Delivery driver deaths: lifting the lid on the dark side of the gig economy

Naaman Zhou’s reports on the exploitation of Australia’s food delivery riders won him the 2021 Walkley Award for Public Service Journalism.

Former Guardian Australia reporter, Naaman Zhou, won the 2021 Walkley Award for Public Service Journalism.

The category for public service journalism is such an important one. You must be over the moon.

You must have known that there was something that made this body of work special. What made you think it could be a winner?

How did you discover this story?

What was the process of getting these stories out?

Tell me about some of the changes you saw after publishing the stories?

What was the significance of speaking to the families in their own languages?

It’s clearly vital that we diversify the journalism industry as you point out. How do you think that’s best achieved?

What did this story mean to the families who lost their loved ones? What did it mean for all Australians?

What’s your message to Australians about why quality journalism needs their support?

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Walkley Foundation

The Walkley Foundation champions the highest standards of journalism in Australia through our awards, events and magazine – join the conversation!