The Age collects 41 nominations for Melbourne Press Club’s Quill Awards

Editor Gay Alcorn said the number of nominations was a testament to staff.

“This is a remarkable result for The Agewhich dominates nominations for the Quills across so many categories – sport, investigations, health and science reporting, commentary, artwork and photography, news, business, features and Indigenous reporting,” she said.

“It’s a testament to our staff and to their commitment to high-quality and ambitious journalism that serves our community.”

Finalists were also announced for the 46th Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year, which honors the memory of celebrated age editor Graham Perkin. It carries a $10,000 cash prize.

The nominees are: Samantha Maiden, news.com.au, for coverage of abuse in Parliament House; Gerard Ryle, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, for originating and leading the Panama Papers story; and Sally Sara, ABC Newsfor coverage of the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan.

The winners will be announced on March 18.

Full list of nominees:

ARTWORK

Matt Davidson, The Age‘Science fiction or fact – will we meet aliens?’
Richard Giliberto, The Age‘Under the Canopy’
Richard Giliberto, The Age‘Working the Network/Out of the Loop’
Tia Kasambalis, The Saturday Paper, ‘Twenty years on’

BREAKING NEWS

7NEWS Melbourne, 7NEWS‘Construction Protests’
Christine AhernNine News‘CFMEU Protests’
Matt Johnston, Shannon Deery, Kieran Rooney, Mitch Clarke, Herald Sun‘Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions’
caroline wilson, Footy Classified‘Alastair Clarkson departs Hawthorn’

BUSINESS NEWS/FEATURE

Sarah Danckert, The Age‘Secrets at Stake.com: The Australian origins of the world’s biggest crypto casino’
conrad marshall, Good Weekend magazine‘Playing hardball’
John Stensholt and Nick Evans, The Australian‘Twiggy’s Green Dream’

CARTOON

Matt Davidson, The Age‘AUKUS Bombshell’
John Ditchburn, Ballarat Courier, ‘There’s someone tailgating us dear!’
Jim Pavlidis, The Age‘Net Zero, Zero Net’

COVERAGE OF AN ISSUE OR AN EVENT

Shannon Deery, Matt Johnston, Kieran Rooney, Mitch Clarke, Herald Sun‘Restrictions revealed’
Clay Lucas, The Age‘Broken homes: aged care and the horror of St Basil’s’
Ben Schneiders and Royce Millar, The Age‘Class Divide: Sacked for being gay’
Cassie Zervos, 7NEWS‘Missing Campers’

COVERAGE OF WOMEN IN SPORT sponsored by VicHealth

Christie Cooper, 7NEWS Melbourne‘Girls’ Footy’
Tom Cowie and Rachael Dexter, The Sunday Age‘How one woman’s story shook the sport of powerlifting’
Damien Ractliffe and Craig Butt, The Age‘Tackling steep rise in women’s contact sports injuries’
Rhiannon Stevens, ABC Online‘The Strongest Woman In The World’

EXCELLENCE IN INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS REPORTING sponsored by Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

Andy Burns and Shahni Wellington, ABC 7.30 and ABC News‘Footage of police arrests leaves Indigenous Australians feeling unsafe in their own community’
Yoo-rrook: A time for truth team, The Age‘Yoo-rrook: A time for truth’

EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, MEDICAL AND HEALTH REPORTING sponsored by University of Melbourne

Alexis Daish, A Current Affair‘The Shadow Pandemic’
Liam Mannix, The Age‘COVID-19: evidence-based reporting’
Chris Vedelago, The Age‘Doubts about shaking baby science used to convict’

FEATURES PHOTOGRAPH

David Caird, Herald Sun‘A Good Friday For Kids’
Eddie Jim, The Age‘After the Storm’
Justin McManus, The Age‘Time for Truth’
Jake Nowakowski, Sunday Herald Sun‘Bug’s Life’

FEATURE WRITING

James Button, The Age‘Cancel culture’
Melissa Fyfe, Good Weekend‘The Death of Ashleigh Petrie’
Chip LeGrand, Timna Jacks and Paul Sakkal, The Age‘How Victoria is really governed’
Martha Pascual Juanola, The Age‘“Wrong skin” – Tragedy: death, drugs and violence in a divided town’

