National award win for The Senior

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017

The Senior's Eileen Wood, Heather Grant-Campbell and Geraldine Cardozo at the OPSO Media Awards.

The Senior has won a national media award for its coverage of positive ageing.

Journalist Heather Grant-Campbell won the Older People Speak Out (OPSO) award for Best coverage of Cultural Diversity for her story ''Mum' to so many because she cares", about Logan woman Noeline Clamp who opened her home and heart to newly-arrived refugees from war-torn countries.

The award is presented for positive coverage of issues and experiences related to the cultural diversity of modern Australia and has a focus on positive ageing for the older generations.

The Senior was named a finalist five times across four OPSO award categories.

News journalist Eileen Wood was a finalist in the Best Coverage of Aged Care and Best Coverage of Cultural Diversity, features editor Geraldine Cardozo was a finalist in Best Feature Story Illustrating Positive Ageing and journalist Hazel Bradley was a finalist in Best Coverage of a Controversial Issue Affecting Older People.

"OPSO is a great advocacy group for seniors and we're honoured to be recognised by them in their media awards," said The Senior editor Cheryl Field.

The OPSO media awards recognise journalism excellence which offers insight into the lives of ageing Australians.

Winners were announced on Monday night at a ceremony in Brisbane.


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