Double Walkley honour for McClymont
Acclaimed ... Kate McClymont. Photo: James Alcock
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IF JOURNALISM is the first rough draft of history, then the Walkley Awards are its summit, recognising excellence across every facet.
And on Friday night the Herald's veteran reporter Kate McClymont picked up two awards.
The prize for investigative journalism was awarded to her and Linton Besser for their report ''Exposed: Obeids' secret harbour deal''. And McClymont received a Walkley for print news reporting for her story ''Thomson: New credit card claims''.
The Gold Walkley Award was won by Steve Pennells from The West Australian. Earlier in the night he received the Best Scoop of the Year award for his series of stories on the bitter family feud between Gina Rinehart and her estranged children and the Social Equity Journalism Award for "The untold story of the asylum boat tragedy".
The Herald journalists Stuart Washington, Tom Allard and Conrad Walters - working with a team from the University of Technology Sydney - won the Walkley for best digital journalism with their report ''Sky's the limit on political gifts''.
The Age's Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker, who also file for ABC TV's 7.30, won the Walkley for business journalism for their report ''RBA faces questions over bribery connections''.
Jane Cadzow from Good Weekend won the magazine feature writing category for ''The world according to Bryce''. And Fairfax Media's John Silvester, writing for The Age, was the winner in the commentary, analysis, opinion and critique section for his report ''Over coffee, Carl murdered the truth''.
Angus Grigg and Hannah Low, from Fairfax Media's The Australian Financial Review won the award for best newspaper feature writing for ''The Punters' Club - tax, totes and the boys from Tassie''.