Jimboomba Times reporter Jacob Wilson is in the running for a major media award

JIMBOOMBA Times journalist Jacob Wilson has been named as a finalist in the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Clarion awards for an article he wrote about persecuted Muslims.

CLARION FINALIST: Jimboomba Times reporter Jacob Wilson.

CLARION FINALIST: Jimboomba Times reporter Jacob Wilson.

Mr Wilson competes in the All Media Multicultural Reporting award category. 

His report about Ahmadiyya Muslims from Stockleigh’s Bait ul-Masroor Mosque was written for World Refugee Day and revealed how thankful persecuted people were who had found asylum in Australia.

Mr Wilson’s report vies for the gong against Hear Me Out, a report by the ABC Interactive Digital Storytelling Team and Immigration Success, by Nine Network reporters Daniel Nolan and Lulu Harrison.

The Clarion Awards are Queensland’s major awards for journalistic excellence. The MEAA has congratulated all the finalists and looks forward to the presentation dinner next month.

More than 430 entries were submitted for the 2018 awards ranging across many categories including crime, the environment and politics.

The winners of this year’s Clarions will be announced at a dinner on September 8 at the Boulevard Room, Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, Southbank, Brisbane.