Best News Report in Print

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker & Jane Lee
The Age

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Jane Lee of The Age have won the 2012 Quill Award for Best News Report in Print.

The trio's story exposed confidential police reports which detailed the suicides of at least 40 people sexually abused by Catholic clergy in Victoria.

Judges' statement

It revealed the contents of police reports which detailed the deadly fallout from the activities of several predatory priests and teachers. 

The Age’s revelation that secret police reports identified up to 40 young men who suicided after sexual abuse by paedophile clergy, had a clear impact and public interest.  It was a catalyst that led to a Victorian parliamentary inquiry and a federal Royal Commission. 

Highly commended

The Age's Jewel Topsfield also received a highly commended title from the judges.