GRANT HATTAM QUILL FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Ben Butler, Elise Worthington and Neil Chenoweth, Guardian Australia, ABC, and Australian Financial Review‘Pandora Papers’
Sarah Curnow and Josie Taylor; ABC News‘Data breach’
Adele Ferguson, Lauren Day and Klaus Toft, The Age‘Cosmetic Surgery Underbelly’
Nick McKenzie and Joel Tozer, The Age‘Neo Nazis exposed’

INNOVATION IN JOURNALISM

Matilda Boseley, Guardian Australia‘Guardian Australia TikToks’
Michael Slezak, Mark Doman and Katia Shatoba, ABC News‘“Lawless” loggers’
Sharnelle Vella, ‘Who Wants Facts?’
Bang Xiao, ABC News‘Hidden In Plain Sight’

KEITH DUNSTAN QUILL FOR COMMENTARY

waleed aly, the age, “It makes no sense to ask”
Liam Mannix, the age, ‘examine’
Martin McKenzie Murray, The MonthlyThree works
Julie Szego, The Age‘The states’ race to freedom is over’

NEWS PHOTOGRAPH

David Caird, Herald Sun‘Farewell Greatest Showman’
Christopher Hopkins, The Age‘Anti-lockdown: 262 Days’
Justin McManus, The Age‘“If I hadn’t been double vaccinated, I’d be Dead”’
Darrian Traynor, Getty Images‘Locked down, locked up, locked in and locked out’

NEWS REPORT IN WRITING

Melissa Cunningham, the age, ‘“I feel like a criminal”: Traveler says he told authorities about nebuliser’
Stephen Drill and Christopher Tinkler, Herald Sun‘Tim Paine sexting scandal’
Tom Minear and Matt Johnston, Herald Sun‘Rail Park Fail’
Jewel Topsfield and Royce Millar, The Age‘How Denise Morgan escaped Albert Park’s House of Horrors’

PODCASTING

Genevieve Alison, Ashley Argoon, Andrea Thiis-Evensen, Jon Burton, Herald Sun‘Class Act podcast’
Bethany Atkinson Quinton and Madison Griffiths, Tender‘Tender: Roia Atmar’
Mahmood Fazal, ABC Radio National, ‘The infiltrator who helped hatch a terror plot’
John Silvester, Margaret Gordon, Anu Hasbold, and Cormac Lally, The Age‘Naked City’

RADIO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Norman Hermant, ABC AM‘Hidden Homeless’
charlotte king, ABC Background Briefing and AM‘The memo that erased a scandal’
Neil Mitchell, 3AW‘The fall of Tim Smith’

RADIO NEWS

Nicole Asher, ABC Radio Melbourne Drive‘Violence on the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance’
Bridget Rollason, 774 ABC Radio Melbourne‘Victoria’s construction industry shutdown for two weeks’
Richard Willingham, ABC News‘Purpose-built quarantine hub to be built in Mickleham’

REGIONAL AND RURAL JOURNALISM

Charmayne Allison and Catherine Grey, Shepparton News‘Beyond the Addiction’
Emma Field, Andy Burns and Charlotte King, ABC Gippsland, Country Hour and News, Pet food investigation reveals dodgy racehorse burials
Harrison Tippet, The Geelong Advertiser‘Out in the Cold’
Dale Webster, The Regional‘“Big four” banks casting a dangerous shadow’

REPORTING ON DISABILITY ISSUES sponsored by Victorian Government

Adam Carey, Sunday Age‘Autistic siblings removed from specialist school after good results’
Luke Henriques-Gomes, Guardian Australia‘Reporting on the National Disability Insurance Scheme’
Jessica Longbottom, ABC News‘The Australian-born children the government wants to deport because they have a disability’
Jewel Topsfield, The Age‘“It doesn’t define me”: What is it like to live with dementia?’

