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New Quill Recognises Cultural Diversity Reporting

A new category at the Melbourne Press Club’s 2019 Quill Awards will recognise excellent media coverage of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.

The Melbourne Press Club is delighted to announce entries are now open for the Victorian Government Quill for Reporting on Cultural Diversity, which seeks to encourage nuanced and informed reporting and analysis about culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Journalists from all media across Victoria are invited to enter.

“Victoria’s cultural diversity is one of our state’s strengths, and journalism that works to bring all of us together is tremendously important,” Acting Melbourne Press Club CEO Eileen Berry said.

“Journalism plays a powerful role in shaping narratives around diversity and multiculturalism. We are proud to be encouraging nuanced and thoughtful coverage through this award.”

In sponsoring the award, the Victorian Government seeks to encourage journalism that calls out racism and discrimination, challenges stereotypes by giving voice to the experiences of culturally diverse people and helps to break down barriers and foster empathy.

Established by the Melbourne Press Club in 1995, the Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism are the premier media awards in Victoria. They are open to all journalists employed by Victorian media organisations or those who work primarily for Victorian media outlets.

Melbourne Press Club members are entitled to one free entry. Non-members and members submitting additional entries pay an administration fee of $105 per entry.

Entries close on Friday 31 January 2020. Finalists in all categories will be named in early March and winners will be announced at the annual Quills dinner at Crown Palladium on Friday 6 March 2020. Bookings for the dinner open in early February.

For award details and online entries go to the Quills section of our website.

For other enquiries email or phone 03 9614 2779.

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