Winner of the 2019 Walkley Award for Television/Video: Current Affairs Short
Al Jazeera English senior digital producer Ali Rae won the 2019 Walkley Award for Television/Video: Current Affairs Short for her self-shot, edited, presented and produced series “All Hail The Algorithm”.
The immersive and engaging five-part miniseries explores the impact of algorithms, biometrics and big data on our everyday lives, with interviews across countries including Mexico, Jordan, Kenya and the USA.
“The series tackled some big challenges in making complex content accessible and engaging for TV and online audiences,” the judges said. “Rae filmed all the interviews herself and used…
I worked in the newsroom at NBN 3 for a year.
What was your title?
I was employed as an on-the-road news reporter, covering all types of general reporting. The legendary Newcastle newsreader/news director Murray Finlay employed me.
Where had you been working?
I came from being a Researcher/Writer on ‘Simon Townsend’s Wonder World!’ on Channel 10. I’d always wanted to work in news and current affairs.
But getting a job as a journalist in a Sydney newsroom was near on impossible if you didn’t know the right people, so my father encouraged me to try my luck in Newcastle…
2019 Walkley Award-winner for Best Commentary, Analysis, Opinion & Critique
Journalist and TV presenter Jan Fran won the 2019 Walkley Award for Best Commentary (etc.) for her very funny and very smart dissection of social and political news, The Frant. Devised as an internet-first series while Fran was hosting SBS VICELAND’s millennial and Gen Z focused news show The Feed, The Frant frequently went viral and episodes have been viewed over 20 million times. …
“Imagery is an immediate, fundamental language, one that transcends linguistic borders,” editorial cartoonist Pat Campbell says, and it’s a language he has finely honed over a 20 year-plus career. Campbell won his second Walkley for Cartoon at the 2019 awards for his ‘Silver Fern’ illustration, a response to the Christchurch massacre that went viral around the world, and was described by the Walkleys judges as, “a stunning tribute… beautiful, simple imagery that’s rich in pathos”. We talked to Campbell about the power of imagery, flashes of inspiration and challenging your own subjective biases.
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Nick Jarvis is the Digital Content Producer at The Walkley Foundation.