AFR’s James Chessell and Ben Holgate win Citi Journalism Award

The Australian Financial Review’s James Chessell and Ben Holgate have been jointly been awarded the 2013 Citi Journalism Award for Excellence for an article about the decline of the Ten network.

The annual journalism awards recognises the best in Australian and New Zealand business journalism.

“The presentation of this joint award is a testament to the difficult task our judging panel faced when choosing this year’s winner and serves to highlight the high standard of quality journalism in our region,”  said Stephen Roberts, Citi Australia’s chief country officer.

This year saw 59 entries representing 20 publications were submitted from Australian and New Zealand journalists across five categories of: general business, personal finance, financial markets, the economy and broadcast media.

“For over 30 years, Citi has recognised the quality of high impact, factual journalism and its importance in bringing businesses and the Australian public the stories they need to hear” said Roberts.

The awards are judged by an independent nine member judging panel from across the Australian and New Zealand business, regulatory, academic and economic sectors, as well as the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

2013 Category winners include:

  • Adam Creighton winner of The Economy category for his series of articles on the state of the economy published in The Weekend Australian, throughout 2012.
  • Jonathan Shapiro, for his article in the Financial Markets category, ‘Bond Market Thrills and Spills’ published in The Australian Financial Review in June 2012.
  • James Chessell and Ben Holgate, joint winners of the General Business category, for their article ‘Ten ways to kill a network’ published in The Australian Financial Review in December 2012.
  • Jemima Garrett was the winner of the Broadcast Media category for her background briefing ‘PNG Land Scandal’ aired on ABC Radio National in October 2012.
  • Chris Wright for his article in the Personal Finance category, ‘Build your Super for life’ published in The Australian Financial Review in April 2012.
  • Chessell will join media colleagues from around the world next month for a US study tour hosted by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

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