Best Columnist/Blogger

Barrie Cassidy
The Drum, ABC Online

The ABC's Barrie Cassidy has won the 2012 Quill Award for Best Columnist/Blogger.

His winning entry consisted of a number of pieces published on The Drum website, including "Prisoner of war: my father's story" and "Leadership tussle: Rudd circles, Gillard stumbles".

Judges' statement

Cassidy combines engaging storytelling with knowledge and sharp insight. His columns display originality of thought and a wide variety of subjects.

Highly commended

Highly commended for this category was the Herald Sun's Andrew Rule and The Age's Greg Baum.