Business Insider Australia’s Ben Collins has won the text journalism prize in the 2014 Young Walkleys, Australia’s most coveted awards for up-and-coming journalists.
Collins was recognised for his work on three pieces:
- A profile of the artist Nigel Milsom
- The forgotten residents of Grantham
- The Iraqi refugee who repaid his welfare after becoming a success
The submission covered a wide range of topics, from mental health and crime, to the politics of last year’s federal election, to the place of refugees in the Australian community.
It’s a great – and richly deserved – achievement for Ben, who plans to travel to the Middle East this year to work as a freelance writer.
We’re also thrilled at the recognition for the Australian journalism at Business Insider. We launched last year as the first overseas edition of the New York-based site, which is now globally bigger than the Wall Street Journal. In May the site reached 1.2 million unique Australian browsers, making it the most-read business site in the country. Thanks for reading us!
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