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.

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:


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