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ex-student named young journalist of the year

Congratulations to Natassia Chrysanthos (2012) who has been named Young Journalist of the Year at the NRMA Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

Natassia Chrysanthos is the Education Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald. Her recent reporting includes her exclusive coverage of the historic consent petition, which demands better and earlier sex and consent education in schools. Last year, she was a finalist in the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards for her coverage of the New Year’s Eve bushfire crisis. Her career at the SMH started in 2018, when she was. selected as one of eight trainee journalists to join the paper. Before that, she was Editor of Ciao Magazine and Sydney University's student newspaper Honi Soit. Natassia graduated from PLC Sydney in 2012 and completed a BA (Media & Communications), Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.

Read more of Natassia's work here.

The NRMA Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism, are named in honour of Sydney crime reporter Les Kennedy who died aged 53 years in 2011. The awards continue to recognise the nation’s finest news media professionals and those who have put so much back into the industry.