Updated: Dec 17, 2019
The Australian Financial Review and Mark Serrels were awarded top honours at the 17th Annual Samsung IT Journalism Awards last week.
After nabbing the Best Business Technology Coverage and Best News Coverage awards, The Australian Financial Review came out on top with the Best Title overall Gold Lizzie.
CNET’s Mark Serrels found himself in the Best Journalist seat once more thanks to his victory in the Best Consumer Technology Journalist category, and multiple high commendations.
For the Pioneer of IT Media award which first began last year, David Frith was recognised for his huge contributions to IT journalism in Australia through his work at newspapers and on pioneering daily newsletter Computer Daily News.
Meanwhile, the CNET team found itself particularly prosperous on the night, winning the Best Consumer Technology Coverage category, whilst Jennifer Bisset and Jackson Ryan made their own appearances on stage for Best New Journalist and Best Gaming Journalist.
Ry Crozier, Djuro Sen and Brad Howarth also held their categories for the second year in a row, whilst IGN Australia continued to dominate the Best Gaming Coverage category with its third win in a row.
This year’s awards would not have been possible without our event sponsor Samsung Electronics Australia, as well as silver sponsors Watterson Marketing Communications, NEC and Avaya, with special mention to gin sponsor Enex Testlab.
See below for a full list of winners in presentation order.
Watterson Marketing Communications Best Dressed Awards Alex Angrove-Plumb, Rae Johnston
Alicia Camphuisen Best New Journalist Jennifer Bisset HC: Jackson Ryan
Best Gaming Journalist Jackson Ryan HC: Lucy O’Brien, Mark Serrels
Best Gaming Coverage IGN Australia HC: CNET, Kotaku Australia
Paul Zucker Best Technology Industry Journalist Brad Howarth HC: David Swan, Seamus Byrne
Best Reviewer Djuro Sen HC: Joseph Hanlon
Best Telecommunications Journalist Ry Crozier HC: Jennifer Duke, Rohan Pearce
Best Security Journalist Jeremy Kirk HC: Juha Saarinen
Best Columnist Mark Pesce HC: Mark Serrels
Best Technical Journalist Alex Kidman HC: David Braue
Cass Warneminde Best News Journalist Ariel Bogle
Best News Coverage Australian Financial Review
John Costello Best Business Technology Journalist Tess Bennett HC: Andrew Birmingham, George Nott
Best Business Technology Coverage Australian Financial Review HC: Which-50, CIO
Best Technology Issues Journalist David Swan HC: Anthony Caruana, Mark Serrels
Best Corporate Content Darren Pauli HC: Stuart Corner
David Hellaby Best Media Relations Salvatore Di Muccio, Well Above
Pioneer of IT Media David Frith
Helen Dancer Best Consumer Technology Journalist Mark Serrels HC: Claire Reilly
Best Consumer Technology Coverage CNET HC: The Australian Financial Review, Finder
Best Independent Media The Wrap HC: Stevivor
Best Journalist Mark Serrels
Best Title Australian Financial Review