Ian Burrows & Jason Fang of ABC News won the 2019 Victorian Government Quill for Reporting on Cultural Diversity for 'Do immigrants try hard enough to fit in?'
A nuanced, subtle portrayal of the Australian-Chinese community - whose loyalty is sometimes questioned. A well written exposition on ‘belonging’ with polished multimedia elements that complement the overall narrative. Interesting, engaging and a great example of journalism breaking down cultural barriers without compromising news values.
The winning entry
'Do immigrants try hard enough to fit in?', ABC News, 28 October 2019
Madeline Hayman-Reber, The Saturday Paper & SBS NITV, Aunty Tanya Day Inquest
Melissa Heagney, Domain & The Age, African-Australians battle rental discrimination
Sue Smethurst, The Australian Women's Weekly magazine, They'll Bury Me In My Yellows