Jour­nal­ists scoop state awards

Wanneroo Times - - News -

COM­MU­NITY News’ high jour­nal­is­tic stan­dards have again been recog­nised.

Jour­nal­ist Gabrielle Jeffery and sub-ed­i­tor Mar­tin Turner came out win­ners at the an­nual WA Me­dia Awards on Satur­day night.

Jeffery won the So­cial Eq­uity Re­port cat­e­gory for her out­stand­ing se­ries of ar­ti­cles, “Til death do us part”, about a woman who was so close to death that she was un­con­scious when a cel­e­brant per­formed a mar­riage cer­e­mony that out­raged the woman’s fam­ily and ul­ti­mately saw the cel­e­brant cen­sured.

Turner won his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive award for head­line writ­ing, with his three sub­mis­sions: “Ar­rest is his­tory”, “Best dis­till to come”, “West Coast’s Dar­ling buds in May”.

Jour­nal­ist Sarah Brookes was a fi­nal­ist in the sub­ur­ban cat­e­gory, Best Three Sto­ries or Fea­ture.

Pic­ture: The West Aus­tralian

Luke Kevin Demp­ster (cen­tre) will be sen­tenced on De­cem­ber 3.

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