SBS Wins 2013 Walkley Award

29 November, 2013 by IF


SBS has won the 2013 Walkley Award for All Media Interview at the 58th annual event in Brisbane last night.


Insight host, Jenny Brockie, took out the Walkley for the episode ‘Young Mob’, in which she spoke with six Aboriginal teenagers in Alice Springs about life for young Indigenous people in the Top End. Jenny developed a deep connection with the interviewees, allowing them to speak candidly about their very personal experiences.

Director of News and Current Affairs, Jim Carroll, said: “SBS is incredibly proud of the ground-breaking television Jenny and the Insight team deliver each Tuesday evening.”

“Insight takes on the most challenging subjects and continues to push the boundaries – with Jenny always achieving the right balance and sensitivity, while still being able to draw out often extraordinary contributions from her guests and audience.”

“It is fantastic that Jenny’s outstanding work has been recognised by her industry colleagues – she is the most deserving of winners,” he said.

SBS had six other finalists at the 2013 Walkley Awards. Patrick Abboud and Daniel Holohan from SBS 2’s news and current affairs program, The Feed, were nominated in the All Media Multimedia Storytelling category for ‘Tagging the Taliban’, while Dateline’s Aaron Lewis was a finalist in the All Media Camerawork category for ‘The Greatest Gathering’.

Manpreet Kaur Singh, from SBS’s Punjabi radio program, and Sacha Payne of SBS World News Australia Radio, were shortlisted in the Radio/Audio Documentary, Feature, Podcast or Special category for their story ‘The Enemy Within’.

Tanya Denning and the NITV team were finalists in two categories, All Media Social Equity Journalism, and All Media Coverage of Indigenous Affairs – for ‘Wave Rock’ (NITV News), ‘Cape York’ (Awaken), and ‘Who should tell Indigenous stories?’ (CQ). SBS CQ is a debate series focusing on issues relating to Australian media practice in today’s culturally diverse society.

The SBS commissioned documentary series, Persons of Interest, was also up for the Documentary Award, and will premiere Tuesday, 21 January 2014, at 9.30pm on SBS ONE.

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