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Hill wins Women’s Leadership in Media award

Freelance journalist Jess Hill, whose book Power & Control will be published by Black Inc. in 2017, has been awarded the inaugural Women’s Leadership in Media award for her long-form reporting on domestic violence.

Hill’s entry comprised two articles for the Monthly and a radio documentary for the ABC’s ‘Background Briefing’ program. Judges Liz Jackson, Marina Go, Anne Davies and Narelle Hooper cited Hill for the ‘scope and depth of her work’. ‘She has clearly done an extensive amount of original research as to the causes and extent of domestic violence, and similarly with her work on the Family Court,’ the judges said. ‘Her dedication, deep research and direct style resulted in reports that were both comprehensive and accessible.’

The Women’s Leadership in Media Award ‘recognises outstanding journalistic contribution to the coverage of gender equality and full participation of women in society’. For more information, click here.


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