Rather than non-journalism “fake” awards handed out by banks for advertising contracts to suburban Regional Advertising Managers, it’s now the week we’ve (journalists) all been waiting for when bona fide journalists are awarded for their real work by peers.
A fantastic crop of 2018 Walkley finalists have been judged by their peers as the best journalists of the year, and this Thursday (22 November) night we’ll find out the winners.
A shiny, pointy trophy is just the icing on the cake; the real reward is reporting stories that make a difference, hold the powerful to account and shine a light on injustice.
Gathering a roomful of journalists can bring out a little healthy competition, but it’s all in good fun as we wait to find out #whowillwin the coveted Gold Walkley. This year marks 40 years of glittering Gold Walkleys, with past winners including journalistic icons like Kerry O’Brien, Laurie Oakes, Kate McClymont, Ron Tandberg and Liz Jackson.
Join in as we #celebratejournalism on November 22. This will be the third year the Walkley Awards have been held in Brisbane with the support of Tourism and Events Queensland.