Best Breaking News Coverage

Brendan Donohoe
Seven News

Brendan Donohoe of Seven News has won the Quill Award for Best Breaking News Coverage.

Judges' statement

Brendan Donohoe's engaging coverage of the rapidly unfolding demise of Premier Ted Baillieu was comprehensive and authoritative, and his analysis of the drama reflected his considerable experience and knowledge of state politics. The judges considered it an outstanding individual performance.

Highly commended

Highly commended for the award were the Nine News team andMatt Johnson, James Campbell, Annika Smethursst, Michelle Ainsworth and Mitchell Toy of the Herald Sun.

Judges' statements

Channel Nine's late night special bulletin covering the change of leadership of the Victorian Government was a fine example of a network marshalling its considerable resources to provide a comprehensive summary of the events surrounding the fall of Premier Ted Baillieu.

James Campbell, Annika Smethurst, Michelle Ainsworth, Mitchell Toy, Herald Sun
The Herald Sun's combined online and print coverage of the resignation of Ted Baillieu and the events leading up to it displayed breadth in news and analysis.

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