Computerworld chief reporter Andrea Malcolm has won the Best IT Feature award in the Newspaper category of the Qantas Media Awards, held on Friday night at Sky City in Auckland.
Malcolm, who is one of the computer industry's most experienced journalists, won the award for her article "Primal Scream - base industries respond", a key feature in Computerworld's widely-circulated Knowledge Economy issue on November 8, 1999.
The article investigated the other side of the knowledge economy debate.
Members of the primary and goods producing sectors reasserted their primacy in the New Zealand economy and bemoaned the "hype", "rhetoric", and "posturing" of IT and Government leaders.
Also at the Qantas Awards Computerworld reporter and columnist Paul Brislen was a finalist in the Best IT Column category.
Computerworld stablemate Unlimited magazine picked up two awards. It was named Best Magazine, trade and professional category and Russell Brown's 'Jade in New Zealand' was name Best IT Feature in the magazine category.
Unlimited also made finalist in three other categories: Magazine Cover, Best IT Column (Chris Keall), Editorial Writing (Vincent Heeringa).