SA Media Awards 2023: Winners

SA Media Awards 2023: Winners

ABC News managed a clean sweep of the television categories at the South Australian Media Awards.

Freelance journalist and filmmaker Daniel Clarke has been named South Australia’s Journalist of the Year 2023. His feature-length documentary about the Kangaroo Island logging saga that divided the community, tainted South Australia’s tallest office will premiere in Australia and New Zealand on FOX Docos on Tuesday, August 15.

TV and related (winners in bold):


Rory McClaren – ABC News – “Holden: Five Years Later”
Amelia Mosley – (in the picture) ABC News/Behind The News (BTN) – “Journey from Ukraine”

Isabel Dayman – ABC News – “SA Ramping Crisis”

News reporting
Hannah Foord – Channel Seven – “Shooting Horror”
Ethan Rix and Steve Opie – ABC News – “River Murray Flood Emergency”

Josh Webster – Network 10 – “Murray River Flood Emergency”


Lincoln Rothall – ABC – “War in Ukraine”

Ben Kelly – Solstice Media – “Body of Work”
Sarah Reed – SALife Magazine – “Take a Dip”


Shari Hams – ABC News – “Meth in the Pizza Box Campaign”
Nicholas Maher – ABC’s Behind the News (BTN) – “Woman, Life, Freedom: Iran Explained (series)”


Best rural/regional journalist
Daniel Clarke – Freelance Journalist – “The Legacy of the Islanders We Have Lost”

Peri Strathearn – Murray Bridge News – “Body of Labor”
Shari Hams – ABC News – ‘Riverland flood crisis’

Comment, analysis, opinion and criticism
Jane Howard – ABC News – “Rising Festival Review: New Melbourne festival had world-class arts, but it was the small moments that made the biggest impact”
Rory McClaren – ABC News – “Body of Labor”

Social Equity Report
Gladys Serugga – ABC – “Migration, belonging and other chapters of an African-Australian experience”
Michael McGuire – The Advertiser – “Ice Epidemic”

Shari Hams – ABC – “South Australia decriminalized abortion over a year ago, but nothing has changed”

Sports report
Ethan Rix – ABC – “Adaptive Surfing Paralympics Push”
Liz Walsh – The Advertiser – “Women’s Soccer”

Andrew Capel – The Advertiser – “The trials and tribulations of football”