Black Dog

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Authors: ‘Landline’ ABC - TV Winners: Sally Sara, Pip Courtney, Russell Maggs

Year: 2007

Event: 2007 TheMHS Awards


Type of resource: TheMHS Awards

Award state: QLD

Award level: Winner

Award category: Broadcast

Abstract: ‘Black Dog’ examines the issue of depression among rural men. It was broadcast after more than 7 months of research and interviews. The story generated an unprecedented response. Mensline Australia, which was featured in the report, received more than one thousand calls to its help-line in the 24 hours after the broadcast (it usually received 50 in the same period of time). Beyond Blue received more than 300 calls on the same day, it usually receives an average of 40. We also received dozens of emails and letters in response to the story. Beyond Blue has included a copy of the story in its ‘Don’t Beat About the Bush’ kits, which have been distributed to thousands of men in rural Australia. ‘Black Dog’ was thoroughly researched and was presented in a responsible and ethical manner. It was broadcast nationally on ABC – TV’s Landline program Sally Sara: Presenter/Reported ABC-TV Landline Sally is an award winning foreign correspondent. She spent five years living and working in Africa and has reported from more than 25 countries including Iraq, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and South Africa. Pip Courtney: Reporter Pip is a highly experienced reporter who has been with Landline since 1993. She has won numerous awards for rural and environmental reporting. Sally Sara and Pip Courtney collaborated to produce the story. Russell Maggs: Editor Russell is a highly skilled editor who crafted the mix of vision and audio for ‘Black Dog’

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