Media Award WINNERS!

17 November 2021

Seesaw writer Mark Naglazas has won the prize for best Culture and Arts Report at the WA Media Awards, putting Seesaw on the map for award-winning arts journalism.

2021 WA Media Awards took place on Saturday, November 13, with winners announced at a cocktail function in Northbridge’s The Rechabite Hall.

The WA Media Committee and the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance hosted the pre-eminent state-based awards that promote excellence in the media. The annual awards celebrate quality journalism and rewards media professionals whose media coverage best informs and entertains West Australians.

A man in a collared shirt stands holding a trophy made from blue patterned glass

Seesaw writer Mark Naglazas took home the A.H. Kornweibel Arts Prize (Culture and Arts Report) for “Fremantle Movie Studio”. This three-part series details the recent announcement by the WA government for a Hollywood style film studio in the port city of Fremantle and poses the question, “Is Victoria Quay the best place for a movie studio?”

Read the articles here:
Hollywood or bust?
Lights! Cameras! Fremantle!
What has Marvel ever done for us?  

The judges said “Mark Naglazas’ excellent three-part series provides the story behind the showbiz-style announcement of the proposed Fremantle film studio, with authority and insight into the industry that few can bring. He explains the benefits and drawbacks of this proposal with intelligence, incisiveness, and balance.”

What do you think? Have your say in the comments below.

Mark Naglazas’ said of his series: “The proposed movie studio on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay is the most significant piece of filmmaking infrastructure in our state’s history. I felt it could only be covered properly with a series of articles. Thankfully, Seesaw’s editors backed my judgment and allowed me to explore the proposal over three pieces and with multiple points of view. It is a vivid example of why an arts website can take a story into places traditional media rarely goes.”

Seesaw Magazine was founded in 2017 with a vision to ignite conversation about the arts and to ensure the continuity of journalism as a crucial part of the arts ecosystem. The magazine draws on WA’s most authoritative arts writers to provide the most dedicated and comprehensive arts coverage in the State.

Discover the full list of winners and the judges’ comments here.

Congratulations to Mark from all at Seesaw Magazine. We are proud to be the home of award-winning arts journalism.

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Author —
Rosalind Appleby

Rosalind Appleby is an arts journalist, author and speaker. She is co-editor of Seesaw Magazine, author of Women of Note, and has written for The West Australian, The Guardian, The Australian, Limelight magazine and Opera magazine. She loves the percussion instruments which can be found in the uber cool parks.

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