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.
Debate: Should the ABC be privatised?
In today’s day and age, does the raison d’etre for the ABC still exist? Or has it become an unnecessary drain on the taxpayer dollar, one which the government and the Australian public should consider letting go? Hear opposing views at Monash’s 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Public Debate.
Author Tom Doig awarded for The Coal Face
Monash University PhD candidate Tom Doig has been awarded the joint winner of the inaugural Oral History Victoria Education Innovation Award for his book, The Coal Face.
State-of-the-art media centre takes shape on B5
A new multi-million dollar media centre will be available to Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism students for semester 1, 2016.
Journalism Futures: New York Field School
Change and innovation are sweeping through newsrooms around the globe. In this unit, students will travel to the heart of the world’s media industry to observe how industrial crisis and creative responses are transforming news organisations, journalists and audiences in the American context.
Journalism students prepare for OS assignments
Monash University journalism students will have the opportunity to travel to Cambodia, India and Nepal next year to gain real and practical experience reporting on community development issues.
Tay and Turner launch Television Histories in Asia
Monash University lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, Dr Jinna Tay, launched her co-edited book, Television Histories in Asia, at Monash’s Caulfield campus on September 17.
Getting to know … John Tebbutt
Dr John Tebbutt is passionate about teaching and researching, and been lecturing in Communications and Media Studies at Monash for the 18 months.
Getting to know … Deb Anderson
Dr Deb Anderson does research in rural places, wild places – asking people to share their oral history, often over several years.
Winmar’s stand against racism immortalised
When Nicky Winmar lifted his guernsey and pointed to his skin at Victoria Park in 1993, he declared to the hostile crowd that he was black and proud. Molly Stapleton reports.
Virginia TV shootings: murder as a media event
The macabre live murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Virginia are a chilling watershed. Whatever the shooter’s motivations, the idea that journalists are targets for infamy seekers is now an idea in our culture.
Hayne on the verge of cracking 49ers’ roster
Cross-code convert Jarryd Hayne is on the verge of winning a coveted spot in the San Francisco 49er’s 53-man roster, according to Monash journalism digital coordinator Julie Tullberg.
Getting to know … Aleczander Gamboa
Monash journalism student Aleczander Gamboa’s dream job is becoming an editor in chief of a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Read Aleczander’s profile here.