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ABC winners at 2024 Australian IT Journalism Awards

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The ABC has congratulated the winners and nominees at the 2024 Australian IT Journalism Awards, affectionately known as The Lizzies.

The awards acknowledge the most outstanding journalists and outlets covering technology in Australia each year.

The ABC won the prestigious gold Lizzie for Best Title. Recognising the collective sum of the ABC’s award-winning and nominated content across all categories, the award was a shared honour between ABC News Story Lab and ABC Radio.

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ABC News Story Lab also took home the award for Best News Coverage for three outstanding stories about the scale and impact of data breaches affecting Australians, including an innovative personalised article that allowed users to visually explore how often their own data has been stolen.

See your identity pieced together from stolen data (By Julian Fell, Ben Spraggon, and Matt Liddy)

Why the FBI calls this Gold Coast man when it finds a trove of stolen data (By Julian Fell, with photography by Tim Leslie)

This is the most detailed portrait yet of data breaches in Australia (By Julian Fell, Georgina Piper, and Matt Liddy)

Gianni Di Giovanni and Jackson Ryan won the award for Best Gaming Coverage for their impressive body of work including:

League of Geeks games studio lays off half its workforce, ‘indefinitely pauses’ production on Jumplight Odyssey – ABC News

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Monopoly Go mobile game misrepresented Dreamtime stories, misspelled Uluru – ABC News

Gubbins, a video game by Melbourne’s Studio Folly, looks to capture the genius of Wordle – ABC News

Carbon emissions from indie video game development revealed by Australian researcher – ABC News

Julian Fell was also highly commended in the Best Technology Issues Journalist category.

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Kyle Laidlaw
Kyle Laidlaw
An avid media enthusiast of more than 10 years, Kyle regularly follows all things TV related, both in Australia and overseas with a particular interest in local free-to-air scheduling and new show commissions.


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