A 4 Corners investigation that uncovered animal mistreatment in the greyhound racing business has gained the coveted Gold Walkley Award.
ABC journalists have taken out a number of types at the Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism in Melbourne on Thursday night time, with Fairfax and News Company journalists and stories also recognised.
Caro Meldrum-Hanna, Sam Clark and Max Murch also won the investigative journalism award for their 4 Corners report on the greyhound business.
The Walkley Awards judges mentioned the Creating a Killing report exposed the greyhound racing industry’s “unpleasant magic formula”.
“It took bravery, tenacity and months of arranging in a few states to generate a jaw-dropping report that has shaken not just the greyhound code but the entire racing market,” the judges stated.
Huw Parkinson received the multimedia storytelling award for his Insiders video clip mash-ups in which he inserted Australian politicians into well-known films and television programs.
The ABC Nationwide Reporting Team’s Mark Willacy and Mark Solomons gained the Walkley for news and present affairs in the radio/audio journalism category for their Hopeland report for PM.
Radio National’s Hagar Cohen gained the award for documentary, characteristic, podcast or special with her Remaining in Harm’s Way report for Track record Briefing.
The 7-Eleven: The Price of Comfort report, which was the end result of a joint investigation between 4 Corners, ABC Tv set and Fairfax Media, gained Klaus Toft, Adele Ferguson and Sarah Danckhert the Walkley in the company group.
The report was recognised as a “difficult endeavor involving leaked files, whistle blowers and surveillance”.
Louie Eroglu won the camerawork award for his vision in The Killing Period — the item of filming more than nine months — and The Fantastic Cricket Coup.
He was praised by judges for his “sharp-eyed lighting and camerawork”.
Judges awarded seven.30 reporters Matt Brown, Suzanne Dredge and Matthew Marsic the every day present affairs award for television/audio-visible journalism for their Enslaved by Aussie Jihadis report.
The Walkley Awards celebrated its 60th anniversary soon after getting set up in 1956 by Sir William Gaston — the founder of Ampol Petroleum.
The entire checklist of winners can be viewed at The Walkley Foundation site.
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