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Finalists announced for 2015 ASC Media Awards

Profile photo of Ken Sutcliffe, winner of the ASC Media Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
Ken Sutcliffe wins ASC Media Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 for his contribution to sports journalism.

06 Oct 2015


The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) would like to congratulate finalists for the 2015 ASC Media Awards.

Winners, including the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, will be announced at a gala dinner in Melbourne on November 26.

The standard of entries for this year’s awards was excellent, with hundreds of nominations coming from all platforms of sports media.

Best reporting of an issue in sport

Name Title Organisation
Mental health — tackling suicide and death head on Sunday Telegraph
Patrick Bartley The Cobalt scandal The Age
Caro Meldrum-Hanna, Sam Clark and Max Murch Making a killing Four Corners
Offsiders An issue of respect ABC TV

Best coverage of sport by an individual — broadcast media

Name Organisation
Neroli Meadows Fox Sports
Mike Sheahan Fox Footy
Michael Tomalaris SBS
Gerard Whateley ABC/Fox Sports

Best coverage of sport by an individual — print media

Name Organisation
Jeff Centenera Inside Sport
Jake Niall Fairfax
Will Swanton The Australian
David Sygall Fairfax

Best coverage of sport by an individual — digital media

Name Organisation
Melanie Dinjaski Fox Sports
Jack Kerr Freelance
Andrew Ramsey cricket.com.au
David Weiner Fox Sports

Best coverage of a sporting event by a media organisation

Name   Organisation
Asian Cup Fox Sports
Cricket World Cup Fox Sports
Deadlines are us: the 2014 AFL Grand Final The Sunday Age
A fairytale — NRL grand final week The Sunday Telegraph

Best coverage of sport for people with disability

Name Title Organisation
Jason Bennett Aussies abroad — Kurt Fearnley ESPN
Simone Skinner-Smith Road to the Special Olympics ESPN Australia
Grantlee Kieza Inspiration and determination Courier Mail
Amanda Shalala Grandstand para-sport profile ABC

Best coverage of women in sport

Name Title Organisation
Samantha Lane Women's AFL — landmark year Fairfax/Channel 7
The 2015 women's FIFA World Cup SBS
Linda Pearce Pregnant pause The Age
Amanda Shalala Wonderful world of women's sport ABC

Best profiling of an athlete, team or coach — broadcast media

Name Title Organisation
Cricket Legends Fox Sports
Ges D'Souza, Vanessa Gorman and Tim Wilson Battling the Blues ABC TV
Adam Peacock and Paul Connorton Wanderers — Kings of Asia Fox Sports
Brad Smith, Mike Hirchfield and Mick Neill Dan Menzel — a long way home Fox Footy

Best profiling of an athlete, team or coach — print media

Name Title Organisation
Peter Badel Beating the black dog The Sunday Mail
Jane Cadzow Double recovery Fairfax Media
Robert Drane The blame game Inside Sport
Jessica Halloran Lauren Jackson — uncovered Sunday Telegraph
Konrad Marshall Will to win The Age

Best sports journalism from rural, regional or suburban media

Name Title Organisation
James Gardiner Red card Newcastle Herald/Sydney Morning Herald
Lauren Markham Diesel power Prime7 Local News
Matthew McInerney Body of work APN Fraser Coast Chronicle
Tim Robinson Score dragons WIN News Illawarra

Best sports photography

Name Title Organisation
Delly Carr Diamonds win world cup Sportshoot
Brett Costello Shark Splash The Daily Telegraph
Rohan Kelly Hugh Bowman crashes out News Corp Australia/Daily Telegraph
Quinn Rooney Aus Open Getty Images

Best depiction of the value of sport to Australians in a community setting

Name Title Organisation
Janie Barrett Auburn Giants Fairfax Media/Sydney Morning Herald
Dan Goldberg, Anthony de Sylva and Adam Kay Pitch battle Mint Pictures
Ramy Haidar Dropping the ball Inside Sport
Jessica Halloran Bourke Warriors Sunday Telegraph

Best contribution to sport by an organisation through digital media

Title Organisation
2015 Ashes test series Cricket.com.au
Destination World Cup Fairfax Multimedia
Will to win Fairfax Multimedia
Phillip Hughes coverage The Australian

Best analysis of business of sport

Name Title Organisation
Dominic Bossi and Joe Gorman Perth Glory salary cap Sydney Morning Herald
Simon King Charting a bold course The Australian's Deal Magazine
Mark Ludlow A new playing field Australian Financial Review
John Stensholt AFL TV rights deal Australian Financial Review

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