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December 22, 2005

From the crypt

Trivia nuts will hit a treasure trove with The Envelope: Past Winners ( which has results from entertainment awards shows going waaaay back -- in some cases as far as 1916. The database covers more than 100 American, Canadian and British awards shows such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes, and also includes TV ratings and Top 40 singles. You'll be a pub quiz hero after a trawl through this lot.
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August 20, 2004

George Munster journalism award

Print, broadcast and online journalists are invited to submit entries by August 27, 2004 for the 2004 George Munster Award, which recognises excellence in independent journalism.

Presented each year by the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism ( at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), the award carries a prize of $1,000 for an outstanding piece of journalism published or broadcast in any medium.

Originally instituted as an award for freelance journalism, the George Munster Award was expanded in 1998 to include applicants who are not freelancers but are able to demonstrate independence of mind, acuity and excellence in their craft.

George Munster was a co-founder of the Nation, a fortnightly journal (later to merge with the Review to become Nation Review), and a freelance editor, journalist and writer of books. He later became an editor with Angus and Robertson Publishers and reverted to freelance work both as a journalist and book writer.

When George Munster's book Rupert Murdoch: A Paper Prince was launched in October 1985, a little over a year after his death, a number of his friends decided to commemorate his life and the outstanding contribution he made to journalism by instituting an annual journalism award.

The 2004 award presentation will be made on Friday 17 September, 2004, as part of the George Munster Journalism Forum conducted by the ACIJ in collaboration with ABC Radio National.

Application forms and further details available at

Contact: Dominic O'Grady
Phone: (02) 9514 2295

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May 11, 2004

Best is back

The Best Australian journalism of the 20th century list is back online after a hiatus at The actual site for the conference about the pieces is at
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April 21, 2004


Finalists for the 2004 EPpy Awards, which honor the best new media work by media companies, have been announced. The awards are a joint project of Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek magazines. has been nominated as Best Internet News Service, along with and Google News. The full storyfrom E&P, with lists of finalists in all categories, is at
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February 20, 2004

And the winner is ...

Not the viewer anyway - MSNBC's second Big Picture feature, all about the upcoming Oscars ceremony, has an image problem - many people won't be able to view the snazzy Flash feature MSNBC ( has put together. This is a shame as it has long film clips of nominees in different categories (in large format too), interviews, voting and more. The site aims to provide interactive-TV-like audio and video coverage of the February 29 Academy Awards, so it's time to get the bugs out, folks. (I've got it working now, but it took a while ...) Despite this there is a lot that is working, and this is probably the Web way of the future for these kind of events. See for yourself at
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November 18, 2003

Online Journalism Awards

Sports site won a gong in the 2003 Online Journalism Awards. So did The New York Times on the Web for coverage of the war in Iraq. The Awards honour excellence in English-language Web journalism and are administered by the Online News Association ( and the Annenberg School for Communication ( at the University of Southern California. The full list of winners etc can be seen at

Complete coverage of the ONA's recent conference is at

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October 13, 2003

2003 finalists

Finalists in the 2003 Online Journalism Awards have been announced. The awards are sponsored annually by the Online News Association ( and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California ( Categories for awards include General Excellence, Breaking News, Feature Journalism, Enterprise Journalism, Service Journalism, Creative Use of the Medium and Commentary. To get a good idea of where online journalism is going, have a look. The list is at
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August 26, 2003

The Munsters

The annual George Munster Award, a $1000 prize for excellence in independent journalism, is open for nominations now. The deadline for entries is Monday September 1, 2003.

Awarded annually since 1986 by the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney, the George Munster Award recognises an outstanding piece of journalism published or broadcast in any medium that year (i.e. between 1 Jul 2002 and 30 Jun 2003). Entries should demonstrate independence of mind, acuity and excellence in craft.

The presentation of the award will be made at UTS on Friday 19 September 2003, the final night of the George Munster Journalism Forums.

A series of four George Munster forums will be held during September and broadcast on ABC Radio National on Sundays at 5pm. The forums are free and members of the public are welcome.

The first forum will be held at the University of Newcastle Callaghan campus on Monday 1 September at 7pm. Journalist Stephen Long, Samaritans Foundation CEO Cec Shevels and Associate Professor Martin Watts will discuss Reporting Employment: winners and losers.

At the second forum on 8 September at the ABC Rehearsal Studios in Ultimo, Sydney, Adjunct Professor Peter Manning, former head of news and current affairs at ABC and Channel 7, and Paula Abood, community development worker and activist, will join a panel discussion on Reporting Race.

The third forum, in Melbourne on 15 September, will discuss Reporting the Asia-Pacific Region and the final forum, to be held in Sydney on 19 September, will address Reporting the Symbolic War.

