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SciMo reporter: awards and the EV71 story

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Last year was a big year for Science Mojo’s reporter. A multimedia story about an outbreak of a common retrovirus that affects young children (EV71) was:

  • picked up by Fairfax Media, a major Australian media company
  • featured in awards ceremonies from the Australian publishing industry.

Ossie Awards for Student Journalism 2013

Best Online Story – Highly commended

Melbourne Press Club – 2013 Student Journalist of the Year

One of four students shortlisted from over 30 entries

The Citizen Newsroom Awards

Best News Report – Winner

To view the multimedia story (text, graphics and video) in The Citizen, see below:

Health officials alerted as five struck down, paralysed by emerging strain of EV71 virus by Julie Milland

The shorter version of the text was also co-published by Fairfax (The Age and Sydney Morning Herald) in print and online across Australia:

Five children hit by polio-like paralysis by Julie Milland

And there was a follow-up article in Fairfax publications

EV71 virus linked to death of fourth child by Melissa Davey and Julie Milland