Best News Report in Writing

Michael Warner, Mark Robinson and Chip Le Grand
The Herald Sun and The Australian

Michael Warner, Mark Robinson and Chip Le Grand of the Herald Sun and The Australian have won the Quill for Best News Report in Writing.

Judges' statement

These reports provided explosive insights into one of the biggest local and national stories of the year. The stories were incisive, with long-term impact that continued to generate controversy. There were two reports based on close collaboration entered jointly. They were by Michael Warner and Mark Robinson from the Herald Sun and Chip Le Grand from the Australian.

Highly commended

Highly commended was Jordan Oliver, Ballart Courier.

Judges' statement

Jordan Oliver's story raised important questions about Victoria's parole system that, combined with the Jill Meagher case, led to major changes. Oliver showed great news sense.

Winning entry

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These reports provided explosive insights into one of the biggest local and national stories of the year. The stories were incisive, with long-term impact that continued to generate controversy. There were two reports based on close collaboration entered jointly. They were by Michael Warner and Mark Robinson from the Herald Sun and Chip Le Grand from the Australian.