User talk:Melbourne3163/Archive 1

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Craig Hutchison

The citation you've linked to for the claim "five-time winner of the AFL Media Association Awards "Best Electronic News Reporter"" is a ninemsn article that has lifted the paragraph intact from an earlier revision of the article. The giveaway is the claim that he won an award called "most outstanding reporter in overall news". Every Google result on that phrase matches the entire paragraph exactly - and apparently no one else has ever been awarded a Quill for being the Most Outstanding Reporter in Overall News because the phrase has no hits in conjunction with anyone other than Craig Hutchison. I changed the paragraph when I looked up the Quill award to cite it - here's the last revision that features the Overall News claim:

In short, the Ninemsn article's source is Wikipedia, and therefore it isn't a good citation of fact for the claim that he's a five-time winner of the AFL Media Association Awards "Best Electronic News Reporter".

Cheers! Eliahna (talk) 15:09, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks for pointing this out. When I saw reference to these awards on the ninemsn website I thought I had finally found a decent reference related to this award. Not to be! I have reverted the reference. I will now contact the AFL Media Association to seek verification of these awards. Thanks again. Melbourne3163 (talk) 16:39, 15 April 2013 (UTC)