A couple of gongs from the Lizzies

lizziesForgive me for being a bit indulgent as I don’t normally do it, but the 13th Annual IT Journalism Awards – affectionately known as ‘The Lizzies’ – were held at Sydney’s Luna Park last Friday night and I was thoroughly stoked to pick up two awards – Best Technical Journalist and Best Reviewer – for stories I’ve written in APC and TechLife magazines during 2014.

These awards recognise Australia’s IT journalism industry, from audio and video programs to websites including Cnet and Lifehacker, business IT news to major newspapers, including The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review. The competition is fierce with so many brilliant writers at the moment, I’ll take the awards and run!

Thanks to APC/TechLife editor Dan Gardiner, managing editor Melanie Pike and the team at Future Publishing. Thanks too to the judges who chose my work, the sponsors and MediaConnect for putting on the awards each year. Journalism, and particularly technology journalism, is going through a tumultuous period globally at the moment, so I’m honoured to have received these awards.


2 comments for “A couple of gongs from the Lizzies

  1. josef.sefton.1
    July 17, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Darren, your helpful insights and sheer delight to take on “tough” projects inspires me and a huge number of people. Thank you for being so generous with sharing your impressive talents!


  2. Darren Yates
    July 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks, Josef. Much appreciated.

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