Finalists announced for 2014 ASC Media Awards
07 Oct 2014
Congratulations to all of the 2014 ASC Media Awards finalists. This year more than 360 high-quality nominations were received. The standard of entries has been excellent with nominations from across all areas of sport journalism and media.
Lifetime achievement award for contribution to sports journalism
This award is for exceptional service to sports journalism over an extended period of time. The recipient will be announced at the presentation gala dinner in Sydney on November 19.
Best reporting of an issue in sport
This award for journalistic excellence recognises a story, or series of stories, on a single issue in sport. It seeks to promote responsible, well-researched and analytical coverage of issues affecting sport.
|Craig Norenbergs||Depression in Sport||ABC Radio Sport|
|Scott Gullan||Athletics Australia’s Commonwealth Games debacle||News Corp Publications
|Michael Warner, Mark Robinson & Chip Le Grand||Essendon drugs scandal||Herald Sun and The Australian
|Nick Walshaw||Insurance in the NRL||Daily Telegraph
Best coverage of sport by an individual – television
This award recognises an individual who has delivered exceptional coverage of sport on television during the nomination period.
|Mark Bosnich||Fox Sports|
|Gerard Whateley||ABC and Fox Footy|
|David Culbert||Network Ten and One|
|Nicole Livingstone||Network Ten|
Best coverage of sport by an individual – print media
This award recognises an individual who has delivered exceptional printed and/or online coverage of sport during the nomination period.
|Grantlee Kieza||Courier Mail|
|Will Swanton||The Australian|
|Nick Walshaw||Daily Telegraph|
|Chip Le Grand||The Australian|
Best coverage of sport by an individual – radio
This award recognises an individual who has delivered exceptional coverage of sport on radio during the nomination period.
Best coverage of a sporting event by a media organisation
This award recognises an organisation (including print, television, radio and online) that has delivered exceptional coverage of a sporting event during the nomination period.
|Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games||AAP|
|2014 FIFA World Cup||SBS|
|2013 AFL Grand Final||The Sunday Age|
|Big Bash Cricket||Network Ten|
|The Ashes 2013-14||Channel Nine|
Best promotion of sport for people with disability
This award recognises the best promotion of sport for people with disability and is not restricted to profile stories on individuals.
|Matt Suleau||A game of ability||Network Ten|
|Amanda Shalala||Sochi Winter Paralympics||ABC|
|Stathi Paxinos||Para-sports coverage||The Age|
|Emma Greenwood||He who dares lives||Gold Coast Bulletin|
Best promotion of women in sport
This award recognises the best profile of women in sport and is not restricted to profiles on individuals.
|Amanda Shalala||Fantastic Females||ABC Grandstand TV|
|Nicole Jeffery||Australia's sporting women||The Australian|
|Debbie Spillane||Hens FC||ABC Radio|
|Matt Weiss, Denise Reardon and Kelli Underwood||Breaking Ground||Fox Sports|
|The Canberra Times team||Canberra women taking on the world||Canberra Times|
Best profiling of an athlete, team or coach – broadcast media
This award recognises the best example of responsible and well-researched profiling of an individual athlete, team or coach by the broadcast media.
|Jarvis Hunder and Mark Howard
||Defining Mick Fanning||Network 10
|Stuart Randall||Two weeks in June||SBS|
|Ryan Smith, Denise Reardon, Frank Chidiac, Maria Cardomatis & Lisa Shaunessy||Slammin’ Sam||Fox Sports/Beyond & South Sydney Media|
|Joshua O'Neill, Jeremy Arnold, Marcus Buttigieg and Miles Barry||The Hangar - The James McQuillan Story||McGuire Media/Jam TV|
Best profiling of an athlete, team or coach – print media
This award recognises the best example of responsible and well-researched profiling of an individual athlete, team or coach by the print media.
||Road to redemption||New Queensland
|Nicole Jeffery||Bobsledder||The Australian|
|Sunday Telegraph sports department
||Rise for Alex||Sunday Telegraph|
||Inside the world of Liam Jurrah||The Age|
Best sports journalism from rural, regional or suburban media
This award recognises the best example of responsible, well-researched and analytical coverage of issues affecting community sport in rural, regional or suburban Australia.
||Cape York crusaders||Cairns Post
|Robert Dillon||Bye, bye boganaire||Newcastle Herald|
||Alice Springs hosts chairman’s XI||ABC Alice Springs|
|Ben Drewe, Trent Slatter and Glen McCullough||Seven heavens in Toowoomba||Toowoomba Chronicle
Best sports photography
This award recognises the published images that capture the passion, drama and colour of sport.
||The chicane||Adelaide Advertiser|
|Scott Barbour||2013-14 Australian cricket season||Getty Images
|Scott Barbour||Cricket||Getty Images
|Cameron Spencer||Rain dance||Getty Images|
Best depiction of the value of sport to Australians in a community setting
This award recognises the best example of journalism that depicts the value of sport to the people of Australia in a community setting.
|Luke Tunnecliffe||The Recruit - Indigenous Carnival Episode||McGuire Media
|Michael Gleeson||Boots for kids||The Age
|Nick Walshaw||My old man||Daily Telegraph
Best coverage of sport through digital media
This award recognises the best example of a story, or series of stories on a single issue in sport through any form of digital media.
||Cinderella Man||The Australian
|Emma Quayle||Five seasons||The Age|
|Chris Symington||mySURF.tv||Surfing Australia
|Tony Harper||Taking the world game to every Australian||Fox Sports and News Corp|
Best analysis of the business of sport
This award is for excellence in journalism that best analyses the business side of sport.
|John Stensholt||Change to Medicare policy could cost millions||Australian Financial Review|
|Simon King||Strategists in the shadows||The Australian|
|Ramy Haidar||The Cyberscrimmage||Inside Sport
|John Stensholt||Billionaire Mark Cuban invests in Oz sports tech firm||Australian Financial Review