Spotlight on: Emily Baker

2022 John B Fairfax Family Young Australian Journalist of the Year

Emily Baker at the Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism in June 2022. Photo: Adam Hollingworth.

How did you find this story?

What did it take to get this story up?

What impact did the story have?

What made you want to be a journalist?

I was totally in awe of the knowledge of the senior journalists at the newspaper at the time — I so wanted to be Alison Andrews or Fran Voss when I grew up. I loved the warm way they told local stories and how they contributed to my community’s understanding of what was going on.

What are you most proud of about the stories you’ve told?

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

Has anything changed for you as a result of this story and/or this award?

Have you thought about what you’ll do with your prize?

Anything else you’d like to add?

Emily’s winning stories



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