Keith Dunstan Quill for Best Columnist/Blogger
Caroline Wilson of The Age has won the Keith Dunstan Quill for Best Columnist/Blogger.
Caroline Wilson's work on the doping scandal at Essendon Football Club was insightful, courageous and crisply written. She cut through the fog of misinformation and competing interests and brought clarity to an emotional issue. Her style was entertaining and readable. Above all Caroline was fearless.
Highly commended were John Silvester, The Saturday Age and Matthew Dunckley, Australian Financial Review.
John Silvester 's columns are distinctive, well-informed and written in a style Victorians have come to know well. He writes from a background of knowledge that casts light on some of society's most difficult issues and is able to move gracefully from the particular to the general.
Mathew Dunckley writes with a distinctive and attractive personal style. He has a valuable ability to develop arguments from his own experience and identify relevant social trends.