2017 Media Citations announced

Media release - Thursday August 17, 2017


Former News Ltd journalist Samela Harris has been recognised for her pioneering work in the South Australian media at the 27th annual Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Media Citations. The winner of the 2017 Mary MacKillop Award for an outstanding contribution to journalism, Harris was acknowledged for continuing the work of her late father Max Harris who championed the cause of Mary MacKillop as “a saint for all Australians”.

Click here to read the full release and to download media release and list of winners with judges comments.


Nominations for 2017 Media Citations are now closed

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Please note that the nominations period has closed, judging has been completed and winners will be announced at a media function to be held in the near future.

A media release will be posted on this site following the event.


The Adelaide Archdiocese is calling for nominations for the 2017 Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Media Citations.

The awards are highly regarded for their recognition of professional excellence and a commitment to truth, balance, fairness and community service. They are not intended to focus on publicity given to the Catholic Church or religion generally.

Download Media Release and criteria below for more information. Entries can be emailed, posted or submitted online.

Nominations for 2017 close on May 16 2017.

 citations critera (2).pdf




Keep an eye on the news

Every day the media industry churns out thousands of words and images as it reports on the current issues and events of the day. With the advent of social media and daily online news bulletins, the dissemination of news has never been wider.

These news reports play a vital part in communicating with, and informing, the public – a strong and independent media industry is an essential element of democracy as we know it today.

The Archbishop’s Media Citations aim to promote fairness, accuracy and truth in reporting – and to build and strengthen the South Australian community.

So what stories have you read, listened to, watched, written or edited lately which you believe to be deserving of consideration for an award?

It might be a thought-provoking video news clip or a piece of investigative journalism, it might be a feature which gives you new insights into an issue or identity, or maybe it’s just a damn good read.

Online nomination

To nominate, you can fill in the registration form  prior to the deadline of May 16, 2017 and we will contact the journalist's employer.  If you are nominating your own work, you can also  fill in the online  registration form or email mcoombe@adelaide.catholic.org.au.

The citations are open to journalists, presenters, writers and producers working in South Australia and servicing a predominantly South Australian audience. Of course work may be part of a national or international publication.


2016 Archbishop's Media Citations


The winners of the 2016 Archbishop's Media Citations were announced in August. See media release for full details.


 Media release - Award winners2016..pdf