I’m now senior journalist at The Motley Fool

Investor publication The Motley Fool has appointed me senior journalist to cover news and features regarding publicly listed companies. Whether you’re an amateur share market watcher or a professional fund manager, please send me story tips to tony.yoo(at)foolcontractors.com.

National Press Club financial journalism prize

The National Press Club has awarded me an Excellence In Financial Journalism prize, in the Digital Disruption & Technology category!

Incredible to win alongside my heroes like Adele Ferguson and Edmund Tadros, who are pictured in Canberra receiving their awards yesterday. I unfortunately could not be at the ceremony, as I was overseas.

My award was granted for this feature on the history of fintech Xero.

More on the awards here.


Adele Ferguson, Edmund Tadros and Ruth Williams, with Gary Thursby, Group Executive, Strategy & Enterprise Services at Westpac. [Source: National Press Club]

Three nominations at the IT Journalism Awards

I’ve been named as a finalist in three categories at the 2018 IT Journalism Awards – best investigative journalism, best technology industry journalist and best reviewer.

Thanks to the judges for the honours, which are a terrific recognition of the work I performed as Technology Editor at Business Insider.

I’ve started at Business Insider Australia as technology editor

Earlier this month I started a new position as technology editor at Business Insider Australia. Media industry publication Influencing wrote this article on my change:

Business Insider backs Yoo as tech editor

Speaking to Influencing, Yoo said that he has been tasked with becoming the voice of Australia’s start-up scene, covering the stories behind their successes and failures, as well as the day-to-day bread and butter news from the likes of Telstra, Uber and Apple.

“I wanted the challenge of reporting to a broader audience about a broader range of topics,” said Yoo.

Read more here: http://influencing.com/au/story/business-insider-backs-yoo-as-tech-editor


Deputy editor

I’m honoured to announce I’m now deputy editor at technology business publication CRN. The title change is reflecting additional responsibilities I have taken on in the past few months – I’m now involved more in managing freelance writers and production of the print magazine.

Thanks to the entire team at CRN and nextmedia for the vote of confidence.

Best New Journalist

I am pleased to announce that I won the Best New Journalist gong at the Optus IT Journalism Awards on Friday May 15.

With tremendous pride, I can say that I came out on top in a tough field of ten finalists. I have certainly leant a lot about the craft of journalism during my time at CRN, and appreciate the peer and industry recognition.


Accepting the Best New Journalist award

CRN itself had a successful night, winning Magazine of the Year. Our sister publication iTnews deservedly won Best News Coverage, with my colleague Allie Coyne taking out Best Business Technology Journalist.

A wonderful honour – I certainly didn’t receive a “Best New IT guy” award in my previous career, so this award affirms that I am now doing what I should’ve been doing all along.

The CRN team accepting the Best Magazine award

The CRN team accepting the Best Magazine award