Delegation of the European Union to Australia

David Crowe wins prestigious EU-Qantas Journalist Award

26/11/2019 - 00:06
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The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald's Chief Political Correspondent, David Crowe, is the recipient of the 2019 European Union-Qantas Journalist Award. Mr Crowe won the award after submitting a very detailed proposal to report on the recently appointed European Commission, led by President Ursula von der Leyen, and its approach on the digital economy and trade.

Awarded annually since 1992, it is open to Australian journalists with more than three years working experience in print or electronic media. Qantas, which has been partnering with the EU since the inception of this prize, provides a business class fare for the travelling journalist.

 

Given the economic nature of Mr Crowe's application, the Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, was asked to present the award alongside the EU Ambassador to Australia, Michael Pulch, and representatives from Qantas and the National Press Club in Canberra today.

 

"An impressive 22 journalists applied for the award this year that allows an Australian journalist to travel to Europe and explore in depth an issue of their choice," Ambassador Pulch said. "Mr Crowe's application was the outstanding submission due to its unrivalled research and detailed story outlines.

 

"We look forward to Mr Crowe's reporting on digitalisation which will be a priority for the new European Commission. Of course, trade will continue to dominate EU-Australia relations in the coming months and will feature in Mr Crowe's reporting from Europe."

 

The EU media team in Canberra and Brussels will assist Mr Crowe in devising a 10 day working visit during the coming months. His visit will include Brussels, the Netherlands and Spain.

 


EUROPEAN UNION JOURNALIST AWARD WINNERS (since 1999)

 1999

Rebecca Gorman

 ABC Radio

2000

Sid Marris

The Australian

2001

Cathy Pryor

The Australian

2002

Deidre Macken

Australian Financial Review

2003

Allesandra Fabro

Australian Financial Review

2004

Damien Carrick

ABC Radio National

2005

Diana Bagnall

The Bulletin

2006

Josh Gordon

The Age

2006

Tony Boyd

Australian Financial Review

2007

Michael Visontay

Herald Sun

2008

Tim Colebatch

The Age

2009

Cathy Alexander

Australian Associated Press

2010

Lyn Gallacher

ABC Radio National

2011

Adam Morton

The Age

2012

Eleanor Hall

ABC The World Today

2013

Jake Sturmer

ABC News

2014

Aaron Patrick

Australian Financial Review

2015

Peter Ryan

ABC Radio

2016

Angela Macdonald-Smith

Australian Financial Review

2017

Laura Tingle

Australian Financial Review

2018

Brett Worthington

ABC

 

 

 

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