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2013 Monash University Gold Quill


The 2013 Monash University Gold Quill winner was James Campbell of the Herald Sun.

Judges’ statement

In a year of big news stories, James Campbell’s stood out. The publication of secret tapes revealing deep divisions within the state government in the aftermath of the Victoria Police leadership crisis triggered a series of events that led to the resignation of Premier Ted Baillieu and changed the course of Victorian politics. The impact of Campbell’s work was strengthened by the publication of excerpts from the tapes on the Herald Sun website, an impressive marriage of print and digital media.

Winning entry

Part 1 (PDF)

Part 2 (PDF)

Part 3 (PDF)

Part 4 (Web)

James’ entry also won him the Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism.

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