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TGM Punches Above Its Weight

The Global Mail has been announced as finalist in no fewer than five categories in the annual Kennedy Awards.

We’re enormously proud of our finalists. Congratulations to all of them, and to everyone who made the list. Here’s what we scooped:


Mike Bowers

(Mike was the category winner last year.)


Ella Rubeli

(Ella recently won the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year for Camerawork.)



(Powerhouse was also nominated for the Global Editors Network 2013 Data Journalism Awards.)


Mike Seccombe


Debra Jopson, Mike Bowers, Ella Rubeli

The Kennedy awards are organised in tribute to veteran crime reporter Les Kennedy. A panel of 35 judges, led by John Hartigan and Peter Meakin, shortlisted the finalists, from more than 450 entries. The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Sydney on Friday, August 9.

Download the full list of nominees here.

8 comments on this story
by Jill korevaar

Well done, explains why I liked this site straight away, after trying several others.

July 27, 2013 @ 7:13am
by Dorothy Button

I hope Mike Seccombe is awarded a prize. He is a clear thinking journalist who actually understands the big picture, a rare talent nowadays. His choice of subject is of relevance as a result. His writing is always a joy to read. I always feel have been truthfully informed when I ready Mr Seccombe's columns. He and George Megalogenis are the best journalists in Australia.

July 27, 2013 @ 11:06am
by Gerard Toohey

might not always agree but really apreciate and enjoy all that you do. congratulations

July 28, 2013 @ 10:33am
by Alison Rimmington

I agree re Mike Seccombe. He said everything for me in his piece "Abbott v Rudd: the choice Australia deserves?" on 26 June. So clear, so punchy, he gave voice to the views of myself and many others - favourable views of the Gillard government which had not been given any space over the previous three years. Forever grateful.

July 28, 2013 @ 2:40pm
by J. Fraser

Totally agree with the first 3 Comments.

July 28, 2013 @ 8:39pm
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by June

Congrats to all - Always good to see the two Mikes on Barry Cassidy's Insider Programme.

August 1, 2013 @ 12:40pm
by Barry Tucker

Global mail is the only unbiased news outlet. It deserves many more nominations!

August 1, 2013 @ 6:16pm
by Cosmo

Global Mail far superior to the much anticipated Guardian Australia. TGM journos know how to analyze and write critically and thoughtfully on meaningful topics. Well done.

August 22, 2013 @ 8:07am
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