Well done Emma McBryde, Jschool graduate and Rockhampton Morning Bulletin reporter, for winning New Journalist of the Year at the Clarion Awards.
The judges said: ‘Emma went to impressive lengths to ensure a refugee could tell his heartbreaking struggle to start a new life. She spoke with three translators, a lawyer and other sources to deliver compelling stories that needed to be told. Her persistence took readers behind the explosive headlines from the Royal Commission into sex abuse and produced an engaging four-page read that was hard to put down.’
Congratulations also to last year’s Jschool honorary doctorate recipient, ABC radio journalist Nance Haxton, for winning the Multicultural Queensland award.