents during Monash’s Open Day at Clayton and Caulfield campuses on Sunday, August 2.
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On Happiness and Aussie larrikins
An essay on Australian comedic subversion by Monash academic Dr Tony Moore is one of selected chapters of a new book, On Happiness.
New Directions in Screen Studies
A group of Monash Film and Screen Studies postgraduates have been especially busy over the past few months, having organised what looks to be an outstanding national conference.
Hannah, Kate named Walkley scholarship finalists
Monash University journalism students Hannah Scholte and Kate Wong Hoy have been named finalists for the 2015 Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship. … Continue reading Hannah, Kate named Walkley scholarship finalists
Alana and Naomi are Young Walkley finalists
Monash University journalism alumnae Alana Mitchelson and Naomi Selvaratnam have been named finalists in the Young Walkley Awards to be held in Sydney on July 29.
Dani wins Herb Thomas Memorial Trust award
Dani Rothwell has won the Herb Thomas Memorial Trust award as the most outstanding journalism student in the Bachelor of Professional Communication degree at Monash University.
Getting to know … Andrea Baker
Monash journalism senior lecturer Dr Andrea Baker shares her latest research projects, her favourite places and a pearl of wisdom.
Jenan Taylor awarded the Guy Morrison Prize
Jenan, a Master of Journalism student, was presented with her prize at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on May 22, which coincided with UTS’s anthology launch.