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Winners of Statistics New Zealand 2009 Journalism Award Announced
Statistics New Zealand is delighted to announce the winners of its third
annual Journalism Award.
The winner of this year's award, for best use of statistics in a story, was
Adam Dudding of the Sunday Star Times with his story "How much tax are you
really paying?" The runner up was Karen Arnold, also from the Sunday Star
Times with her story "Culture Clash as Migrants isolated and ignored".
The judges, Rod Oram, Jim Tucker and Geoff Bascand, were impressed with the
quality of the overall entries and looked for readability and the use of
statistics to tell a story of general interest.
Geoff Bascand, Government Statistician , will present Adam and Karen with
their cash prize of $1,500 and $750 respectively.
The Statistics New Zealand Journalism Award looks to encourage the wide use
of statistics, in a story, across a range of media.