Former University of Southern Queensland journalism student Bruce Atkinson has won an award for his work on the western-Queensland floods.
Former University of Southern Queensland journalism student Bruce Atkinson has won an award for his work on the western-Queensland floods.

USQ graduate wins second Clarion

FORMER University of Southern Queensland student and ABC journalist Bruce Atkinson's coverage of the western-Queensland floods has earned him a second Clarion Award.

Mr Atkinson, who graduated from the university with a degree in journalism in 1993, received a Clarion Award for Broadcast Interview for his work with the Charleville and Mitchell floods in February.

Mr Atkinson is currently a reporter for ABC News in Maroochydore.

"It was a very nice surprise," Mr Atkinson said.

"Last year I received the Clarion for Best Broadcast Report for Regional and Community news for my coverage of the Rockhampton floods.

Mr Atkinson said he had fond memories of his time at university.

'I had a great time studying journalism and living on campus at Steele Rudd,' he said.

'I started work at ABC in Longreach the same year I graduated.'

The annual Clarion Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in Queensland journalism.
 



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