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Shortlist for 2019 Lowy Institute Media Award

The Lowy Institute is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Lowy Institute Media Award.

The shortlisted journalists are:

  • Matthew Carney – nominated for “Leave No Dark Corner” – an episode on ABC’s Foreign Correspondent about China’s social credit system;
  • Kate Geraghty – nominated for a selection of photography in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age;
  • Angus Grigg, Lisa Murray, Jonathan Shapiro and Edmund Tadros – nominated for a series of articles on the security firm Paladin in the Australian Financial Review; and
  • Nick McKenzie and Sahska Koloff  – nominated for “Interference”, a joint investigation by The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age, and ABC’s Four Corners about Chinese political influence in Australia.

Now in its seventh year, the Lowy Institute Media Award is Australia’s premier award for recognising excellence in foreign affairs journalism. The Award is presented to an Australian journalist or journalistic team working in print, broadcast, or online media who has deepened the knowledge or shaped the discussion of international policy. The winner or winning team receives $20,000.

This year’s judges for the Award were: Chris Mitchell, columnist, and former editor-in-chief of The Australian; Mary Louise O’Callaghan, media consultant, former foreign correspondent, and former head of public affairs for RAMSI and World Vision; Louise Williams, author, media consultant at the University of New South Wales, and former foreign correspondent; Mark Ryan, Director at the Judith Neilson Institute and Lowy Institute Board Member; and Dr Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute.

Previous Media Award winners include freelance journalist Evan Williams, the ABC’s Matt Brown, Fairfax’s Jewel Topsfield, The Australian’s Paul Maley, the ABC’s Hayden Cooper, and Fairfax’s John Garnaut.

The 2019 Lowy Institute Media Award Dinner, at which the winner of the Media Award will be announced, will be held at NSW Parliament House on Saturday, 19 October. The Media Lecture will be delivered by Ita Buttrose AC OBE, Chair of the ABC. Following the lecture, Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove will chair a Q&A session with Ms Buttrose.


For further information, please contact:

Erin Bassett
Director of Media and Communications

E. ebassett@lowyinstitute.org
M. +61 409 461 795

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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