Seven West lines up for awards
Seven West Media is likely to dominate this month’s WA Media Awards, with almost half the finalists from the State’s biggest media outlet.
SWM is guaranteed at least four awards in categories they have swept.
Two of the finalists for best news photograph are Ian Munro and Danella Bevis from The West Australian.
The third is Mary Mills from the Kalgoorlie Miner, the only daily regional newspaper in the SWM stable.
Bevis and Mills are also in the running in the feature photographic essay category, along with The West Australian’s Michael Wilson for his shots of the Roe 8 protests.
Mills deserves special mention for a third nomination — this time in the best community or regional news photography category.
She joins Jon Gellweiler from the South Western Times as a finalist.
The three finalists in the Gilmour-Christian Prize for best sports report are all from The West Australian — John Townsend, Nick Taylor and Steve Butler.
Three colleagues from The West Australian will vie for the Matt Price Award for WA’s best columnist — cricket writer Townsend, economics editor Shane Wright and medical editor Cathy O’Leary.
Channel Seven reporter Emily Baker is tipped to win the Eaves-Prior-Day Prize for best new journalist or cadet.
SWM has provided two of the three entries in the finals of the hotly contested broadcast camerawork category.
Gayle Adams, Ray Raab and Simon Hydzik all earned nominations for their work in the Goldfields. Raab and Hydzik will be in direct competition with Channel Nine’s Jessica Miocevich for their coverage of the Kalgoorlie riots.
Channel Seven’s Monique Dirksz is a finalist in the TV news story or feature category for her reporting on the riots.
Joe Spagnolo, John Flint and Regina Titelius have all earned nominations for their work in the Sunday Times.
Spagnolo is a finalist in the political report category and the business report category, where he joins Peter Williams from The West Australian.
SWM sub-editors Paul Barry and David Cusworth will go head-to-head for the best headlines gong. The West Australian State political reporters Gary Adshead and Dylan Caporn are finalists in the best news report category.
A team entry by SWM for its coverage of the State election is in line for the multimedia award. The winners will be announced on October 28.
Award winner Letitia Busniak.