Finalists announced for 15th Annual ACS IT Journalism Awards

By Craig Daveson in Media News on
MediaConnect is delighted to announce the individual finalists for the 15th Annual ACS IT Journalism Awards, recognising outstanding work produced in the year of 2016.
 
All those who entered or judged this year’s awards are invited to attend the awards as guest of our principal sponsor, the Australian Computer Society. .
 
The awards will be held at the Grand Ballroom in Luna Park, Sydney on Friday May 12th, with doors opening for pre-dinner drinks at 6:30PM. The Awards commence from 7:00PM.
 
In addition to our Gold sponsor the ACS, this year’s awards are supported by foundation sponsor Watterson Marketing Communications, NEC and Linksys. We thank them greatly for making this event possible.
 
This year’s Awards is also is a record breaker, boasting well over 400 individual entries across our revamped field of 20 categories.
 
So congratulations if you're a finalist, and best of luck next Friday. And if you didn’t get a finalist berth, we hope you can still join us to support your IT Journo colleagues.
 
Shortlisted finalists are announced only for all individual/journalist categories (in alphabetical order). Media categories include all nominees as listed below.
 
If any entrants or judges have not received or misplaced their invite, please contact Craig Daveson on craigd@mediaconnect.com.au.
 
On to the finalists…

Coverage Awards
 
— Best News Coverage
ARN, Australian Financial Review, Business Insider Australia, CNET, Communications Day, CRN, EFTM, finder.com.au, Gizmodo Australia, iTnews, Kotaku Australia, Lifehacker, The Australian, Which-50 Media, ZDNet
 
— Best Consumer Technology Coverage
Business Insider Australia, Channel 7, Djuro Sen, CHOICE, CNET, Download This Show (ABC RADIO), EFTM, finder.com.au, Game Informer, Gizmodo Australia, Lifehacker, PC World/Good Gear Guide, Pickr, The Australian, The Gadget Grill, WhistleOut Australia, Women Love Tech
 
— Best Business Coverage
ARN, Australian Financial Review, Business Insider Australia, CIO Australia, Communications Day, CRN, iTnews, Lifehacker, PC World, The Australian, ZDNet
 
— Best Gaming Coverage
Rocket Chainsaw, CNET, FenixBazaar.com, finder.com.au, Game Informer, Good Game (ABC TV), Hyper Magazine, IGN, Kotaku Australia, Lifehacker, PC World & Good Gear Guide, Point & Clickbait, Press Start Australia, Stevivor, The Australian, Vooks, Digitally Downloaded
 
— Best Independent Coverage
Ausdroid Media, Dominic Sharoo / NitroWare.net, EFTM, Frederique Bros, Gloss, Progress Bar, Rocket Chainsaw, Stevivor, Tech Guide

Beat Awards
 
— Best Consumer Technology Journalist
Alex Kidman
Angus Kidman
Campbell Simpson
Claire Reilly
Geoff Quattromani
Hayley Williams
Krishan Sharma
Luke Lancaster
Rae Johnston
Ros Page
Seamus Byrne
Simon Sharwood
 
— Best Technology Industry Journalist
Brendon Foye
David Braue
David Swan
Hafizah Osman
Harry Tucker
Holly Morgan
Leon Spencer
Paul Smith
Samira Sarraf
Simon Sharwood
Yolanda Redrup
 
— Best Business Journalist
Allie Coyne
Ariel Bogle
Brad Howarth
George Nott
Jennifer O’Brien
Paris Cowan
Paul Smith
Paul Wallbank
Ry Crozier
Tess Bennett
 
— Best Gaming Journalist
Alex Walker
Amanda Yeo
Chris Stead
David Milner
Hayley Williams
Jeremy Ray
Lucy O'Brien
Luke Reilly
Mark Serrels
Richard Moss
Seamus Byrne
 
— Best Telecommunications Journalist
Allie Coyne
Campbell Simpson
Claire Reilly
Corinne Reichert
James Pinnell
Leon Spencer
Max Mason
Petroc Wilton
Rohan Pearce
Ry Crozier
Supratim Adhikari
 
— Best Security Journalist (NEW)
Allie Coyne
Asha McLean
Chris Duckett
Claire Reilly
Darren Pauli
David Braue
Jeremy Kirk
Juha Saarinen
Patrick Gray
Yolanda Redrup
 
— Best Technology Issues Journalist (NEW)
Adam Turner
Angus Kidman
Ariel Bogle
Chris Griffith
Claire Connelly
Claire Reilly
James Riley
Marc Fennell
Matthew Sainsbury
Paul Smith

Journalism Awards
 
— Best News Journalist
Allie Coyne
Chris Pash
Claire Reilly
Corinne Reichert
David Swan
Max Mason
Paul Smith
Petroc Wilton
Rohan Pearce
Ry Crozier
 
— Best Reviewer
Alex Kidman
Chris Griffith
Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
Leigh Stark
Nic Healey
Nick Broughall
Nick Ross
Simon Sharwood
Stephen Fenech
Trevor Long
 
— Best Technical Journalist
Alex Choros
David Braue
Jeremy Kirk
Kenneth Tsang
Leigh Stark
Nick Ross
Peter Zaluzny
Petroc Wilton
Rae Johnston
Simon Sharwood
 
— Best New Journalist
Alex Choros
Amanda Yeo
Elizabeth Barry
Hayley Williams
Julian Rizzo-Smith
Kenneth Tsang
Larissa Bricis
Luke Lancaster
Tegan Jones
 
— Best Columnist
Adam Turner
Chris Griffith
Chris Jager
Claire Reilly
Jessica Sier
Malcolm Adler
Mark Pesce
Mark Serrels
Matthew Sainsbury
Paul Smith
Peter Wells

Media Relations Award
 
— Best Media Relations
Angela Coombes, NEC
Bec Waddy, Bethesda / Sony
David Wolf, Closer Communications
Jenna Woods, Weber Shandwick
Matthew Wu, Media & Capital Partners
Rebecca Blasina, Closer Communications

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