Finalists for Walkley Awards announced

Staff Writer

Finalists in the 58th annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism have been announced.

With 1335 entries, award winners will be announced on November 28 at a gala dinner at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane. The ceremony will also be broadcast on ABC3 and streamed on the ABC website with a one-hour highlights show airing on ABC1 on Sunday, December 1.

The full list of finalists is here.

Finalists in the Radio/Audio News & Current Affairs category see 2 Melbourne radio heavyweights competing :-

ABC774's Jon Faine is nominated for 'Police officer, accused for a decade of murdering gangland informants, comes clean', where Faine interviewed a former Victoria Police detective about his involvement in several Melbourne underworld murders, bringing him to tears.

3AW's Neil Mitchell is also nominated for 'The Ford scoop', where he broke and confirmed the news that Ford was closing its manufacturing operations in Australia. More.

The 3rd finalist in this category is Stephen McDonell from PM on ABC Radio with 'Covert Chinese media', where he revealed an Australian “reporter” was exposed as being effectively employed by the Chinese government and masquerading as a legitimate. More.

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