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Joint Media Release – Australia’s Best Health Journalism Recognised

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Media Release

Medicines Australia Chief Executive Dr Brendan Shaw today congratulated Emma Young, of Cosmos Magazine, on winning the 2010 Medicines Australia Health Journalist of the Year Award.

Ms Young was named as one of the four category winners for her story Learning to forget in Cosmos Magazine. Her prize as overall winner is a study tour to the United States with a focus on the health industry.

The Awards were presented at the Health Forum at the National Press Club today.

“I congratulate Emma and all the category winners,” Dr Shaw said.

“Australia is well served by an especially high standard in health journalism and Medicines Australia is very pleased to continue its support for these prestigious awards.”

National Press Club President Laurie Wilson also thanked Medicines Australia as Awards Principal sponsor, NAB Health, Qantas, Telstra and Medibank Private as supporting sponsors.

The full list of winners is:

BEST NEWS FEATURE / ARTICLE OR PRESENTATION
Health, Health Sciences or Innovation
Emma Young – Cosmos Magazine Learning to forget

BEST DOCUMENTARY OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Health, Health Science or Innovation
Rebecca Le Tourneau & Rahni Sadler – Sunday Night Seven Network The Vanishing

BEST FEATURE / ARTICLE OR PRESENTATION
Health Policy, Health Economics and Health Business
Mary Gearin – 7.30 Report ABC TV e-health

BEST NEWS FEATURE / ARTICLE OR PRESENTATION
For reporting on Health, Health Science or Innovation directed to medical professionals
Stephen Pinnock – Australian Doctor Jumping Through Hoops

HEALTH JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Awarded to the most outstanding entry among the winners of the previous four categories
Emma Young – Cosmos Magazine

Special Commendations

Frances Pratt (Kalgoorlie Miner) – ‘Lareia Needs Help’

Roy Eccleston (saweekend magazine – The Advertiser) – ‘Inside Bob’s Brain’

Ben Jhoty (Men’s Health) – ‘The Enemy Within’

Paul Smith (Australian Doctor) – ‘V is for Vioxx’

–ENDS–

Media Enquiries

Maurice Reilly
Ph: +61 2 61212152 (direct)
Mob: +61 0415 738 473
Email: ceo@npc.org.au

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