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SMH’s Kate McClymont tops the Kennedy Awards

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kate McClymont was the big winner at NSW journalism celebration The Kennedy Awards.

McClymont won scoop of the year, outstanding investigative reporting and NSW reporter of the year for her work for the Fairfax Media title on the Craig Thomson scandal.

The Kennedy Awards – run for the first time – celebrate Fairfax crime journalist Les Kennedy who died a year ago.

Fairfax won the most awards, picking up 12 on the night. News Limited took out six, mainly for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, along with The Daily Advertiser Wagga Wagga being recognised for outstanding regional reporting.

Next came The ABC with four awards, including two for Four Corners’ Quentin McDermott.

2GB’s Ray Hadley also picked up two – for outstanding radio current affairs and outstanding radio commentator.

Independent news site The Global Mail picked up its first major honour with an award for photographer Mike Bowers.

2012 KENNEDY AWARDS WINNERS:

 

Paul Lockyer Award – Outstanding Regional Reporting

The Daily Advertiser – Wagga Wagga

 

Outstanding Crime Reporting

Yoni Bashan – The Sunday Telegraph

 

ATC Racing Writer of the Year

Phil Rothfield – The Daily Telegraph

 

Sean Flannery Award – Outstanding Radio Reporting

Catherine Clifford – ABC Tamworth

 

Outstanding Radio Current Affairs

Ray Hadley – 2GB

 

Outstanding Radio Commentator

Ray Hadley – 2GB

 

Destination NSW AWARD – Outstanding News Photo

Jacky Ghossein – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Outstanding Portrait

Tamara Dean – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Outstanding Online Photographic Essay

Mike Bowers – The Global Mail

 

Outstanding Online Video

Alex Ellinghausen – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Outstanding Blog

Wes Hardman – ninemsn

 

Cliff Neville Award – Outstanding Team Player

James Hamilton – Today Tonight

 

Outstanding Mentor

Claudia Taranto – ABC Radio National

 

Seven Network Award – Outstanding Sport Reporting

Quentin McDermott – Four Corners

 

Young Journalist of the Year

Rosie Squires – The Sunday Telegraph

 

Coles Award – Outstanding Coverage of Indigenous Affairs

Caro Meldrum-Hanna – 7.30 Report

 

Gary Ticehurst Award – Outstanding Television Camera Coverage

Paul Bousfield – Nine Network

 

Network TEN Award – Outstanding Television News Reporting

Paul Kadak – Seven Network

 

Outstanding Television Current Affairs

Quentin McDermott – Four Corners

 

Peter Ruehl Award – Most Outstanding Columnist

Heath Aston – The Sun-Herald

 

Sky News Australia Award – Outstanding Finance Reporting

Vanda Carson – The Daily Telegraph

 

Outstanding Online News Breaking

Paul Bibby – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Outstanding Court Reporting

Paul Bibby – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Scoop of the Year

Kate McClymont – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Most Outstanding Illustration

John Shakespeare – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Splash of the Year

Jonathan Marshall and Neil Breen -The Sunday Telegraph

 

Outstanding Investigative Reporting

Kate McClymont – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Most Outstanding Newspaper Feature

Mark Whittaker – The Good Weekend

 

NRMA Award – Outstanding Political Reporting

Andrew Clennell – The Daily Telegraph

 

P&O Cruises New South Wales Journalist of the Year

Kate McClymont – The Sydney Morning Herald

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