Citizen student reporting on stories from Alice Springs to Warrnambool to China’s far western Xinjiang province was recognised for excellence in the 2020 Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia’s Ossie Awards.
Reports produced by students in the Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs at the University of Melbourne won top honours in three categories, while three other students were highly commended.
- Student Journalist of the Year, Jess Malcolm, for a body of work
- Best Investigative Journalism by an undergraduate or postgraduate, David Bogi and Kate Wong: How China uses Muslim press trips to counter claims of Uighur abuse
- John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs, Else Kennedy: In town camps of Alice, coronavirus raises stakes of digital divide
- Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub Prize, Jess Malcolm: In the gardens of the ocean, hopes for a cure for humanity’s sins
- Best Text-based Story by a Postgraduate Student, Benjamin Silvester: Rumbling in the (contracted) ranks of Australia’s most elite university
- Best Text-based Story by a Postgraduate Student, Benjamin Silvester, Jess Malcolm: As almond orchards blossom, a sting in the tail as busy bees get to work
- John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs, Amalyah Hart: Aboriginal health services ‘really got this pandemic by the horns’