Ben wins Kennedy Award


2016 NRMA Kennedy Awards.  Picture © Salty Dingo 2016

At a gala black-tie function in the ballroom of Royal Randwick racecourse on Friday August 12 Ben Hills was awarded the Kennedy Award for excellence in indigenous reporting, named after the pioneer Aboriginal journalist John Newfong. Read more >

Media Hall of Fame Inductee


On 10 October 2014 Ben became one of only 81 journalists in the history of newspapers in Victoria to be inducted into the Media Hall of Fame for his “outstanding contribution to Australian journalism”. They include such diverse legends of journalism as Keith Murdoch. Read more >

Stop the Presses! published


My new book, Stop the Presses — How Greed, Incompetence (and the Internet) Wrecked Fairfax, was released on June 30 2014. Excerpts were published in The Australian the previous weekend, and the paper’s Media section described it as a “must read.” There was extensive media coverage. Read more >