Young Journalist of the Year Honour Roll
Sam Cucchiara of Nine News was the 2019 Young Journalist of the Year. He won for a portfolio of work that included coverage of bushfires and the capture of Jonathan Dick.
The judges said: "Sam Cucchiara's coverage of the Mallacoota fires showed maturity under pressure, bringing real people stories, big picture-little picture. Great story telling, natural, taking the viewer on a journey and behind the scenes. Engaging live crosses, breaking coverage and great use of pictures.v"
Cucchiara receives $1000, return air fares to the United States, accommodation and registration to attend the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference.
Recollections from previous winners
Above: 2018 Melbourne Press Club Young Journalist of the Year Matilda Marozzi on the 2019 IRE conference
Above: Student Journalist Bridget Davies and Young Journalist Tom Minear reporting back on 2016 IRE conference