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Journalism Awards

The German Grant for Journalism

awarded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany


Laura Tingle of ABC wins German Grant for Journalism 2021

After cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the German Embassy in Canberra is delighted to award once again the annual ‘German Grant for Journalism’ in collaboration
with the National Press Club of Australia - a partnership that spans over more than three decades.


The purpose of the ‘German Grant for Journalism’ is to encourage Australian journalists to present issues pertaining to Germany to an Australian audience. This year’s topic is “Germany with and without Chancellor Angela Merkel – an enduring legacy?” We are pleased to announce this year’s German Grant for Journalism winner:
Laura Tingle
Chief Political Correspondent
ABC 7.30

As this year’s winner, Laura Tingle is offered a one week virtual research trip to Germany in the lead-up to the 2021 German general election on 26 September 2021 to be followed by aone week physical research trip to Berlin in 2022 (subject to Covid-19 pandemic developments and restrictions). These research trips are funded and supported by official invitation of the German Government. The German Grant for Journalism was first awarded in 1986.
German Embassy: Jens Hoch - 02 6270 1938; Email: pr-1@canb.diplo.de

The German Grant for Journalism Winners

1999

Maria Zijlstra

ABC Radio

2000

Krista Hughes

AAP

2001

Susan Wyndham

Sydney Morning Herald

2002

Susan Wyndham

Sydney Morning Herald

2003

Susan Wyndham

Sydney Morning Herald

2004

Simon Grose

Canberra Times

2005

Cherelle Murphy

Australian Financial Review

2006

Sophie Morris

Australian Financial Review

2007

Chris Johnson

The West Australian

2008

Danielle Cronin

Canberra Times

2009

Steven Scott

Australian Financial Review

2010

Kieran Gilbert

Sky News Australia

2011

David Crowe

Australian Financial Review

2012

Michael Shirrefs

ABC Radio National

2013

Joanna Heath

Australian Financial Review

2014

Tom Arup

The Age

2015

Leesha McKenny

The Sydney Morning Herald

2016

Eryk Bagshaw

The Sydney Morning Herald

2017

Jessica Sier

Australian Financial Review

2018

Andrew Taylor

Fairfax

2019

Georgia Moodie

ABC Radio National

2021

Laura Tingle

ABC 7:30

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