Best Use of Digital or Social Media

Christie Cooper
Seven News Melbourne

Christie Cooper of Seven News Melbourne has won the Quill for Best Use of Digital or Social Media.

Judges' statement

Cooper pulled every lever in the digital world to deliver compelling content on a breaking news story against deadline. She made intelligent use of User Generated Content, and showed what good old fashioned news hounding can achieve when married with the capabilities of digital media.

Highly commended

Highly commended were Marc Moncrief, Craig Butt, Aisha Dow, Crowdspot and the DataMap team of

Judges' statement

This entry ticked all the boxes in terms of use of new media. Digital journalism, including interactive infographics were married with crowdsourcing of information and multimedia presentation to break an important local story that had everyone talking.

Winning entry

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