The Media Excellence Award in the 2016 GLOBE Community Awards celebrate great work in media and broadcasting in our community.
These individuals keep us informed, entertained and/or champion key issues for the GLBTI community through a range of different media, including radio, TV, print and online.
Meet the 2016 finalists:
Dean Arcuri, Same Same
Dean has been a pillar in the GLBTIQ community as is demonstrated through his achievements particularly over the past year. Dean has been instrumental in driving the readership for samesame.com in Melbourne. Dean embeds himself in the GLBTIQ community to ensure that he understands each of their perspectives , which has allowed him to produce material that captures the essence and the functions of each subgroup.
Mark Kearney, Bendigo Advertiser
In eight months at the Bendigo Advertiser, Mark has been determined to write about the experiences of samesex attracted, sex and gender diverse people living in central Victoria on every possible occasion.
Mark recognises the media’s critical role in educating the community about the prejudice that continues to be directed towards LGBTI people.
She has been a freelance journalist for the last ten years, mostly writing for the Herald Sun, as well as for Cherrie Magazine, MCV and Curve Magazine. Alice was nominated for her work in her regular Herald Sun opinion column. In her column she tries to explain and normalize LGBTI issues for a conservative and occasionally hostile audience, including writing about our personal journey to have children.
In the past 12 months James has overseen the direction of content and the on-air sound of JOY 94.9, including all weekday and specialist programs across 168 hours of programming each week.
This includes the introduction of LGBTIQ current affairs to the airwaves by way of The Informer, JOY’s nightly current affairs program (Monday-Thursday). After months of recruitment for the right dedicated, talented team, James introduced The Informer to air in April and the program has been a huge success.