Sydney Morning Herald photojournalist Kate Geraghty won the Nikon Prize for Photo of the Year for her portrayal of a COVID-19 patient.

“A photo can stop people in their tracks and tell people what is happening and how it feels and looks. It can evoke emotions that sometimes words can’t do.”

Sydney Morning Herald photojournalist Kate Geraghty won the Nikon Prize for Photo of the Year for her chilling portrayal of a…

Winner of the 2021 Nikon Portrait Prize.

This image, depicting an overcrowded living situation on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, won the 2021 Nikon Portrait Prize. Entries for the Nikon Portrait Prize reveal aspects of the human condition by showing people from all walks of life.

Award-winning photographer Brian Cassey spoke with the Walkley Foundation’s…

A look at the finalists’ photographs.

Kate Geraghty has been named the winner of the 2021 Nikon Photo of the Year Prize for “Fighting COVID-19 Delta”.

The judges thought Kate’s image of a COVID-19 patient encapsulated the year in news. The judges said “Provocative, strong and summarises the year that was: illness, hospitalisation, isolation, family not…

Australia is a democracy where the public can ostensibly access a wide range of information from government departments, agencies and public institutions. But as Alison Sandy, FOI editor at 7News writes in this opinion column, the process of obtaining information can be fraught in practice.

In 2016, I applied to all universities across Australia for documents under Freedom of Information laws relating to sexual assault on campus. …

It’s not easy to get started in a journalism career. Kate Thomas reflects on the mentor who “introduced me to the world of journalism as if it were a home and I was allowed to take up residence”.

It’s 9am on a Wednesday in October. My heart is pumping, stomach churning, mouth dry from a lack of saliva: all the usual symptoms that something big is about to happen.

I’m staring at the computer screen, watching the loading wheel slowly build into my reflection, and whispering to myself…

Joint winner of the 2021 June Andrews Award for Industrial Relations Reporting.

People working multiple casual or labour hire or gig jobs across different sites, because they have to, was a cause of the virus spreading both last year and even now.

The Covid-19 pandemic revealed how the socially disadvantaged and those in insecure work were disproportionately affected by the virus.


Like all journalism, good journalism has “heart” at its centre, and I think Mohsen’s story is one filled with heart and one filled with tragedy and also hope.

A final-year journalism and law student at the University of Technology, Sydney, Georgio Platias won the 2021 Young Journalist of the Year…

Winner of Young Australian Journalist of the Year: Public Service Journalism

“To me the most important part of journalism is where you can assist someone who might have felt voiceless in getting a voice.”

After winning the overall Young Australian Journalist of the Year and Public Service Journalism categories at…

Your supporting statement for your Walkley Awards entry is your chance to communicate directly with the judges. Use those 400 words wisely! Read on for our tips on crafting an effective supporting statement.

You’ve got 400 words — use them wisely!

Your supporting statement is your chance to communicate directly with the Walkley Award judges. It’s also something we draw on when we’re describing your (hopefully) Walkley-winning story on the big night. Stick to the word limit and leave yourself time to proofread. Spelling mistakes are unprofessional. …

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