The Sunday Mail (Queensland)
NEWS TOPS AWARDS
Queensland has scooped the pool at last night’s Clarion awards.
The Sunday Mail and The Courier-Mail shared a host of awards at Queensland’s top media awards.
Reinforcing News Queensland’s position as the state’s news-breaking and analysis powerhouse, crime editor David Murray and chief police reporter Kate Kyriacou won the best news report award for their Ultimate Betrayal: The murder of Allison Baden-Clay, Janelle Miles picked up best feature article for her Fatal Fingers package in Qweekend magazine and online while Paul Syvret picked up the Clarion for Commentary, Analysis, Opinion and Critique.
Mike Bruce won for Kokoda: The Walk of Life in The Sunday Mail and Michael Ma- digan was named Indigenous Issues Reporting winner for his work Beyond the Dark Clouds.
Our photographers also shone, with Peter Wallis taking best metropolitan news photograph for his image of wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay, Luke Marsden won for his Reef Rescue series and Darren England was sport photo winner for his shot of footballer Tim Cahill.
The Sunday Mail-CourierMail Gold Coast bureau’s Jeremy Pierce and sports writers Peter Badel, Todd Balym and Chris Garry picked up best sports reports for coverage of the Titans’ drug scandal.
Sean Keeley won the Best Three Headings category for headlines “Jihad me at hello” , “Voyage of the crammed” and “Fillip for Republicans”.
The Gold Coast Bulletin’s Glenn Hampson won the re- gional and community division best news photograph for his powerful shot How do you tell him?
The awards, administered by the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), were hosted by Nine’s Katherine Feeney and The Courier-Mail’s Baz McAlister.
Former The Courier-Mail editor Greg Chamberlin was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Journalism.