Bulletin staff on awards short list
FIVE of the Townsville Bulletin’s editorial staff have been named as finalists in the annual Queensland Journalists’ Clarion Awards.
The annual awards showcase the best and brightest in the Queensland media, celebrating quality journalism across all platforms.
The Bulletin’s political reporter Domanii Cameron was nominated as one of three finalists in the Indigenous Issues Reporting category for her work highlighting the shocking disparity in health and social outcomes for Aboriginal people living in Townsville.
Crime reporter Chris McMahon was nominated in the News Journalist of the Year category for his work covering events including the riot at Cleveland Detention Centre and the murders of Beth Kippin, Julie Hutchinson, Mia AyliffeChung and Tom Jackson.
Senior reporter Victoria Nugent has been short- listed for the Regional and Community News Report category for her coverage of the rape of a student at James Cook University.
Photographer Zak Simmonds was named as one of three finalists in the Photographic Essay category for his work in the field covering Townsville’s youth crime scourge.
And photographer Evan Morgan was chosen as a finalist in the Regional and Community News Photograph category for images of Cyclone Debbie victim Keith Hills.
Editor Ben English said the Bulletin’s nominations were a testament to the high quality of journalism in regional newspapers.
“I am thrilled to see these talented photographers and journalists recognised as some of the best in the state,” Mr English said. “The Bulletin strives to deliver the most comprehensive and relevant journalism to our readers and I am proud of every one of our team members for the hard work they put in each day.”
The winners will be announced on August 26.