Jaded Newsman wins VHMA

The Jaded Newsman’s coverage of homelessness has been recognised at this year’s Victorian Homelessness Media Awards.

Founding Editor, Ciaran O’Mahony, won Best Early Career Journalist for his piece “How advantaged thinking in youth foyers is tackling homelessness“.

His article examined the impact Education First Youth Foyers are having on Victorian youth at risk of experiencing homelessness.

O’Mahony was honoured that the Council to Homeless Persons and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, had recognised his reporting on a significant social issue.

Accepting the award via virtual ceremony, O’Mahony said:

“Wow! Thank you so much, I’m truly honoured to receive this award in a very competitive field. Huge thanks to the Council to Homeless Persons for recognising young journalists who have reported on homelessness, and for all of the important work they do to tackle this issue. I’m also grateful to those who shared their lived experiences and expertise with me regarding Education First Youth Foyers. I hope their efforts continue to be recognised and supported, so they can continue to make a difference for youth who are at risk of experiencing homelessness. Thanks again!”

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