Bul­letin staff on awards short list

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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