February 13, 2018 8
ABC News has thoroughly earned a Wankley Award for shoddy contribution to journalism for a story promoting the unproven and absolutely bonkers pseudoscientific practice of 'earthing'.
January 15, 2018 9
Seven News Sydney is this year's first recipient of a Wankley Award for a very shoddy go at last week's flash of outrage at Queensland reportedly removing gender descriptions from its driving licences.
October 2, 2017 2
Did you hear that the NRL banned rainbow flags from the grand final? You might have, but it's not true.
August 11, 2017 2
Shane Dowling says he did no more than journalists do every day, but His Honour rather disagreed.
July 1, 2011 1
There's nothing like a good state-of-origin war between The Courier Mail and The Daily Telegraph. But when a TV star calls for a fellow employee to withholding bedroom favours from his boss, you know a Wankley is just around the corner.
April 29, 2011 7
Crikey sends a very special 21-gun-salute to Australia's newspapers in celebration of their fawning coverage of today's royal wedding.
April 11, 2011
It is with great reluctance, and some trepidation, that Richard Farmer felt bound to express strong disagreement with the editorial judgment of his Crikey editor regarding the choice of last week's Wankley award winner.
February 11, 2011 6
If you were following Sunrise co-host David Koch on Twitter this morning, you would have gotten an interesting take on Hosni Mubarak's refusal to resign as Egyptian president. For that, he takes out Crikey's coveted Wankley Award.
December 22, 2010 11
The 2010 Crikey Wankley Awards offer a roll-call of the worst of the worst in Australian media -- the beat-ups and bust-ups; a who's who of shameless spinners, choleric columnists and starry-eyed, scandal-seeking gutter rats. But who's the ultimate winner?
November 5, 2010 19
Wherever he was on Thursday, Stephen Fenech’s ears must have been burning, but it wasn’t because of harmful electromagnetic radiation from his mobile phone.
August 20, 2010 5
More than a month of election campaigning under a bright media spotlight produces a lot of questions to leaders. A bunch of them are awful. Many are Wankley-worthy. Here's the worst.
January 30, 2009 7
This week's Wankley award goes to media organisations for their ridiculously over-the-top weather coverage, writes Ruth Brown.
March 20, 2008
There is no Friday in this working week, so there will be no Wankley Award as such. However, we would like to salute beavers everywhere, writes Jane Nethercote.
March 14, 2008 3
Ok, Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman have done their bit to promote early detection of prostate cancer. However, writes Jane Nethercote.
March 7, 2008
Patrick Swayze was just the sideshow this week. But what a side show, writes Jane Nethercote.