Saving the silent voyager: Mapping virtues in the writing of eva sommer, australia’s first walkley award winner

Martin, Jennifer 2020, Saving the silent voyager: Mapping virtues in the writing of eva sommer, australia’s first walkley award winner, Australian Journalism Review, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 261-277, doi: 10.1386/ajr_00039_1.

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Title Saving the silent voyager: Mapping virtues in the writing of eva sommer, australia’s first walkley award winner
Author(s) Martin, JenniferORCID iD for Martin, Jennifer orcid.org/0000-0002-7400-8916
Journal name Australian Journalism Review
Volume number 42
Issue number 2
Start page 261
End page 277
Total pages 17
Publisher Journalism Education Association of Australia
Place of publication Adelaide, S.Aust.
Publication date 2020
ISSN 0810-2686
2517-620X
Keyword(s) Australian journalism
Eva Sommer
Virtue Map
Walkley Awards
emotion
journalism history
Summary In 1956, 22-year-old cadet journalist Eva Sommer won Australia’s first Walkley Award for a story about a supposedly stateless stowaway who was ‘doomed’ to sail between Italy and Australia because he had lost his memory. Sommer’s dedicated reporting skills revealed the man was a traumatized Holocaust survivor from Poland who had been granted asylum in Australia five years earlier. A ‘girl reporter’ had achieved in two days what immigration officials from two countries had failed to achieve in three months. Yet, despite Sommer’s remarkable story and her status as the inaugural Walkley winner, little is known of her writing or her life. This article aims to reinstate Eva Sommer to her rightful place in Australia’s journalism history through an analysis of how her three articles on the stowaway communicated emotions and virtues to readers. For the first time I will apply the Virtue Map, my analytical tool for examining the role of emotion and virtues in journalism, to a series of articles instead of a single long-form feature, illuminating a forgotten moment of Australia’s journalism history.
Language eng
DOI 10.1386/ajr_00039_1
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 200101 Communication Studies
1903 Journalism and Professional Writing
2001 Communication and Media Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30149489

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