A blogger who only started his website this year and whose readership is usually measured in hundreds rather than thousands has been named as a finalist in Australian journalism's most prestigious awards. He's the first blogger to be named as a finalist in any Walkley Awards category since bloggers were first allowed to enter in 2013.

William Summers, whose day job is as a communications manager for a university, was the first to investigate and publish the evidence that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was likely a New Zealand citizen, and it was his emailed questions to Kiwi officials that sparked questions asked in their parliament.