Rooney, News Corp among winners at Media Awards

Award winners pose with trophies at the 2022 ASC Media Awards

Quinn Rooney and the News Corp Team were among award recipients at last night’s Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards, held at the MCG. 

The News Corp team collected the award for Best Coverage of a Sporting Event, following their reporting of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, one of four awards won by the team throughout the night.

The coverage included the development of a dedicated newsroom, which saw a range of engaging content delivered to 11.8m people over the duration of the Games. 

Quinn Rooney claimed Best Sports Photography for his incredible image ‘Diving for gold,’ featuring Emma McKeown diving into the water for the 200m Individual Medley in Birmingham. 

Veteran Channel 7 reporter Matt Carmichael was awarded Best Coverage of Sport for People with Disability, which included his on-the-ground coverage at Birmingham. 

In other awards, ABC presenter and award-winning journalist Tracey Holmes was announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

She has worked in journalism and communications for more than 30 years having started her career at the national broadcaster in 1989, hosting Grandstand before going on to host radio and television programs around the world. 

Holmes has covered 14 Olympic Games and is regarded as one of the most influential sports broadcasters in Australia. 

Minister for Sport, The Hon Anika Wells presented the award for Best coverage of a community sport issue – rural and regional media to Zoe Keenan and Dinushi Dias from ABC South West WA for their investigation into racism and sexism at the South Bunbury Football Club. 

The evening saw media professionals and organisations from across Australia acknowledged for their coverage of sport, with awards recognising profiles, broadcast, inclusive sport, community sport issues and more. 

Congratulations to all nominees, finalists and winners. With thanks to the ASC. 

ASC Media Awards for 2022

Best coverage of a sporting event
News Corp, Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Best coverage of sport for people with disability
Matthew Carmichael, Seven Network

Best Sports Photography
Quinn Rooney, Diving for gold, Getty Images

Best sport profile – broadcast
Fearless – the inside story of the AFLW, JamTV / Disney+
Highly commended: RIDE, WildBear Entertainment / ABC

Best sport podcast
Head Noise, The Australian

Best reporting of an issue in sport
Julian Linden, Swimming takes the plunge, News Corp

Best coverage of sport by a club or organisation

Best coverage of a community sport issue – rural & regional media
Zoe Keenan and Dinushi Dias, Racism and sexism in country football, ABC South West WA

Best sport profile – written
Emma Kemp and Carly Earl, The Medal Maker, The Guardian

Best depiction of inclusive sport
Johnny Taranto, I’m Not a Runner, Adventure Time Films
Highly commended: Jamie van Leeuwen and Joey Lynch, Journey of the Afghanistan Women’s Team, ESPN

Best sport coverage by an individual – broadcast
Neroli Meadows, ESPN / Ordineroli Speaking
Highly commended: Matty Johns, Fox Sports

Best sport coverage by an individual – written
Peter Badel, News Corp



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