Walkley Award for Journalism Leadership

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The Walkley Award for Journalism Leadership is an Australian award that recognises outstanding acts of courage and bravery in the practice of journalism.[1] The inaugural award, for Excellence in News Leadership, was made in 1997. It became the award for Excellence in Journalism Leadership in 1998.

List of winners[edit]

List of Walkley Award winners for Journalism Leadership
Year Recipient(s) Program / Title Media outlet / Publisher Notes
1997 Stephen Rice Sunday Nine Network
1998 Laurie Oakes Nine Network
1999 Brian Toohey
2000 Mike Steketee The Australian
2001 Paul Kelly The Australian
2002 Peter Meakin Nine Network
2003 Paul McGeough Fairfax Media
2004 Les Carlyon
2005 Deborah Fleming Australian Story ABC TV
2006 Michelle Grattan The Age;
Radio National Breakfast
Fairfax Media;
2007 Eric Beecher Private Media
2008 no award
2009 John Hartigan News Limited
2010 Kerry O'Brien The 7:30 Report ABC TV
2011 Kylie Holland Freelance journalist
2012 The Border Mail
2013 Gerard Ryle
2014 Bob Cronin The West Australian Seven West Media
2015 Debi Marshall

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of the Walkley Awards". The Walkley Foundation. Retrieved 2011-08-27.