Quills finalists announced

The finalists for the 2016 Melbourne Press Club awards have been announced with some outstanding journalists in the running for a coveted Quill Award.

The Quills recognise the very best in journalism in Victoria across all disciplines: digital, sport, features, headlines, TV and radio.

There are two specific categories for radio: Radio News Report and Radio Current Affairs and, unlike the ACRAs, there are no time constraints on entries.

Melbourne Press Club CEO says the standard of entries had again been outstanding.

“Our industry is facing huge challenges but great journalism continues to flourish in Victoria and across Australia.”

The finalists for Radio Current Affairs are:

Richard Baker and Michael Bachelard (theage.com.au) Phoebes Fall

Bridget Brennan (ABC Background Briefing) The Extra Mile

Seb Costello (Triple M Radio) Triple M live from the Muhammad Ali Funeral

Neil Mitchell (3AW) How to Unravel a Superannuation Policy

And in Radio News, we have four finalists:

Seb Costello (Triple M Hot  Breakfast) Usain Bolt wins 100m Gold in Rio

Charlotte King (ABC news) Ballarat Bishop agrees to be a stand-in for historic sex abuse claims.

Patrick Mitchell (3AW) Springvale – Fire in Commonwealth Bank

Danny Tran (ABC Radio News) Ballarat Police under fire over new brutality allegations

The winners will be announced at Crown Palladium of Friday 17 March.

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