Journalism students win big at Ossie Awards

Dr Deb Anderson, Associate Professor Margaret Simons and Associate Professor Mia Lindgren
Dr Deb Anderson, Associate Professor Margaret Simons and Associate Professor Mia Lindgren

Congratulations to Monash journalism students who won six categories and received four high commendations at the recent 2018 Ossie awards.

Andrea Thiis-Evensen won two Ossies in audio and video storytelling whilst Ezra Holt was a joint winner in the video category.

Other major award-winners include:

  • Angus Smith best text-based story over 740 words, postgraduate
  • Amber Schultz Our Watch – violence against women, postgraduate
  • Sybilla Gross and Suryan Zaki investigative journalism – all media, and
  • Daria Impiombato media ethics essay, postgraduate.

Undergraduate journalism student Selby Stewart was highly commended for the Australian Press Council Prize for Journalism Student of the Year. Jessica Woolley scored two high commendations for innovation and Our Watch, while Edward Wong was highly commended for photojournalism.

This year marks the strongest performance of Monash journalism students in the annual awards, presented recently in Hobart. Organised by the Journalism Research and Education Association of Australia (JERAA), the Ossie awards are judged by leading Australian journalists.

MFJ Associate Professor Mia Lindgren said Monash journalism students had embraced the challenges of outstanding storytelling and were deservedly recognised at the Ossie Awards. “We are so proud of our students, who worked together to write compelling stories and produce great audio and video with enthusiasm and creativity.” said Associate Professor Lindgren.

Image: Dr Deb Anderson, Associate Professor Margaret Simons and Associate Professor Mia Lindgren