Dr Mumbo

Winning Fairfax hacks prepare for the big battle – mile high rock, paper and scissors

Citi Journalism Awards logo smallTo Sydney’s Citigroup Centre and the Citi Journalism Awards recognising the best work in financial and business journalism. And while it was a good night for Fairfax, none of News Corp’s hacks had to make the arduous trip to the stage.

The category winners were:

  • The Australian Financial Review’s Jonathan Shapiro and Sarah Thompson won the General Business category for their series on law firm Slater and Gordon’s financial problems;
  • AFR Weekend’s Chris Wright won the Markets and Investment category for his article “How to profit from oil’s fall”;
  • The broadcast category was won by the ABC’s Norman Hermant for a series on the transition to consumer directed care;
  • And Nassim Khadem won The Economy category for a series on tax reform which ran in the Business Day section of The Age published in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald’s Business Day section.

But the most exciting moment is yet to come. The overall winner gets a business class flight to a journalism study tour in New York.

And that winner was Shapiro and Thompson.

But there’s only one ticket, so the duo will shortly be engaging in perhaps the most high stakes game of rock paper scissors of all time.

Which makes Dr Mumbo wonder… if Buzzfeed Australian can live stream its staff bubblewrap wrestling, surely Fairfax can live stream Shapiro and Thompson’s rock, paper, scissors clash.

Dr Mumbo would certainly watch…


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