Nominations for the award are invited from all Australian journalists. Application forms and details are available on the Web: The Program for the George Munster Forums is at To apply for the Award, see

For more information about the Forums or the Award, send an email to

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August 05, 2003

Health reporting award

If you are a health journo, you might be in line to nominate for an international award for reporting. The Boehringer Ingelheim COPD Communication Award Elqouium will recognise journalists who extend public awareness and understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Eloquium is open to journalists from any media: print, broadcast or online. Get more information from the award site at The site also links to web sites dedicated to COPD research, information and treatment as well as to scientific articles and studies on the topic.
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July 18, 2003

The Emmys

The Emmys may not have quite the same cachet as the Oscars, but they are still big business in TelevisionLand. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ( award them and this year's Emmy nominees can be seen at the 2003 Emmys site (
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July 15, 2003

New Australian journalism prize

The Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity ( is inviting Australian journalists to submit stories to their inaugural award for excellence in obesity journalism. The award recognises Australian journalists who have reported on obesity issues in a way that not only raises awareness levels, but also clearly presents obesity as a disease, rather than an issue of aesthetics. Stories are invited across all journalistic media (print, radio, and television) in two categories - healthcare and consumer. To be eligible, stories should have been published or broadcast in the Australian media between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003. The winner of each category will be awarded with a return business class flight to the 2003 European Congress on Obesity being held in Prague in May 2004 and will be presented with their award at the ASSO scientific meeting to be held in NSW this October. Full details, judging criteria and entry forms can be found at the site.
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July 02, 2003

Another day, another award ceremony

The NewMediaAge Effectiveness Awards received 660 entries this year. According to NMA editor, Michael Nutley: "A large proportion of the projects entered were existing sites that had been reworked in order to generate revenues." One such, and a winner in the Media category, was, the electronic version of the UK Financial Times. Award categories included Business To Business, Public Sector, Media, Digital Advertising and Best Use Of Wireless/Mobile, with a Special Award For Innovation. You can see the full shortlist and category winners at
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June 23, 2003

European Online Journalism awards

NetMedia, which sponsors an annual conference on digital journalism and multimedia, has just announced the nominees for its European Online Journalism awards. BBC News ( gets a nod as does the Institute for War and Peace Reporting ( Read more at
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June 10, 2003

The Webbys

The latest winners of the Webby Awards can be seen at Good to see BBC News winning as people's choice for best news site. MoveableType (, the software that powers this blog, was also a winner for best practice. The Webbys were the idea of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (, which sought to honour the sites that Internet users visit daily for information, entertainment, and services.
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May 13, 2003

EPpy awards

Editor and Publisher and Mediaweek join forces each year to honour best practice in online journalism. The awards, the EPpys, were awarded this week and full details are at
. The site ( won the Best Overall Newspaper-Affiliated Internet Service (over 1 million monthly visitors) category but other awards were less predictable.
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April 09, 2003

And the winner is ...

Information on the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winners can be found at More information can also be found at, which links to the actual stories.
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April 08, 2003

Net awards for online media

The EPpys mightn't have the same glitz as the Oscars, but online news outlets are probably darn glad to get them. The awards are presented by Editor & Publisher ( and MediaWeek magazines ( and the full list of finalists is at is the frontrunner.
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April 04, 2003

The Best of Photojournalism 2003

The Poynter Institute has published the US 2003 National Press Photographer's Association's Best of Photojournalism and Best of Photojournalism on the Web winners for 2003 at Lots to see there in a range of different categories, though it seems a tad early in the year to be judging a whole year, especially with the Iraq war on.
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March 28, 2003

War: A Defining Moment for Net News

The Internet is doing well as a news medium in this war, according to Steve Outing. Read his Stop the Presses colmn on the issue at
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Winners and watchdogs

Bill Kirtz, Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University and columnist at Poynter ( investigative journalists are hard at work mining sources and looking behind the official story to understand and convey the complexities of America at war. Award-winning journalists have decried the Bush administration's attempt to intimidate the press, while underscoring the need to battle back with quality journalism. Read the whole piece at
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February 11, 2003

Oscar fever is upon us

The complete 75th Oscars press kit is now available at
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November 12, 2002

Best of news design

The US-based Society for News Design has just announced the winners of the SND.ies awards - its Best of New Media Design Competition. Also on the site is the News Page Designer section where people can upload their own work for critiques or read tips such as selling ideas to newspaper chiefs and hints on small paper design.
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November 04, 2002

Yvette's a winner - official

Yvette Nielsen's newsletter (read or subscribe to it at won a well-deserved award at the Queensland ICT awards on Saturday. Details in Paul Lucas's government media release at Well done, Yvette.
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October 24, 2002

Conference report

Reports from the Online News Association's 3rd annual conference & awards can be viewed at Some sessions can be viewed as streaming video.
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October 22, 2002

Walkley Awards finalists for 2002

The 2002 Walkley Awards Dinner will be on Thursday, November 28, at the Westin, Sydney. The list of this year's finalists is at
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