REPORTING ON MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS sponsored by Victorian Government

Christopher Hopkins and Margaret Simons, The Guardian‘“We Thought we were Australian”’
Sumeyya Ilanbey and Melissa Cunningham, The Age‘How coronavirus closed in the City of Hume’
Bang Xiao, Jarrod Fankhauser, Steven Viney, ABC News‘Hidden In Plain Sight’

ROAD SAFETY REPORTING sponsored by TAC

Sherryn Groch, The Age‘The horrible thud: How can we stop roadkill?’
Lana Murphy, Nine News‘South Bank Survivor’
Olivia Shying and Harrison Tippet, Geelong Advertiser‘December December’
Brianna Travers, Herald Sun‘Bye Mum, I’ll be fine’

SPORTS FEATURE

russell jackson, ABC News, Rod Owen’s Secret
Chip LeGrand, The Age‘Cruel game’
conrad marshall, Good Weekend magazine‘All the right moves’
Damien Ractliffe, Craig Butt, Mark Stehle and Richard Lama, The Age‘Head on: Rising concussion rates in community footy exposed amid calls for action on youngsters’

SPORTS NEWS

Greg Baum, The Age‘Shane Tuck’
Sam McClure and Peter Ryan, The Age‘Walker racism probe’
Paul Sakkal and Scott Spits, The Age‘Tennis Australia fights vaccine mandate to allow Djokovic entry’
Michael Warner, Herald Sun‘“Do better”: The secret Collingwood racism report’

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH

Alex Coppel, Herald Sun‘Jess Fox’
jaytown, ausopen.com‘Eye on the ball’
Darrian Traynor, Getty Images‘bigger than sports’
Michael Willson, AFL.com.au‘Air-O-Smith’

TV CAMERA WORK (CREATIVE)

Glenn Edwards, Nine News‘Runway Revamp’
Ryan Mason, Nine News‘Plane Graveyard’
Steven Ramlin, A Current Affair‘Dingo Whisperer’

TV CAMERA WORK (SHOT OF THE YEAR)

Oli Bourguignon, 7NEWS‘Wild Scenes: Union Protest’
Glenn Edwards, Nine News‘Melbourne Protests’
Jason Edwards, Herald Sun, ‘Anti-Lockdown Protests’
Hamish Russell, 10 News First‘Gippsland Flood Rescue’

TV/VIDEO FEATURE

Alexis Daish, A Current Affair‘Doyle Talks’
Georgia Done, Lisa Wilkinson, Anthony Hawwa and Josh Wedd, The Project‘Enough is Enough’
Adele Ferguson, Klaus Toft, Lauren Day, ABC Four Corners‘Cosmetic Cowboys’
Nick McKenzie and Joel Tozer, 60 Minutes / The Age‘Nazis Next Door’

TV/VIDEO NEWS

cameron baud, 7NEWS‘Delta Removalists Uncovered’
Lana Murphy, Nine News Melbourne‘Contact Tracer Predator’
Michael Slezak and Laura Kewley, ABC 7.30‘“Lawless” loggers’
Cassie Zervos, 7NEWS‘Greg Lynn Judgment’

THE MPC STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

ruth brooke, monash university, ‘May the end be beautiful’
Amalia Hart, University of Melbourne‘Earth’s orbital space: who’s in charge?’
Warwick Jones, RMIT‘The battle over Australia’s tough new vape ban’
Petra Stock, University of Melbourne‘National Treasure’
fia walsh, University of Melbourne‘On the land, between phosphate rock and a hard place’

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR sponsored by Wilnic Family Trust

Caitlin Cassidy, the Guardian, a body of work
Mitch Clarke, Herald Suna body of work
Olivia Jenkins, Herald Suna body of work
Shannon Schubert, ABC News‘Shining a light on regional issues and the failures at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre’

46th GRAHAM PERKIN AUSTRALIAN JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Samantha Maiden, news.com.au, for coverage of abuse in Parliament House
Gerard Ryle, International Consortium of Investigative Journalistsfor originating and leading the Panama Papers story
sally Sarah, ABC Newsfor coverage of the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan

2021 HARRY GORDON AUSTRALIAN SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Greg Baum, The Age, for coverage and commentary on the AFL
Jonathan Horn, The Guardian, for coverage and commentary on Melbourne sport
Linda Pearce, CODE Sports, for coverage of Australian sport at home and abroad

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