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Outstanding Media Reporting Award


A powerful media story can be the catalyst for real change. This category recognises a Victorian journalist that has delivered accurate, impactful and/or compelling health promotion reporting, helping people to increase control over their health and wellbeing.


2022 winner for the Outstanding Media Reporting Award

Zain Nabi

SBS News

Zain Nabi from SBS's 'The Disruptive Companion' podcast, speaking at a lectern

SBS broadcast the podcast 'The Disruptive Companion' to shed a light on eating disorders, where journalist Zain Nabi spoke to more than 50 people, advocates and experts. Stories featured those with lived experience, including those from CALD and Indigenous communities, with key parts translated into 12 languages.

The Disruptive Companion

2022 finalists for the Outstanding Media Reporting Award


Disabilities issue

Archer Magazine

Archer logo

A Melbourne-based print and online publication about sexuality, gender and identity, Archer Magazine published its first disabilities issue in 2021 to depict a range of perspectives on disabilities, mental health and neurodivergence.

Disability issue


Tamara McDonald

Geelong Advertiser

Front cover of the Geelong Advertiser with the headline "Generation COVID"
This reporter commissioned a special investigation into Generation COVID to highlight how the pandemic affeced young people. Published over 3 days, it included stories from local teenagers, advice and practical tips from mental health experts as well as techniques for parents to approach sensitive conversations with their children.

Tamara @ Geelong Advertiser

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Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022

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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.