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Walkleys: wannabe librarian wins over drunken journo back-slapper

Journalists generally bitch about the winners of the annual Walkley Awards. But nobody could argue with Joanne McCarthy’s golden night. Crikey partied with Australia’s media in Brisbane.

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The power of words

Crikey readers talk Andrew Bolt, the Walkleys, scare tactics and why words matter.

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Journalism gongs: Fairfax trumps News in Walkley tussle

Who’s been nominated for a Walkley and who missed out? Fairfax has done well, while there are some smaller players hitting well above their weight …

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Oakes defends Walkley Awards from Cave assault

ABC veteran Peter Cave didn’t have a kind word to say about the Walkley Awards — despite winning five of them. Laurie Oakes, chairman of the Walkleys board, hits back today.

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Walkleys: journalism’s ‘extraordinarily dull’ night of nights

Who dominated this year’s Walkley Awards and what did the assembled hacks make of the event? Several veterans deemed this year’s awards particularly “dull” and “flat”.

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Media briefs: Fitzshamelessness … Tony Gillard … Walkley back pats …

Last Saturday, every newspaper in the country seemed to run a page two story patting itself on the back for how its journalists and photographers “scooped” the field at Friday’s Walkley Awards. Plus other media news.

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Walkley nominations: trumpets out to herald their/our own

The Walkley Award nominations for journalistic excellence were announced last night. So which media outlets shone (well, us) and which fell flat?

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Walkley Awards decide Julian Assange is a journalist

The awarding of WikiLeaks with the prize for contribution to journalism in last night’s Walkey awards raises once again the questions of what is a journalist and what is journalism?

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According to the Walkleys, WikiLeaks hoarding is a-okay

Last night Dr Philip Dorling received two Walkley nominations for his December 2010 story on Kevin Rudd and WikiLeaks cables. However it is widely known that he hoarded cables, thereby hindering other journalistic and research efforts, writes NAJ Taylor.

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ABC cuts Monckton … Murdoch backs Brooks …

ABC Local Radio presenter Adam Spencer hung up on Christopher Monckton on air this morning. Plus the Walkleys move north, without Crikey, and other media news of the day.

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Crikey at the Walkleys: the shocks (and frocks) from hacks’ night-of-nights

Ah, journalism’s night of nights at a glittering auditorium strongly resembling a muggy Bangkok transit lounge circa 1986, featuring Australia’s best backstabbers all together in close proximity. Andrew Crook worked the room.

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Walkley back-slapping … is the Globe for sale? …

Walkley Award nominations are less about the journalists recognised and more about the crowing self-congratulations from media companies. Plus Tow Cowie, and our new favourite newspaper…

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What is excellence in online journalism?

It seems to me that winning an online Walkey requires the creation of a complex web of multimedia elements that scrutinise a single issue from a variety of angles, says Mel Campbell.

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Simons: Content makers come to grips with the big grapple

Margaret Simons’s round-up of this year’s biggest media industry news, movers, shakers and changes.

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Talking the Town: The Walkleys

Margot Saville spills all the all the glitz, glamour and gossip from last night’s Walkey Awards, on a night where two failing business models — music industry at the Arias and media — battled to stay relevant.

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Walkleys, ARIAS bomb

The Walkleys and the ARIAs were a ratings bomb for SBS and Nine respectively.

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The 2009 Walkley winners

The Australian’s Gary Hughes won the Gold Walkley last night for his first-hand account of the Black Saturday bushfires. See the full list of Walkley winners here.

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Readers push and pull over asylum seekers

Crikey readers weigh-in on those leaky boats, Sri Lankans, climate change, and say “chin up” over the Walkleys. Plus, we straighten out that whole Bernie Finn/Obama thing.

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Walkleys schmalkleys: excuse us while we dine on these sour grapes

It seems that one of the major criteria for winning a Walkley is already having won one. This year is no different with a list of the usual suspects fronting up for another gong.

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The 2009 Walkley finalists

The nominees for the 2009 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism have been announced. Crikey didn’t get any love, but it’s nice to see such a diverse field of three whole media organisations sweep the pool.

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Julia Medew named Young Australian Journalist of the Year

Age journalist Julia Medew won the Young Australian Journalist of the Year award last night for her reporting on “ghost wards” in Victorian hospitals.

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The Gillard Files

First Dog on the Moon presents a Walkley Award Winning Expose

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Pulitzer won’t save jobs in journalism’s brave new world

It appears even the holy grail of journalism awards can’t save writers from unemployed destitution.

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A ‘great journalist’ takes over at Media Watch

The ABC this morning confirmed the rumours that Jo Puccini will be the new executive director of Media Watch, writes Peter Browne.

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