Every year the best work of student journalists from universities around the country is recognised in the Ossie Awards, presented at the annual conference of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).
At the conference in Hobart this week, four Citizen reporters – all Centre for Advancing Journalism Master of Journalism students or recent graduates – picked up prizes for their work. The Citizen website was also recognised, with a highly commended award for best publication. The award for best publication went to Macleay College’s Hatch.
Student winners were:
- Best text-based story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student: Benjamin Ansell, for his story published in The Age, “More than 60 couples fleeced in Willows wedding wipeout”
- John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs: Jack Banister, for his story published by The Guardian, “Indigenous suicide in custody: ‘How have lives just slipped away?’
- Best audio story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student: Dilpreet Kaur, for her story published by The Citizen, “Perfection’ is more than skin deep: Being brown, being beautiful”
- Mindframe Award for reporting on mental health (Individual, Any Medium, Postgraduate): Krati Garg, for her story published The Citizen, “Physician, heal thyself? A prescription for trouble for all of us, doctors say”
A full list of the winners can be found on the JERAA site here.