BUSINESS News Publications group editor Jason Oxenbridge (pictured with head of journalism at Bond University Mark Pearson) scooped a double at the 2010 Media and Corporate Club awards on the weekend.
Oxenbridge was awarded a win for the ‘best feature’ story of the year for his piece on CuDeco chairman Wayne McCrae and his gallant tale of survival after he was thrown into the blades of the chopper he was flying after it crashed in western Queensland.
The Gold Coast Business News editor was also awarded the top honour with the Golden Quill prize, recognised for consistent high achievement in journalism.
Organisers said Oxenbridge had a ‘reputation for asking bold questions that get straight to the point’.
“I’m humbled to accept this award given the high calibre of finalists,” says Oxenbridge.
“To be recognised by peers who consistently punch above their weight in what has been a tough economic climate for all mass media is an honour. More than anything though, the win is a reflection of the arduous hours put in by a very adept team at Business News Publications.
“We are a small publisher creating a giant reach for our advertisers while keeping our readers updated and entertained with the latest in business news. I’m proud to say that while conditions have been tough, we continue to hire staff and build magazines and that’s the real winner.”
Other winners were popular Gold Coast PR consultant Wayne Hickson for the ‘big Macca’; The Spirit of the Gold Coast Award was won by Susan Sullivan Boyd, who heads up the Mantra PR machine; and The Best Advertising Campaign winner was Surfers Paradise Alliance for Surfers Paradise Festival.
Best Print News Story - Paul Weston, Sunday Mail
Best Feature Story - Jason Oxenbridge, Gold Coast Business News
Best Magazine - The Cove Magazine
Best Non-daily Community News Story - Jessica Elder, Gold Coast Sun
Best News Photography - Michael Ross, Gold Coast Bulletin
Best Lifestyle or Feature Photo - Michael Ross, Gold Coast Bulletin Bella
Best Sports Photo - Kit De Guymer, Gold Coast Bulletin
Best TV News Story - Libby Stone, Nine News
Best TV Camera Work - Brian Russell, Nine News Haiti
Best Radio Presenter- Carmen Braidwood, Sea FM
Best Radio News Story - Scott Mayman, Weather Impact
Best Radio Feature Story - Peter Scott, ABC Coast FM, Currumbin Cruise
Best Advertising Creative- Copirite, Eurofest
Best Website- Tusk, Gold Coast Football Club
Best Community Campaign- Sea FM, Galey’s Climb to Q Deck MAJOR AWARDS
Best Advertising Campaign- Surfers Paradise Alliance, Surfers Paradise Festival
Account Manager of the Year- Deborah Kells-Roach, Gold 92.5
Spirit of the Gold Coast - Susan Sullivan, Mantra Group
The Big MACCA- Wayne Hickson, Hickson Media
The Golden Quill, Media Professional of the Year Jason Oxenbridge, Gold Coast Business News
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