Oct 19, 2012

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?

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

Crikey journalists have dominated the nominations for this year’s Walkley Awards …

Well, no, we haven’t actually. But we were mightily chuffed last night to learn our cartoonist-at-large and self-proclaimed national treasure First Dog on the Moon is up for a gong. Dog — in the running for this August effort — will duke it out for the best cartoon award with The Age‘s Judy Horacek and the Herald Sun‘s Mark Knight. Sydney-based sketchers, we’re unreliably informed, are spewing about the fact they’ve been upstaged by their comrades south of the border.

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12 thoughts on “Walkley nominations: trumpets out to herald their/our own

  1. paddy

    Congrats to all the nominees. Plus, in the interests of a cracking good show, we can only hope that Glen Milne is invited to the grand final, and has a well stocked table close to the stage.

  2. shepherdmarilyn

    Almost all of McClymont’s stories on Thomson were utter bullshit though.

    Jesus wept, you are a gullible lot aren’t you.

  3. CML

    Doesn’t happen very often, but I agree with Shepherd Marilyn!
    Of course, we could all start a campaign for First Dog on the Moon to win the Gold Walkley? After all, he makes more sense than most of the journos!!

  4. tripper

    I didn’t realise walkleys were awards for witch-hunts – which is surely what the Thomas and McLiemont awards are for.

  5. fredex

    ” ….journalistic excellence ….. ‘


  6. Mel Campbell

    Nice to hear there was “a bevvy of Global Mail scribes” in Sydney – an appropriately boozy collective noun indeed for a group of journos!

    Or perhaps you meant a ‘bevy’?

  7. shepherdmarilyn

    McClymont launched a witch hunt lasting years based on a rejected credit card in the name of someone called ThomPson and none of the MSM noticed.

  8. Mick Buckley

    Great to see the Cartoonist being acknowledged for his efforts.

    In Australian journalism no one has come anywhere near Keane on his coverage of the data retention and security law proposals. End of story!

    The shadows move amid twisted and contorted light
    whatever is written and the facts alone are his might
    he knows the reader can hardly take it this way down
    and torn insideout with nothing but a tawny frown
    who is it? who is he? who cares enough to risk the scorn
    there he is!.. it’s Keane! to the manor was he never born
    it’s mammon that bays and nays to give us the untrue story
    but it’s Keane who breaches the gap and lives another glory

  9. fractious

    @ Mick Buckley, I agree, BK’s reporting on the AGD’s data retention laws should have been a shoo-in for an award, instead of all the fluff and puff pieces the rest of them indulged in (Thomson, self-interested hand-wringing about Finkelstein and Gillard’s arse). But of course very few others have the balls to even mention the subject and I’m sure Roxon & co would rather everyone stfu about it.

  10. shepherdmarilyn

    And Fergusons story about Emad was a sick joke with a nasty war criminal spiv as the source.

    Her first story led to the cancellation of a protection visa of a young man and an extra 10 months in prison because his father was featured.

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