The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) hosted the 63rd annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism on Thursday 22 November. More than 600 leading journalists and media identities from across the country celebrated the Walkley Awards at a gala dinner in the Plaza Ballroom. The coveted Gold Walkley went to Hedley Thomas and Slade Gibson for The Australian’s investigative podcast, The Teacher’s Pet, and Scoop of the Year went to Sharri Markson, Christopher Dore and Kylar Loussikian from The Daily Telegraph for Bundle of Joyce. All up more than 1300 entries were judged by more than 100 senior industry representatives. The awards were broadcast live on Sky News Extra Foxtel channel 604 and streamed live on the Walkley website.

Readers also enjoyed seeing the Socials from the Churchie Cricket Luncheon.