The Australian’s media editor Sharri Markson has won the prestigious Walkley award for investigative journalism for her exposẻ on the left-wing bias of university academics.
In October, Markson, who was yet to learn of the existence of mature age students, disguised herself as an 18-year-old in order to spend a week attending first year journalism courses at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney.
The results of Markson’s undercover investigation were staggering, with her basic literacy and research skills improving sharply, almost to the point of her becoming a passable journalist.
Markson also lifted the lid on an approach to teaching and academia, which was both shocking and astounding to anyone who themselves had never attended university or known anyone who had.
The Australian’s editor-in-chief Chris Mitchell accepted the award on Markson’s behalf, as Markson had been evicted from the Dockside Pavilion for harassing Barrie Cassidy.