School of the Arts, English and Media

2017 Ossie Awards winners

UOW is delighted to announce that UOW Journalism took out TWO National awards at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) awards, held at University of Newcastle during the JERAA annual conference.

  • Best Text-Based Story (over 750 words): Lucy Dean

This was for a beautifully written long form article, Living in the Twilight Zone, about the hidden lives of elderly Australians. Using techniques of literary journalism, Lucy animated the lived experience of her interviewees and takes us back to their days of romance and passion, while also informing readers of the broader background of the ageing population in Australia today.

  • Best Audio Story (under two minutes): David Barnott-Clement

David won for this very personal account of a man who had a heart transplant. This is particularly amazing because David made this as a first year student who had only had a 13-hour module on the theory and practice of audio - and beat much more senior student journalists.

The annual Ossie Awards, named after journalist Osmar S. White, are organised by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia. Senior journalists and editors judge the main award categories.

Congratulations to all 2017 Ossie Awards winners.

Last reviewed: 14 December, 2017